Maybelline Color Show Lipstick Review – Orange Icon

Hello Dearies! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Good day to all! ❤

Tell me about that ‘ONE’ thing which women absolutely cannot Live Without! 😀
Love? No.
Gossip? No.
Friends? No.
Food? No.
Dresses? No.

That ONE Thing has got to be a LIPSTICK! 😛

We all love makeup, no doubt, but still Lipsticks occupy a separate, special place in every woman’s heart! ❤

And why not? No matter how dull your mood is, one stroke of colour across your lips, and you are ready to rock! ❤❤❤

Today, I am going to review one of my favourite lipsticks of all times! ❤


Maybelline Color Show Lipstick - Orange Icon
Maybelline Color Show Lipstick – Orange Icon

INGREDIENTS: Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate 2, butyrospermum parki butter/ Shea butter, polybutene, ethyl hexyl methoxycinnamate, octyldodecanol, ethyl hexyl palmitate, polyethylene, hydrogenated polyisobutene, ozokerite, simmondsia chinensis seed oil/ jojoba seed oil, cera microcristallina/ microcrystalline wax, disteardimonium hectorite, diisopropyl dimer dilinoleate, alumina, peg 5 rapeseed sterol, tocopheryl acetate, pentaerythrityl tetra di T butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, calcium sodium borosilicate, parfum/fragrance, silica, synthetic fluorphlogopite, calcium aluminium borosilicate, sodium hyaluronate, tin oxide, citronellol, linalool, limonene, alpha isomethyl ionone, (Titanium dioxide, colours according to the shade).

COST: INR 299 for 3.9g.

SHELF LIFE: 3 years.


The Maybelline color show lipsticks come in a black, plastic tube with a translucent border around the middle of the tube, in a colour that resembles the shade of the lipstick inside! ❤
The ingredients list, cost, shelf life and everything else is mentioned on a plastic wrapper which is used to keep the tube sealed until it is bought and only the shade name and number are mentioned on the body of the tube…
I, personally, don’t like this at all, as the transparent plastic wrapper has to be discarded while opening the cap of the lipstick which leaves us with no detail of the product later on! 🙁

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick - Orange Icon
Maybelline Color Show Lipstick – Orange Icon

The cap of the tube is sturdy and strong and shuts with a sound! The packaging is very much travel friendly and keeps the lipstick bullet safe! ❤

The specific shade that I own, The orange Icon, has a mild musky-sweet fragrance to it.. The fragrance is so mild that it goes unnoticeable at times, so it won’t bother the sensitive noses at all! ❤

Orange icon is a beautiful PEACH-ORANGE shade that would look great on fair to medium (wheatish) skin tones.. In my opinion, it might tend to wash out on dusky or dark complexions!

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick - Orange Icon
Maybelline Color Show Lipstick – Orange Icon

{Left- WITH FLASH(single swipe, multiple swipes); Right- WITHOUT FLASH(single swipe, multiple swipes)}

Again, it is not a pure orange shade; 2-3 swipes of it give a color that looks​ more like a peach-pink than an orange! 😛

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick - Orange Icon
Maybelline Color Show Lipstick – Orange Icon

(2-3 Swipes Of The Lipstick Gives a Peach-Pink Colour; As On My Lips Here, In This Picture!)

About 5-6 swipes are required to get the bright orange colour on the lips.. Also, the shade looks different under different lights… But one thing for sure, it looks beautiful all the time! ❤❤❤

So, ladies who are too afraid to go for bold and bright orange lipsticks can surely give it a try.. 🙂

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick - Orange Icon
Maybelline Color Show Lipstick – Orange Icon

(1. 2-3 Swipes under normal indoor light; 2. 2-3 swipes under sunlight; 3. Multiple swipes under flash light; 4. Multiple swipes under the bright sunlight)

The pigmentation of this shade is slightly sheer when compared to the other shades of the range! One single swipe of the lipstick just gives a cute peach tint to the lips and multiple swipes are required to achieve the actual colour of the bullet on the lips! I have quite pigmented lips and a minimum of 2-3 swipes are required to make the patches and pigmentation on the lips unnoticeable!

The lipstick is utterly Moisturising and I have never felt the need to apply a lip balm underneath! It doesn’t settle in cracks or lines, so it would be a perfect choice for the days when you don’t have enough time to scrub the dead skin cells off your lips! 😀

The lipstick is quite creamy and glossy and so transfers a little onto the cutlery.. But the staying power of the lipstick is really great! The glossy look stays for about 2-3 hours after which the lips become completely matte and stop transferring the colour..
I have had full oily meals with this lipstick on, and it survived such heavy meals completely..
Even washing the mouth with plain water doesn’t remove the tint from the lips..
The lipstick completely washes away only when I remove the makeup at the end of the day! ❤❤❤

So, if you are planning to go out for a long duration of time and don’t want to touch up in the middle of the day, go for this! This lippy provides much more than what we can ask for at this price! ❤

(Also read my review over Himalaya Herbals Natural Moisturising Lip Butter here!)


1. Inexpensive and easily available. Buy it from here!
2. Travel friendly packaging and sturdy tube.
3. Subtle, Peach-orange shade; Great even for those who are apprehensive of wearing bright orange shade!
4. Glossy finish.
5. Survives heavy meals almost completely.
6. Leaves a strong tint on the lips that stays until you remove it using​ a makeup remover.

1. A little sheer compared to other shades from the range.
2. Multiple swipes needed for the actual shade to show up and hide the pigmentation completely.

3. The shade looks completely different under natural and artificial lights! (I don’t know if it is a pro or a con!) 😛
4. The glossy, creamy texture stays only for a couple of hours after which it goes matte.
5. Needs to be removed with oil or makeup remover.

RATING: 4.5/5

FINAL TAKE: I love the subtle yet trendy colour that this lipstick provides.. I am a no touch up person and hence the ability of the pigmentation to stay until removed is a boon for me! Overall, this lipstick would do justice to every type of attire and to every occasion.. It can be worn to a party and also to a college, without looking OTT! ❤

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52 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Show Lipstick Review – Orange Icon

  1. Looking at the stick i really did not like the colour, but when you applied it, it looks gorgeous!! Thank you for the swatches, product makes more sense now.

  2. I love Maybelline lipsticks. You’ve reviewed so well and lovely swatches. You look so pretty…

  3. I loved reading this post. All the lipshades are lovelt and as the season of festivals are approaching its so apt as per that.

  4. Color show is such an affordable and good lipstick which everyone I guess should have in their vanity . I loved the way you have explained each and every point out here

  5. Loved the detailed review, multiple swatches and looks in different light… And what an amazing lipstick that looks different in different light… It’s a sure pro for me 🙂

  6. Though I don’t like the pink shade so much but the pink shade you tried looks so good and natural. will try it on myself and maybe buy if it suits me too!

  7. This lipstick is cool. You can get many shades using it. I like the pink-peach look. Also good that it even does the moisturizing job.

  8. Thanks for your beautiful review. Although i personally don’t like bright colours but your review excited me too much to have this one. Bqz in this one lipstick we have got 4 in 1 type of colours. Which we use or swipe according to our preferences. So, thanks again for guiding us.

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