If there is one color I am not really fond of when it comes to lip colors because of all the visual trauma I had as a child thanks to all the ladies I saw with those garish brown shades. Now that I have learnt to experiment with things and looks a little, I have finally found myself working with brown based shades. An obvious partner to any lipcolor is a matching lip pencil so as my collection of brown lip shade grew, so did the lip liners. I love Maybelline so one of the first lip liners I picked up is from the Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner in the shade Choco Pop.
Price: Rs 320 for 5 gms
The Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner comes in a pencil packaging with a transparent plastic cap. The body of the pencil is of the same color as the lip shade so it makes it pretty convenient to locate the shade you want. The cap stays in place so it is quite travel friendly however the lip liners do not come with a sharpener so you need to carry one with you.
The liner has a really creamy texture which glides over the lips without any tugging or discomfort. The problem with this creamy texture is that you need to be gentle with the lip liner because the tip tends to break easily. Also, even though it is pretty smooth during application, it does tend to settle in fine lines and accentuate any dry areas so you need to apply a lip balm under it.
Coming to the shade, Choco Pop is a very earthy and rusty brown with very fine shimmer particles. The shimmer particles are really fine so even though you do not get a matte finish, the glossy effect is not over the top. The color pay off is decent but you need atleast two layers for the lip liner to pop up on pigmented lips. Staying power is decent as well with the liner staying put for a good 3-4 hours but it does have a tendency to smudge a little because of the creamy finish.
Overall, I think it is a decent lip liner that does what it supposed to do. I love the quality of the lip pencils and the shade is definitely a keeper. I kind of like wearing my lip liners on their own on some days and I do see myself doing the same with Choco Pop as well. Totally recommended if you are looking for a good product in a pocket friendly price range.