Maybelline New York The Jewels Collection are jewel-inspired Color Sensational Lipsticks. If you want deep jewel-toned shades, especially for Fall & the Indian festive season (say, Diwali), you will probably find a shade that'll complement your blingy mood.
I've got 2 shades here- Rubylicious & Amethyst Ablaze.
Packaging: Pretty-Pretty, with pink caps and Maybelline New York engraved on the silver bullet case (Is that right? Why don't I know what it's called!)
Rubylicious ~ It is a gorgeous ruby red that's verging on sheer. If you're afraid to wear vibrant reds like MAC Ruby Woo, give this a try & wear it sheer. I like that it has a strong pink undertone, like those lip tints, but in lipstick form. If you're wondering how it compares to Revlon Colorburst Ruby, it looks more fuchsia than Ruby, if that makes sense. Okay, it has more purplish-pink than Ruby. Now I have confused you more. I think the photos below will explain better.
Comparison: Maybelline Pleasure Me Red & Rubylicious - Pleasure Me Red is a deeper red, while Rubylicious is sheerer with a pinker undertome
Amethyst Ablaze ~ Is it just me, or that word 'Ablaze' just doesn't sound right there? At least for a lipstick. It's like, "Emerald Aflame" for an eyeshadow, I'd still pick on the Aflame. Okay, this is a purple shade with shimmers, which are not very jhatak when worn, but they seem to disagree with the wax, making it look hodge-podge. I think it would look better if applied-blotted-applied-blotted while building the color up.
Amethyst Ablaze is a dupe for MAC Violetta from Venomous Villains Collection
Maybelline Amethyst Ablaze & MAC Violetta ~ Almost ditto, except Amethyst Ablaze has shimmer
Price of The Jewels Collection Lipsticks ~ Rs.350 each. PERFECT!
Available in more shades.
Rubylicious: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5/5
Amethyst Ablaze: ♥♥♥♥♥ 3.5/5
Which did you like more? Do tell if you bought other shades!
♥ Cynthia Z *.*