Round-up: Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.
01

Maybelline Smoking Red

Permanent. $7.49/0.15 oz.

Maybelline Smoking Red Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish.

A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
97%
A

02. Maybelline Dynamite Red

Maybelline Dynamite Red Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark red with subtle warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

03. Maybelline Raging Raisin

Maybelline Raging Raisin Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark burgundy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

04. Maybelline Coffee Addiction

Maybelline Coffee Addiction Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

05. Maybelline Gone Greige

Maybelline Gone Greige Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

06. Maybelline Grey Over It

Maybelline Grey Over It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted taupe-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

07. Maybelline Mauve It

Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

08. Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia

Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

09. Maybelline Rebel Pink

Maybelline Rebel Pink Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark berry pink with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Maybelline Berry Bossy

Maybelline Berry Bossy Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

11. Maybelline Midnight Blue

Maybelline Midnight Blue Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a blackened blue with cool undertones and very fine shimmer with a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

12. Maybelline Orange Danger

Maybelline Orange Danger Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is bold, bright, medium-dark orange with strong red undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

B

14. Maybelline Nude Thrill

Maybelline Nude Thrill Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B

15. Maybelline Midnight Merlot

Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, red-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a fine pearl. Read full review.

B-

16. Maybelline Wickedly White

Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a stark white with a matte finish. Read full review.

C+

17. Maybelline Chocoholic

Maybelline Chocoholic Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

C+

18. Maybelline Blackest Berry

Maybelline Blackest Berry Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a natural shine. Read full review.

D+

19. Maybelline Violet Vixen

Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark purple with warm, red undertones and a satiny sheen with very fine pearl. Read full review.

D

20. Maybelline Pitch Black

Maybelline Pitch Black Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a natural sheen. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

87%

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10
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6
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Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia, Rebel Pink, Berry Bossom, Blackest Berry The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation that applied fairly evenly–there was some slip to the formula that left very, very subtle streaks around the edge, but I did not find these to be noticeable to my eye when looking at myself in a regular mirror. The texture was creamy enough to glide on but didn’t slide around when worn. It wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Electric Poppy (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Alpha (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced It's Happening (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $55.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Fiery Fuchsia
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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Maybelline Midnight Merlot, Smoking Red, Dynamite Red, Orange Danger The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, red-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a fine pearl. It had a more natural sheen to its finish without being truly glossy, but it did suffer from more uneven application and sheerer coverage due to the extra slip. If it had been more satiny like other shades, I think it would have applied better. This shade lasted for six hours on me, left a stain behind, and only had minor settling into lip lines for me over time. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Power Driven (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $30.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid (LE, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Shame (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Raging Raisin (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Maybelline Midnight Merlot Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Midnight Merlot
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Maybelline Mauve It, Raging Raisin, Coffee Addiction, Chocoholic The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, muted mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a creamy, velvety consistency that glided on easily and delivered the coverage as promised–one-stroke intensity. The only drawback to this shade was that some of the color seemed to gather in lip lines as the color wore down, but the creamier formula made it easier to press my lips together to smooth the color out of the lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Positively Dashing (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Maybelline Mauve It Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Mauve It
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Maybelline Wickedly White, Nude Thrill, Gone Greige, Grey Over It The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a stark white with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that glided across the lips without tugging, but it is more unforgiving applied directly to the lips–it’s something that will be better over a lip liner or primer, but it’s probably most usable as a layering or mixing shade to lighten other colors than worn on its own. It lasted for three hours on me, gathered in lip lines, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Blanc (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frosting (P, $17.00) is lighter, more pigmented (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C600 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Iced (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Maybelline Wickedly White Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Wickedly White
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
80%
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Maybelline Violet Vixen, Sapphire Siren, Midnight Blue, Pitch Black The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a new set of shades that’s supposed to have “one-stroke intensity” in an “opaque, creamy clay base.” For the most part, the shade range is mostly opaque to fully opaque with some falling short with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, more uneven coverage. The texture is smooth, creamy, lightweight, and it glides on without tugging or dragging; some shades feel more satiny while others have a bit more slip. Unfortunately, some of the ones in this review were particularly slippery, which made them harder to apply evenly. I’m a fan of the Color Sensational formulas, but the one thing that I’m not a fan of (and that can be a deal-breaker) is the scent, which is a very strong, sweet, lightly perfume-y scent that lingers and sometimes tastes soapy.

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Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Violet Vixen
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
69%
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