Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick 209 Red Liberation Review, Swatches and Comparison


Hey munchkins,

Its time to review the second shade from newly launched Maybelline’s Big Apple Red collection and the shade name is big Apple Red-209 Red Liberation. I reviewed the shade big apple red here and you can check out all the swatches of this collection here

As you know we are now even comparing all the shades of every new launch. You can read my previous review on Red Lipstick comparison here here where I showed you close dupe of YSL lipstick.

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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 Lipstick -209 Red Liberation comes in Same packaging Like their ColorShow Lipsticks Range. 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.

Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick 209 Red Liberation Review,Swatches and Comparison

maybelline big apple red red liberation lipstick

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 applied 2-3 swipes. 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 and perfect and precise application gives you amazing pout:)

I have mentioned in my previous post that I have picked 4 shades from this range. Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick-209 Red Liberation is sheer orange based red with  warm undertones and I would say this lipstick might look little neonish on dark skinned beauties .Somehow it’s my least favorite shade among all. Pigmentation is sheer to medium. It provides 80% pigmentation in just two swipes and hides all the pigmentation of your lips to an extent. 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.

My experience with Maybelline Big Apple Red Lipstick-209 Red Liberation

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 this lipstick because It’s 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 🙂

Well I did a brief comparison of other Similar shade lipsticks with This one. I have found 2 similar shades in my stash so if you have one these, you don’t need to purchase this one.

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R to L- Maybelline Big Apple Red 209 Red Liberation,Revlon 626 Cha Cha Cherry, Faces Ultime Pro Lipstick Red Mary

  1. Maybelline Big Apple Red- 209 Red liberation: Beautiful warm red with orange hints. Utterly-butterly formula with creamy matte finish.
  2. Revlon 626 Cha Cha Cherry Lipstick: Beautiful Coral Red,suits to every kind of skin tone.creamy-frost finish.more pinkish than the Maybelline one.
  3. Faces Ultime Pro Lip Cream Red Mary: It is said to be great dupe of Maybelline one but this is a pure lip cream and it is slightly on red side than the Maybelline one.

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

  • Pretty Matte Black Packaging.
  • pretty orange based red with warm undertones.
  • 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.
  • Dupable.

Rating: 3.9/5

Until Next Time, Take Care peeps !!:)


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