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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