Mary Kay® Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick Review

by - March 30, 2018

Lipsticks are an everyday wear which is why a girl can never have too many lipstick right? And it's usually the more the merrier. My idea of a good lipstick is one that lasts throughout the day without the need for constant reapplication or mirror checks and preferably one that is moisturizing as well because I've got really chapped lips.

Mary Kay® Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick is a lightweight gel formula lipstick that glides on smoothly and cushions lips. It comes in 9 shades, the colours are bold, deep and rich, complementing skin tone without being too flashy. It also uses a gel technology for rich, stay-true colour that delivers long-lasting wear which is everything you're looking for in a lipstick.

Features & Benefits 

#1 Long-lasting wear - with its advanced Cushion Matrix Technology, the gel formula delivers staying power without drying lips

#2 Highly pigmented shades - The base of this gel lipstick is translucent, allowing for rich colour saturation. Plus, the pigment surface is specially coated to transform it into a gel-like fluidity, providing exceptional glide.

#3 Soft-Focus Effect – Optical enhancers scatter light and blur the appearance of minor imperfections.

#4 Lip Conditioning – Mary Kay® Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick contains ingredients, such as sunflower seed oil and jojoba butter, to help condition lips.

Texture & Packaging

The lipstick has a creamy texture, and it feels very hydrating on the lips, It’s easy to apply, glides smoothly on the lips leaving behind a finishing that does not feel dry, or patchy. Even after some time of application, the lip colour did not fade and it survived until the end of the day. Packaging wise Mary Kay® Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick came in a classy black casing which seems extremely luxurious.

Lipstick Shades

I've tried and tested 3 shades - Red Smolder, Rosewood and Romantic Pink and here is my review on each of the colours.


A timeless bold red lip colour, there's no wrong way to wear this. The classic red is the perfect party-girl shade without all the mess. The colours are really vivid and beautifully pigmented, pair it with a Little Black Dress and you're ready to rock!


I've been searching for a perfect nude lip colour and it turns out this is the perfect tan nude that actually suits my skin tone and it makes my lips look full and natural without trying too hard.


A beautiful light pink that works with most colours, this is one of those universally flattering lipsticks that pretty much anyone can wear. If you love a sweet, joyful and friendly shade this will be perfect for you.

Overall I am amazed as this is my first time trying out lipsticks from Mary Kay and it was up to my expectations. Besides that, the formula is long-lasting, gorgeously pigmented and smudge proof at an affordable price. Definitely would recommend this lipstick, and would love to try more colours myself!

Mary Kay Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick is retailed at RM55 each, to purchase contact your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant today 03-77117500 or visit or

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  1. Mary Kay always guarantee for their quality. You can be safely using their products without any worry.

  2. Mary Kay now become one of the trusted brand because of their good quality product.
    After read your review, i feel like want to have it one too coz i have a very dry lips. so i need lipstick that can hydrating my lips.

  3. Mary Kay is always the best..i love their lipstick semi matte with attractive far i have 3 now, jus bought the Primer foundation..plan to buy a few things too and i think i want to be their new member and get discount when buying their products.

  4. Rosewood color looks nice ! But i love all sweet and pretty suit your skintone

  5. Wowww warna dia memang menarik dan tak terlalu obvious sgt. Nampak lembap je bila dipakai. Produk Mary Kay ni kebanyakannya sgt puas hati dan best!

  6. Red smolder nampak cantik. Sebelum ni pernah pakai lipstick Mary Kay juga. Yang jenis semi matte.. nanti bolehlah cuba semi shine ni pulak.

  7. wahhhh.. color Red Smolder tu looks great.. Mary Kay memang jenama terkenal yang diyakini ramai.. i also wanna try this product soon

  8. Ramai gak kawan-kawan yang jadi ejen utk Mary Kay ni..produk yang berkualiti tinggi tu pasal boleh bertahan lama. Somemore, the price is affordable utk semua golongan kan

  9. woahhh quite a lot of features! Interesting! will suggest this product to my sister. the colors look nice too! :D

  10. Very nice color !! Suits your skin tone very well. Mary Kay is one of a the brands that people love because of its quality.

  11. Lately start using this brand and not bad the outcome...
    Kinda like it as long as we get the right color

  12. Nice color Mary Kay ni.. I suka color mcm ni.. My BFF pn ada introduce juga sebab die pengguna products Mary Kay

  13. I love all color. But the rosewood is the most i like. Natural and sweet

  14. Wah cantik warna lipstik ini.

    Pilihan warna pun banyak untuk dipilih.

    Sesuai untuk wanita yang pentingkan kecantikan bibir.

  15. mary kay product lines are so famous. everyone keep saying the brand is great

  16. Love the colour of Romantic Pink. Must grab one. Eventhough the price so expensive but it is affordable. Sebab produk Mary Kay berkualiti tinggi dan ia berada pada standard tersendiri

  17. I must say you have very pretty lips! <3 and my favourite out of the three would be the red smolder...I even have them in my drawer right now..heheheh

  18. Cantiknya lipstik mary kay. Produk natural kan? Kalau natural boleh merawat juga dalam cantik. Kaler semua nice. Cantik

  19. Cantik warna lipstick ni. I suka Mary Kay sebab lipstick dia tak buat tepi bibir ruby berbiji tu. Warna yang rosewood tu I selalu pilih. Hehehe.

  20. Mary Kay products is good especially their skincare. I like Rosewood color and is not to heavy for me and is Nude color. All the shade look nice.