I had an eye for few of the Maybelline lip colours which were not yet launched in India. A few months before the launch of the Creamy Matte, Powder Matte and Loaded Bolds, I ordered few lip colours from US. One of them was Berry Bossy from the range of Color Sensational Loaded Bolds. Not only the lip colours are amazing, the quality is impressive too. This is one of my most worn lip color is winter and here’s the detailed review on the same.
PRICE –Rs.550/$7.49 for 0.15 oz.
Packaging – The packaging of the Maybelline Color Sensational Loaded Bolds is very similar to the Color Sensational original range. The lipsticks come in a rectangular casing with silver body. The only difference is that the Loaded Bolds are encased in glossy bluish cap. With shade name and number is written on the bottom with color coded sticker. The tip of the bullet has a slight slant in it which helps to apply the lip color with ease. Overall, the lipstick is extremely light weight, easy to carry around and travel-friendly.
Shade – Berry Bossy is a true medium deep plum-berry color with cooler undertones. However, on the lips, it is a gorgeous berry wine which looks striking on warmer skin tones. The color has the ability to beat the gorgeousness of a bold red lip color. It is best suitable for party, weddings and night outs. The colour looks equally good on every skin tone. Berry Bossy reminds me a lot about ColourPop Plastics Lippie Stix and Charlotte Tilbury Hel’s Bells, although not an exact dupe per se.
Pigmentation – The pigmentation is as bold as it gets. Single swipe gives you an amazing colour pay off and I hardly go for second layering. But on the downside, the colour is bold and thus it must not slip out of the lip line. Therefore, it is advisable to use a lip brush for application. You can use a lip liner for precision but it is not mandatory. The colour has the tendency to stain the lips slightly, although it is not an issue for me.
Fragrance – The fragrance is artificial but nice. It is not bothering at all and has a nice touch to it. It smells like most of the Maybelline lipsticks.
Texture – The texture of the Loaded Bolds are similar with the Creamy Matte, may be a slight difference but hardly noticeable. It is light weight but layering makes it slightly thicker. It glides with the lips so smoothly and doesn’t tug or pull the lips at all. Despite being a creamy matte texture, it is rich in emollients that hydrates the lips and makes you feel comfortable. If you prep the lips well before application, the lipstick lasts long and doesn’t accentuate the fine lines.
Finish and Formula – The lipstick has a creamy matte finish instead of a flat dry matte. Nevertheless, the matte finish is extremely classy and comfortable. The formula is almost transfer proof when it settles down on the lips. It hardly transferred to cups while sipping. The formula is great and this is what makes me buy this range again and again.
Staying Power – The staying power is pretty good; it lasted for around 6hours with the color fading from the centre but slightly. Also, since it has a tad creamy texture, the longevity of the color depends a lot on the food and fluid intake. It slightly stains the lips after removal.
Criticisms – The lipstick overall, is great except tiny glitches. It stains slightly but personally, it is not bothering at all for me.
- Packaging – Regular bullet packaging.
- Shade – A true medium deep plum-berry color.
- Pigmentation – Very good.
- Texture – Smooth and creamy.
- Formula – Almost transfer proof
- Finish – Matte
- Staying power – Around 5-6hrhours
- Suitable for – All skin tones
- Best Shades – Midnight Date, Smoking Red and Fearless Purple
- Color Family – Plum, Berry, Wine
WHAT I LIKED
- Simple bullet packaging – travel friendly.
- Berry Bossy is a true medium deep plum-berry color with cooler undertones.
- Will suit all skin tones.
- Amazing pigmentation.
- Nice fragrance.
- Smooth and creamy texture.
- Matte finish.
- Transfer proof.
- Stays around 6hours.
- Affordable price tag.
WHAT I DISLIKED
- Slightly stains the lips.
Bnb RATING – 9/10
RECOMMENDATION – This is the perfect plumy wine shade which is perfect for a dark statement lips. Quality wise, the colour is amazing as well. It is surely a highly recommended one.