Maybelline Colour Sensational Popsticks 040 Crystal Pink, 060 Citrus Slice, 080 Cherry Pop

Hi! As a passionate sale shopper and bargain hunter I hit the Poundstores every couple of weeks to check for beauty bargains. Needless to say I was very happy when I found these little beauties: Maybelline Colour Sensational Popsticks. I hadn’t tried these before as they were around £7 each at the big drugstores, but for £1 each I couldn’t resist. I picked up 3 shades. From left to right: Crystal Pink, Citrus Slice, Cherry Pop.
2015 Maybelline Popsticks 01
What’s the verdict? I do not like these popsticks at all. They’re glorified lip balms that hardly leave a smidgen of colour or sheen. (That’s why I didn’t even take photos of the swatches.) And they’re not even good lip balms because they’re quite waxy and they don’t moisturise much. I also don’t like their scent which is a bit plasticky-sweet. They’re fun to look at because they’re translucent, but that’s the best bit about them really. I’m currently using them up as a ‘base’ for lipliner, but I won’t buy them again, not even for £1.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde