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The Best & Worst of Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a new gloss formula that released in the last couple of weeks. The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.”

The formula was light-medium in thickness–by no means a thin, featherweight gloss but not shy of being totally goopy or heavy-feeling–with moderate tackiness. I found that it initially went on feeling like a thicker, creamy gloss with a lot of slip, but it developed into more of a gel-like consistency that adhered better and did not slide around after 20 to 30 seconds. I did not experience feathering or migration with any shades tested so far (and I went for the deeper shades first!). The wear ranged from four to six hours with a non-drying to lightly hydrating effect. The formula had a subtle, sweet scent but did not taste soapy or linger as long as I have experienced with Maybelline lip products in the past.

My favorite shades were: Classic, Obsessed, and Charmer.

Who these are best for: Someone who likes more opaque gloss, doesn’t mind some tackiness or a thicker gloss.

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Week in Review | June 10th through June 16th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂  

What was your week in review like?

  • My skin tone/coloring:
  • Most loved product of the week:
  • Most used product of the week:
  • Any new beauty discoveries?:

Week in Review

01

Maybelline Classic

PPermanent. $7.99/0.17 oz.

Maybelline Classic Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

02. Colour Pop Sea Stars

ColourPop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

03. Colour Pop As You Wave

ColourPop As You Wave Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a vibrant, deep coral-red with warm, fiery copper shimmer that gave it a more pearlized finish. Read full review.

A

04. Colour Pop Rose All Day

ColourPop Rose All Day Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, golden green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

05. Burberry Dark Nude (408)

Burberry Dark Nude (408) Lip Velvet Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

06. Maybelline Sassy

Maybelline Sassy Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

07. Colour Pop Lil' Boat

ColourPop Lil' Boat Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

08. Colour Pop Tiny Tangerines

ColourPop Tiny Tangerines Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.

A

09. Colour Pop Banana Daiquiri

ColourPop Banana Daiquiri Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium bluish-teal with cooler undertones and warmer flecks of pale gold sparkle. Read full review.

A

10. Maybelline So Hot

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Jun 10, 2017 — Jun 16, 2017

87%

Average Score
A
33
B
37
C
7
D
2
F
0

Total Reviews (79) — Brands Reviewed (10)

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

01/06

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Milani Pink Play Color Harmony Blush Palette

Pink Play

Milani Pink Play Harmony Blush Palette ($13.00 for 0.30 oz.) swirled together to create a soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The consistency was slightly dusty to the touch but sat well on my skin. The blush lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

The formula is supposed to be a “high-impact, buildable blush” that “blends easily” but simultaneously has “richly pigmented shades” that can be used alone or together. The top three sections are larger, but only the top section (the one that often has more shimmer) is truly large enough to accommodate the average blush brush. I think it would be more practical to use two or three shades at a time, rather than only one. The way they are described on Milani’s website is contradictory (at least, in the order/way they said it), but on the back of the compact itself, it says “four pigment-rich and ultra blendable blush tones” and so I am holding the blushes to that: “pigment-rich.”

The quality of the powder varied a lot from shade to shade, palette to palette, with some shades being softer and more pliable and others being more firmly pressed and yielded sheerer coverage. The coverage varied from medium to opaque with most shades within the palettes being blendable. A few shades darkened on me a few minutes after initial application (which was the point where I took photos, so you could see the result). The wear ranged from seven to eight and a half hours on me.

Milani Color Harmony Blush Palette Pink Play
Pink Play
Pink Play
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

Also In This Review

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #397

Happy Friday!

Each week, we share our beauty hauls, talk weekend plans and learn a little about each other.

Let's Chat!

Share your own answers in the comments!

  • Haul: BH Club Tropicana/Carli Bybel Palettes arrived along with Becca’s Light Chaser Highlighters and Liquid Crystal Glow Glosses. It’s actually been a quieter week for me re: purchases.
  • Weekend plans: So, I bought a doggy pool for Mellan yesterday, which means that’s really the main event for today and the weekend… I’ve tried it once before, and he seemed more confused than entertained.
  • What’s your favorite way to stay cool in hot weather?: Stay inside with AC, LOL!
    Other than that: HYDRATE! I always feel better in hot weather when I’m drinking a lot of water.

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