Round-up: Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.
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I’m convinced my lip collection would be dominated by this line if not for the scent – the colors, the access, the quality — but I can’t stand it either. I have two of the mattes at home, but I can’t bring myself to wear them. Thanks for always pointing out the scent because that’s a major purchase consideration for me!

I hear ya, Jane. It is pretty intense 🙁 Though I quite like Maybelline’s formula for their various Color Sensational ranges overall, it is often not the one I reach for until they’ve lost some of their scent!

Smoking Red, Mauve It, and Saphire Siren are on my buy list! And I’m going to get either Maybelline Violet Vixen, UD Jawbreaker, or UD Pandemonium. Sadly, none of these 3 purples scored well, but the color is so beautiful! Since Maybelline Violet Vixen is the cheapest one, I’m leaning towards that one, because I’m going to have to spring extra for a lipliner to make any of them work.

Christine, I’m not sure if anyone else has pointed it out, but your bullet-point blurb for #2 Dynamite Red says “Dynamite Red Midnight Merlot.”

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