Maybelline has this range of lip glosses which, apt to its nomenclature, does live up to the claim of being shiny in a watery way. The shade under review is “choc choc”, sounds to me like some smoothie in a cafe bar.
The color is caramel brown with a hint of gold somewhere, due to which the color ends up to be feminine. I usually do not like browns in my lip palette, but this is kinda different. So, I bought it without second thought. To describe it more aptly, it is a brown with a sheen of gold. As for the texture, its not heavy and feels light on lips, but yes your hair strands do get stuck on your lips with a wisp of air blowing over your face. This is one factor which really turns me away from glosses, and I usually tend to shy from them.
It comes in a small plastic bottle with a silver cap, the wand has a doe foot applicator which helps for a no fuss application. The packaging is hassle free and easy to carry.
The aroma is kind of funny, somewhat in between chocolate and plastic. Yes, I know its a weird description, but couldn’t describe it better. Anyways the smell becomes obsolete after sometime. I also own a clear gloss from this range which I use on top of liners or lipsticks. Both of them are highly moisturising and feels smooth on the lips.Staying power is moderate, lasts for maximum of three hours on me. But for the price and quality its okay. I do not have very high expectation from glosses lol :). On pigmentation it fares average and mostly would not show up on pigmented lips.
The gloss lends a juicy look to the pout and can be used on top of lipsticks. I usually pair it with nudes and earthy colors.
Price: Rs.180 , I bought it about 1.5 yrs back
Summary: Its a decent lip gloss worth a buy. Its easy on pocket and ideal for college going students and teens. If you do not want to spend a fortune on glosses, this is it. I feel glosses appeal to teens the most and it looks way better than lipsticks on them. The color is universally flattering though it may not show up on pigmented lips.
Product Score: 3.5/5