Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

Brazen Berry

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Product
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Pigmentation
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Texture
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Longevity
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Application
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Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

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9.5
Product
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Pigmentation
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Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
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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

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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