Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick

Maybelline Plum Paradise ColorSensational Lipcolor ($8.29 for 0.15 oz.) is a reddened raspberry with a soft frost sheen.  It’s nearly opaque, and the strength of the color helps this shade last a solid three hours, almost four, on my lips.  There’s just enough berry in this shade to make it feel like an autumn hue rather than a holiday one.

This is one of the clingier shades (as noted in my lipstick comparison post), because it has a frostier finish, which is drier than a creamy or satin finish shade.  It’s not drying, though, but if you have flaky or peeling lips, this one might not work out so well.   If you’re particularly sensitive to scent, ColorSensational does have a rather synthetic, syrupy sweet scent, but it seems to fade as many of mine just smell waxy.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick

Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick

Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick
Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick

Maybelline Plum Paradise Lipstick

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It's almost like a frostier MAC Darkside, a redder version of Tom Ford Bruised Plum, also a redder version of NYX Violet Ray, and a touch darker than MAC New York Apple.

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12 thoughts on “Maybelline Plum Paradise ColorSensational Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It’s not to berry, very nice colour!

  2. Sarah

    I’ve really been digging on the ColorSensational lipsticks. If the scent is bothering me, I’ll just put a lipglass on top of it so I get MAC’s vanilla scent!

  3. This is another amazing red!

  4. Veronica

    I personally love Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks–they’re only $5 where I live so it’s a great way for me to try out new shades. I do have drier lips, but as long as I use a little gloss, I don’t have any issues.

  5. Sarah Fouad

    So pretty!

  6. Wow, another case where a lipstick looks dramatically different on different people! On me (NW15-20, more pigmented lips) this has almost zero red in it and is a purple plum with a hint of brown tones. I don’t like it on me but it looks great on you!

  7. Jessica V

    This series is soo helpful, thank you so much Christine!

  8. Diana

    I would love it if it wasnt for the synthetic scent!

  9. Courtney

    Awesome color! I never would have thought it would look like that on the lips though from the color In the tube.

  10. margo


  11. Promise

    Wow this looks so different in the tube!