I was in a CVS Pharmacy when I came across Maybelline’s Lip Polish. I saw a pretty pink lemonade shade called Pink Cadillac and decided to buy it.
When I used it at home I realized that the Pink Cadillac shade had a very pale pink base, but was mainly made of small flecks of shimmer. I could detect pink, silver, and even blue specks scattered throughout the gloss. When I applied it basically looked like clear lip gloss, and the hint of opalescent shimmer gives it a pearl finish and lots of shine.
I found the Pink Cadillac Lip Polish to be somewhat thick and rich. It’s a little bit sticky ,and whenever I wear this lip gloss with my hair down it inevitably winds up sticking to my gloss. Overall I like the texture though because it lasts for a few hours and it makes my lips feel moisturized especially in the winter.
I fell in love with the Pink Cadillac shade of the Maybelline Lip Polish because I could wear it with everything and didn’t need a mirror with me to apply it since it’s clear. Since I liked it so much I decided that I would buy another tube of the gloss in a different color.
There were so many pretty shades to choose from, but I wound up purchasing a shade of the lip polish called Nude Flash, because I thought it would flatter my skin tone. It looked like like sand (though it is opalescent) in the store.
When I got home I realized that the The Nude Flash color is more complicated than that it has a pearl finish and contains sandy, mauve, golden, and red tones of fine shimmer in it. It can resemble a pale mauve and brown shade in the tube, on tissue it looks like copper, and on my bottom lip (which is pink) it looks like a warm nude, and on my top lip (which is brown) it looks like a cool, almost white nude.
I think this color looks fine on my bottom lip but it doesn’t flatter my top one at all. If I apply a normal amount it looks like I’ve smeared ranch salad dressing across it. I haven’t worn it outside yet, but I probably would if I was going for a mod makeup effect, because this gloss reminds me of a shade that Twiggy would wear.
The texture of the Nude Flash Maybelline Lip Polish is different than the Cadillac Pink’s, I don’t know if it’s because Maybelline has updated it’s formulas or if different shades have different consistencies, but Nude Flash is definitely lighter, smoother, and less sticky. But both shades of the Lip Polish are rich and I find that they both go on better when your lips are buffed and exfoliated, because it does tend to emphasize flakes.
Overall I think that Maybelline Lip Polish is a good product, they come in a wide selection of colors and two finishes pearl and cream. I would recommend going to Maybelline’s website before heading out to buy one though. They have a color advisor that can help you to select which shades will be flattering on your skin tone so that you don’t waste your money. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.