I am EXCITED!! No, I am SUPER EXCITED!! No!!! I am SUPE DUPER EXCITED!! I am super duper excited to share the Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids with you!
Ok…here’s what the story is! While surfing through the world of Beauty Blogs, I came across these luscious lipsticks in the most beautiful, vibrant colors! This was way back in May-June! From the swatches that I saw, I wanted all the colors – it would have been waaaaay to difficult to pick 1 or 2 or 3!! Problem? NOT AVAILABLE IN INDIA! Hmmmmppppffffff!
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So, I was very excited about my Thailand trip because I thought they would be readily available there. Checked in Duty Free – not there. Checked in Boots (they have stores all over the place – sometimes even 3-4 within the same mall) – nope. Checked at Zen @ Central Mall (department store like Nordstrom) – nada. I was heartbroken! I tried to mend my heart with some Illamasqua, Shu Uemura, NARS and Bobbi Brown but continued to search all Boots outlet. And then one day at MBK Mall, I stepped into Watsons and my excitement hit the roof! I fund these babies in 5 colors – refer pics for the colors and swatches! I wanted them all! But of course there is a small hiccup called budget! And after the previous “heart-mending” spree I went on, hubby pretty much said “NO”! But we managed to walk out of the shop with 2 of these! 2 is better than nothing, right?
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.
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WHY YOU”LL LOVE IT:
Be Bright and Gorgeous
Exclusive Vivid colors are brighter
Honey nectar formula nourishes lips
FOR BEST RESULTS:
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.
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$7.49 in US / 299 Baht = INR 627
Don’t know when they will launch in India and at what price point.
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The packaging is similar to the Regular Color Sensational lipsticks with one big difference. While regular ones come with different colored caps, co-ordinated with the color of the lipstick; the Vivids come with Red colored cap. Meaning, it is difficult to identify the color in a stack except for the color/name/number indicator at the bottom. The sticker at the bottom is co-ordinated with the color of the lipstick tube. Refer pics.
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So, there is nothing GREAT about the product packaging – its functional, its standard.
My experience with Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick – Shocking Coral:
Color: The color “Shocking Coral” is definitely SHOCKING! It’s a bright pinky coral with touch of Fuchsia – quite like MAC Impassioned. Its loud, its in your face. It’s not for the faint hearted. I love it! Could be a dupe for Impassioned.
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The texture is creamy, not gloopy and goes on evenly. It does not settle into the fine lines. It looks creamy and has a glossy finish. It was fairly easy to apply from the tube but since the product has smoothness and slip, you have to be careful while applying this bold color.
As mentioned on the website, the colors are vividly pigmented. A single swipe deposits about 70% color. A second swipe gives you the bold, intense shade in the tube. For Shocking coral, I did feel that the color post application developed to a shade darker than the tube.
The lipstick is long lasting – about 6 hours plus. Meal did diminish the intensity of the shade but it stayed put. Post the lipstick disappearing, the pick stain stays for another couple of hours and the residue of it has to be taken off with a makeup remover.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick – Shocking Coral:
1. Intense VIVIDcolor –. Extremely bold and beautiful
2. Excellent pigmentation – A single swipe is enough for good color coverage. However, second swipe builds intensity to the same color as 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. Fairly long lasting – 6+hrs wear time.
Cons of Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick – Shocking Coral:
Yes, again a 5/5 product.
It’s a fantastic product and at a fantastic price. This is the only drugstore product that I have seriously been lemming to get my hands on! If only it would get launched in India. I can see a few colors getting sold-out within days. I’m loving it!
I took swatches of all the colors that were available at Watsons so that I could show you the beauties. So which would be your picks amongst these?
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