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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Maybelline ColorSensational Afternoon Tea - Swatches and Review

Whenever something new shows up on the shelves, I'm always tempted to buy a few of them and this lipstick looked very appealing. The packaging, the color, and even the promo pic just made me feel like I had to give this a try.

  • Light lavender and reminescent of the Revlon Lip Butters, minus the quilted pattern.
  • .15 oz or 4.2 g
  • Afternoon Tea is part of the Porcelains collection. I don't remember anymore how many shades there was, lol. Probably like 5 or six.
  • Afternoon Tea is a lovely mauvy nude color with a cream finish. I actually liked how the color looked on me.


  • Creamy upon application but feels and look a bit heavy/cakey on the lips.
  • Can emphasize dry lips so you will need to exfoliate.
  • Not very moisturizing.
  • Last about 3 hours.
  • The scent is horrible, horrible, horrible, and strong. Smells like marshallow and wax. There are certain cosmetic scents that I can tolerate but this one just smells disgustingly sweet. I think if you were ever to kiss your BF or someone with this lipstick on, they would be very turned off. So don't wear this out on a date, lol.

Final Thought

The packaging looks nice. The color is probably the only thing I like about this lipstick. It's a very common shade so you can definitely find something else similar. If you don't mind the scent and cakey formula, perhaps you might enjoy this lipstick more than I did.
My rating: 4/10


  1. This color looks so nice in your swatches! I love light pinks with mauve undertones even though I don't think they really suit my skin. It doesn't look cakey and dry on your lips but I'm sad to hear you don't like the formula :(

    1. The pixel on my camera isn't the greatest. It always have a soft fuzzy look to almost all of my pictures, that's why you can't tell that it's cakey but it's different in person. I had to prep my lips before swatching, lol. Otherwise, it would have looked ugly.

  2. the color is sweet on your lips, it looks natural pretty ^^
    its matte finish or glossy like your picture?
    thanks for sharing ^^

    1. Thank you. It has a little bit of shine to it since it's a cream finish.

  3. gorgeous shade and looks gorgeous on!

  4. I have this too. It reminds me a lot of MAC Modesty, which I prefer over this one. I posted side by side comparison pictures semi-recently.

    1. I don't blame you. I definitely prefer MAC lipsticks over these.


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