Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids | Review, Photos, Swatches

In Lips, Maybelline by Angie Canning11 Comments

Maybelline’s new Color Sensational Vivids lipsticks are making a bold entrance that could nearly melt away the rest of winter!  With their intense pigmentation, creamy and smooth texture, these should definitely be on your must-try list!

 L to R: Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral, Vibrant Mandarin


 L to R: Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral, Vibrant Mandarin

 L to R: Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral, Vibrant Mandarin

 Fuchsia Flash – a nearly neon pink shade

 Shocking Coral – a bright warmed up pink with lots of punch!

 Vibrant Mandarin – a bright pop of red-orange


I will admit, I admired the new Vivids from afar for a few weeks, but slowly warmed up to the thought of picking a few of these up to review – they are mega-watt bright that is for sure!  I love the Color Sensational lipsticks – especially with some of their latest collections – it seems like the formula consistently improves.  The new Vivids are the cream of the crop as far as formula for sure – so if you dare to get your bright on, then leap right into these for sure!

There are a total of ten shades in the Vivid collectionPink Pop, Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral, Vivid Rose, Electric Orange, Neon Red, Fire Red, Hot Plum, and Brazen Berry.  The shades are intensely bright, and the formula contains honey nectar to nourish lips.

The pigmentation on these lipsticks is amazing.  Solid color that is creamy and stays bright.  They are easy to glide over the lips and the finish has a very beautiful sheen – definitely something I can wear alone and not top with a gloss!  The texture is smooth and is not drying.  The color stayed vibrant as I wore it and I was pleasantly surprised that not only is the formula intense, it wears off evenly, and a slight stain is left on the lips as it wears.  The scent of the lipsticks is the same as with other Color Sensational – sweet smelling with a little plastic scent mixed in, which does not bother me.

Overall, the new Vivids are all-around amazing: from the formula and shades offered, to the vibrant and fun packaging- these lipsticks will easily carry you through the spring and summer seasons with a pop!  I’m glad I went for it!

Where to Buy: Target, $5.49

If you have picked up any of the new Vivids I’d love to hear what shades caught your eye!

  • Product – 10/10
  • Formula- 10/10
  • Pigmentation – 10/10
  • Longevity- 9/10
  • Application – 10/10

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  1. Vibrant Mandarin is the name that led me to hunt for mandarin orange lip shades (and subsequently purchase Stila Valentina).  I would love to see you wear one of these in a Look post.  Whenever I’m hesitant about a trend or shade, I like to challenge myself with creating a look and posting it.

    1. Yes they are so much fun! 🙂  I will have to check out Electric Orange for sure – I love orange shades so I do not think I can resist them!  🙂

  2. They all look lovely on you! And more wearable than I would have guessed. 

    1. Thank you!  The swatches look a little more tamed down because they are zoomed in,  (I think when you see all of my face, it is much more bright if that makes sense!)  They are a lot of fun though for sure! 🙂  

      1. And, I would LOVE to hear your recommendations on how to make up the rest of the face when wearing these bright lips! That’s always the challenge, isn’t it. Achieving balance when you are making one feature stand out so much. 😉

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