Maybelline New York Lip Polish (Rs 450/5 ml) GLAM 13 is a pink-brown with multitude of micro fine shimmer that lends a glossy finish on the lips.
Liquid color balm by Color Sensational
- A TRIO of CONCENTRATES:
- 1.Potent Color Extracts: Pure saturated color pigments that provide deep intense color like a lipstick.
- 2.Concentrated Liquid Balm: Moisturizing Liquid Conditioning Balm gets the lips ready for Intensely Rich color. Gives a soft Cushiony feel & care to the lips.
- 3.Glossy Shine Serum: Built-in glossy top-coat, that makes lips look fuller & more luscious.
- Specially designed Leaf-shaped applicator which makes application quick & precise.
The Maybelline New York Lip Polish comes in a stubby square sectioned plastic tube with a screw top silver cap and the brands name printed on to it. It's small, cute and easy to carry...completely fuss free. The slanted tip leaf shaped applicator is easy and precise to work with,and covers all corners of lips with even color application.
GLAM 13 is a very pretty Pink-brown with fine microshimmer which are not visible on lips but just adds dollops of luscious juicy shine . It looks quite dark in the tube, but is really not. I think the tube is not transparent but colored from inside(just a thought!)
The texture has been very aptly described by Maybelline, it's thick liquid color and has a very balmy feel to it. It works as a great lip conditioner too and on days when my lips feel dry,and I still need some color, GLAM 13 is an obvious choice.
The pigmentation does vary with shades in this range,as I experienced with testers at the store. GLAm 13 is one of the better pigmented shades from the range. It literally took me a few applications to realize that perhaps I was taking too much product a one go,and thereby creating a gloopiness that I didn't like. So the trick to applying this one is , wipe off all the extra that you have on the applicator, and build up the color layer by layer. It provides medium to opaque coverage and covers most of my lip pigmentation too.
The formula feels non sticky upon application, but not exactly light and easily lasts 2-3 hrs without meals. It turns a little uncomfortable (read heavy) after about 3 hrs,and deposits up along the lip edges. To reapply, you must first take off the whole of color and then apply otherwise it looks patchy. Since it's a gloss, it fades after a meal, albeit a little unevenly and without any stain behind and if you're wearing only this, you sure need a touch up. After the color wears off, the lips surely feel soft and supple so I can safely say it's quite moisturizing for a gloss.
Overall, the Maybelline Lip Polish in GLAM 13 is a great everyday neutral for me. The pink brown glossy shade can work as a great neutral for many. On it's own ,it lasts for about 3 hrs, but over another lipstick it lasts longer. The balmy texture provides intense miniaturization to the lips and even when the color wears off, lips feel soft and supple all day long. My only concern is that it feels heavy on the lips and to reapply, you must strip the lip of leftover color for a better application.