Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Red Porcelain

♫ Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble

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Mention pin-up girl, and the first thing that comes to mind is the colour red. Not just any red, but a fiery red-red that just oozes confidence and sexiness.

Red Porcelain by Maybelline ColorSensational
That's exactly the kind of red that is Maybelline's Color Sensational lipstick in Red Porcelain. Now, I'm definitely a pink lipstick kind of girl, and I've never tried such a bright, vibrant red lipstick before in my entire life, so this is a first for me. (⊙﹏⊙)

Transparent red cover
This is what the lipstick tube looks like after unwrapping the outer plastic layer. The cover is a bright transparent red that corresponds to the colour of the lipstick inside (as do the other lipsticks from the ColorSensational range). Too bad that the pretty black flower motif isn't printed on the tube. :(

Shade name and number
The bottom of the lipstick, where the lipstick shade, number and manufacturing date are indicated. Red Porcelain is RP41.

Bright red!
Hand swatch of Red Porcelain
Red Porcelain is a vibrant cool-toned red that claims to suit every skin tone. To me, it seems to lean slightly orange, making it more vibrant than any of the usual reds. I guess that's what they call a true classic red, right?
Lip swatches below.
Lip swatches: Before & After
Try out this lipstick and you will know the true meaning of opaque. Seriously, Red Porcelain is hands down the most pigmented lipstick I've ever tried! Two swipes is enough to achieve the result you see in the lip swatches above. ∑(O_O;) It is super glossy too, so you don't need any lip gloss at all.

However, you will most likely need to use a lip brush to touch up the edges, as bright red shades like this can get messy. ^^;;

I am not one to use red lipstick on a daily basis, as I feel that it's too bold for me, but this one is perfect for special occasions. :3 The lipstick is very creamy and moisturizing, and gives a super glossy, shiny effect so you don't even need gloss. Plus, it's super long-lasting, and leaves behind a gorgeous red stain even after eating and drinking. This is one lipstick that you don't need to touch up!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Red Porcelain
✓ Pros: Extremely pigmented, long-lasting, creamy, moisturizing, affordable price, colour is suitable for all skin tones.
✗ Cons: Will stain upon contact, recommended to use a lip brush to touch up edges after application.

The Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks retail at RM29.90 in Malaysia.

XOXO, Laura
Are you a red-lippie lover? How or when do you rock your red lipstick? Tell me in the comments, I'd love to know! :D


Beautiful Things (Angie) said...

Ahhhhhhh that beautiful red lip... Love it love it loads... And you looked amazing in red !!! Something different from the pastel colours and earthly tones :) love it. Love this post !!!

Camy said...

wow! sexyyyy! love this! but my skin is too dark for this :(

Unknown said...

Wow that is such a lovely red! It looks so beautiful on you!

Sabrina Tajudin said...

Oh my... So pretty! The color is so vibrant!

little miss smexy said...

I have this too! <3 The colour is vibrant and it's not over the top like NYX Snow White

Unknown said...

OMG the colour is soo pretty but I still haven't rocked out red lippies :(

Constance Ant said...

i love red lipstick! it instantly glam me up! and also makes me look fairere :D said...

Red lippie is love! :) U look nice in it hun!

Yuh Jiun said...

Looking good there! :)

Aida Jelita said...

looks fantastic

LauraLeia said...

Angie: Thank you! :D I'm glad you liked my review. ^^

Camy: Hehe, thanks! Don't worry, this is a universal red that can suit every skin tone! :D

Nancy: Aww thank you! I think you'd be able to rock it even better! :D

Sabrina: Yes, it's very bright indeed~ :)

Nicole: But I don't dare to wear it out ahhhh~ My family will think I'm crazy to wear such a bright red lipstick x_x *sigh*

Christine: Yes, it's really pretty! Actually I also don't dare to wear it out, lol

Constance: Wow, a red lippie lover! :D I really envy those who can rock a red lip on a daily basis. XD

Jessica: Aww thank you! :')

Yuh Juin: Thanks! ^^

Aida: Thank you~ :)

Josarine said...

Oh my gosh, I love the red, it's so sexy!

Ahleessa said...

Not many people can pull off red. You rocked it!