What a name! If I was in charge I would have called them 'Maybelline Neon Lipsticks'! But I didn't so we have to stick with the long name! As far as I can make out the Vivid Lip Colours released pretty recently - although the Color Sensational Lip Colours have been around for a while. As you may have gathered by now I'm a big lover of bright lipsticks, so after seeing pictures of these online I had no option but to get myself down to Superdrug and pick some up. I eventually settled on three shades, but I may have to go back for another - Vivid Rose looks amazing!
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
Maybelline is available from both Boots and Superdrug, with these gorgeous lippies coming in at £7.19 - but I managed to get mine on 3for2. They don't seem to have any information on the amount of product in each, but they're a pretty standard lipstick size! As for the amount of colours available - Boots website lists 5 different shade in the Vivids line, but I have heard of other shades, so I don't know if they're just not listed on Boot's Website or if they are not in the UK. Either way I want Vivid Rose and it's not on their list!
|L-R: Fuchsia Flash, Hot Plum, Shocking Coral|
This was my first dip into Maybelline lipsticks, but I must say, I've been very impressed. They have a gorgeous light creamy texture to them and glide on with full pigment. On first application they're lovely and glossy. The product lasts 4-5 hours on the lips - depending on how much you eat/drink, but by this point the finish becomes more matte. They do have quite vanilla scent to them, which I don't particularly like, but it doesn't last too long, so I'll get over it! One last thing to warn you about with this formula is that the colour does stain!
Shocking Coral - As I've already said, these all have a glossy finish with no shimmer/glitter. Shocking Coral is a neon pink toned coral - similar to Look Beauty's Double Hit Lip in Red Alert (bad name on Look Beauty's part!
Fuchsia Flash - Exactly what the name might suggest, this is a super bright blue toned pink. I'm seriously in love with this shade.
Hot Plum - Not really plum to be honest, this is similar to Fuchsia Flash, but with a slight purple tone to it - still very wearable.
The Good - pigmented, creamy, reasonably long lasting, really bright, pretty packaging,
The Not so Good - I'm not overly fond of the smell, more colours please!
Would I Repurchase? In one word, yes!
Price & Availability - £7.19 Boots & Superdrug.
It's no secret I own quite a lot of products, but when I stumple across some really brilliant products I still get very excited. And that's exactly what I did with these, I can't get enough of them! If you've tried Maybelline lipsticks I'd love to hear what colours you're loving - I may need to try some more!