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Maybelline Violet Vixen, Sapphire Siren, Midnight Blue, Pitch Black The Loaded Bolds Color Sensational Lipcolors

Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational Lip Color
Maybelline Violet Vixen Color Sensational 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.

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. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied unevenly and tended to clump up. It gathered in my lip lines noticeably within two hours of wear–I think it’s too emollient for the type of color it is. The color lasted for four and a half hours while leaving behind a very strong, fuchsia-tinted stain. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is more muted, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Hellebore (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Alt-Girl (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Sapphire SIren Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and as atin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, which applied decently, but I had a tough time getting it to stay perfectly in place as it had moderate slip. I think a lip liner or primer would really help this one, since it’s biggest issue is just evenness. The color wore well for five hours, left behind a stain, and was lightly hydrating. MAC Blue Beat (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Midnight Blue (P, $7.49) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part, though it wasn’t perfect. Again, it’s a shade that I think would be helped by a lip liner or primer to fill in lip lines as well as help it adhere evenly. This shade lasted for five hours and left behind a bluish-purple stain. Kat Von D Poe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Beat (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Echo (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Squid Ink (P, $26.00) is cooler (80% similar). Maybelline Sapphire Siren (P, $7.49) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Who's Zoomin' Who (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Pitch Black Color Sensational Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a natural sheen. This is best applied with a lip brush over a lip liner or primer, because it just doesn’t go on evenly due to having a lot of slip–it slides around and gathers in lip lines. If you press your lips together, it moves and creates “lines.” This shade wore for four hours, feathered slightly on me, and further gravitated towards lip lines. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is darker, better quality (90% similar). Kat Von D Nayeon (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Black Night (LE, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is darker, better quality (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Violet Vixen
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
69%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Sapphire Siren
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Midnight Blue
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color Pitch Black
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total

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Maybelline Spring 2016 Launches

Maybelline Spring 2016 Launches
Maybelline Spring 2016 Launches

New products from Maybelline for spring.

Availability

Now online; January 2016

The Details

Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color | $7.99

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color has a creamy liquid base for a soft, cushiony feel.

  • Nude Thrill
  • Nude Flush
  • Pink Charge
  • Electric Pink
  • Fuchsia Ecstasy
  • Orange Shot
  • Rebel Road
  • Berry Boost
  • Vivid Violet
  • Possessed Plum

Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon | $6.99

Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Concentrated Crayon has all day tattoo tenacity and playful color intensity in an easy, glide on crayon.

  • Charcoal Chrome
  • Pink Parfait
  • Lilac Lust
  • Bronze Truffle
  • Grey Crystal
  • Creamy Chocolate
  • Gold Rush
  • Audacious Asphalt
  • Lavish Lavender
  • Barely Beige

The Rock Nudes Palette | $11.99

Maybelline’s The Rock Nudes Palette is edited for edge, from heavy metal to quietly quartz. Dare to rock nude with this 12 shade eye shadow palette!

Master Prime Long-Lasting Eyeshadow Base | $7.99

Maybelline’s Master Prime Long-Lasting Eyeshadow Base is their first shadow primer. Max wear and color for all day look-at-me power!

5 Gorgeous Copper Lipsticks to Try for Fall

I touched on some of my favorite copper eyeshadows last month, but coppery lip colors are becoming more and more prevalent with each passing season (much to my surprise!), so here are a few that I really like:

  1. NYX Wrath — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thin Lizzy — A Warm Copper with a Frost finish.
  3. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) — A Warm Copper with a Satin finish.
  4. Milani Bronze Beauty — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Authentic — A Warm Copper with a Metallic finish.

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5 Faves: Satin Lipsticks for Fall 2015

I find that I actually prefer a satin finish to a matte one as a personal preference; satins have a little sheen and offer more comfort than your average matte, but they aren’t truly glossy either. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Urban Decay Backtalk — a muted rosy pink
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rose
  3. NARS Vivien — a rosy berry
  4. Estee Lauder Unattainable — a reddish-berry pink
  5. Urban Decay 1993 — a muted brown

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Top 5: Plum Lipsticks for Fall 2015

Here are five of my current favorite plum-hued lipsticks to get you thinking about fall! 🙂 What are your must-haves?

  1. Urban Decay Sheer Beso — a soft, pink-plum
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rosy plum
  3. Bite Beauty Rosewood — a softened, medium rose plum
  4. Urban Decay Rapture — a brightened, pinky-plum
  5. Guerlain Air Kiss — a plummy brown with a luminous sheen

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Maybelline Coral Craze, Pink Pizazz, Fab & Fuchsia, Berry Chic Baby Gloss Lipglosses

Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss

These are the last four Maybelline Baby Lips Lipglosses ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.), and all four have a jelly finish. The gloss is a new formula that’s supposed to be shiny, non-sticky, and hydrating for four hours with twelve shades divided into three finishes. These all looked similar applied, so from a color standpoint, it’s unnecessary to have them all. The jelly finished shades have a slightly thicker texture to them, though they feel very similar once you apply to the lips. The formula feels lightweight, mostly non-sticky (a very slight tackiness develops after two to three hours of wear), wears for one to three hours, and is comfortable and hydrating. There is a sweet, fruity-floral scent that tastes like perfume-y soap during the entire length of wear; I could taste it just talking to someone, and it ruined anything I ate or drank. They were comfortable to wear, though, and they don’t feel heavy and keep and maintain hydration going for an hour or two after most of the gloss has worn away. The formula is sheer (as it is supposed to be) with a lot of shades looking the same once applied, but they may vary wildly from person to person due to much of it being dependent on your natural lip color.

Maybelline Coral Craze Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a subtly, orange-tinted gloss. It darkens and adds warmth to my natural lip color. It lasted for an hour on me, so I ended up wearing it a few times to ensure it was hydrating at least. Maybelline Berry Chic (P, $4.49) is brighter, less glossy. MAC Loose & Lively (LE, $22.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Pink Pizazz Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a barely-there, pink-tinged gloss. This one darkened my natural lip color without altering it with any warmth/coolness, so it appears less reddish compared to Coral Craze. It was gone after an hour, though it was hydrating if you kept reapplying it. (By the by, that is how Maybelline spelled it.) Maybelline Tickled Pink (P, $4.49) is lighter. Maybelline Pink-a-boo (P, $4.49) is lighter. Chanel Rose Reve (189) (LE, $29.50) is lighter. Chanel Rose Reve (189) (LE, $29.50) is lighter. MAC Boundless Energy (LE, $22.00) is warmer. Maybelline Fab & Fuchsia (P, $4.49) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Fab & Fuchsia Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium pink-tinted base with a glossy finish. It was another short-wearing shade at a whole hour for wear, but at least it was still hydrating–I just have balm that lasts longer and is more hydrating, so that’s why it’s disappointing. Sephora Collection Raspberry Punch (21) (P, $14.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Three (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter. NARS Glow Pink (LE, $26.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Lovechild (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Pure Magnificence (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer. Maybelline Pink Pizazz (P, $4.49) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Berry Chic Baby Lips Lipgloss ($4.49 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, orange-tinted gloss (not sure what’s berry about it!). This gloss wore for one and a half hours, and it was hydrating while worn. NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented. Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE, ) is more pigmented. Maybelline Citrus Evolution (115) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented. Maybelline Coral Craze (P, $4.49) is brighter, less glossy. See comparison swatchescompare dupes side-by-side.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss Coral Craze
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss Pink Pizazz
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss Fab & Fuchsia
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
Maybelline Baby Lips Lipgloss Berry Chic
Berry Chic
Berry Chic
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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