Sunday, August 7, 2011

Maybelline Pop Sticks!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited for a week of vacation! Before our little getaway, I have a couple of days to enjoy all things beauty-related, including hitting the drugstore to see what's new. One thing I found were these interesting lip products from Maybelline... they're a limited edition line called Shine Sensational Pop Sticks. I found them at my local Walgreens. The idea is that they'll give your lips "popsicle shine"... they didn't make my lips overly shiny, but they did give it a tint that reminded me of popsicle-stained lips.

As you can see, these are packaged just like the Color Sensational lipsticks, only the caps are neon pink. Hopefully you can tell by the pictures that these pop sticks are transparent- they make me feel like I'm looking at a Jolly Rancher or some sort of hard candy. You can see right through them! Of course I was intrigued, and had to pick up 2 of the four shades!

On the left is Raspberry Ice, and on the right is Fruit Punch. The other shades were what appeared to be a lighter pink and a coral/orange color. The scent is just what you'd expect- lightly fruity, sort of like candy. The taste they leave on the lips isn't nearly as appetizing- in fact it's slightly bitter. Although it does help you resist the urge to lick them right off your lips! haha :) I can get past the taste though, because I love the way they look. It's a light tint of color that reminds you of a lip stain, but you get a nice amount of moisture as well. You know the red tint you get when you use a Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker? It's that kind of concept here.

Raspberry Ice - light pink

Fruit Punch - medium pink

You can't necessarily judge these shades by the way they look in the packaging, or even the way they might appear in a swatch on your hand. I think they really play off of how much natural pigment you have to your lips. I don't feel like my lips are super naturally pigmented... they have sort of a mauvey-neutral look with nothing on them. That said, I was impressed with the color I had after using these, and ladies with even more pinky pigmentation to their lips will see even more color from the Pop Sticks.

Daily Nuggets...
  • Just heard some claps of thunder here... Cupcake is on high alert!
  • Still eating ice pops like they're going out of style!
  • Speaking of ice pops, I had a legit Margarita ice pop and it was awesome.
  • I plan to take my camera & laptop with me on vacation!

37 comments:

  1. These look fabulous!! What a great idea! Love your videos Emily :o) xxx

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  2. wow how inventive, the look of these are sooo unique(:

    <3 BB

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  3. That's so cool how they're translucent! I'll have to check these out. PS... Margarita ice pop sounds AMAZING!!

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  4. Oh. My. Goodness. I want some of these. BTW, there was some intense lightning/thunder last night, and my kitties were going crazy as well. :)

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  5. I bought Fruit Punch-and I actually like it for daily wear. I have seen several reviews on this and quite a few people stated that these weren't pigmented enough-but seriously, what did they expect? They are translucent!

    I think these are a great alternative to the Clarins rouge shine that I had a hell of a time finding last year.

    The packaging is so darn cute too!

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  6. Wow, these are so cool! I'll totally try these out! :)

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  7. I picked up the Fruit Punch one a week or so ago, I really like it, and every time I pull it out of my purse I get compliments and questions :)

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  8. Saw these at my Rite Aid last week, I think I'll go back and get one. Thanks!

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  9. I love the idea of these!
    They look great and the shade is perfect.

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    Take care
    Nats. xxx

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  10. Going to Walgreens tomorrow to look for these!!

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  11. I have Citrus Slice and it smells like you could take a bite out of it like it's a jelly fruit! That said for me it was rather drying. I felt like I had to keep reapplying it. However I did and do enjoy the novelty of it very much.

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  12. As always thanks for the great reviews! I wrote a little shout out to you over on my blog! Just letting you know :)

    Heather

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  13. I absolutely love these! I bought them all!
    great pictures and good review!

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  14. I have to find these now. Living in a small town in the middle of nowhere I'm guessing I won't have much luck. Have to try to get to the closest Walgreens soon.

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  15. Omg I Love this! I'm totally picking this up! Thanks for the post and awesome review.

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  16. I might have to buy this just for the heck of it. The translucent thing is really tempting me!

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  17. About how much do these cost?

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  18. These look so cool! I have to have one! Not trying to be a hater.... It would be helpful if you posted a pic of your lips without any product so we could see how big a difference or not it made.

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  19. They are truly amazing, I coincidentally got mine in the same exact shades.

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  20. These look so pretty, they remind me off jello in the first picture haha :)

    Love Christine ♥

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  21. i bought the fruit punch one and i had to return it. the sweet smell was just too strong for me. i thought it was a really cool idea though!

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  22. I want these so bad but I can't find them ANYWHERE around here. I've gone to CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart. :(

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  23. I've been trying to find these in NYC and can't seem to track them down :(

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  24. oh my gosh! those look so interesting... I want one! Hey! follow me on my new beauty blog: ultaismycandystore.blogspot.com

    -Holly

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  25. i might give em a try ;) have fun on your trip & i love your vids

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  26. Hi Emily! If you could, could you come and check out our blog? Me and my best friend have a blog about beauty products and that kind of stuff so if you could please check it out! Here it is: http://2girlsindresses.blogspot.com/ Thanks a lot! <3

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  28. what a great look i totally try this.

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  29. How fun!! Are they matte or can you wear a lip gloss on top for shine?

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  30. I really like the concept of these. They seem very wearable!

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