Maybelline Color Show Intense Fashionable Lip Color Orange Icon Review & Swatches


Maybelline Color Show Intense Fashionable Lip Color Orange Icon


Hello dearies,

How you doing? After a long gap I am writing. I am definitely feeling good. Past few weeks had been really hectic. To give myself a little treat I went for shopping. I was on a no lipstick ban for a year but my friend totally sold me a lippy from the Revlon super lustrous range. I went to my regular H & G to get it, I got and as I was heading towards the counter, I just asked the Maybelline lady (SAs there are called by the brand names… Maybelline, Olay, Lakme, L’oreal etc … really funny) if any new lipsticks have come, she promptly showed me 20 new shades from the color show range. Just by the hand swatches, I grabbed three, I was in a hurry and it was getting late. I will definitely check out more shades later on.


Maybelline Color Show Intense Fashionable Lip Color Orange Icon


How much we love the nail polishes. Well you all will equally love the lip colors. Read on to know why πŸ™‚

Quantity: 3.6 grams

Price: Rs. 299/-

Best use before 3 years from the date of manufacture

My expereince with Maybelline Color Show Intense Fashionable Lip Color Orange Icon:

The lipstick comes in a classy black case with jewelled transparent centre. Name of the lipstick is mentioned in a color coordinated sticker at the bottom. Overall the packaging is nice and sturdy.


Maybelline Lip Color Orange Icon


Coming to the texture of the lipstick, to me it seems to be a semi matte lipstick. It applies very soft, no tugging and pulling. Initially gives a little glossy finish but gradually the glossiness goes away and you are left with matte lips. The lipstick is extremely moisturizing. I need not apply a lip balm underneath. Even after the lipstick wears off, my lips donÒ€ℒt feel dry.

P.S. I have normal lips.

The lipstick is nicely pigmented. One swipe provides full color to my lips. It covers my slight pigmentation fully. Pigmented lips may swipe more than once to achieve full color. The color does not bleed nor does it accents the fine lines.

The staying power of the lipstick on me is 5 hours! Yes approximately 5 hours with coffee, water and light snacks. It fades little more after a full meal but the stain remains. One touch up and lips are pretty JI apply at 9:30, when I start for office and I touch up at sometime around 3 P.M.

Generally I apply again at around 1 PM.


Maybelline Color Show Orange Icon swatch


The lipstick transfers a bit, not an issue for meJ. It also fades unevenly leaving behind a soft stain. You will need a makeup remover to remove the stain!

Now coming to the color, orange icon is quite misleading. The lipstick bullet definitely looks orange but the swatch comes out as a very beautiful coral going slightly towards pink. It will suit warm complexions really well. The color is very summery. It will brighten your complexion like any other coral lipstick. In my opinion this shade is a must buy from this range. In the pics, it seems sheer but trust me this shade looks way brighter and opaque in person.

It seems to be a very close dupe for MAC Dreaming dahlia (my other favourite)


Maybelline Color Show Orange Icon lipswatch


What I like about Maybelline Color Show Intense Fashionable Lip Color Orange Icon:

  • Extremely moisturizing!
  • Smells like a candy
  • Available in a lot of shades.
  • Creamy texture and finish softens dried lips.
  • Extremely affordable!
  • Beautiful sleek casing.
  • Long-lasting! Lasts 5-6 hours.
  • Does not bleed!
  • Feels and glides on like lip balm, but has the pigment of a matte lipstick.

What I don’t like about Maybelline Color Show Intense Fashionable Lip Color Orange Icon :

  • Fades unevenly
  • Slight patchiness afterwards
  • May dry the dry lips more
  • May break from the base, lipstick is soft

Rating: 4.9/5

Do I recommend? Please buy this shade. At this price you are getting a fabulous shade. The cons may be strongly ignored. My beloved Loreal Moist matte lippy broke from the base and it cost me 899 bucks πŸ™

See you with 2 more shades next time πŸ™‚

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  1. Hey Pragnya long time gurl!!! Hawt lip swatches πŸ™‚
    N dis seems like an awesome lipstick for d price.. Good find πŸ™‚

  2. What a beautiful shade! When did they launch? I went shopping 2 days back and got some maybelline colorshow nail paints. They didn’t tell me anything about the new launch πŸ™ I got 2 faces lippies and now I want more πŸ˜‰ it is very decently priced, tempting me moreeee πŸ˜›

    • TA , my upper lips are slightly pigmented, it looks ok and these lippies are not sheer, so they will cover pigmentation nicely πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Anamika πŸ™‚ Yes I was really surprised by the quality of these lippes and at such a throw away price πŸ™‚


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