Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational: If You Like Plush and Shiny Lips

by lyn on January 15, 2014 · 5 comments

in Lipgloss, Lipstick, Maybelline

maybelline lip polish

I seem to be having quite a bit of luck with drugstore lip products lately. Last week I talked about the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm and today I’m here to show you the new Maybelline Lip Polish. They are both completely different products but a girl has gotta have choices, even if they are just lippies ;-)

These are known as the Color Elixir Lipgloss on the Western side of the world and were released around October last year. So if you come across Lip Polish (in Asia) or Color Elixir Lipgloss (abroad), they are pretty much the same thing.

maybelline lip polish

I first spotted the Lip Polish at Watsons in Sunway Pyramid. The display was bright, new and shiny so I immediately went to it and tested out a few shades. I picked up Glam5 (not sure what the US name equivalent is) and after wearing it for a couple of days, I went back to Maybelline to pick up Glam2 and Glam6.

maybelline lip polish

The consistency feels rather thick and balmy but not very sticky. I really like how it feels on my lips. It is supposed to be a lipgloss/lipstick hybrid but Glam5 is not very pigmented because it is a mid-tone shade. The darker colours, such as Glam6 are definitely more pigmented and opaque. I do not experience any streaking and it goes over my lips very smoothly. It does not enhance any flakiness on my lips too.

maybelline lip polish

I do not detect any scent in the product, which is a good thing because it seems the ones released in the West has a rather strong scent. This is probably the main difference between what we get locally and in the US. That and the naming convention… I mean seriously, Glam1, Glam2, etc. Give us proper names, yo!

maybelline lip polish

The packaging of the gloss is also quite chic. Externally it looks like a lipstick in a clear case but when you open the cap, a conventional lipgloss wand is pulled out. I  love the ridged and slanted doe-foot applicator. It feels cushiony and applies just the right amount of product across the lips. Honestly it is one of the best lipgloss applicators I’ve tried.

So far I am extremely happy with the Maybelline Lip Polish. The formula is fantastic but due to the balm texture, the colour does not last all day. I can probably get about 3 hours (without eating) before it starts wearing off gradually. It will leave a light stain behind but Glam5 is quite close to the actual pigment of my lips so the stain looks rather natural on me. It has a balmy feeling and my lips are still sufficiently moisturised after a whole working day (with touch ups after meals).

The Maybelline Lip Polish can be found at most pharmacies for RM32.90 each. They are not exactly the cheapest lipgloss at the drugstore but the fantastic formula more than makes up for it. I believe there are 8 or 10 shades available locally.

Have you tried these new Maybelline glosses and what do you think about them? Please pop in and share your thoughts.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Fiona January 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Arrgghh! I have yet to check these out and Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm. Drugstore is a good place to ease the shopping itch haha!
I like that the color of the lip polish is visibly displayed through the tube. But yes…give a proper name for god’s sake! lol


lyn January 18, 2014 at 6:43 PM

My dear Fiona, what on earth are you waiting for? The Matte Balms are flying off the shelves these days and you know how slow they will re-stock :-P I cannot tahan the lack of proper names, think Maybelline was trying to make it easy for us Asians with names starting with Glam or Pop. Sheesh…


Fiona January 18, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I’m in the middle of reshuffling the furnitures in my room. And my wardrobe is like collapsing soon so I bought a new one and a new dressing table. That is like a lot of rearrangement to do. Since I’m reshuffling, I also drag everything out to wash and wipe. Now I need to rearrange every single item in the room :(
But no worries. I’m already on CNY break so there’s a lot of beauty shopping time ;)


plue January 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

i bought liao! I hesitated but when I saw Glam 5 on you, I think I would be able to use it also ahahaha.

it’s a beautiful wearable colour and it doesn’t dry out the lips (i have pretty dry lips atm >.<) and for drugstore standard, this one lip polish is really good!

i bought Pop 6, but still a bit chicken to use it in office, maybe when got catch up session with you ladies I'll rock that red la :P
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lyn January 24, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Hooray, Plue! Spread the love :-) I have to agree that this is very impressive for drugstore standards and am really happy with them. Glam5 is a really good everyday and wearable shade. I can’t wait to see Pop6 on you!


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