Spring 2017 Makeup Swatches | Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick

This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own.

Spring 2017 Makeup Swatches | Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick
Spring 2017 Makeup Swatches | Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick


Every other lipstick lover knows that the key to a perfectly colored pout is a great lip liner.

The last few years, lipstick has quickly become more than just a part of my daily routine--it's become an absolute necessity. It's the last thing I always put on before leaving the house. Something about it just makes me feel more put-together and ready to face the day, regardless of what I'm wearing. But in order to get that color to last longer and stay in place, you need a matching lip liner.

Maybelline's newest Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners come in 14 different shades, so there's definitely one to match just about any shade you own. Upon the first try, I immediately noticed how smoothly and evenly it applied. Each one was also opaque and showed up really well. No budging or feathering throughout the day--they definitely last. I prefer automatic pencils, so I was happy that these twist easily and have a pointed end for precise application. Bonus: the bottom cap pops off with a built-in sharpener!

I already have a few of Maybelline's Color Sensational lipsticks in my collection, so it was nice to try some other shades. I can always rely on the every-expanding colors and finishes that are offered, not to mention the great price (they're typically under $7).

Swatches and lipstick tips below.

Spring 2017 Makeup Swatches | Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick
Spring 2017 Makeup Swatches | Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick

Here are the Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks they sent me, along with the Color Senstational Shaping Lip Liners that paired best with them listed below:

570 Toasted Truffle, a matte warm medium brown
015 Born With It, a creamy sheer pale pink with shimmer
840 Midnight Blue, a deep, dark blue
820 Berry Bossy, a bold magenta
691 Rich Ruby, a bright, blue-red
235 Warm Me Up, a mauve pink


Spring 2017 Makeup Swatches | Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick
Color Sensation Lipstick and Shaping Lip Liner Pairings:
(swatches are in the same order below)

570 Toasted Truffle + 115 Totally Toffee
015 Born With It +130 Dusty Rose
840 Midnight Blue + 100 Clear
820 Berry Bossy + 155 Wild Violets
691 Rich Ruby + 145 Very Cherry
235 Warm Me Up 125 Magnetic Mauve

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Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick Swatches 
Left to right: 570 Toasted Truffle + 115 Totally Toffee | 015 Born With It +130 Dusty Rose | 840 Midnight Blue + 100 Clear | 820 Berry Bossy + 155 Wild Violets | 691 Rich Ruby + 145 Very Cherry | 235 Warm Me Up 125 Magnetic Mauve
Spring 2017 Makeup Swatches | Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick
Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner & Lipstick
Left to right, top to bottom: 570 Toasted Truffle + 115 Totally Toffee | 015 Born With It +130 Dusty Rose | 840 Midnight Blue + 100 Clear | 820 Berry Bossy + 155 Wild Violets | 691 Rich Ruby + 145 Very Cherry | 235 Warm Me Up 125 Magnetic Mauve

The lipsticks and liners matched so perfectly!

I'm glad there's a clear shade too because you can literally use it with any color you want. However, I applied it around my natural lip line, then used a lip brush to line my with the dark blue lipstick the usual way before filling it in as normal.


Lipstick Application 101:

1. Start with bare, clean lips. Exfoliate with a towel or toothbrush if needed.
2. Apply a little bit of lip balm for moisture.
3. Carefully outline the outer edges of your lips with liner. Start with the bottom lip, from one corner to the other. For the upper lip, start at one corner and slowly draw towards the center, then switch to the other corner and draw towards the center. For more stability, partially rest your hand on your chin while lining.
4. Apply the lipstick in a similar fashion, from one corner of the lip to the other. Press your lips together to evenly distribute the color.
5. Blot if needed. Place your finger in your mouth and close your lips around it, then slowly draw it out to get any color that's on the inside of your lips. This will prevent it from getting on your teeth.
6. Smile and blow a kiss.



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