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.
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.