Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Neon Red

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Neon Red

I reviewed 2 shades from Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids earlier – Shocking Coral and Vibrant Mandarin. I was way too excited with this range and sad that it has still not launched in India. I liked the shade selection and quality on these so much that I wanted the entire range!! Whenever my hubby travelled abroad, these would be mentioned on The LIST till he reached a point where he got totally fed up of searching for these and not finding them anywhere…

I finally got 2 more shades, first of these up for review is Neon Red. Lets see how it fared on my beauty meter and whether it was consistent with the previous products reviewed by me.


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


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

The base sticker is color co-ordinated with the color of the lipstick. However, the cover being same, it is difficult to identify the color in a stack, if you have more than one.

My experience with Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Neon Red

Color: The color “Neon Red” lives up to its name of being bright neonish Red. Its more of a tomato red and isn’t for the faint hearted. It leans a tad bit orange. I think it will wear more red on lighter skin tone and lean more orange on darker one.The pigmentation however, is less than the pervious shades reviewed by me. So it does not come out as a full on loud red but a more easily wearable one.

Texture: The texture is soft, gel like and goes on evenly. There is absolutely no tug or pull when applying. I found the texture to be a little different on this one from the previous 2 lippies reviewed by me.

Pigmentation:As I mentioned earlier, Neon Red was not as pigmented as the other 2 shades. It went on more balmy. A single swipe deposits about 60% color. The colour is fairly easy to apply directly from the tube and to be built up.

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 ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Neon Red

1. Easily wearable glossy red 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 ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Neon Red

2. This one was slightly lower on the pigmentation than the previous shades reviewed by me.


IMBB Rating:

Yes, again a 4.5/5 product.

I do believe that this line has exceptional quality – especially considering its a drugstore brand. However, its sad that these aren’t still launched in India and are fairly difficult to find even abroad.

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26 thoughts on “Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Neon Red

      1. I, too, hunted for vivid rose here in bangalore but no luck… *nababana* .All health n glow stores here just have some common or much popular shades.They don’t even have coral crush and fruit punch which I have been looking for a long time… *waaa*

        1. Kalpana, this range hasn’t launched in India, so you won’t find it here. I couldn’t find it in Bangkok, London, Hong Kong or Dubai either! In Bangkok and London, i managed to find the range, or rather my hubby did but not this shade!

  1. Wow KK, this looks amazing on you *preen* I wonder why they don’t launch awesome products in India all the time *waiting*

    1. Thanks Princy! My sentiments exactly – why are we left bereft of the good stuff?? But this range was difficult to find even abroad! I don’t get it, why do Companies have problem selling something which the public is raving about!!

    1. Thats the sad part Arpita! This line has been around for some time now but there is still no news about it ever getting launched in India. Guess we have to wait and see…

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