Hi everyone :)
Today I’ll be reviewing a must have lipstick. I usually just stick to tinted lip balms and lip glosses as far as lip products go. It’s not that I’m not a fan of bold colors, it’s just that I don’t have much occasions to wear them. And I’m more of an eye makeup person.
I was always on the lookout for a budget lipstick that fulfills two requirements: 1. Give full coverage for my pigmented lips and 2. Act as a ‘my lips but better (MLBB) shade. I found the ‘winning lipstick’ (haha!)
Rs 350 for 4.2 g
Packaging: The lipstick comes in a square type packaging wherein the lid is almost the same length as the lipstick itself – sort of like the Revlon lip butters packaging. I find this classier though. The packaging isn’t very sturdy, but it isn’t flimsy either. It’s somewhere in between. The cap is brown because according to Maybelline this belongs to the brown family I guess. If I’m not wrong, red/pink lipsticks have reddish caps, mauve-toned ones have a purple cap, etc.
Shade: Tinted Taupe is a brown lipstick with prominent pink undertones, which makes it a very natural looking colour. It’s a lovely shade for girls with fair to medium skin tone. I think this is a perfect nude shade for heavy eye makeup looks such as smokey eyes.
Coverage: Though the shade is quite light, it gives the required coverage – the hallmark of a good lipstick! You can see in the lip swatches that you can’t tell that my lips are actually quite pigmented. One swipe would be enough for ladies with lighter lips. For chronic coffee drinkers like me, you’ll have to layer the lipstick a bit for the true colour to show up. Once it does you won’t be disappointed :)
Texture: The lipstick also has an amazing texture. It is really soft, though not to the point of melting, and creamy and just glides on the lips like a dream! No tugging and no dryness at all.
As you can see in the swatches, it has a slight sheen that translates beautifully onto the lips and makes them look healthy and plump and a gorgeous shade of pink!
Staying power: The only con of this lipstick is its staying power which is sadly just average. It starts to fade after 2-3 hours after which you have to reapply. It won’t survive a meal.
On My Lips:
- Creamy texture
- Reasonably priced
- Good pigmentation, close to full coverage
- Easily available
- Shade is a flattering MLBB colour
- Sturdy packaging
- Staying power is low
Rating: 4.5/5 (-0.5 just for the staying power)
Final word: If you are looking for a lipstick that is not over-the-top and is subtle, elegant and enhances your natural lip colour, then believe me ladies, tinted taupe is THE lipstick for you. If you’re just starting out in the world of lipsticks (like me when I picked up this lipstick!), then too this is a lovely choice. And lastly, if you love to play up your eyes with heavy eye makeup and team it with nude lips, then this is an excellent option for you. Go get it! :)