Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1 | Review & Swatches

Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1

Do you like browns and browny pink and pinky browns and nude shades – I do. I pick them up irrespective of how many similar shades I own. That and my excitement to try out the new lip range from one of my favourite drug store brands Maybelline resulted in me giving Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1 a try.

The product claims, “Color Sensational Lip Gradation – Experience the gradation effect.

Bold lips go soft and sexy with an ombre look. Be sophisticated with crisp, matte pigments.

Available in 8 shades, buy online at

Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1

My Experience with Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1

I’ve never been one to experiment with makeup. The irony of it, I am running a beauty blog and I don’t experiment with makeup much, extra emphasis on the word ‘MUCH’. I stick to my usual’s and I play around with it a lot. But if there is one thing I’ve been waiting to try for a long time it is Ombre lips. The whole gradation feeling makes the lips look sexy and gorgeous as hell.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1

Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1 is a beautiful light brown shade, which would be categorized as nude for most skin tones. It is superbly creamy and highly pigmented. I have discolouration on my lips and the corners are darker. This lip crayon if I may call it that managed to cover all the darkness and with ease. If feels super light on the lips, though it doesn’t offer any hydration. If you have dry lips be sure that you have scrubbed your lips and applied a good lip balm before using Maybelline Lip Gradation. This lip crayon has a tendency to cling to dry areas and accentuate any dryness if it exists.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1

Moving over to the lip gradation or ombre lips effect, I found it hard to achieve it with this single lip product, not to mention the smudger brush is also quite useless. It just ended up looking like the product was missing there. It is better to use Maybelline Lip Gradation all over lips instead of trying to achieve the ombre effect. Apart from these points and the rather high price for the small quantity, I absolutely adore this lip product and I am sure to pick up more colours from this range.

Maybelline Lip Gradation Mauve 1

The Good

  • Superb pigmentation
  • Long lasting
  • Wide range of colours to choose from
  • The perfect matte lip product
  • Creamy smooth texture

The Bad

  • Can accentuate dry areas
  • A little on the expensive side
  • Smudger brush is practically useless & gradation look not great

Overall verdict:  4 / 5

Price: Rs. 500/- for 1.2 gms

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        1. Ah, looks like Maybelline may not gotten an inspiration for their packaging from Missha. Wish there was some way for me to get my hands on these products.

  1. Adorable shade and yeah the smudger provided is useless! I wish more quantity was given instead of that 😛

  2. I love the shade. Nice for everyday use. I haven’t try these yet but would love to try 🙂 nice review dear

  3. Such a beautiful nude shade it is. Even I have heard that gradation thing doesn’t work. But if you get such a lovely nude shade, who minds that ;p

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