I have been really impressed with the Maybelline ColorSensational Lipsticks and the new Vivids have taken things to a whole other level. I first saw the display almost a month and a half ago. I was torn between wanting every single colour and not being able to narrow it down, while at the same wondering whether I would have the balls to wear any of them. I ended up going home with none. Well I finally caved and chose Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral, and Vivid Rose. I do think I would have picked up more but at $10.99 a pop they weren’t exactly a bargain. I wish we had US pricing!
The packaging is gorgeous. I have long loved the colour themed, translucent plastic caps on the ColorSensational Lipsticks and the bright orange versions for the Vivids are so beautiful. When you wind up the silver bullets to reveal the vibrant and fun shades you can’t help but smile.
Fuchsia Flash is a bright medium fuchsia pink. Shocking Coral is flashy orange leaning coral. Vivid Rose is a bright deep rose pink.
I could not capture the neon fabulousness of Shocking Coral on the lips in person. It is much more vibrant than it appears in these photos. In real life they are actual all more impactful than they appear in these lip swatches. That could be a trick of my mind though as I may find these a little more shocking on myself than I’m used to! These colours a amazing. They offer opaque coverage without a heavy look or feel. Rather they feel nice and creamy from the honey nectar. They have a nice glossy sheen. They have a good wear time and wear fairly comfortably without slipping around. They aren’t moisturizing but I didn’t find they dried out my lips. The ColorSensational Lipsticks do not have a scent.
If you want a bold pop of colour you won’t want to miss these lipsticks from Maybelline. The new ColorSensations Vivids are and outstanding formula with amazing vibrancy of colour.