Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids – Fuchsia Flash

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids – Fuchsia Flash

Hello Lovely Ladies,

As I write this review, Im bruised and battered and really really tired. My kids for some reason thought me to be their very own punching bags and were on my case! Ah! The joys of having kids on Ganesh Chaturathi break from school!


I’m back with another Maybelline ColoursensationalVivids shade – Fuchsia Flash! I had reviewed Neon Red, Shocking Coral and Vibrant Mandarin earlier. Though a drugstore brand, these lipsticks have amazing quality, pigmentation and longevity!

The Product Details (from the website):

Now bright goes gorgeous, never garish. Brighter color from our exclusive vivid pigments. Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar.

Be Bright and Gorgeous
Exclusive Vivid colors are brighter
Honey nectar formula nourishes lips

Apply Lipcolor Starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip.


$7.49 in US / 7GBP = INR 700

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In packaging, they are similar to the Regular Color Sensational lipsticks with one big difference. While regular ones come with different colored covers, co-ordinated with the color of the lipstick; the Vivids come with Red colored cover. So, irrespective of the shade, the cover is still Red.

The base sticker is color co-ordinated with the shade of the lipstick. So if you store them upside down, you will be able to identify the colour in a jiffy.


My experience with Maybelline – CoLour Sensational Vivids – Fuchsia Flash:

Color: The color “Fuchsia Flash” is so aptly named…it’s a flash of bright blue toned Fuchsia. Right in your face. It neonish, very bright, very flashy! It reminded me of Candy Yum Yum, so I swatched them side by side, along with UD Revolution Anarchy. While Anarchy has a tad bit to red in it. Candy Yum Yum and Fuchsia Flash are identical. Refer pics for comparison. Candy Yum yum looks a tad bit darker due to the the angle of the arm. However, in reality, they are perfect dupes. The only underlying difference being that Candy Yum Yum is Matte while Fuchsia Fever is a creamier satin version.

This one isn’t for the faint hearted. It can easily look garish and OTT…I would suggest to pair it with a similar blush – MUFE Sculpting Powder blush shade 8, Clinique Plum Pop, MAC Peony come to mind. I would have said that its only for the lighter skin toned dames but over a period of time, I have realized, its all in the mind. There are a number of African American women online sporting bright shades and looking HOT! What stops you is you!

Texture: The texture is soft, gel like and goes on evenly. There is absolutely no tug or pull when applying. Texture seemed consistent with Shocking Coral and Vibrant Mandarin.

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Pigmentation: Bang on pigmentation – even better than Candy Yum Yum. Don’t beat me up – but I don’t get the rage over MAC lippies! The colour is easy to apply directly from the tube and you don’t really need to build it up…the colour in the tube is the colour on the lips.

Lasting power:
The lipstick is lasted about 6 hours plus. And left a light stainTo get the residual color off you, you have to use a makeup remover.

To sum this up for you:

Pros of Maybelline – CoLour Sensational Vivids – Fuchsia Flash:

1. Bright, hot fuchsia shade
2. Easy to apply from the tube
3. The lipstick applies creamy – without any tug or pull.
4. Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips
5. Does not hydrate but doesn’t dry out the lips either
6. Despite the boldcolor – There was no feathering or bleeding
7. Decent packaging
8. Good wear time of 6Hours plus.


Cons of Maybelline – CoLour Sensational Vivids – Fuchsia Flash:


IMBB Rating:

Yes, a 5/5 product.

Im loving this line and still very upset that they have failed to launch in India still. If you can get your hands on these, do give them a shot – they are absolutely fab! This was my last review from this line.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color – Pink Pop Review
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor in Fuchsia Fever Review; MAC Candy Yum Yum Dupe?


25 thoughts on “Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids – Fuchsia Flash

    1. Is it Neha? Must be the colour of the season! I know I get second glance with this one – don’t know if its people thinking “WOW” or “Whats wrong with her!!”!!!!! rofl rofl rofl rofl

  1. Wow kk…. U carry all shades with such elan…. Kudos… *clap* *clap* … I may not have carried this one so well… But it looks so so lovely on ur lips….

    1. *thankyou* Thanks Arpita! Its all in the mind. Initially, I had avoided the Fuchsia shade thinking it will be too bright and loud. But now I think, why not!!

  2. This is such a nice pink *woot* *woot* soo summery *happy dance* *happy dance* such awesome dupes you have mentioned.. very helpful *hifive* *hifive*

  3. Wow KK, that is a show-stopper shade! Looks so lovely on you! 🙂 You are right! As long as the rest of the makeup is kept neutral, I think all our Indian girls can carry it off! Just need to come out of our comfort zone a bit!

    1. YUp, you said it right Padmashree…this one is a “show-stopper” shade! I find that a matching blush (very cold pink) really does help bring out the colour even more. Rest is all in the mind…one can wear any colour one chooses!

    1. I really don’t understand this part Sharmistha – the product has been well received by customers, the blog world is abuzz with swatches and reviews. It should make the Company want to put them out their for everyone and increase sales. They seem to be doing just the opposite. Its not launched in half the countries. WHere it is launched, it is in 1 store amongst 10! I just don’t get it!

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