The Review: Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Gloss

Since picking up the Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Gloss in Cashmere Rose and Glorious Grapefruit, I’ve felt like a glossy shaped hole has been filled in my makeup bag. In fact, I haven’t been this excited about a lip product since I purchased the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter in 03 last summer – shocking really. But a bit of shine, with a little colour and no stick had me hooked and now I’m feeling the need to run back to Boots and pick up the rest of the collection.

Cashmere Rose is the lighter of the two and works better layered over a nude lip (my current favourite being the Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in the shade Complex), giving it a slightly more pink, glowy sheen. Glorious Grapefruit is much more of a peachy pink with slightly more colour pay off. Because of this I either wear it alone or over one of the various orangey-peachy Revlon Matte Balms I have rolling around (and trust me, there are a few. Review coming soon).

So which one next? Well there’s a beautiful orange shade in the range that’s really caught my eye, and I’m feeling something a little more nude too. I can’t quite believe I’m planning my next lipgloss purchase – am I feeling okay?


  1. PWhiley94
    13 Feb 2014 / 9:16 am

    Cashmere Rose is such a gorgeous nude shade, I will have to check them out.


  2. Kellie Stupart
    13 Feb 2014 / 9:20 am

    Your planning of lip gloss purchases has encouraged me to plan my own! I've never really been one for a lip gloss because of their stickiness and anytime I did wear one there'd be a sudden gust of wind and it would end up in my hair! Are these really non sticky? πŸ™‚ xx

  3. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    13 Feb 2014 / 9:41 am

    They both look lovely and summery but for me it would nee to be Glorious Grapefruit, it looks so juicy and fresh :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  4. Nic and Claire
    13 Feb 2014 / 9:53 am

    I've not heard of these, how have they snuck past me?! Will hunt these down next time I'm in Boots, thanks x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  5. Amelia
    13 Feb 2014 / 9:54 am

    Ohh they sound lovely! I need some new glosses for going into Spring as well, I'll have to check them out!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger x

  6. Jessie
    13 Feb 2014 / 9:56 am

    They both look really nice but I would go for Cashmere Rose. The name sounds so indulgent too haha.

  7. Renate
    13 Feb 2014 / 9:57 am

    I just bought the Cashmere Rose and I absolutely love it (which is serious, considering I usually can't stand glosses), but I wear it simply over my ECO lip balm, so I am not really looking forward to trying it with a lipstick underneath, thanks so much for the tip! πŸ™‚

    Renate from
    My updated skincare routine just went up on my blog, if you're interested to check it out!

  8. Rachael McClenaghan
    13 Feb 2014 / 10:12 am

    Note to self; i am not allowed near town for a long time due to my last couple days of spending. Although suzie your tempting me by the sounds of these. So lovely.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  9. Tasha
    13 Feb 2014 / 10:16 am

    These look absolutely lovely! They have the colour sensational glosses here in Australia, but in different packaging (same as in the US), so I'm not sure if they are the same formulas!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  10. sara iqbal
    13 Feb 2014 / 10:21 am

    Its soo gorgeous saw it on another bloggers it…gotto buy it although i am not a fan of lipgloss but this looks very pretty

  11. Sophie Rose Hearts
    13 Feb 2014 / 10:26 am

    These look so pretty! Surprisngly i'm back into gloss too!

    Sophie x

  12. Biancarosa
    13 Feb 2014 / 10:28 am

    -starry eyed- they look lush! Especially loving the glorious grapefruit one, definitely need to have a quick nip in to town to buy these bad boys!

    Biancarosa // xoxo

  13. Carmen Petre
    13 Feb 2014 / 10:43 am

    The orange shade looks beautiful in the tube, but it does not translate so intense on the lips at all. Otherwise, lovely formula indeed.

  14. Lucy Makes Up
    13 Feb 2014 / 10:57 am

    I think I may have to pick these up!!!

  15. Katie Z
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:01 am

    I used to have these when I was younger and loved them!

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  16. Emily Golding- Beauty By Emily
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:04 am

    I was a huge fan of their old colour sensational lipglosses so I am super happy about these.

    Emily xx

  17. What Lauren Says
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:09 am

    Ah such lovely shades! Cashmere Rose is my fave out of the two x

    Lauren // What Lauren Says

  18. Life of Verity
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:10 am

    I love how thin the packaging of these lip glosses are? Sounds weird but they seem like a really nice shape xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  19. Aerin Downs
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:23 am

    These sound lovely :)!

    BerrieBlogs – Beauty Blog x

  20. Zazie Bibi
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:42 am

    Cashmere Rose looks lovely! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  21. Rachel
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:49 am

    i would have totally overlooked these, but if you're comparing them to the clarins light instant lip perfectors, i must go check them out now! πŸ™‚

    rachel x

  22. sophiesmakeupblog
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:50 am

    They sound lovely! x

  23. Tamira Alison
    13 Feb 2014 / 11:59 am

    I think Cashmere Rose may need to happen in my handbag shortly! T xx

  24. Brittany Seel
    13 Feb 2014 / 12:36 pm

    These look gorgeous πŸ™‚ I don't always reach for lipglosses like you but when I find one I love, it's hard to stop using it!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  25. Lillian ParisianToBe
    13 Feb 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Ever since Anna mentioned these, I've wanted to give them a go. Now that they have Suzie's stamp of approval, I better grab my wallet now. xo
    Lillian |

  26. Fashion Ganache
    13 Feb 2014 / 12:57 pm

    These look lovely! I love the light colours!

    Tsui @ Fashion Ganache.

  27. Almeida
    13 Feb 2014 / 1:09 pm

    They both look really gorgeous. x

  28. Amber Hunter
    13 Feb 2014 / 1:42 pm

    I used to absolutely hate lip gloss! Only within the last few months have I begun to appreciate it and enjoy wearing it more. I absolutely love the Maybelline Color Elixir in the shade Petal Plush and I'm considering (gasp!) purchasing a high end lip gloss for my prom.
    Lovely Notions

  29. sofia grigoriadou
    13 Feb 2014 / 1:49 pm


  30. Simplybeautifulelegant
    13 Feb 2014 / 1:50 pm

    beautiful colors
    hope you visit and follow my blog

  31. Marlenne
    13 Feb 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Lovely spring colors! I always tend to wear more lip gloss during spring, because af their fresh and light color!

  32. Claire
    13 Feb 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Oooh I'm definitely going to have to look out for these, I'm really into lip gloss at the moment, which is totally unheard of for me πŸ™‚
    xxx Claire

  33. Victoria
    13 Feb 2014 / 3:47 pm

    okay, i need to pick these upp. reading your blog is bad for my bank account haha. <3

  34. sheseeksvictoria
    13 Feb 2014 / 3:53 pm

    They looks beautiful, I hope you post photos of you wearing them soon. The colors look promising for sure!
    I'm new in this community, so I'd appreciate anyone who comments, suggests or recommends anything πŸ™‚ Please stop by

  35. Alyson
    13 Feb 2014 / 4:35 pm

    I've been hearing more and more about these glosses, can't wait to try!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  36. vicki
    13 Feb 2014 / 5:35 pm

    I am getting in to wearing more glosses & these look & sound lovely

  37. Maddy
    13 Feb 2014 / 5:50 pm

    I need to pick up some of these, I have been loving wearing lipstick so much recently! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  38. MΓ©lane x
    13 Feb 2014 / 5:58 pm

    What a lovely colours, I'm still looking for some fabulous glosses and these sound pretty good!

    xo MΓ©lane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

  39. Tiny Alis
    13 Feb 2014 / 6:12 pm

    I love the look of Glorious Grapefruit, looks like a great summer colour πŸ™‚

    Tiny Alis

  40. Ciara Pollock
    13 Feb 2014 / 7:12 pm

    I have Cashmere Rose and I adore it, Glorious Grapefruit looks so pretty! x

  41. casuallyawkward
    13 Feb 2014 / 7:17 pm

    I'm not a gloss girl but these shades are so pretty!

  42. Conny
    13 Feb 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I'm in love with both of these shades, they look so pretty! πŸ™‚ x

  43. Laura A.
    13 Feb 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I don't ever wear lipgloss because I hate the wet and sticky feel on my lips. This post has made me want to try out these glosses though…
    Laura x

  44. Chelsea Leigh
    13 Feb 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I'm not a huge fan of lip gloss but those looks so lovely!

  45. Rachel brown
    13 Feb 2014 / 8:54 pm

    these look lovely! on my wishlist now!

    Rachel | ascottishrose

  46. Talisa Tossell
    13 Feb 2014 / 8:57 pm

    The pink one looks great, could you do swatches?

  47. Celina
    14 Feb 2014 / 2:25 am

    These look and sound lovely! I'm not much of a lip gloss kind of girl but I'm sure lip gloss lovers will have to give this a go.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  48. Diane J
    15 Feb 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Really need to give these a go soon. They both look lovely and I love the sound of the formula. Loving the slim packaging too. πŸ™‚

  49. Mathilde M.
    16 Feb 2014 / 10:10 pm

    I bought the nude one; " Cashmere Rose", I only try it for few minute at home just for checking if the color wasn't too "brown" (actually it's more a pinky nude as you said, which is perfect). But I think it such a nice product it smell so good, like honey mixed with orange! And it's not sticky, it's more moisturising! I really want to buy the pink one it's called Pink Petale I think it look really pretty! πŸ™‚ xx

  50. Nicole Cottrell
    23 Feb 2014 / 9:59 pm

    I love the matte balms – I have Striking and Standout. I looked for Complex for ages but it was sold out in my local Boots on several occasions. I can imagine it looks lovely paired with Cashmere Rose so I'm feeling a little purchase coming along!X

  51. makeuplover17
    05 Mar 2014 / 11:54 am

    I bought "pink shock" a couple of weeks ago and I love it! Such a pretty pink going into spring/ summer πŸ™‚ x

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