Friday, April 19th, 2013

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a creamy, fuchsia magenta with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-glossy finish. MAC Heroine is darker and purpler–plus nearly matte. MAC Seductive Intent is a bit more magenta but closer than Heroine. MAC Spitfire is similar. MAC Style Curve is also similar but has violet shimmer. MAC Love Forever is pinker. Dolce & Gabbana Violet is purpler and lighter. MAC Night Blooming is slightly brighter. Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 is a touch more magenta.

It has semi-opaque color payoff, enough that it adds substantial color to the lip, but there’s a translucency that enables the natural lip color to peek through. The consistency of this shade was very, very slick and creamy–it did not apply quite as evenly as other shades I’ve tried have. Brazen Berry was moisturizing, wore well for six hours (and left a stain behind), and was comfortable to wear. You may get lines if you press your lips together, so it’s important to apply just enough for even coverage but not so much that there’s excess product. Because the color is brighter and bolder, the lines that do get created are harder to see.

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The highlight of this product is how comfortable and hydrating it is when worn. The color payoff is good, as is the texture, even if they aren't 100% perfect, they're both quite good.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Drugstore.com, ULTA, Walmart, from $7.49.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Heroine is darker and purpler--plus nearly matte. MAC Seductive Intent is a bit more magenta but closer than Heroine. MAC Spitfire is similar. MAC Style Curve is also similar but has violet shimmer. MAC Love Forever is pinker. Dolce & Gabbana Violet is purpler and lighter. MAC Night Blooming is slightly brighter. Shiseido Fuchsia RS 320 is a touch more magenta.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner.

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17 thoughts on “Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Very cute. These lipsticks are great quality!

  2. SarahKita

    I have this and it’s awesome! It does appear purpler on my lips though, but they are very pigmented.

  3. Not the color for me, but it looks good on you :-)

  4. V

    I love this color! Great intro into purple lipsticks since it isn’t too dark and fades into a lovely pink for me as the day goes on :)

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Danielle Danielle

    I noticed in the photos of these lipsticks they look extremely shiny which leads me to ask about the feel of these lipsticks…are they greasy? Because I’m afraid to purchase them in the sense that they seem sort of like lustre finish lipsticks in which case I hate =( lol.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    SOOOOO so so so prettyyyyy! I want it as I guess it’ll look purple on me since i’m pale

  7. Ugh I absolutely love that color! I find it so hard to pull off the fuchsia/purple lipsticks…but that color is gorgeous!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Vanessa Vanessa

    I have this too! It looks pinker than the stick on me, but not nearly as pink as it looks on you. I would call it a straight mid-toned purple on me.

    I like that you can wear this product sheerly. I apply a light coat when I’m at the office, and then it’s just a straight pink with only the slightest hint of purple.

    I do wish that the tube came sealed…

    Try it out! I love it and imagine repurchasing it.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachael pockykami

    I wish this were a little more purple or that they had included a similar color to herione in the line. I actually have herione, but prefer the finish of these. I also wish the coral color didn’t pull so pink. Oh well, maybe they’ll release more colors.

  10. nacacijin

    Ugh I knew I should have picked this up! I went for the Coral one instead :( *sigh* looks like another ULTA trip is in my very near future

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michaela. michaela.

    EVERY color looks fantastic on you, Christine!!

  12. Melissa

    This reminds me of MAC Plumful.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of lipstickismyvice Lou

    After I saw this review; i had to pick up this lipstick. I am hoping to get feel my pulse in the upcoming mac collection however if i don’t i will be happy with this lipstick

  14. V

    I’m almost finished with my first tube of this! It’s such an interesting color and as a commenter said before, it’s a lovely way to get introduced to purples since it fades into a bright pink throughout the day. After I tried this, I bought OCC’s Hoochie which is a elevated, brighter purple than this, but I think quite similar colorwise! On to my second tube!