Maybelline Lip gradation by colorsensational” in shade – Mauve 1 

Price: Rs 500

Packaging: It comes in a plastic packaging with one end having the lip crayon  & the other end having a lip smudger (which is provided to extend the color to edges of lips for a graded look).
The pencil can be twisted from botton to glide up the lip crayon and then can be pushed back using same twist. Overall, the packaging is quite good and easy to use.
The only concern is, lip crayon gets break after few uses but the twister still helpful in pushing the pensil up & down.

Texture: The texture is extremely smooth and non – sticky. While applying it feels like creamy and melts on lips like a butter & post application it leaves a powdery matte finish immediately.
Also, the lipstick is non drying but not that hydrating too. The creaminess of the lipstick goes after an hour.

Pigmentation: The name “MAUVE 1” does not goes with the shade. It a perfect nude brown color which suits very well to medium to dark skin tones. A lovely color to wear to office on casual and western outfits.
The color is highly pigmented even for darker lips. Its almost transferproof as it doesnt transfer badly like other creamy matte lipsticks.

Application: The lip crayon stick is neither too thick and nor like a thin pencil. Its somewhere in between and very easy to apply on every corner of the lip and outer edges too.
The formula is extremely light weight and you feel like you havn’t applied anything on lips. Single layer application gives perfect nude lips without any heaviness.
The smudger present with it is not that useful & doesn’t give any good gradation to tips. I use it as a eye shadow to give the same tint to my eyes as on lips. 😛

Lip smudger
Mauve 1 – Pigmentation

Staying power: Single layering stays for a good 4-5 hours & double layering stays for even 8 hours too.
 It fades evenly & while fading it leaves a nice tint to lips which stays for whole day. It doesn’t form lines on outer lips, however the lips will feel dry once it fades. Reapplying over faded lips doesn’t feel gritty at all.

Fragrance: It doesnt have any fragrance, so very suitable for sensitive nose types.

My final thoughts:

Its a perfect brown nude color
Extremely light weight formula
Glides smoothy (Without any pressure)
Gorgeous matte finish with no shine
Highly pigmented
Settles down immediately
Goes with every skin tone
Almost transfer proof
Doesn’t require a sharpner

Cushion blender doesn’t help with graded lips & looks like a mistake
Price might seem high as compared to the quantity of lip crayon.
The shade name is misleading
Not a hydrating lipstick
Lip crayon breaks in the tube
Other shades are not good

My recommendation: If I see it as a normal lipstick, then I really loved its light weight formula & nude shade which makes me tempted to buy it again & again. It feels like you havnt applied anything on lips.
So I would definitely recommend it because for me price for this kind of light formula lipstick is still fine.