Saturday, June 21, 2014

Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick POW4 Review and Swatches

Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick POW4 Review and Swatches
Review by Karishma
Hi Girls,
A couple of months back Maybelline launched their Pink Alert Lipsticks! And as you already know how much I love pink lipsticks, I just couldn't resist buying them. I managed to get my hands on POW 2 and was on the hunt for POW 4! Now, I have POW 4 with and I am reviewing it for you today. Do read the review to know if it’s worth a buy...

About the Product:
pink lipsticks
Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick POW4 Review and Swatches
Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick POW4 
Rs.375 for 3.9 g
Shelf life of 36 months
Available online on nykaa, snapdeal, flipkart, etc and at all offline beauty stores.

Available Shades:
POW 1: A bright blue based bubblegum pink
POW 2: A pretty hot pink shade
POW 3: A slight neon Barbie pink color
POW 4: A coral pink shade (dupe of MAT 1)

Product Description:
• Amp up your lips in the hottest pink
• In 4 bright pink shades
• Passionate Pink color only from our vivid color pigments.
• Creamier feel only from our nourishing honey nectar

The entire ingredients list is mentioned but it’s too tiny. So I’m just mentioning the key ingredients which are: Dimethicone, beeswax, tin oxide, aluminium hydroxide, titanium dioxide, mica, silica.

My experience with Maybelline Pink Alert – POW 4:
These lipsticks come in a pretty pink packaging with a plastic wrap which screams “PINK ALERT”. It has a color coded sticker at the bottom with shade name. The cap shuts tightly and won’t come off even if it’s rolling around in your bag.

The Shade:
POW 4 is a gorgeous coral pink shade. It’s such a gorgeous shade which would suit the Indian skin tone well especially fair to medium skin tones. It complements my skin tone really well. Its not as bold as the other shades from this range. Its my go to colour these days!

Its an exact dupe of Maybelline Bold Matt shade Mat5. I wonder why Maybelline has launched the same colour in two ranges.The texture is really smooth and glides on the lips like butter and its quite hydrating. It has a semi matte finish. It doesn’t bleed or settle into lines but does transfer a bit due to its texture. The pigmentation is decent. When I used Pow 2 maximum two swipes were needed to cover my pigmented lips. In case of POW 4 you need to layer to build up color and then it kinda looks chalky so I prefer just one swipe or max two. It stays on for about 4 – 5 hours and leaves a pretty stain on the lips.

My Likes with Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick POW4:
1. Gorgeous coral pink color
2. Brightens the face
3. Superb pigmentation
4. Creamy texture
5. Doesn’t settle into lines
6. Moisturizes the lips
7. Amazing price tag!

My Dislikes with Maybelline Pink Alert Lipstick POW4:
1. Transfers a bit.
2. Looks chalky when layered

Final Verdict: 
Maybelline products are always high on quality! I simply loved this lipstick and I’ll definitely urge you to buy one from this range. As I said in my earlier post as well if you are fair skinned beauty – your luck has favored you... all four shades will suit so go on and make a choice or simply buy all four. If you are a medium skinned beauty - pick POW 2 or 4 those are the safest bets but there’s no harm in experimenting with the other shades if they suit you. For the dusky beauties – I’m honestly not so sure how POW 2 or 4 will look on you... do try them out and if it suits you then pick it up without hesitation. Also, if you already own MAT 5 skip this, it’s the exact same colour though the overall finish of the lipstick is different!!! Go and get your Pink Alert Lipstick!

Hope My Review will be helpful for you all...
Thanks and do share your thoughts...
With Love Karishma...


  1. Lovely shade Karishma, Nicely reviewed :)

  2. I love pinks and this one is no exception... great review Karishma!

  3. Very pretty color and nice swatches Karishma :) xx

  4. One of my fav brand for lipsticks but like you said, chalky and the shade; not for me.

  5. Nice color! Perfect for summers

  6. i don't like chalky lipsticks... but this looks lovely on u karishma :* :*

  7. looks lovely on u karishma. :*

  8. I am yet to try these! they are such lovely shades!!!

  9. I so want this shade the Pow 2 7 now will get this one.

  10. The shade looks Amazing !
    Nicely Reviewed too :)

  11. Lovely Shade!This is one shade I liked among the 4 shades.


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