So about two weeks ago I was honestly in Walgreens purchasing some milk and ran across some more lipsticks from the Rebel Bloom collection (that I have not swatched yet) and picked up two. I’m actively avoiding the cool toned shades for reasons (black girl reasons).
Sadly during this acquisition I got home, all ready to swatch and post and guess what? Someone tested this shade on their lips and put it back on display. Words cannot describe how pissed I was, but I made a run to Walgreens a few days ago and exchanged it for another. I’m lucky these were still in stock.
Maybelline Carnation Cabernet is a warm toned fuchsia with a glossy finish. It is not quite opaque in one coat, but you can build it by applying once or twice more to deepen it up. This lipstick is very light and hydrating. Of course with hydrating lipsticks, they are not going to last very long. I got about 3 hours wear out of this one.
I’m not a huge fan of berry lipsticks, and I would be lying if I told you I will be wearing this often.
Maybelline Carnation Cabernet retails for $7.49. Check Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid for availability.