06 Jan 2013 17 Comments
I’m In Bold Lipstick Heaven: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids
Bright lipsticks and I have a long-standing love affair. So imagine my excitement when I heard about an entire new line-up of bright and bold lipsticks from Maybelline? Giddy-up.
I was not disappointed when I saw, swatched and applied these lipsticks. I swooned like Scarlett O’Hara each time I applied one. It got better and better with each lipstick I tried.
The Vivids* (approx. $9.99 CDN) line-up consists of all my favourite types of shades: bright corals, fuchsia, red and hot pink. They are creamy, moisturizing and super-pigmented. The colour you see in the tube is what you get. My favourite of the bunch is Vibrant Mandarin. After this, I can’t decide. The one I know isn’t great with my skintone is the #860, a cool toned creamy pink, but it is nevertheless beautiful.
Here’s a look at the Vivids line-up on my skintone (for reference MAC NC37).
Pink Pop, #860. See, this is not the greatest on my skintone. The bright bubblegum pink is fabulous, and I’m sad it didn’t work for me (hence the unhappy photo).
Fuchsia Flash, #865. Ah now this more like it. I love, love this fuchsia. Reminds me of MAC’s Girl About Town.
Shocking Coral, #870. Coral lovers out there? This is a must-have. I adore.
Wild Rose, #875. This is probably my second favourite. It’s a reddish pink with almost a berry undertone. I feel very sophisticated when I have this on.
Electric Orange, #880. I am a big fan of orange lipstick and this has captured my attention. Beautiful yes? Imagine wearing this in the summer with a tan. Swoon.
Vibrant Mandarin, #885. My favourite! It’s an orangey red that is simply perfect. It feels great wearing this on dreary winter days.
On Fire Red, #890. Who doesn’t love a beautiful red? I love the richness and depth of this colour.
Hot Plum, #900. This is a super gorgeous plummy fuchsia. Bold but not in your face. I feel elegant when I wear this.
Which one catches your fancy?
*Post contains product samples. Views are my own.