Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Review & Swatches

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Spring 2013

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.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick

See more after the jump!

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.

Maybelline Color Sensational the Vivids Lipstick Spring 2013

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.

Maybelline Color Sensational the Vivids Lipstick

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.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Swatches

Shocking Coral, On Fire Red, and Pink Pop

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Shocking Coral

Maybelline Color Sensational On Fire Red Vivids Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick 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!

Maybelline Shocking Coral Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick

Maybelline Pink Pop Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick On Fire Red

They are available now at drugstores.

Tried ‘em?

What do you THINK?

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Disclosure:

This review contains a sample
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  • 1/9/13 17:39 Christina:

    I think you look great with these colours on! I especially like Pink Pop on you. :)

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    • 1/10/13 9:50 the Muse:

      thank you christina!!!!

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  • 1/9/13 17:41 Ivy:

    Not a bright color person at all (it accentuates my tiny mouth) but that coral shade is to die for!! Juicy watery watermelon color .. If that makes sense! And muse you rock the coral and red just fine :)

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    • 1/10/13 9:50 the Muse:

      aw thanks ivy! I like the red well enough but the coral I’m unsure of!

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      • 1/10/13 23:24 Simone:

        It’s ray how different we see ourselves VS how others see us! And even how different others opinions differ from each other!

        The coral shade is my fave on you, put of those three shades! I think u totally rock it!

        I’m gonna try these out! Maybe a violet! I don’t own a violet lippie, but kind of want one!

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        • 1/11/13 11:22 the Muse:

          aw thanks simone :-D <3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! violet was tempting when I saw it at CVS but I didn’t go there hehe! Def can’t pull that one off!

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          • 1/13/13 22:08 Simone:

            I’ve never done violet either! I’m thinking ill sheer it out a bit, less and less, each time I wear it.
            Sort of get myself comfortable in it, instead of going all out vivid and worrying how I look the first day wearing it.

            I did that with this Barbie pink (a la nicki minaj), and now it’s one of my fave lippies!

  • 1/9/13 17:44 samantha:

    neeeed pink pop!! cannot wait to try

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  • 1/9/13 17:48 Tammie:

    I don’t have the courage to wear such bright colors but that coral is gorgeous (and you are totally rocking it btw)

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    • 1/10/13 9:50 the Muse:

      me either tam! sucked it up for the review hehehehe ;-D and thanks! I’m scared of them tbh!

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  • 1/9/13 18:06 Lucia:

    i like the coral shade on you…

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    • 1/10/13 9:50 the Muse:

      thank you lucia!!!!!!!

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  • 1/9/13 18:07 Laurianne:

    WOW ! These colours are intense. They look really great on you :)
    I love the pink shade! It’s so flashy. Exactly my kind of lipstick !!

    I love your blog !!

    Have a nice day !

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    • 1/10/13 9:49 the Muse:

      aw thanks lauraianne so glad you love musings <3! and thanks, not so sure these are my shades tbh :D

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  • 1/9/13 18:18 Debster:

    I saw these the other day at CVS, and almost bought one, but I’ve been too crazy on my lipstick purchases the past month. Whoops, thanks Sephora. >_>

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  • 1/9/13 18:58 Celine:

    I actually think the shocking coral looks great on you!

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    • 1/10/13 9:45 the Muse:

      aw thanks celine!

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  • 1/9/13 19:37 Jenny08:

    Ummm….are you seeing the same thing I’m seeing?! You look amazing in these shades! I really like the coral one on you! Might have to pick that one up!
    Great review :)

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    • 1/10/13 9:44 the Muse:

      aw thanks jenny!!!!!!!! I wish I felt the same! feel freakishly bad in them :D

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  • 1/9/13 19:50 Alanna:

    even though you say you cant wear them I think you look ethereal in pink pop, Muse!

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    • 1/10/13 9:43 the Muse:

      aw thanks alanna <3!

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  • 1/9/13 20:11 dina:

    i love how all of these look on you!!! i just picked up the fuchsia and i think berry one the other day at target, digging the colors :)
    i hope you’re doing well, its been soooo long but i swear i’ve still been creeping around and relying on your opinion for the good word :D
    xo

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    • 1/10/13 9:53 the Muse:

      SO so long dina <3! miss ya around here! I hope baby lucy is well! <3!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1/9/13 20:15 Nikki:

    Shocking coral is really pretty! I wish they were more moisturizing :/ my lips are pretty much always dry in the winter

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  • 1/9/13 20:52 Let:

    Does the lipstick have any scent like other Maybelline’s lipsticks and lipglosses? (which I can’t stand :/)

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    • 1/10/13 9:41 the Muse:

      it does, it’s sorta a vanilla taste/scent!

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  • 1/9/13 20:52 Leigh:

    I dunno Muse-Chan. I think you’re rocking that red! =D I hope you had a good holiday btw. :)

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    • 1/10/13 9:41 the Muse:

      aw thanks leigh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was amazing! How was yours?!

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  • 1/9/13 21:15 Vi:

    Whoa, I think I need the coral and dark red one. The pink would make me look absolutely corpse-like, though. xD Pink lips and yellow-toned skin do NOT mix! I’m not too worried about the formula, because a little clear gloss on top of dry lipstick makes it look like a smoother surface. Thanks for the review! I adore the coral one on you, btw! :D

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    • 1/10/13 9:53 the Muse:

      vi my pleasure! yeah that’s kinda how I feel too, corpse-like ;-D def agreed on the gloss it helps a lot! aw thanks <3 Not sure on the coral do like the red ok!

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  • 1/9/13 21:16 Cat G:

    I think the first one looks great on you! It makes me want to buy it…

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    • 1/10/13 9:40 the Muse:

      aw thanks cat!

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  • 1/9/13 21:28 Amy Amethyst:

    I think the 1st and 3rd ones look great on you. The 2nd one is just a weird color to me. I’ve gotten so used to sheer glosses and balms that I feel so weird if I try to wear a bolder color now.

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    • 1/10/13 9:33 the Muse:

      I feel weird in all three Am ;-D they are just really loud!

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  • 1/9/13 21:49 Lin:

    oh Muse! That shocking coral looks gorgeous on your lips!!

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    • 1/10/13 9:39 the Muse:

      aw thanks lin I am so scared of it though!

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  • 1/9/13 21:51 Scarlet Scorpion:

    Coral looks gorgeous on you!

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    • 1/10/13 9:33 the Muse:

      thank you Miss Scarlet

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  • 1/9/13 22:44 Kelsey:

    Okay, Muse, I know you don’t like it but you ROCK Shocking Coral. Just saying.

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    • 1/10/13 9:33 the Muse:

      aw thanks kelsey ;-D not sure I’d wear it out but had fun testing ;D

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      • 1/10/13 16:01 Kelsey:

        Sometimes wearing a color like that in the house is more fun! Whenever I have to knock out a paper, I reach for red lipstick. It makes me feel saucy. ;-D

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        • 1/10/13 16:17 the Muse:

          LOL kel! great idea ;-D

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  • 1/9/13 22:48 S:

    the red on looks great on you!

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    • 1/10/13 9:38 the Muse:

      aw thanks S! it’s prob my favorite of the bunch!

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  • 1/9/13 23:19 Audrey C.:

    Muse, I think they look lovely on you, especially Shocking Coral!

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    • 1/10/13 9:32 the Muse:

      thanks audrey <3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1/9/13 23:33 Alexis:

    I meant to buy the coral shade and ended up with a bright magenta shade. It’s pretty, but not quite what I had intended. And now I’m on a 2013 no-buy (eek!), so I guess I’ll just be waiting or another coral lipstick to hit the market. I think I’ll manage, though! ;-)

    For what it’s worth, that coral shade looks very pretty on you. It’s all personal preference, though.

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    • 1/10/13 9:42 the Muse:

      aw thanks alexis! why don’t you return it and get the shade you want chica?

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      • 1/10/13 10:24 Alexis:

        I already wore my shade a few times and my husband thought it was really pretty, so I’ll use it on date nights!

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  • 1/10/13 0:32 LINDARRAGNAR:

    Whoa! Those are vivid!
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much vibrant shades of lipstick on you.

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    • 1/10/13 9:30 the Muse:

      lol right? I’m scared hold me!

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  • 1/10/13 0:40 gwen:

    pink pop looks great on you IMO!

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    • 1/10/13 9:27 the Muse:

      aw thanks gwen! I’m not so sure tbh :D

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  • 1/10/13 2:04 Angel:

    Muse, you are killing my wallet this week! I had already written off several new items as of late, but you are making me want them ALL! That red is to die for, it looks great on you, love, love, love! You must wear this! Just do it! ;)

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    • 1/10/13 9:25 the Muse:

      aw thanks angel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3! The good news is Maybelline is always BOGO at CVS so that saves some $$$ ;D

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  • 1/10/13 2:23 Alzn:

    Do you know if this is a limited edition or permanent collection?

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    • 1/10/13 9:23 the Muse:

      alzn I think they will join the perm collection, the press release from maybelline says nothing about LE.

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  • 1/10/13 3:05 Eli:

    Wow, these are really outrageously bright! Thought I would give them a try, but actually, I won’t – unless I’m going to a clown party :D

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  • 1/10/13 4:36 Tammie:

    I caved…I got the Rose and the Coral lol.

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    • 1/10/13 9:23 the Muse:

      ;-D do you like ‘em?

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      • 1/10/13 15:28 Tammie:

        Yeah, surprisingly! The colors are really nice and the formula is better than I expected! I also don’t feel TOO clowny in the shades I chose, so that’s good (as long as I wear more neutral makeup otherwise) lol.

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        • 1/10/13 16:50 the Muse:

          which ones did you get?

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          • 1/10/13 16:54 Tammie:

            I got Shocking Coral and Wild Rose. I am considering going back and getting Fuchsia Flash tonight too.

          • 1/11/13 11:35 the Muse:

            I tried your rec and it actually works great! sheered out with a ton of clear gloss def looks better than full on opaque color!

          • 1/11/13 16:08 Tammie:

            Yay!! I’ll have to try it too then (even thoguh I kind of love the bold vivid look too).

  • 1/10/13 7:44 blueraccoon:

    Yeah, I think I’ll pass on these. I like a bright lip on occasion but these are toooo much for me.

    I’m still having hit or miss luck with the Color Whispers – I have like four, and I can’t decide if I actually like them or if I’m just collecting them because they’re new! I think I prefer the L’Oreal Caresse lipsticks to the Color Whispers, though.

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    • 1/10/13 9:37 the Muse:

      blue I love color whisper but did you notice that color selection is a little weak? Most are pale/mod…I wish they had more intense, brighter shades.

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      • 1/10/13 15:31 blueraccoon:

        Yes! This is my biggest problem with it – I can’t find many colors I want to wear. They’re all so pale they look terrible on me, or they just don’t show up at all!

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  • 1/10/13 7:57 artemi:

    The look so pretty!! Especially that coral.
    And i think they look great on you,really!
    xxx

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    • 1/10/13 9:27 the Muse:

      aw thanks artemi :-D I’m really NOT so sure!

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  • 1/10/13 8:14 Marina:

    Oh my gosh. Pink Pop is so gorgeous. I am a sucker for purpley lip products! If I can find them I may just indulge in Shocking Coral and Pink Pop :)

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  • 1/10/13 8:32 Kimmwc03:

    I love these. I have the coral one and the fuschia one. I want more.

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  • 1/10/13 10:06 Joanna:

    On fire red is very pretty. Shocking coral look gorgeous on you!

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    • 1/10/13 10:10 the Muse:

      aw thanks Joanna !

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  • 1/10/13 11:31 Tammy:

    I need shocking coral…NEED!

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  • 1/10/13 13:19 OrangeLipstickBlog:

    I (of course) picked up one of the bright orange ones but I was a little disappointed. I felt like the color just wasn’t opaque on me. It was looking for something obnoxiously bright and opaque and this just wasn’t it for me. I think I will return it. Glad to read your review!

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    • 1/10/13 14:04 Majick:

      Do you have the UD Super Saturated lip pencil in Punch Drunk? I think you would like it. I’m sure you already have NARS Heat Wave, but that’s a little more red if I remember correctly.
      Happy hunting OrangeLipstickBlog!

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      • 1/11/13 11:54 OrangeLipstickBlog:

        Majick – I don’t but I’ve been eyeing it FOREVER! I really need to just take the plunge and buy it! Thanks for the suggestions. :-)

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  • 1/10/13 13:47 Cindy Ramirez:

    These colors are just too pretty for me not to take a chance on them. I’ll find a way to make them work!

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  • 1/10/13 14:09 Majick:

    MUSE! You rock these lippies!

    The trick to wearing a bright, semi-matte, pigmented shade is to make it the focal point of your face. Very neutral shadow with a line of black on top, a little bronzer instead of blush and let the lips speak for themselves. If you go with too much shimmer or color on the rest of your eyes and face there becomes a fine line that is too easy to fall over. LOL

    I’ve also rocked a pigmented lip with NO other makeup and it can work as long as your skin looks good and your eyes aren’t red/puffy from a late night. Bright lips brighten up your entire face and when you’re in a hurry lips and mascara are the fastest way to perfection.

    (Wow, I’m a little chatty today. LOL)

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    • 1/10/13 14:14 the Muse:

      hey majick you’re too kinda thanks…yeah def agreed with a more natural, neutral makeup and let the lipsticks shine through! I was testing a few things at once so my makeup is too loud and clashes with these lippies ;-D I love when you’re chatty ;-D your comments are always WAY helpful!

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      • 1/11/13 9:36 Majick:
        • 1/11/13 10:18 the Muse:

          right back atcha ;-D

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  • 1/10/13 16:33 Tammie:

    You know I was thinking…what if you patted it on like a stain? It even actually stains. That might be a better way for you to get some use out of these :D

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    • 1/10/13 16:38 the Muse:

      that works with a little gloss on top ;-D thanks for the tip!

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      • 1/10/13 16:41 Tammie:

        Yeah! I bet it would look awesome like that. You’re welcome :). I haven’t tried it yet myself so hopefully it works (though I don’t see why it wouldn’t) I might try it tomorrow :)

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        • 1/10/13 16:49 the Muse:

          I think it would too sheering it out would def help make them more wearable..I don’t mind the red but the other two shades scare me ;D

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          • 1/10/13 16:53 Tammie:

            Yeah, then at least you can get some use out of them xD.

            Aw I am in LOVE with Shocking Coral, I have actually been wearing it all day today (to work! haha) and nobody even commented on the brightness of my lipstick haha

  • 1/10/13 17:54 Kimryan8:

    Gurrrrrrrl, you totally rock these colors. I love them on you.

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    • 1/11/13 11:34 the Muse:

      aw thanks kim!

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  • 1/14/13 10:24 shayna:

    I picked up Pink Pop, Shocking Coral, Fuchsia Flash, and Hot Plum and love all of them! They remind me of MAC’s Amplified lipsticks because of how they apply.

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  • 1/26/13 1:31 Leila:

    Shocking coral looks really pretty on you, your too cute!!

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    • 1/28/13 10:30 the Muse:

      aw thanks leila you’re too sweet!

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  • 2/27/13 20:21 purpleladyfa:

    OMG, PINK POP IS GORGEOUS!!
    But i dont think the color will suit me.. also I’m not brave enough to wear bright lipstick,,
    It looks great on you, anyway.. :D

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    • 2/28/13 9:21 the Muse:

      aw thanks purple I always feel rather foolish wearing reds :)

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  • 5/10/13 17:42 Cindi:

    I just picked up pink pop, shocking coral, and outrageous orange. I love the way the coral looks on you. I hope it looks as good on me.

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