Maybelline Royal is a moderately cool-toned, dark purple with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipgloss that retails for $7.99 and contains 0.17 oz.
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Maybelline Royal Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss ($7.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had medium coverage, which was somewhat buildable but not practical--it felt overwhelming with more than one layer, as the gloss itself was thicker and heavier. One layer was comfortable, as it developed into a more gel-like feel that did not slide around, but two layers made it seem more slippery to me. The gloss pulled into my lip lines and applied unevenly overall. It did wear awhile at six hours, was lightly hydrating, and left a fuchsia stain behind.
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.
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Maybelline's high-impact gloss goes vivid with Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Gloss! Strong lacquered shine and opaque color melt onto the lips for your most impactful lip look.
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