Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark orange with strong red undertones and a satiny finish. MAC Scarlet Ibis is very similar, but it has a matte finish. OCC Psycho is also similar, perhaps a touch more orange. MAC Sail La Vie is very comparable, both in finish and color. Giorgio Armani #405 is more orange and has shimmer. Dolce & Gabbana Sheer is very similar but glossier.

It has very rich color payoff, but there’s a very slight translucency where a hint of the natural lip color comes through–unless you have really, really naturally pigmented lips, it’s not going to interfere with the color, though. A benefit of the lightweight, translucent nature of the product is that it doesn’t look heavy, like a richer, more opaque cream-finish shade might. This shade had some slip to it, so it was both creamy and balm-like. It glided on evenly and without pulling or tugging on the lip, and it left a natural sheen behind. Vibrant Mandarin was lightly hydrating, wore for five and a half hours, and left behind a very slight stain (not quite as prone to staining as the other shades I’ve reviewed). ┬áBecause this one had added slip to the consistency, it did have a tendency to leave lines if I pressed my lips together, but luckily with the bolder color, they were less noticeable than if this had been a very pale color.

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Vibrant Mandarin

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It has very rich color payoff, but there's a very slight translucency where a hint of the natural lip color comes through--unless you have really, really naturally pigmented lips, it's not going to interfere with the color, though.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin 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 Scarlet Ibis is very similar, but it has a matte finish. OCC Psycho is also similar, perhaps a touch more orange. MAC Sail La Vie is very comparable, both in finish and color. Giorgio Armani #405 is more orange and has shimmer. Dolce & Gabbana Sheer is very similar but glossier.

What makeup are you wearing?

On cheeks: bareMinerals Bronzing Veil.

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34 thoughts on “Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Starfish

    I love these lipsticks. They’re the first really bright lip colors I’ve purchased. I wanna collect them all. Adore!

  2. Oh, I am in love! Gorgeous shade! And I don’t have to feel bad about getting this, since it’s pretty affordable, yay!

  3. Holy cow! That is one bright lipstick!

  4. Wow! I think I’ll buy this to layer on top of OCC Psycho for added moisture. Do you think that would work well Christine?

  5. The only one that I haven’t absolutely loved so far, but looks wonderful on you!

  6. Xero

    Interesting how it looks orange on you but not on me…on my pale yellow-toned skin it looks like an orange-coral with strong red tones. In fact, on my lips I’d say it has more red/pink than orange, and I wear it as if it was a red. I think it has to do with both the fact that it stains red-pink, and that it is probably interacting with my natural lip color. It might just be my coloring though; bright red-based corals look mostly red on my coloring (while true reds look ridiculous).

  7. Pamela

    Walgreens and Ulta are having BOGO sales for Maybelline right now!

  8. Neha

    I picked up Vibrant Mandarin, Shocking Coral and Vivid Rose and OMG they are so gorgeous. I absolutely love the packaging too. Also, I noticed they have muted the smell a little bit, its not the same with their earlier lipstick line. Thats a great news for me too!! :D

  9. That colour is gorgeous and suits you so beautifully! I am going to be keeping my eyes open for this shade :)

  10. barbie

    ooh i have to pick this one and hot plum up asap

  11. Cat G

    What a happy color! I’m really liking these Vivids! And for a bright orange, it seems wearable!

  12. Stevie

    Looks great on you! New website photo for you maybe? ;)

  13. Thank you for reviewing these, Christine! My Vivids collection is steadily growing….

  14. Huh, this color doesn’t look nearly as intense on me. But it is a pretty color.

  15. hellooooooooooooo!!!
    how do you compare it to Mac Lady Danger??
    Thanks for the swatches!

  16. taibat bello

    how does it compare to morange

  17. Cait

    This looks so similar to how last years Tangerine lipstick from Sephora+Pantone lipstick was. OMG one of my most favourite lipsticks ever.

  18. Megan

    The Maybelline Vivids are great! Usually I’d depend on MAC for bright colors like this, so I’m thrilled there are wonderful drugstore options. I really love these and the new Milani lipsticks.

  19. Roberta Chan

    After reading your review, I went and picked myself up one! I applied it light handed, but it’s still bright :) Thanks!

  20. Wow these Vivids are on point!!

  21. Ah, lip freckle! :D

    It’s like you were born to be a beauty blogger, Christine — we come for the wonderfully in-depth reviews, but we stay for the no-fail representation of a lipstick’s translucency. :P :P

  22. blueraccoon

    way, *way* too orange for me, but it looks fantastic on you, Christine! I ended up snagging Vivid Rose the other day and I like it on me. Sadly it’s now packed along with the rest of my stash so I can’t access it until sometime next week. Or next month.

  23. AngieButterfly

    Oh my word, this is gorgeous! Must not buy, must not buy, must not buy…

    I have Vivid Rose and it’s super lovely. *Swoon*

  24. Jaz

    HMM I dont know if I have the courage to wear orange lipstick. I love the color though, and I am pretty sure that it would look awesome on me. I think I will pick this up when my no buy is over

  25. Jenny

    Gorgeous! I need some of these in my life, and orange is my favorite lip shade.

  26. I wanted to order Scarlet Ibis but I had put myself on a MAC no buy at the time. I’m so glad I have this permanent shade instead!

  27. This is so pigmented. I could never pull this look off. But it looks amazing on you :)

  28. Jasmine

    The color looks fantastic on you, you look like you’re all set for summer!