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Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Refined Russet ~ Swatches, Photos, Review


The Maybelline Fall releases have been such a drugstore beauty treasure. I don’t typically concern myself with the latest additions to the drugstore aisles but the recent offerings of exceptional quality and colour from brands such as Maybelline has made ignoring them almost a crime.

One of the newly released fall shades is Refined Russet. It is a rich, warm brown that offers excellent pigmentation and coverage and comfortable wear. The Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks don’t seem to have any scent to speak of. They come in colour coordinating packaging that I find quite appealing. All of the Color Sensational lipsticks I have tried provide good wear time and wear off nicely without leaving any obscene rings around the mouth.

Refined Russet totally reminds me of the lipstick shades I used to rock in High School. Yes in the 90’s! I know, I know… I’m old! I am actually shocked that I had nothing like this at all in my collection. I really need to start experimenting with more brown toned shades again.

What do you think? Have you tried any of the Maybelline Fall shades. I should have picked up the taupe one when I had the chance.


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  • Joanna
    November 8, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Definitely a fall shade. Great nude color for me :)

    • Christa
      November 9, 2012 at 7:11 AM

      it would be a lovely nude on you!

  • Kate
    November 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    “Refined Russet totally reminds me of the lipstick shades I used to rock in High School. Yes in the 90′s! I know, I know… I’m old!”
    Sigh… If you were in high school in the 90s, you’re actually younger than I am… 1990 graduate…
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    • Christa
      November 9, 2012 at 7:12 AM

      I always thought we were about the same age? Guess you just look a lot more fabulous!

  • Krystle(Baking Beauty)
    November 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    What a great Fall color!
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    • Christa
      November 9, 2012 at 7:12 AM

      It is the perfect fall shade isn’t it.

  • Mary
    November 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    I tried a bunch from the Porcelain collection, and I absolutely loved the color and payoff, but they did have funky smell I didn’t like.
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    • Christa
      November 10, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      I don’t find they have a funky smell per say but rather that sort of “non smell” lipstick smell some unscented lipsticks have. Luckily it dissipates pretty much immediately for me. Maybe that collection was a bit stronger?

  • Ruby Scarlett
    January 5, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Great post! I love this lipstick so much. I’m a NC10 and it’s the most flattering reddish brown on me. I’ve been wearing it nonstop for a month and a half and reaching pan. Have you found a dupe for this? I’m desperate.

    • Christa
      January 5, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      Sorry I haven’t found a dupe yet. Good luck finding one! Let me know if you do. I’ll do the same. 😉


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