All Maybelline Lip Gradation : Review, Swatches, Price & Buy Online

Maybelline Lip Gradation Review Swatches Price Buy Online


Hey Ladies,

I have informed you about the new launches much in advance in my previous few posts. Today I would like to discuss in length about one of the hot launches this season. These are first of its kind in India; correct me if I am wrong. The Maybelline Lip Gradation Lip Colors. For long I was thinking, every other brand is coming up with lip crayons, what’s with Maybelline why are they lagging behind? Right then this launch happened and I was excited as a toddler.

Product Description

It's time to experiment with your lip makeup. For the sexy, bold and adventurous woman, Maybelline New York brings international trends with the newest Lip Gradation. Available in 8 bright, matte shades, this double-sided lip product will inspire you to experiment with your looks and bring out your unique style and personality. The color stick at one end will give a gorgeous pop of color while the cushion blender tool at the other end will give a sexy, graded look. For a complete trend-on look, apply color on the centre of your upper lip and use the sponge smudger to extend the color to the outer edges till the contours of your lips or use it as a matte lip color or a lip liner.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Review

Here's why you will love it:

- 8 bright, matte shades

- Easy to apply

- Fun, flirty, versatile way to color your lips

- Innovative product with cutting edge technology

Price: Rs. 500

Shelf Life: 36 months

Quantity: 1.1 gm

Available in 8 vibrant shades

Available online at Amazon, Nykaa, Habanna

Maybelline Lip Gradation Review, Swatches, Price & Buy Online

Ombre Lips with Maybelline Lip Gradation

See it through my Eyes

These lip pencils in my opinion has stirred the market for now. Why, you ask? Its because of the gradation factor which is inspired from the Korean makeup look with just about little color in the inner lips and faded look in the outer edges. This makes the look very natural and different than usual.


To start with, yet again Maybelline prints all the info on the outer plastic sheet wrapped around the product. The instruction of “Twist” goes out when you remove the transparent plastic film once you throw it, which obviously you will. To my liking, the product body is color coded. Since I own all of them, (yes I went a little too bonkers on these :P) locating the shade is easy, but some colors like Coral 1 And Pink 1 are almost similar in color on the product body, so that’s a little tricky. But nevertheless, very few people will own all the 8 shades so identifying in the stash won’t be any trouble. 

The other side of the lip color is the white sponge tip applicator which will give that gradation look. The sponge is soft yet can be harsh if you rub it too hard. Yes being white, it gets stained badly. But it can be lightened if you rinse it with a body wash/shampoo. 


The finish is matte, but the texture is so smooth as if you are living a dream. Its so soft on the lips, glides with no effort. Gives a beautiful finish after say half an hour it turns into powder finish which is amazing. The lips tend to feel dry after a few hours though. But the matte texture is outstanding with the smoothness in application. To cut it short, you can apply it like butter on lips and it will stay as a powder matte finish. 

Maybelline Lip Gradation Review, Swatches, Price & Buy Online


It comes in 8 shades namely

Mauve 1- Nude- this can be a MLBB shade for many. It is pink brown nude, is it makes sense.

Coral 1- Pink Coral- this is my favorite shade of the lot.

Orange 1- Orange- an out an out orange

Fuchsia 1- purple pink-   a dark pink color great for all skin tones

Red 1- Intense Red-   an apt fall shade

Red 2- Red- a warm red shade, me likey

Pink 1- Pink- my 2nd favorite after coral, darker version of Coral 1

Pink 2- Magenta- an intense pink shade which looks beautiful on all skin tones


Let me take a bow, the pigmentation is 95% % in one glide. My pigmented lips don’t show up with even the lightest shade like Coral 1. So I am impressed with this too.

Staying Power

Don’t underestimate the power of staying power; it stays on all day long. It has a tendency of sticking to the lips thus it stays on for long. I eat meals like oily noodles, it fades from the center. I east chapatti, it stays on as it is. So that’s the difference. After 10 hours when I return home after work, it stays as a lip tint which refuses to leave the lips unless you use a makeup remover, the lips feel quite dry though.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1 Review

Maybelline Lip Gradation Coral 1 Review, Swatches, Price, Buy Online

Maybelline Lip Gradation Orange 1 Review

Maybelline Lip Gradation Fuchsia Review, Swatches, FOTD

Maybelline Lip Gradation Red 1 Review

Maybelline Lip Gradation Red 2 Review

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pink 1 Review

Maybelline Lip Gradation Pink 2 Review

What I like about Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation

  • The color coded packaging
  • The sponge tip application is multi use
  • The vibrant shade selection
  • The affordable price tag within Rs. 500
  • The super smooth buttery texture
  • Butter texture yet powder matte finish
  • Staying power quite long upto 8 hours
  • Amazing color pay off
  • Works well as a lip liner owing its sharp tip
  • The cap has a sponge inside which protects the tip of the lip color from breaking or blunting.

What I don’t like Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation

  • The shades are repetitive
  • The shade names are too boring
  • The quantity is very less for the price
  • Can be drying after a few hours
  • The sponge stains badly

Number of ways I use it

  1. I love shading it both inwards and outwards. 
  2. It makes a super awesome lip liner as it has a sharp tip
  3. Can double up as a cream blusher, which I love
  4. Sponge can be used to mattify any gloss when dabbed 
  5. The sponge is multi purpose for travel, it can touch up as an eye shadow brush too. Now you know why I love it so much, hun Yahoo

Recommendation: Yes

NoM Report Card: 4/5

Final Verdict

If you like smooth buttery application which is a comfortable matte lip color, you should get this. If you are fan of ombre lip you should get this. If price is concern when compared to the quantity, don’t buy it. But once you buy it, you will love it.

Have you used the Lip Gradation? Which is your favorite shade?

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