I am ashamed to say that the fab advert for the new Maybelline Colour Sensational Pearl lipsticks sucked me in, having me instantly running out to pick up two of the shades: Delicate Pearl and Rosewood Pearl.
I’m not normally drawn to frosted lipsticks but something about these made me want to try them out. I love the original colour sensational formulation, it smells great and is nice and moisturising. The pearl additions to the range are no exception, and I would even stretch to say that they are more moisturising. Sadly moisturising lipsticks rarely last more than 10 minutes on the lips and these are no exception.
They do look pretty though. Delicate pearl leaves a very subtle, yet pretty sheen to the lips but I’m not sure it’s worth shelling out over £7 for a similar effect to Nivea’s ‘pearl and shine’ lipbalm.
Having said that, I definitely think Rosewood Pearl is worth a look. It comes across very nude and quite plumping on the lips. I wasn’t drawn in by the other colours in the range. In my opinion you can get away with having a frosted finish on the lips as long as it’s not a bright colour, so I definitely wouldn’t go for the brighter pinks or coral in the range.
Overall, I’m impressed (and pleased that the advert wasn’t misleading… for once!)
Definitely worth checking out next time you’re in Boots (and if you’re quick, they’re currently included in the ‘3 for 2’ deal!)