Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

01/06

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Electric Orange

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the lips. The lipstick was lightly creamy with moderate slip but did not slide around while worn. I did notice a subtle amount of color that had settled into my lip lines. It wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

I’ve reviewed this formula (and I believe the majority of shades released) before, but it’s one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas and wanted to update swatches. I was dismayed to see how many shades were discontinued, though, as there are only seven in the current range. The Vivids formula is supposed to have “vibrant color” and a hydrating feel. I repurchased the seven shades still available, and I re-tested them (and re-swatched/photographed!). Overall, the Vivids formula has a very smooth, creamy consistency that has moderate slip and a luminous sheen and semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. They felt hydrating to me over time and were comfortable to wear. They have a moderate, sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Isoeicosane, Ethylenediamine / Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Parfum / Fragrance, Polysorbate 80, Capsicum Annuum Extract / Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopit, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 45410 / Red 27, CI 45380 / Red 21, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 17200 / Red 33, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides.

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01/06

Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

On Fire Red

Maybelline On Fire Red ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool, pink undertones and a natural sheen. The consistency was incredibly smooth, almost jelly-like as it glided on the lips and delivered even, semi-opaque color coverage that sat well on the lips. This particular shade seemed to give my lips the illusion of smoothness and plumpness. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating, and there was a subtle, reddish stain left behind.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Isoeicosane, Ethylenediamine / Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Parfum / Fragrance, Polysorbate 80, Capsicum Annuum Extract / Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopit, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 45410 / Red 27, CI 45380 / Red 21, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 17200 / Red 33, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides.

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01/06

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
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

Brazen Berry

Maybelline Brazen Berry ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark magenta purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had a noticeable glossiness but did not slide around as it was slightly tacky on the lips, which helped it adhere better to the lips. It had good pigmentation, though it was not full coverage, and the color applied evenly. This shade lasted for five hours on me, left a subtle stain behind, and was hydrating.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Isoeicosane, Ethylenediamine / Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Isostearyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Parfum / Fragrance, Polysorbate 80, Capsicum Annuum Extract / Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopit, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 45410 / Red 27, CI 45380 / Red 21, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 17200 / Red 33, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foudnatoin
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses Air Blush
  • Anastasia Kitty Kat Highlighter
  • Anastasia Daydream Highlighter
On eyes:
  • NARS Loaded Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Earthquake Highliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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They’re not new – I’m re-reviewing since the last time was a few years ago, and as they’re a really great find at the drugstore, I wanted to make sure the ratings + photos were of current quality.

Gotta say, I’m very disappointed that Maybelline DC’d some of their best Vivids. No more Vibrant Mandarin or Neon Red. I’m kicking myself for not getting Vibrant Mandarin! As for what remains, I have On Fire Red, which I bought before realizing that MAC was about to restock their Maria Moretti lipstick. It is the *perfect* backup dupe!

Along with NYX lipsticks, these are my absolute favorite drugstore lipsticks. In fact, I’ve already gone through two brazen berries!

Very upset Maybelline seems to be consolidating the line, these are great lipsticks! My favorite was the lilac shade from the Rebel Blooms release, and that entire batch seems to be gone!

Could you also link Part 1 when you publish your review to Part 2 of these lipsticks here? Actually would you do this for all multi-part reviews in the future? thanks.

I haven’t tried one of their regular ones (from the core range) in awhile, but I believe these are brighter overall.

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