Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color M202 Firecracker Red~ Review and swatch

Maybelline has recently launched the Creamy Matte Lip Color in the Color Show collection that I was super stoked about. So YAY! I went ahead and got a fun, bright color from the range in the shade M202 Firecracker Red. To see how it fared, let’s skip the chat and jump right in!


Price: INR 325


My take on the Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color M202 Firecracker Red:

This baby has the exact packaging as the regular Color Show lipsticks. The only difference is that the regular ones have shiny cases while these creamy mattes come in matte finish cases. It too has a color-coded band that indicates the color range. The shade name has been printed and pasted at the bottom. The packaging is lightweight and travel friendly.


Color: Firecracker red is a red-based orange lipstick that has warm undertones. It would look beautiful on all kinds of Indian skin tones. It seemed more orange when I swiped it on my hand but appears orangey red on my lips under different lighting. But nevertheless, I’m in love with it and happy with the buy!

Texture: Amazing! It doesn’t tug or pulls like any matte lippies. The formula is matte in finish yet has a smooth and creamy texture and sits comfortably without settling into fine lines. It somewhat has the same texture as the Revlon Color burst Matte Lip Balm which happens to me one of my favorites. If you suffer from super dry lips, a lip balm is recommended but that would defeat the purpose of buying a matte lipstick, Isn’t it? 



Pigmentation: In the pigmentation department, Maybelline has always provided us flawless opacity in a single swipe. If you desire for deeper saturation, you can play around on with a couple more swipes. A swatch has been shown below.

Staying power: It stayed for 5 to 6 hours on me with light snacking in between. A touch up would be essential after a heavy meal. It does tend to leave a deep stain behind which can be removed completely using a makeup remover.


What I like about Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color M202 Firecracker Red:

Stunning color


Creamy texture

Bang on pigmentation

Would suit all kinds of Indian skin tones

No tugging

Long wearing

What I don’t like about Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lip Color M202 Firecracker Red:

Leaves a stain behind

Rating: 4.5/5

Recommendation: Yes, I personally love the color so I can work on my dislike on the stain part, as everything else is amazing about it.

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