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Friday, July 15, 2011

Spotted: New Maybelline Limited Edition Shine Sensational Pop Sticks

When my lovely reader xreeshix first gave me the heads-up about this collection, I went bonkers after reading her description. So I put out the word on Twitter asking if anyone had pics or more info, and WOW, the response was incredible. Thank you ALL so very much for all the great information, descriptions, and pictures. While I couldn't publish all of the pics I was sent, here's a sampling that I think gives the best representation of what this collection is all about.

First up, some pics from the lovely Maria:

image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap
Maybelline Limited Edition Shine Sensational Pop Sticks





image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap 
Pink Lollipop, Rasberry Ice, Citrus Slice, Fruit Punch

Notice that these are part of the SHINE Sensational line, not the Color Sensational line. So right off the bat, we can't expect them to be very pigmented, since nothing in the Shine Sensational line really has too much pigment--it's all about the shine with these.

The coolest thing about Pop Sticks is that they're completely translucent. I've heard comparisons to DuWop Iced Teas (thanks for that one, xreeshix) and my Twitter pal @ILoveSephora said that the Pop Sticks are tinted with ph sensitive dyes and remind her of the Clarins Crystal Lip Balms. I definitely see the similarities to BOTH of those products, don't you agree?

In fact, Clarins Crystal Coral and Crystal look a LOT like these two Pop Sticks that my pal Jesse was kind enough to share with us:

image credit: Jess for Nouveau Cheap

Maria was nice enough to share some swatches, and it appears that the color payoff of these Pop Sticks is very similar to the Clarins Crystal Lip Balms:

 image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap 

 image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap 

  image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap 

  image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap 

 image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap

  image credit: Maria for Nouveau Cheap

 So if you're not looking for color, but rather a sheer, shiny, jelly-type of effect on your lips, these might be the perfect summer pick-me-up for you!

Have you spotted Maybelline LE Pop Sticks in your area yet? So far I'm hearing they've been spotted at CVS, Bed Bath and Beyond, and also Meijer.

Thanks SO much to everyone who took the time to send pics, share their opinions and provide info regarding possible dupes. I really, really appreciate that!

18 COMMENTS:

  1. I may have overlooked this one. But the photos really show off the jelly-ness of it. Very interesting.

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  2. What in the world? lol I'll be skipping these.

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  3. They look like Jelly balms. I wish they had a little more color, to rival high end brands. I have several of the CS High Shine lipsticks and love those. It's interesting how they almost look like stained glass in the pics.

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  4. omg I need these! Can't wait till they get to my local drugstore. I've wanted one of the Clarins for ages but the price is a bit much.

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  5. OMG! I've been lemming the Duwop iced teas for awhile but couldn't bring myself to ever buy one. Now I can get the same thing for a lot less. Yay!

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  6. My first thought was, "Gimmick!" which I think means you'll have to go and get one, G! lol Didn't you say that you always feel drawn to gimmicky drugstore makeup?

    This seems like it's a "clear" gloss in lipstick form.

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  7. They look super cool! But I like reeeeaaaalllly opaque lip products, so these aren't for me, haha.

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  8. I saw these at a Rite Aid in Los Angeles today.

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  9. my friend and i saw the pink lollipop one just sitting all by itself on an end cap just randomly put there, and we were like WTF IS THIS?!... it smelled good

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  10. ooh~ its like a gloss w/o all the stickiness of a lipstick! defly want to try it ^^

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  11. These are amazingly awesome looking but I'm not sure I would even enjoy wearing them. Can I just buy one and put it on display? I imagine it would get dusty after a while.

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  12. They just look SO COOL. I'm going by Meijer today, and I think I'm going to grab one.

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  13. I have to try these, I'm not really into lipstick so these would be perfect! Thanks for the info.

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  14. Those are kind of cool looking, but I have enough sheer glosses/lipsticks

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  15. I have seen these at Fred Meyer in Western WA...

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  16. Same here, Courtney! Have also seen them in a few Rite Aids around Seattle as well :)

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  17. I was so attracted to the case...its a neon orangey pink..and the way the lipstick is transparent..I had to have it just because of how it looked! Honestly, it doesnt add ANY color to your lips, (like a lipgloss). It feels dry like a lipstick. So really it has no purpose, other than that it smells great and looks cool in the package

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  18. I saw these at Rite Aid and I was not impressed at all :(. Ill be passing on these.

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