Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner- Midnight Plum Review

I am not a lipstick person; I don’t think I can carry lipsticks. I prefer light lip shades and for that I use tinted lip-balms. But this time I thought of trying something new and I bought this lip liner. No I dint wanted to use it with lipstick. Now, you’ll ask me why I bought this lip-liner, well the motive behind purchasing a lips liner is to use it as lipstick. Read on to know more about this lip liner from Maybelline color sensational range.

Price: Rs. 200 for 5 gms.

Ingredients: Not mentioned

My Experience with Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner- Midnight Plum:

The lip liner comes in a pencil form and I love the packaging. I prefer pencil-packaging over the retractable ones as retractable packaging are not hygienic because you keep using one tip for long without sharpening. But in pencil form packaging you can sharpen the tip every now and then, I know this leads to product wastage but hygiene is more important. The body is made of woods and it’s of the same color as the lip liner which makes it easy to identify. The pencil has a plastic transparent cap which is flimsy. Overall, the packaging is decent and there is nothing special about it.

Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner- Midnight Plum Review

The shade I’m going to review today is “midnight plum” which is a gorgeous maroon plum shade that will suit all skin tones easily. The shade is good because it is versatile and you can pair it with maroon and plum lipsticks, which are commonly worn colors by women. But I bought this shade because it is dark and I thought it would hide my pigmented lips really well. The texture of the lip-liner is creamy thus it glides effortlessly on my lips without tugging. The shade doesn’t have any shine or shimmers on it and it gives a matte finish to lips

Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner- Midnight Plum Review

The shade is highly pigmented and one swipe is good enough to hide my pigmented lips and gives a rosy look to my lips. If you prefer dark shades then you can build the shade. The shade doesn’t look good when used all over the lips. But I exfoliate my lips really well, apply lip balm and then apply the lip liner which gives a subtle look to my lips. The staying power is average and it stays for 2-3 hours on me depending on the meals I have. Considering the price, the staying power and the formula is pretty good. Overall, I am happy with it and I recommend it to those who don’t want to spend much on lip liners.

Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liner- Midnight Plum Review


  • I like products with pencil-packaging
  • Beautiful maroon plum shade
  • Stays for 2-3 hours
  • Prevents lipstick from bleeding
  • Increases staying power of lipsticks
  • Creamy texture which glides easily
  • Availability is not an issue


  • Missing ingredient list
  • Cannot be used alone
  • Not for dry lips

Rating: 3.5/5

Final Verdict: This Maybelline color sensational lip-liners are really good for those on tight budget. The liners are available in many shades and the texture is creamy that glides easily on lips. The staying power is decent and it also increases the wear-time of lipsticks.

About the author

Mansi Chauhan

Mansi Chauhan is an engineering student. She is passionate about makeup and loves purchasing loads of beauty products. Besides writing & reviewing beauty products, she loves photography & reading novels.