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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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Maybelline Retro, Too Cute, Sassy Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Retro

Maybelline Retro Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep burgundy with warmer undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage was good, though shy of truly full coverage, and while it did not appear streaky, it did pull into my lip lines noticeably. The gloss was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, and comfortable to wear as it adhered well and didn’t slide around but was also lightly hydrating. It wore well for five and a half hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is 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 find 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 has 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.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Retro
Retro
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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B+

Too Cute

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Sassy

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Maybelline So Hot, Classic, Obsessed Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline So Hot Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

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. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it was not full coverage. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately sticky, but it adhered and sat well on the lips without feathering or settling into my lip lines. The color stayed on well for over six hours and was somewhat hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is 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 find 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 has 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.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

So Hot
So Hot
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Classic

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Round-up: Maybelline Matte Metallics Lipsticks

Maybelline Matte Metallic Lipsticks
Maybelline Matte Metallic Lipsticks

Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallic Lipsticks ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is the newest finish in the Color Sensational range, and it’s supposed to pigmented, metallic, matte, and have a “comfortable creamy” feel.

The formula had a smooth, waxy feel to me–it glided across the lips with ease but was thinner and did not lay down as much color in a single layer. Most of the shades were semi-opaque with some being slightly sheerer or more pigmented, but they were typically buildable. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and lasted between three and five hours on me with some shades being lightly hydrating and others were non-drying. There was a subtle, sweet scent but was significantly subdued compared to other Maybelline lip products.

Though it was not perfect, one of my favorites was Copper Rose for the finish and color–I would pair it with a similar-colored lip liner to help even it out. Are you convinced to try these? Skip them? Have you tried any?

Maybelline Tease, Charmer, Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses

01/06

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss

Tease

Maybelline Tease Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on without streaking, but the color looked patchy and sank into so many of my lip lines. There was also something about this particular shade’s formula that made it harder to apply: it was thinner, almost runny, and it was very hard to keep in place, even after it became more gel-like in texture. It wore for four hours but sank further into my lip lines over time. The formula was lightly hydrating, though.

The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” that won’t “feather or migrate” paired with a “high-impact glossy finish.” The formula is 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 find 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 has 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.

Ingredients

Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Acrylic Acid / Isobutyl Acrylate / Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Isododecane, Squalane, Polybutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic / Capric Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, Mica, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

Tease
Tease
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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B+

Charmer

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Unreal

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Maybelline Silk Stone, Smoked Silver, Gunmetal, Serpentine Matte Metallics Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick

Silk Stone

Maybelline Silk Stone Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with a silver and pink pearl strewn throughout. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which did not build beyond medium coverage after three layers. I expect this one to look different from person to person as a result of the sheerness. On me, it ended up appearing pinker due to the pinker tone of my natural lip color. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and did not slide around after application but never tugged when I applied it. It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

The Matte Metallics is the newest finish in the Color Sensational range, and it’s supposed to pigmented, metallic, matte, and have a “comfortable creamy” feel. The formula had a smooth, waxy feel to me–it glided across the lips with ease but was thinner and did not lay down as much color in a single layer. Most of the shades were semi-opaque with some being slightly sheerer or more pigmented, but they were typically buildable. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and lasted between three and five hours on me with some shades being lightly hydrating and others were non-drying. There was a subtle, sweet scent but was significantly subdued compared to other Maybelline lip products.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil / Sesame Seed Oil, PEG-45 / Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Paraffin, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Mel / Honey / Miel, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 7, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine.

6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

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