Maybelline Sensational High Shine Lipgloss Swatches

Hi Bellas,

Recently I've been intrigued by Maybelline's new line of lipglosses.  I had picked up one hot pink color out of the line and it impressed me so much that I picked up five more!  In today's post I'll give pics, swatches and my thoughts on the Maybelline Sensational High Shine Lipglosses.

Check out the video!

I haven't heard too many bloggers talking about these glosses so I decided to do a review.  Here are my thoughts:

  • Pigmented - buildable coverage meaning one coat is sheer enough to layer over a lipstick or go for a lighter look where 3 coats is opaque enough to block out lip color completely, almost like a liquid lipstick but it doesn't look goopy with a few coats
  • Formula isn't sticky
  • Doe foot applicator gets a lot of product out - so you can apply several coats with one dip
  • 12 colors to choose from
  • Wax Free Formula is supposed to be cleaner
  • Square shape prevents unnecessary rolling (pet peeve for bloggers taking pictures) and allows for easy, tight storage
  • Like the sleek packaging, looks like a more expensive gloss
  • Nice gloss factor - even the glosses that looked like they had a bit of glitter in them doesn't look uber glittery on, instead it adds to the shine and bit of sparkle
Almond Crush
One Shine Day
Luscious Latte
Electric Shock
Raspberry Reflections


  • The name of the product comes off with the plastic wrap - so you can't tell the name of the product which can be a nuisance for tutorials.  The name of the shade is on the bottom super tiny on a sticker.
  • Not a huge fan of the fruity scent but it's not a deal breaker
  • Not a super moisturizing gloss, make sure to wear a balm underneath
  • Some of the glosses have a slight sandy texture, might be the fine glitter
I don't have many drugstore lipglosses except for NYX so I was pleasantly surprised to see that this range had pretty decent pigmentation.  One layer gives decent color, but two or 3 gives you opaque coverage.  I think these will also look nice layered over a lipstick or lip liner.  I like all the colors I picked up and didn't feel too guilty about it since they were about $5 each.  You'll definitely be seeing these on my lips in upcoming videos and FOTDs.

Have you tried the Maybelline Sensational High Shine Lipglosses?  Let me know in the comments below!

FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.  Products purchased by me.