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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)

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection ($36.00 for 0.55 oz.) includes five, full-sized lipsticks in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Cream formula is described as a “creamy, moderate coverage” lipstick. I, on the other hand, would describe the MOD Cream formula has a highly pigmented, creamy, and luminous lipstick with wear that varied from three and a half hours to six hours that was hydrating and comfortable to wear. The big “downside” was that the pigmentation was typically nearly opaque and only one shade was actually “moderate coverage.”

LORAC Lipstick Collection Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

True Beauty

Limited Edition
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A

Red Rose

Limited Edition
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B+

Belle-ieve

Limited Edition
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B+

Tres Chic

Limited Edition
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B-

Savoir Faire

Limited Edition
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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

01/07

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette

Beauty and the Beast

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Cheek Palette ($28.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes three blushes and one highlighter. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, but only one of the blushes was on the buildable side while the other two were quite pigmented. If you like your cheek colors to be more pigmented, the palette would work well for you, especially as all four shades were blendable, easy to use, and wore for seven and a half to eight and a half hours for me.

LORAC Cheek Palette Beauty and the Beast
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Also In This Review

A-

See Beyond

Limited Edition
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B+

Fearless

Limited Edition
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B-

Enchanted

Limited Edition
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B+

Rose

Limited Edition
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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

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