Maybelline has recently launched the “Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick” range in India. This range consists of 5 different shades of red lipsticks. Every girl can find her perfect red from this range. The best part is that these shades are the most wearable reds and will suit Indian skin tones beautifully. I picked the shade “210 Dare To Be Red,” and read on to know how it fared on me.
Price: INR 325 for 3.9 g [BUY HERE: Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte 210 Dare To Be Red]
Shelf life: 36 months
Product Description: Now paint the town red with the new Color Show Big Apple Reds. Red is a color that’s perfect for every occasion! Maybelline New York introduces Big Apple Reds, a lipstick range of 5 lip colors inspired by the Big Apple City – New York. With versatile shades to suit every skin tone, Big Apple Reds will match your every mood and occasion to give you that extra edge and style to boost your style quotient. With just one swipe on your lips, you can change your look and stand out in the crowd. The saturated red pigments give full color with just one swipe. These 5 vibrant, moisture-rich shades look full-on matte reds, even on dark lips.
My Experience with Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick 210 Dare To Be Red
Packaging: The lipstick comes in a black matte tube with a red band in the center, indicating the color range. The packaging is same as other Color Show lipsticks. All information is printed only on the tear sheet and not on the actual product. However, the range and shade names are printed in a color-coded red sticker at the bottom of the tube.
Texture: The texture of this lipstick is soft, smooth, and creamy. It has a non-drying matte formula that keeps the lips moisturized. It applies evenly and smoothly on the lips. It sets in seconds and does not move at all. It is super pigmented, and one swipe is quite enough to cover up even pigmented lips. However, two to three swipes give that voluminous red lips. It does not feel heavy or patchy at any point of time. These lipsticks have the same weird scent as that of Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer lipsticks. I absolutely dislike adding scents in a lip product.
Shade: “210 Dare To Be Red” is a beautiful pink-toned red. It does not look bold on the lips. This color brightens up the face quite nicely and looks gorgeous on me. It is such a pretty and wearable shade of red for everyone.
Below are swatches of all five shades in this range. By the way, you could note that they have only slight difference in shade between them.
Performance: This lipstick is a non-drying, creamy matte one. It does give a creamy matte finish rather than powdery matte finish, making it a comfortable wear on the lips. This gorgeous red color can be worn softer as well as bolder specific to any occasion. It glides on evenly and does not cling on to dry patches. Though a matte lipstick, it is quite moisturizing and non-drying. This lipstick does not crease even if not lined with a lip liner, which is a great quality for a red lipstick. It does not settle into fine lines as well. This lipstick stays on for good 6–7 hours. It belongs to the kind of “wear it and forget it.” The color does not transfer much and can survive even a meal. The lipstick leaves behind a very nice red stain on the lips and is quite hard to remove. Too much rubbing is required to get rid of the color completely, which I totally hate. Overall, it is the most wearable red at the most affordable price.
Pros of Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick 210 Dare To Be Red
- Gorgeous pink-toned red
- A wearable red for everyone
- Gives a creamy matte finish
- Highly pigmented
- Feels so light and non-drying on the lips
- Does not transfer much
- Has an incredible staying power
- Leaves behind a beautiful red stain
- Does not accentuate dry patches
Cons of Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick 210 Dare To Be Red
- Has a weird scent to it
- Hard to remove
- Same-old packaging
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Creamy Matte Lipstick 210 Dare To Be Red
Yes, I certainly recommend this range as there is a perfect red for everyone. The way I am using it quite often, I think I will repurchase it pretty soon 😉