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Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Review & Swatches

(Last Updated On: June 6, 2018)

Maybelline is one such affordable brand which have loads of amazing products and many cult favorites as well. I’ve used many of them and to be honest, they have mostly been worth the hype. So I tried one of their lipsticks called the Lip Gradation in the shade Mauve1 which is loved by many beauty influencers and have been one of their favourite shades. Continue reading to know if it’s worth the hype or not in this Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation review!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Mauve1

 Product Name: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation in the shade Mauve 1

 Price and Quantity: It retails for INR 550 for 1.25g.

 Availability: It is available both online and offline. Buy here at a discounted price.

Shelf Life: 3 years from the date of mfg.

 Ingredients: Check the official website for the same.

Packaging and Appearance: The packaging is very chic and simple. It has a colour coded packaging and is in the form of a stick. From one end the lipstick comes out and on the other end there is a sponge which is basically used for an ombre effect.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Review

On the middle part of the lipstick the name of the lipstick is written and at the bottom, the shade name is written. It is a sturdy packaging and is fuss-free. I really like its packaging and also the shape of the bullet is good as its thin and helps in precise application.

 Fragrance: It doesn’t have any fragrance.

Swatch: In the image below.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Swatch

 Variants: It doesn’t have any other variants available.

 My Experience: I had seen this lipstick being raved about a lot of times and I thought why not give it a try since I was trying to build up my lipstick collection. This shade is indeed amazing and very universal shade which will suit all skin tones.

I love the texture and the finish of this lipstick. It glides on so smoothly on the lips and doesn’t make my lips dry or chappy. I do feel that the quantity is a little less according to the price and also the sponge is of no use as it doesn’t really give an ombre effect. It does lighten the lipstick but you cannot nail the perfect ombre lips with just this sponge.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Swatch Mauve1

Other than that, I really like the packaging and it’s formulation. The bullet of the lipstick is also thin which helps in precise application.

 Texture: The texture of the lipstick is very smooth and soft. It’s not creamy but it’s still butter soft.

Shade: The shade of the lipstick is Mauve1. This shade is a mix of brown and pale pink. It comes in other shades as well which are also really good.

 Staying Power: It stays on for about 4-5 hours and then it slowly fades away from whole lips.

 Pigmentation: The pigmentation is pretty good. It gives a good amount of pigment in just a swipe.

 Finish: The finish of the lipstick is soft matte. It does transfer but not too much.


  • Affordable
  • Travel friendly
  • Amazing packaging
  • Decent pigmentation
  • Smooth texture
  • Flawless finish
  • Staying power is good
  • Easily available
  • Shape of bullet helps in precise application


  • Quantity is less
  • Sponge is of no use
  • Not transfer proof

 Jhalli Diva Verdict: 4/5

Do I Recommend?

Yes, I do recommend this as its an amazing lipstick. It won’t dry out your lips and nor is fussy in application. It is smooth, pigmented and just amazing!

 Will I Repurchase?

Yes, I will definitely repurchase this. It is an amazing colour and has a very good formula. I am also looking forward to try other shades from this range as well.

 Overall Summary: Other than the quantity being less and the sponge which is useless, there is no other thing that I dislike about this lipstick. From the packaging to the finish, everything of this lipstick is awesome. You should really go for this lipstick if you like such mauve and brown shades. It is really worth the money!

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5 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Review & Swatches

  1. Great review ???? even I don’t like the sponge & the concept behind as its more time consuming at end

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