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.


  1. Sparkled Beauty says

    Miss O’Hara, good thing you mentioned Pink Pop not working on your skin tone. I would make sure to avoid it. About the rest, I don’t know lol

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