Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick 206-Big Apple Red Review,Swatches and Comparison


Hi Gorgeous Peeps,

I hope the new weather is treating you well 🙂 As I have promised to review all Red lipsticks by Maybelline’s Newly launched Big Apple Red collection. And this time I am going to review the very first shade of this collection which is Maybelline big Apple Red-206 Big Apple Red .

As you know we are now even comparing all the shades of every new launch .You can read my previous review and comparison of first Red Lipstick post here.

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Claims For ‘Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick Collection’

Now paint the town red with the new color show big apple reds. Red is a color that’s perfect for every occasion. Maybelline Newyork introduces big apple reds, a lipstick range of 5 lip colors inspired by the big apple city New York. With versatile shades to suit every skin tone, big apple reds will match your every mood and occasion to give you that extra edge and style to boost your style quotient. With just one swipe on your lips, you can change your look and stand out in the crowd. The saturated red pigments give full color with just one swipe. these 5 vibrant, moisture-rich shades look full-on matte reds, even on dark lips.

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Packaging: Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipsticks Collection comes in same packaging like their ColorShow Lipsticks Range. It comes in a simple black matte packaging with red ring in the middle of the lipstick. The shade number and the name of the shade is displayed at the bottom of the lipstick case. The packaging is not flimsy and delicate at all and they are easy to carry in your purse as the cover of lipstick stays intact.

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Price: INR 325 for 3.6 gm.

Color, Texture and Staying Power: It’s Orange based Red with little pink hints which looks really nice on fair to medium skin tones. It is slightly drying in texture,pigmentation is medium but build able,accentuates fine lines if 2-3 swipes are applied. So its better to prepare your lips before application. Preparing your lips is always good for even application of any lipstick. It will increase the lasting power of lipsticks.Perfect and precise application gives you amazing pout:)

My experience with Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick-206 Big apple Red

I have mentioned in my previous post that I have picked 4 shades from this range. Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick-206 Big apple Red is orange based red with little hints of pink So I would say this lipstick might look different on different kind of skin tones and If you stay away from bold red shades, then this is for you. It is very wearable shade, which can be pulled off on any occasion. Pigmentation is great of these beauties. It provides 100% pigmentation in just two swipes and hides all the pigmentation of your lips. I have noticed some fruity fragrance during application, which is mild and fades away after seconds of application. It is soft and creamy. It glides like a dream onto the lips without any tugging or pulling.

The lipstick sets to a nice semi matte finish after a few seconds of application. The Staying power of this lipstick is commendable. It stayed on me for 5-6 hours. It does survive drinking and light meal and it does transfers a lot. A lip liner can increase the staying power of these lipsticks because they are not completely matte in nature.

Overall the performance of this lipstick is great at this price,and if you want to try new shades of red this collection satisfy all your expectations 🙂

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Well I did a brief comparison of other Similar shades lipstick with this one. I have found 4 similar shades in my stash so if you have one these, you don’t need to purchase this one 😀


R to L- Maybelline Big Apple Red 206,NYX High Voltage HVLS 22, Covergirl 300 Garnet Flame,Maybelline ColorShow Cherry Crush,Wet n Wild Old school Glam.


  1. Maybelline Big Apple Red-206- Big Apple Red: Creamy matte formula,orange based pinkish red Color,suits fair to medium skin tones.
  2. NYX High Voltage lipstick HVLS22: Pretty similar shade in bullet but more on to orange side than maybelline one.Amazing color pay off and staying power and better texture .
  3. Covergirl 300 Garnet Flame: Beautiful Pinkish red. Suits fair to medium skin beauties and great staying power.Quite similar to Maybelline one.
  4. Maybelline Color Show Cherry Crush: Great dupe of Maybelline 20 Big Apple Red.
  5. Wet n Wild Old school Glam: Beautiful pinkish Red, suits fair to medium skin beauty skinned beauty, great texture and staying power. More pinkish than the Maybelline one.

What I Like About Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick-20 Big apple Red?

  • Pretty matte black packaging.
  • Gorgeous and very wearable shade of red.
  • Suits fair to medium skin tones.
  • Great Pigmentation.
  • Soft and creamy texture.
  • Staying power is commendable.

What I Like About Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick-20 Big apple Red?

  • Transfers a lot.
  • Doesn’t survive full meal.
  • Accentuates fine lines if not applied on prepared lips.
  • Despite being creamy in texture ,leads to dryness after few hours of application.

Rating: 3.9/5

Until Next time,Take Care Peeps!! 🙂



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