Top to bottom: 943 Tangerine Tango, 944 Sangria Sunrise, and 945 Salsa Sun. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
They arrived super duper fast, within the same week, even though I didn't ask or paid for express international shipping. Luck, I guess? Anyway, I was so excited to finally got my hands on them, as they look just like they do in pictures, all are orangey, just what I love xD
- 943 Tangerine Tango: this color disappointed me a little. It swatched a nice tangerine orange, but goes on me completely sheer. Still, I carry it in my book bag because it's just one of those glosses that is sheer by itself but layers really well. In addition, I haven't tried this yet but I bet it would totally warm up a cooler lip color. Overall, I wish it wasn't so sheer but I don't regret buying it. If you want some color though, this won't do.
- 944 Sangria Sunrise: forget using lipsticks as a stain, this gloss has now become the mainstay in my bag. It's translucent, but not as sheer as 943 Tangerine Tango, and it gives me a really nice wash of coral. It's like a my lips but glossier and more coral ^.^ And while I do have to apply a couple of layers to get enough color, I don't need a mirror to apply it, which makes it very convenient to carry around for someone lazy like me. Love it! So glad I bought 2 tubes of this color!
- 945 Salsa Sun: holy hell, this color turns out to be a lot more than what I bargained for - a bright, potent, and opaque orangey red. It turns so red on me! Check the swatches and see for yourself how much more pigmented it is than the other 2 colors! Don't get me wrong, I love yellow based reds, just that I can't wear this as often as I'd like. I totally would at home, since I'm a lot more comfortable in a familiar environment. But here in Japan, I'm still a bit self conscious and tend to shy away from bold colors. But I'm still happy I bought 2 tubes of this! It's the most perfect red gloss ever!
Left to right: 943 Tangerine Tango, 944 Sangria Sunrise, and 945 Salsa Sun.
See my previous Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Gloss post.