Skin Tone – Fair to Medium
IMBB is never behind in introducing new launches, so here is one more new launch from Maybelline. Though there is no buzz currently, there will soon be! I got 2 super sexy shades from them called “Scarlet Red” and “Violet Pink”. All have been crazy behind matte this summer and so I am and these make a perfect addition to my collection, so scroll to read about these beauties.
Price: Rs 475/-
Product Description by Maybelline:
Now matte comes alive with Sensational Vivid Mattes. Flaunt bright, vivid shades of matte with Color Sensational Vivid Matte Lipstick. Everyone is bound to pay attention.
My Experience with Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid 1 Scarlet Red Vivid Matte Lipstick:
Packaging: The lipsticks come in deep midnight red packaging with a black base and inner packaging. I love how they made the packaging different this time so it is easy to spot the range. It has a plastic wrapped with “vivid matte” written over it. But I hate the fact that the name isn’t printed over, the name gets thrown away with the plastic the moment I open it. The name is printed over the base, but that’s a bit inconvenient to see every time. The packaging is handy and good-looking too. The bullet twists up very nicely so no flaws with the packaging otherwise.
Shade: This particular range has only 4 shades and I wish there were more, but they have mostly covered the most popular shades so it is okay! The shade “Scarlet Red” is a very pretty deep cranberry shade with lots of orange hints. It is a very pretty red which instantly perks up my face. It is like the Hollywood red that adds glamour to your make-up. It can make a perfect shade for the brides, for festive season, for parties, for weddings and dates too. So, in-short, a very versatile red which will compliment all the skin-tones beautifully! The colour pay-off is really good so it is great to cover pigmented lips as well.
Texture, Consistency and Finish: The lipstick glides very smoothly onto my lips without a lot of effort. Although it is has a classy super matte finish, it is creamy initially which gives the flawless finish. After an hour, it feels a bit dry but that is the case with all matte lipsticks, so no issues there. The other shade accentuates dry patches and settles in fine lines, but it is not the case with this one.
Staying power: The lipstick stays for 5-6 hours with full meals with the colour fading little by little. And with a few snacks, the staying power is extended by one hour. It does not fade away completely at any point as it leaves a bright stain which easily comes off with a make-up remover. So a good range to try out if you love matte lipsticks, but preferably try the red one as it is better than the pink one that I picked.
Pros of Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid 1 Scarlet Red Vivid Matte Lipstick:
• Available everywhere.
• Attractive packaging.
• Handy, easy to carry around.
• A lovely deep cranberry red shade with loads of orange hints.
• Creamy texture which glides smoothly on lips.
• Instantly brightens up my complexion.
• A red for everyone.
• Intense colour pay-off so will cover pigmented lips.
• Stayed on my lips for 4-5 hours with meals and an hour or two more with little snacks.
Cons of Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid 1 Scarlet Red Vivid Matte Lipstick:
• Might dry out the lips a little.
• Limited shade selection.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid 1 Scarlet Red Vivid Matte Lipstick?
Yes I love this shade! This shade falls very close to Continuous Cranberry from their 14 hr super-stay range and I would prefer that by adding a few bucks! But if you like this one, then go for it, it is worth the price.
Conclusion: I wish they had more shades in this range, but we have the super-stay and the lip gradation range for mattes, so all cool!
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