Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick : ‘Hooked on Pink’ swatch, review and FOTD

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in shade “Hooked on Pink”.

Price: Rs 299

Quantity : 4.2 g

Maybelline color sensational lipsticks are one of the best lipsticks among the drugstore brands available today. Ever since they launched, they’ve been a popular pick for young girls and women alike because of their wide variety of shades and decent quality and an affordable price.

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"

The shade I have is #65 Hooked on Pink which is a warm fuchsia shade definitely on the brighter side but a more wearable fuchsia for Indian skin tones because of a warm undertone. It is one the shades that I reach out for the most these days. It brightens up my face and I can wear it without foundation and eye makeup too. One of my must-have shades for the summer!

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink"

Maybelline colorsensational Hooked on Pink

maybelline colorsensational "hooked on pink" swatch ( L-R : Swiped once, swiped 3-4 times)

The GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks –

1. Sturdy and chic packaging- I like carrying it with me and doing touch ups cos of this reason πŸ˜› Easy to spot the shade due to colored sticker at the end of the lipstick.

2. Decent moisturization though not as much as Chambor lipsticks.

3. Reasonable staying power of 2-3 hours . Leaves behind tint on fading. Lasts longer if no meals taken in that time.

4. Very affordable pricing and 4.2 g product at Rs 299 . This is one of the biggest pro of this lipstick and one of the reasons why it is so popular especially among young girls.

5. Wide variety of 48 shades to choose from (especially nude shades)

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks-

1. Some of the frosty shades are drying and the shimmer settles in the fine lines and is difficult to take off.

2. Darker shades of wine, plum, brown etc not available in this range as in the Moisture extreme range.

3. Not suitable for dry lips.

Would I repurchase : Β Yes! Though I won’t need to. Would definitely try out more shades especially nudes since there are lots of them in this range.

Final Verdict : One of the best drugstore brand lipsticks available, it offers smooth texture, decent moisturization and staying power, packaged in a chic and attractive packaging – all for Rs 299 and comes in 45 shades. A must range to explore if you like nude shades. Β The shade reviewed is a must-have bright pink for me and a must-try for those looking for a wearable bright pink shade but do not buy without trying it on as its not a universal shade and may not be your kind of fuchsia.

Rating : Β 4/5

Hooked on Pink FOTD

Hooked on Pink FOTD

Hooked on Pink FOTD

Have you tried Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks? Which is your favorite shade? Let me know your comments by replying below.


Posted on March 13, 2011, in Lips, Maybelline, Product Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 52 Comments.

  1. <3<3 cutenesssss!!!:*
    looks very nice and toned down on you infact, the colour in the tube also looks very toned down in the tube in the pictures!!! :X
    I got stuff todayyyy!!:D:D yayyyeeeeyyyyyy

    • Thank you Ik πŸ™‚ The camera isn’t picking the color 100% but yeah it just looks bright pink on me..nothing too attention catching. I find it so wearable! What did you get ??

      • I got bronze orange and coral pink and a reddddddd jhataaakkk gloss!:D:D dunno name!:D and gel eyeliner backup cause it is on discount!:P and lakme makeup remover!:D:D yipppiiieeee oh and 3 nail polishes. coral chic reddddd and orange!:D freee freee freee and one mug which i got in a supercute box!”:D”D

        • fab haul ikku !!!
          i have bronzy orange n loveeee it..ya similar to peach creme…i want revlon CB peach now…
          n i want coral pink frm a longgg tym…
          wat discount on gel liner ??
          3 nail paints free is fab n mug too :/

        • Bhumikaaaa!!!no no 1 got 1 nail paint free with the other 2 and mug cause i am regularly bugging them:P and the mug ka dabba is damnnn cute!:P:P and the lippes are sooo nice ! I want the lotus ones cause they are matte! and I am in the bright stained lips phase now.. plus thats long lasting!:P

      • Awesome shopping! You got nail paints free?! Are there any offers going on at Maybelline? You got all nice summery shades..coral pink and orange πŸ™‚ Hows bronze orange ? I’ve never swatched it.

        • Is good only its a slightly glossy version of peach creme! which I intended to get initially, but that was reaching expiration date! so I was pissed and left!:X πŸ˜›

      • Glossy version of Peach creme sounds good! *thumbs up*

        • I wanted peach creme only but cause its longer lasting..but its okayy..:)will get that sometime.. πŸ™‚

  2. hi ankita. nice review ! even though i already have this shade but lately i find myself using loreal fuchia a lot πŸ™‚ it just dos NOT fade after hours and tons of eating :p u wearing candy drop on nails hai na? πŸ˜›

    • Thanks Natasha! I’m going to check out the L’oreal one soon. Yes I’m wearing Candy drop..remember I asked you on your Grapeseed Serum review if you were wearing it too πŸ˜€ :P. Give me some reccos for coral and peach shades please.

  3. its a gorgeous shade na Ankita..try warm me up and make me pink too..and epic My mahogany!!

  4. and whats on ur eyes? siahi..or drama gel../ in one photo it looks black in one blue…. πŸ˜›

  5. dis color looks nice on u..m into lighter lippies more..
    m so searching dat lotus candy drop frm a long tym…:/
    I love dat color..

    • Thanks Bhumika πŸ™‚ I tend to stay away from nude lipsticks for some reason :\ I’ve heard a lot about My Mahogany though..will check it out soon. Thanks for the recco. Candy Drop is lovely..I’ve been searching for Cozy Mulberry and I never find it. Candy Drop is available at Big Bazaar at R-city is you want to get it. I’ve seen it there in stock everytime I’ve been there.

      • My Mahogany is not nude Ankita!! its a very very pretty colour.. πŸ™‚ I think warm me up and the toffee wala will wash us out but not my Mahogany.. I have that and super LOUUUUUU it!!

  6. Candy drop nails..beautiful ankita!!I was at the maybelline counter 2 days back, i saw this shade but felt too bright for me..badly wanted to buy a lipstick and i went to almost all counters..finally picked up Chambor silk pop..luving it!!i thought this wud be simialr to Revlon CB peach but quite diff, i Love both actually!!!If you are looking for a nice real peach shade i would recommend CB peach..perfect for daily use!

    • Very true Shyna, Hooked on Pink isn’t a universally flattering shade but Chambor Silk touch lipsticks are a class apart ! I only have Silk woods and that’s the only nude shade in my collection. Silk Pop is a coral pinkish shade right? I’ll check it out soon..If its more coral based, I’ll definitely pick it up. It’ll look great in the summers. Revlon CB Peach is such a popular shade..I’ve only seen it on other blogs and it seems a little light for me 😦 What’s your skin tone Shyna? I’m NC40..would Revlon peach suit me?

    • And thank you for the compliment on the nails..Candy drop is one of my fav shades and I think yours too πŸ™‚

  7. I have autumn rush. For some reason, I didn’t get any other lippies from this range. I must explore the other shades.

    • What is Autumn rush like Poohkie? Is it a brown based shade?

      • On me it looks like a soft, natural pink. But I’ve seen swatches where it looks brown & other blogger said it looked like a nude on her.
        I really wanted my mahogany, but it looked completely nude on me, not MLBB. I was so disappointed after others have raved about it.

        • I couldn’t find it Poohkie. I’ll try some other counters of Maybelline to get hold of it. I’m not that fond of completely nude shades, I like natural pinkish looking shades more.

  8. I like My mahogany from COlorsensational..its not a nude its a brown MLBB…this one looks nice too..i have the lipgloss version of this…will check out lipstick too

  9. Yes Candy drop is one of my repeted buys from lotus, i got their new brownie glaze too..Ankita, we dont get MAC here so no clue how to tell you about my skin tone, medium fair complexion. Silk Pop is a tad too bright but not OTT, however CB peach seems to be the right peach shade for me.better you try it on lips n then buy!I feel CB and chambor silk touch are exclellent quality wise and ev’one needs to have min one from these!

  10. It looks bright without being over the top…. me likes πŸ™‚

  11. I really enjoyed this. What a good article!!!
    I’m following your blog. Do follow mine.

  12. Which nail colour are you wearing in these pics? It’s really nice.

  13. Im loving ths colour.. dono how well it’ll suit me.. but ill try this for sure πŸ™‚

  14. Ankita…sorry, I meant …it looks great on your lips…..though I dont think it would suit me but after 4 swipes….it looks really gorgeous….you have lovvvvvvvvvvely eyes πŸ™‚ )

  15. Luks gaawjus Ankita…btw u do try silk pop…i cudnt keep my hands off it in all the wedding functions….:)

  16. You look gorgeous Ankita! But i tried this shade and it didn’t suit my dusky complexion. Could you suggest some pinks for me? I use lakme face products in ‘marble’ shade.

    • Thanks Teesta! Since you have dusky complexion ,I suggest you try earthy toned down pink of my favs is Revlon Colorburst ‘Rosy Nude’. You can also try Bourjois Sweet kiss Naturel no. #8 and Lotus pure color ‘Pink Blush’. In general, look out for brownish pink shades instead of popping pink..they wud look gorgeous on your complexion πŸ™‚

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