Maybelline's 'The Buff's lipsticks in #930 Truffle Tease & #945 Stormy Sahara: Swatch+Review

A couple weeks ago, I went to Target and decided to pick up a couple of the new Maybelline Color Sensational-The Buffs lipsticks and I picked up #930 Truffle Tease and #945 Stormy Sahara.



I don't have many nude lipsticks and if they are nude, they lean more towards the pinkier side. I thought these two colors would be good to try out since they are more on the brown and lighter side than what I have.
Truffle Tease looked really nice swatched  on my arm. It had a nice brown tone to it. Stormy Sahara I thought would be a little to red for a nude when I swatched, but I ended up liking it better than Truffle Tease.

swatched outdoors
swatched outdoors under a patio roof.

 The first picture is with Truffle Tease on. As you can see, it nudes out my lips significantly and washes me out. I was hoping this color would work for me way more than it does from what I saw on picture reviews online. I can see this working for someone paler than me or darker, but if you are similar to my skin tone, I would skip this color. I will probably have to use a pink gloss or something to make this more wearable.

In this next picture I have Stormy Sahara on and I actually really liked how it turned out! It didn't wash me out but still had a paler nude color that I was looking for. The red undertones actually worked really well with my skin tone and I can see this being used every day. I like the fact that it also isn't a typical pink nude either since sometimes, I'm just not feeling the pink! This color sort of reminds me of MAC's Shanghai Spice (but I'd have to do a comparison swatch to really tell)--that color lays more on the brown/red nude side.

As for the formula of these, they aren't matte but are more on the creamy side with not real shimmer or shine. I would say you have to be careful if you have chapped lips since the color will stick to the dry skin patches. I recommend exfoliating your lips beforehand to avoid this problem. As for the smell, there is the typical 'old lady' lipstick scent, if you know what I mean. It isn't too bad for me so it doesn't bother me.
I do recommend checking out this whole line in general if you are looking for a good nude. If you are my skin tone or very close to and either much paler, or much darker--I recommend Stormy Sahara. 

These are basically available everywhere now from Walgreens to Ulta, to Target, however I found mines at TARGET  for $5.49 each with a coupon I had from the Sunday Paper so I payed about $4.59 each for both lipsticks.

Have you tried this new 'The Buffs' collection yet from Maybelline's Color Sensational line??!

What's your favorite color and do you have any recommendations?

7 comments

  1. stormy sahara looks lovely on you :) I've seen these everywhere and there are so many nudes! I am always so overwhelmed and not sure which one would be the best for me!

    Great post!

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    1. Yeah, it was hard for me to try to pick which ones would work and only one turned out good! At least it is better than none! =P

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    1. For a lipstick, they are pretty decent and are nice and creamy !

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