March 12, 2013

Maybelline Orange Edge Vivids Lipstick Review & Swatches

Maybelline Orange Edge Vivids Lipstick Spring 2013

So I’m under the illusion I can wear orange lipstick and Maybelline’s new Orange Edge Vivids Lipstick is one of my new favs. Launched with the Goes Electric Spring 2013 Collection this shade is available for a limited time at drugstores now. It came home with me after I recently discovered it at Harmons.

I slathered it on and posed in front of my upstairs bathroom mirror for about 30 minutes pepping myself to go outside with it on. I walked down the stairs to the door, almost made it outside, and ran back into the kitchen to grab a tissue and wipe it off.

So maybe the illusion I can wear orange lipstick is all in my head…but someday I will make it outside with shades like this on my mouth!

The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Collection has been quite surprising for me. Not only are the shades something I’d normally not go for but also the cream finish formula is something I’d typically avoid at all costs. But most of these shades sport a highly creamy formula with excellent full color coverage and a lightweight finish that’s quite comfortable to wear.

The colors are stunning to say the least especially for a five or so dollar lipstick at the drugstore. You just don’t get this kind of pigment from drugstore lipsticks especially in such bolder, unique shades. Orange Edge is a neon orange that resembles Sephora’s + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Creme Lipstick but has a far better bolder color pay off. The color reminds me of a lighter tangerine orange-y shade.

Maybelline Orange Edge Vivids Lipstick

Maybelline Orange Edge Vivids Lipstick Swatches

Pop of Cherry, Orange Edge, Infra Red

Although creamy in texture it does accentuate flakier, drier lips so you’ll want to be sure to prep well prior to application for the smoothest appearance. I don’t particularly love cream finishes so I like slicking on some clear gloss for a bit more pop. I think you’ll agree the clear gloss really adds something to the finish.

Maybelline Orange Edge Vivids Lipstick FOTD

Overall, I haven’t quite braved the outdoors with Orange Edge on my lips but I love the shade and think it’ll be quite flattering on a darker skin tone for the upcoming Spring and Summer season!

If you’re wanting to embrace orange this is a cheap way to do so with excellent pigment and a fairly lovely formula!

I purchased this item.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Aditi

    Not sure what shade you’re wearing there but holy moly guacamole it looks fantastic on you! Can’t quite work up the chutzpah to wear orange myself – I’m always terrified someone’s going to mistake me for some sort of weirdo clown 😐

    • the Muse

      that’s orange edge aditi 🙂 the shade I’m reviewing in this post 🙂 I feel the same way, always scared to leave the house in orange or red hehe!


        LOL….do you see the irony? You can post it on a website for millions to see, you can go outside. Besides, it looks great on you!

      • Aditi

        Defo think you should wear that out – can’t stress on how GOOD it looks on you! Perfect spring/summer color! how about if you can do it, I’ll do it too? 😉

  • isabella

    are these sheer? or more opaque, I was looking at them today in Harmon and it is really hard to tell from the tube..

  • Alanna

    omg DO it!!! orange edge looks awesome on you and I never see enough people out and about with bright lips! it makes me really happy when I do see them!

  • Lisa

    Just do it Muse! These are all luscious. I’m kinda older, and I wear them proudly. They feel like a high end lipstick and the color stays on! Love these. I have most of them and even though they are bright, with a soft eye, JUST DO IT and have fun!

  • Clarice

    It does look good on you! I bought this lasr week on a wim (sale+coupon) without looking up swatches first which I ALWAYS do. I have un naturally red hair and figured this would either look really cool or I would lok like a hot mess. I actually really like it. And I quite like the formula too wasn’t drying for me at all.