Thursday, 11 April 2013

Review + Swatches: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lip Colours

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 :)




The Basics
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

The Formula 
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! 




The Colours
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! 

 
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39 comments:

  1. These look so gorgeous, I hope they come to Spain soon!

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  2. I have the Fuschia one, it's such a gorgeous colour. After seeing your swatches I'm quite surprised by how similar the fuschia and plum look to one another! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. They are pretty similar - you can see a slight difference when on though :)

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  3. Wow I want them! The colours are so beautiful.

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  4. I love them! Definitely gonna have to pick myself some up whilse 3for2 is still on! xx

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  5. They look gorgeous!xxx

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  6. Shocking Coral looks lovely. I might be the odd one out but I like when a lippy stains.
    xo

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    1. I'm not too bothered either way to be honest, don't think it's too odd to like staining lipsticks!

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  7. They're ace aren't they? I have coral and fuchsia but the other day I stumbled upon neon orange in Asda of all places. It's love. True love. Try it!

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    1. Orange never looks good on me unfortunately, but I may go to Asda and see if they have any colours Boots/Superdrug don't!

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  8. All three shades look amazing! I was expecting most of them to be proper vibrant but I guess wrong :D oh wait..my skin tone is darker...yeh that'll definitely be vibrant xD haha (or the other way round...) xD

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    Tofu x

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    1. I don't know, these are pretty in your face bright!

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  10. Oooh, Hot Plum is nice. Brazen Berry is my absolute favorite!

    -asaucerfulofblush.blogspot.com

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    1. Will have to see if I can swatch is sometime - thanks for the recommendation :)

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  11. The fuchsia one looks fab on you!

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  12. That pink is gorgeous. I was dissapointed with the plum when I swatched it, I agree with you- not really plum.Still, all the colours look great on you :)

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    1. Thanks Katie 0 it's nice to know we agree on the plum thing too!

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  13. all of them looks AMAZING on you! great job with the pictures too ;]

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  14. Shocking Coral is soooo nice! They all look great on you! xx

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  15. They all look lovely, especially Shocking Coral.
    Nicola xx

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    1. Shocking Coral is gorgeous isn't it!

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  16. Awww...they all look pretty. Love the hot plum. I think they are great with my pale lips. I can't wait to have it.

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    1. Hope you manage to hunt down the shades you want lovely :)

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    1. It seems to be the winner in the comments!

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  18. You can totally pull off the bright colours. :) I've been dying for a fuschia lipstick so I'll probably be getting the Vivids.

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    1. Aww thanks Lily - definitely go for it!

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  19. R they similar to revlon lip butters in formula.....looks great on u

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    1. The Vivids are a lot more pigmented, but I find both moisturizing :) Hope that helps!

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