Review: Maybelline Lip Polish by Color Sensational in Glam 3, Effortless, Precise & Smooth Application At Once

When it comes to lip gloss, I’m quite particular for it’s texture and opaqueness. Many have raved the Maybelline Lip Polish on how easy to use it with just a single application. I was waiting for the Lip Polish to go on sale but Maybelline step ahead and send one for me to try. I fell in love with it!

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3


Lip Polish is a powerful 3-in-1 potion. A perfect blend of sweet and sensual, the smooth, lightweight formula of Lip Polish delivers a moisturizing liquid balm that preps lips for intensely rich color. Pure pigments provide deep color that never settles into lines and won’t leave lips feeling dry, and a built-in, glossy topcoat enhances curves, making lips look fuller and more luscious than ever. Lip Polish by Color Sensational features unique want that makes application speedy and precise. Available in 10 dazzling shades, there’s a tube of Lip Polish to match every mouth and mood.’ – Maybelline

This lip gloss comes in a clear tube which I assume it’s either made of plastic or acrylic. It will be easy to select for shades from the clear tube. The size of the tube is similar to a typical lipstick, almost a palm size which can be held easily as well as storing it.

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3 applicator

‘Much like mascara, Lip Polish by Color Sensational gets a boost from it’s unique applicator. A leaf shape, 180 degrees of flexibility, and mix of long and short fibers, makes application soft and delivers a high-shine finish.’ – Maybelline.

I thought the applicator looked fussy but it seems to be able to pick up sufficient amount of product. The shade that I have here is called Glam 3 which from the outside of the lip gloss, it looks like a soft red shade.

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3 Swatch

From the swatch, it looked very different from the actual shade. My camera seemed to pick mostly orange tone of it. In fact, it is actually soft red with a hint of coral. The texture seems really thick but at the same time, it looks very opaque. Let’s see how it turns out on my lips. It doesn’t have any scent to it.

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3 Before & After

Prior to the application, I did apply a little foundation on my dark lips. With only a single application, I manage to achieve even and precise application without using other makeup tools. The fussy looking applicator felt soft over my lips. I would say the opaqueness is about 65%  because it is still slightly sheer and you could see from the mole on the right of my lips. The gloss does make my lips look fuller and plumper. With the precise application, it does help to emphasize the shape of my lips.

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3 Application

Applying it over my lips with Lip Polish was easy and the next thing that I’m looking into is the texture and feel on my lips. After a minute or two, I do feel slight tingling sensation and that feeling is similar to how it feels when you apply lip plumper. The tingling sensation doesn’t stay too long, approximately after 5 minutes then it’s gone. Upon pursing my lips, the lip gloss doesn’t feel sticky but they felt smooth and lightweight.

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3 2

When the lip gloss tube is placed on it’s top, you could see the shape of a lipstick. That’s one uniqueness of the design of the tube and I would say it’s very creative. Upon twisting to secure the lip gloss, there is a snap toward the end of the twist to indicate that it is completely locked.

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3 - Traclyn 2

This is how Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 3 looks on me. I find the shade is not overly red  but the BF seems to think it is and I wore this to a wedding recently. I don’t mind wearing bold and darker shades, the BF just likes me with lighter lip color.

Maybelline Lip Polish by ColorSensational in Glam 3 - Traclyn 1

When a lip color can be applied effortlessly just like Lip Polish, it brings out ones’ smile with that beautiful lip color and accentuated lips. It also kept my lips very well moisturized because I have yet to experience any lip dryness.

Above all…

I am loving every inch of the Lip Polish at the moment from the tube design to it’s texture. I wasn’t expecting incredibly opaque pigments since this is a lip gloss but it gives quite a good color payoff. It is easy to use and with only single application to apply all over my lips, I think it is economical too. Lip Polish has been around since December 2013, it’s fairly new but I do find that it hardly goes on sales. If you’re into fuss free lip colors, this could be for you.

Retail Price: MYR 32.90

Weight: 5ml/0.17fl.oz.

Availability: Leading pharmacies, Sasa, supermarkets and departmental stores

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  • Soft fussy applicator
  • Effortless application
  • Single application for the entire lips
  • Able to achieve precise application
  • Non sticky texture
  • Lightweight
  • Good color payoff
  • Creative tube design
  • Economical
  • Kept lips moisturized


  • Hardly goes on sales

My Rating: 4.9/5


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This lip gloss was provided by Maybelline for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh
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