Meet the Vivids, a ten shade selection of Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in array of bright, popping shades of reds, corals, and plums with a richly pigmented formula.
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick aren’t for the weaklings. These are loud, outrageous shades of color.
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Which by the way I can’t wear….ha…I don’t fare well with cream lipstick and most of these do indeed have a cream, mod finish.
On the upside…as promised…they offer a saturated color experience that yields full color coverage in a single swipe. Pigmentation is excellent here and colors are true to tube giving lips a blast of bold color payoff that’s sure to please those who like a daring lipstick.
I personally love and hate the Color Sensational Lipstick Collection as you may already know from some of my past reviews. I think Maybelline definitely improved on the overall texture with the Vivids Collection so if for any reason you felt the formula a little to dry before or perhaps it sat unnaturally on your lips (that’s how I felt) you might be pleased with the minor improvements they made.
It’s still not moisturizing enough for me but it does have a smooth, easy glide on lips and seems to settle and sit on lips in a more comfortable, weightless way versus the old formula. You really want to be careful with these as they do accentuate every little line, flake, or dry area on your lips. Blame it on the bright, neon shades or perhaps it’s just that type of formula…but please prep well prior to application as they do emphasize problem areas. I wouldn’t recommend them for aging lips for this reason. I also recommend a lip liner of some sort to keep them from migrating and feathering because they do so like to journey around my mouth.
Shocking Coral, On Fire Red, and Pink Pop
The colors are outstanding. Even though I’d never pick these for myself and don’t even look good in them, I can’t deny that they are bright, bold, neon-like, intense, and very pretty in the packaging (just not on my mouth…EEP no likey!).
Not everyone will be able to pull off these shades but those who do should get out there and grab a few shades. It isn’t the greatest formulated lipstick on the drugstore market but the colors may sway you towards a purchase. And hey, if they are on sale I’d say grab one or two!
They are available now at drugstores.
What do you THINK?