Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks Purple Band – What To Buy & What Not To Buy


Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks Purple Band – What To Buy & What Not To Buy

Hello gorgeous girls, I am again with the “What To Buy & What Not To Buy” series. This time I shall cover the mauve hued lipsticks of the Maybelline Colorshow lipsticks’ range. These lipsticks are categorized under the Purple Band Category.


Maybelline colorshow lipstick Purple Band

About Maybelline ColorShow Lipstick:

Get runway-ready lips with MNY Color Show Lip Colors, brilliant lipsticks straight from the New York Fashion Week. The Maybelline Color Show lipstick range has lip colors in four stunning hues – reds, pinks, browns and mauves. Offering 27 shades, this lip color range has a lipstick for every mood! The Color Show lipsticks have vibrant color pigments and a soft, non-sticky texture. The best part is that they also moisturize your lips, keeping them soft and supple!

Price: INR 299

Net Wt: 3.6 gm. Available on flipkart here.

Shelf Life: 3 years

Shades Offered: Maybelline offers a total of 27 shades divided into four categories that is Mauves, Reds, Pinks and Browns.

The Purple Band Category:


Maybelline colorshow lipstick Purple Band swatches

Purple Band Maybelline colorshow lipstick

This category consists of a total of 8 shades. Maybelline says that the purple band category is a set of color which has Mauve hues. The shades in this category did not happen to disappoint me and it has every kind of mauve that one may desire. But still there were two-three shades that turned out to be disappointing.

Have a look at the shades which you must buy, which you might buy and the shades which you should no buy at all.

Must Buy:

404 Forever Mauve


If you are someone who loves Mauve lipsticks, then this lipstick is definitely a must for you, especially if you compare the quality with the price tag that it comes with. It is a beautiful mauve shade with slight hints of pink in it. It has a soft creamy texture and offers semi opaque coverage. However the staying power of this lippy is just 3 hours, but the shade and texture are super adorable that makes it a must to have.

407 Mauve Power


It is a deep mauve shade leaning towards purple. Though the lippy does not have a staying power above 3.5 hours, but at 299 bucks you get a beautiful shade, creamy texture, buildable color pay off which totally makes this deal a hit and yes it is a must buy. Especially the shade is drool worthy for mauve lovers.

409 Burgundy Blend


The name of the shade looked a little misleading here, I found the shade like a blend of brown and red which yields in a beautiful brick color, not burgundy in any way. The lipstick has got the perfect texture, awesome color pay off. It also has a good staying power of 4 hours. This lipstick has got 5/5 rating which makes up for a big reason to categorize as a must buy.

Might Buy:

402 Plum Tastic


It is a gorgeous Plumish Pink shade of lipstick which has micro shimmers in it. The shade proves to be a good alternative for the Fuchsia shade lipstick, since I know of many people who cannot try fuchsia shade only because of its intensity. If this lipstick did not had shimmers in it, it would have been a must buy.

406 Fall In Mauve


It is a beautiful mauve shade with hints of brown in it. The color is really pleasing, and it has a soft creamy texture with opaque color pay off. The color would flatter all Asian skin tones. But its tendencies of settling into fine lines and accentuating them is something that looked bothering. But for the gorgeous shade one might want to buy it.

410 Wine Divine


It is a very bold wine shade which leans towards brown. The shade is definitely for the faint hearted, but if you are someone who loves such intense colors, then you might just want to give this lippy a shot.  The lippy survives for almost 4 hours and leaves a strong stain behind.

Do Not Buy:

405 Violet Delight


It is a purple colored lipstick with mauve undertones in it. The shade is not very pleasing to look and moreover it has tendency to settle into fine lines. It accentuates fine lines, making it look even worse.

408 Violet Vibe


This lipstick is an absolute NO and I will not in any case suggest anyone to have it. It is a mauvish – purple lipstick shade, with very obvious silver shimmers in it. The shimmer is very gritty, the lippy fades of unevenly leaving behind patchy stains and it bleeds too. The shimmers spread and may even move out of the lips.

These were all the purple band lipsticks of the Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks. I hope the categorization was helpful.

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks?

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