Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a bold coral-red with a luminous finish and warm undertones. Laura Mericer Hydrangea is lighter. Maybelline Vivid Rose is redder, darker. MAC Impassioned is pinker, less red-toned. MAC Party Parrot is a bit brighter and more intense, but it has more of a matte finish, too. Make Up For Ever #37 is warmer, less red.

It is rich in color with very nearly opaque color coverage (the way it lies on lips gives it a subtle translucency that keeps the color from looking heavy on the lips). Β There’s a slight glossiness to the color because of its lightweight, creamy consistency that has some slip to it. Β It glides evenly over the lips without pulling or dragging. Β Shocking Coral wore for six hours, and it did leave behind a soft stain for another hour or so. Β The lipstick was comfortable to wear, and it was lightly moisturizing when I wore it.

Shocking Coral

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Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

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9.5
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Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Shocking Coral ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Shocking Coral 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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Feeling so inspired by this great Maybelline product~ Happy to see this particular colour translates pinker than the tube photos. I ordered this, vivid rose, and electric orange yesterday. How can you go wrong for $8 bucks?

Oh thanks Christine…I always wait for your review before buying anything..right now there is a BOG 50% at ULTA and this will be mine todayy. Tell me if I have a choice to buy Crosswires/Costa Chic/Shocking Coral/ something else , then which one would you recommend. I am NC-30 and I love bright true corals. Thanks again.

Crosswires is a lot more pink – so I think that alone stands out against the other two. Shocking Coral is really bold. I’d probably go there and see how you liked it!

I was waiting for this! It’s definitely a shocking coral. I really love the slight jelly finish of these lipsticks, I don’t think I have seen it before but it makes your lips look really juicy and luscious! Amazing colour on you Christine ^^

Oh dear god that’s lovely. SOLD!

(As a side note, I’ve been waiting for your comments/review on this particular shade so I’m quite pleased to see you’ve posted it! Thank you!)

Just coming back here to say, once again, thank you for this review. I bought the lipstick and your review is bang on. I find your photos pull slightly more orange than what I ended up with, but it could just be the monitor that I’m looking at it on. (I’m not bothered though… I love it!)

This is honestly one of the most comfortable lipsticks I have ever worn and will definitely try out other colours in this line. Thanks again! <3

LOVE this color!!! I’ve been hoping you would reviews some drug store lipsticks and this line looks like a great option. Just in the sweet spot for my price range. Now I have something to use my Ulta coupon on…

Christine, why do you make me want these really bright lipsticks I doubt I’ll ever have the courage to wear in public? This is gorgeous, and now I want it, but…

Do it~ Seriously! Yesterday I felt all inspired by Christine’s posts on these amazing lipsticks and I did a simple look with a winged out thicker liquid black liner on my eyes and a bright flamingo pink (TF Flamingo) on my lips. My partner whistled at me when I came out of the bathroom. I’m picking up three of these for a fraction of a TF or Burberry lipstick. Who cares if you wear them only a few times πŸ˜€

The winged liner and bright lipstick is my go-to look, and it’s quite often the one that gets me the most compliments on the street. One woman told me that she loved that it was bold yet simple at the same time. πŸ˜€

Edit: you are such an enabler. Stopped at walgreens, walked out with this one and Brazen Berry, and I’d have gotten Vivid Rose too if they’d had it in stock…

I went and bought 4 shades after your reviews. Shocking coral, vivid rose, brazen berry and fuchsia flash. I never wear bright or dark lipsticks but there were so many rave reviews for these that I decided to try. Boy, am I glad I did! Im in love! They are so gorgeous! They make your lips look fuller, brighter and were quite moisturizing. I felt they were much more comfortable to wear formula wise than Chanel and Mac, which I have many of but i find them incredibly drying(unless the moisturizing slippery formula, which disappears in an hour)i wore the coral for several hours yesterday and it leaves an incredibly pretty stain behind after initial wear. I can’t pick a favorite as they were all very unique and so pretty. I’ll definitely be wearing bright lips all summer! I’ve barely started using these and I want more colors, true addict πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recommendation!

Needless to say that this color looks stunning on you!! Will definitely buy and pair this with a teal/blue eyeliner on the waterline and Nars Exhibit A. What say? Gorgeous or not ;-D

Sweet find! I’ve been wanting MAC Party Parrot for ages and I’ll take a close enough and cheaper drugstore find.

I’ve recently conquered my bright colored lip color fear and I’m diving in. Well, at least trying some drugstore brand experiments before I take the leap into high end brand equivalents.

I picked this one up two weeks ago. Love the colour one me. With my pale skin i can’t seem to rock cool tone bright shades (it looks way to cartoony one me) so this and Vibrant Mandarin was my choice. πŸ˜‰

At first I thought the line was LE as I only say in pop up displays the past 2 months. lol

I’m pretty sure they’re permanent only because it’s available everywhere online… seems like drugstore brands don’t launch stuff online if it’s LE (usually)!

Beautiful! Christine, Please swatch the oranges and reds in this collection.. they look so gorgeous but I’d rather wait to read your opinion on those. Thanks!

I know I’m in the minority here, but I just can’t do coral lips. Every teacher I had growing up, over the age of 55, wore coral lipstick, every day, and I just can’t shake the “old-lady” feel of the color. However, I do appreciate the reviews of more affordable products, and the fact you include dupes & similar shades these can replace. I really love the formula of these lipsticks, even if I can’t appreciate all shades.

Yeah, I don’t know why coral is associated with elderly women from Palm Beach. You need to find a coral that’s right for you. Some lean orange, some red, some pink. You should shake off the perceptions you have and experiment. You’ll find something.

I did wear corals for a time, and they were especially flattering when I had auburn hair. I had one I particularly loved, but when I saw my 70+ year old Algebra teacher pull out the exact same shade, I kind of got turned off from the shade, especially when I realized how many older women I observed wearing corals. Perhaps it’s just a generational thing, but I can’t recall anyone under the age of 50 wearing it while I was growing up.

My bottom lip is more pink than my upper lip. My upper lip is kinda dark and I have thick lips as well. I tend to put 3-5 layers of lipstick when I use Maybelline Shocking coral just to even out the color.

It happens to me too, and I don’t even have pigmented lips. Unfortunately for me, anything that can stain fuschia will do so, and I’m very warm-toned.

Hi Christine,

What do you do to get a six-hour longevity? I feel like no matter what, my lipstick always fades in more then half that (2 hours MAX)!

Do you sit there and not move for six hours? Do you eat? Do you continue on your day like normal? Any tricks or tips? haha! I’m at a total loss.

Thanks!

With six hours, I usually have a cup of coffee at some point and probably a meal. Anything long-wearing, inevitably, I usually have to eat with it on, because I can’t *not* eat lunch/dinner!

Thank you! I love this color and for the price, you can’t go wrong, especially if you have to re-apply. Thanks for swatching the drugstore brands!

I’ve been having good experiences with it as well! I drank a lot and also nibbled on some snacks and I didn’t have to reapply until I ate a full meal. But even after that full meal you could still see the shade, you just really need to touch it up at that point πŸ™‚

Maybe Loudmouth? I’m really not good at pairing lip liners only because my memory bank of them is pretty low (I don’t use them personally).

I just picked this up yesterday for an excellent price ($5.97 at a CANADIAN Walmart!!) and I’m totally in love. It actually pulls a LOT more neon on me. I have fairly pigmented lips and fair, yellow-toned skin, so perhaps that’s what’s doing it? Love the colour though, and if it weren’t for my brutal-cold and midterm-induced chapped lips, I would be wearing it right now!!

As a side note, I love how moisurizing this lipstick feels. I have trouble wearing a lot of my Mac lipsticks because they just settle into my lip lines and excentuate any flakes I have, even if I just exfoliated. Not so with the Maybelline ones!

I have the most awful luck with these types of lipsticks…on me, instead of looking coral, it looks distinctly cool-toned, almost as if it was blue-based. I have this same problem with Wet n Wild Pinkerbell (dupe for Viva Glam Nicki), Covergirl Temptress, and other similar yellow-toned pinks…which is a shame because I really love how they look like on other people.

yay! so glad you are reviewing these. i am a mac/nars girl at heart but couldn’t pass up these colors..i am so glad i gave them a chance! i have shocking coral and vibrant mandarin and they give my more expensive lipsticks a run for their money.

I found this colour more on the pink side than coral. Not the type of the coral colour i was looking for. But still a great lipstick, especially for the price of it!

Looks gorgeous on you! I’ve been rocking that shade a lot here in Hong Kong since it’s definitely Spring now. Love that it actually is a bit hydrating when I wear it, since other Maybelline lipsticks tend to be super drying on me! I never bought them before because of that, but I couldn’t pass up considering how gorgeous this shade was.

Love this! I have Vibrant Mandarin and Neon Red and those are both maybe a little too red/orange for me– I like that this is a little more pink. The lipsticks are great, though!

Gorgeous. I love bright, pinky corals! πŸ˜€ Coral is a really great color for you, too. These bold lipsticks really sing on your face.

I’m thinking Maybelline must have changed their formula a bit in the last two years or so. I used to own only a few of their products, and their lipsticks often dried me out. But these new ones get good reviews on moisture, which is a relief to hear. They look so pretty! πŸ˜€

Honestly, it may have been the line I tried out from the brand (the pearlescent colors). Frosted shades in general are pretty drying, and I noticed Muse had similar problems with some of them. I’ll have to check out some from the main line to see if I just chose the collection’s dud series. πŸ™‚

I’ve been a long time lover of bright lipstick, so I was immediately sold on these lipsticks once I saw the reviews (and gorgeous photos)here. I’ve already picked up Brazen Berry, Shocking Coral and Fuchsia Flash (they are around $5.60 at Target). Of the three I LOVE Brazen Berry the most (perfect bright purple). As with any lipstick, make sure your lips are well moisturized and exfoliated before rocking these. My lips are so dried out from the winter weather that the coral and fuchsia both highlighted any dry spots (made me look like I tried to color my lips with crayon).

LOVE IT! This is one of the shades I really, really want to get.

It looks very coral-pink on you, even though the color in the tube looks more orange. So juicy and beautiful! ^^ Haha

I bought the Orange Edge Color Sensational tonight after my workout as a motivational treat. The orange is awesome! OMG! Pigmented like crazy.

I have this and was waiting for your review on it :)! Isn’t it odd how it looks so much more pink on the lips than in the tube? When I wear mine it looks like a hot pink lipstick, possibly with a warm, coralish undertone, but far less intense of a coral than when in the tube.

I am wearing this right now, bought it today! It is a great color! It doesn’t look as shiny as in your photos though, are you wearing it alone? Were your lips just super hydrated beforehand? I want the look from your photos!

Maybelline never fails to deliver. I wish this range was available in India, where I am, unfortunately it looks like i’m gonna have to wait a few months.
Any other drugstore dupes similar to this, Christine?

Seeing your swatch I just HAD TO HAVE this. Then I went to my local drug store here in Denmark, found the Maybelline display and the lipstick. It looks nothing like it does in your photos.

Swatching it on my self and just from looking at it in real life, it looks much much pinker. Looks much more like Fuchsia Flash from the Vivids collection

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