Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick – Shocking Coral

Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick – Shocking Coral

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!

Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick - Shocking Coral

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?
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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 / 299 Baht = INR 627

Don’t know when they will launch in India and at what price point.


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.

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.

Lasting power:

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.

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Cons of Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick – Shocking Coral:

1. Considering the boldness of the color, you have to be a tad careful with the application.
2. AVAILBILITY!!!!! When will it reach India????!!!!!!
Maybelline Vivids -all swatches

IMBB Rating:

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!
Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick - swatches
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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52 thoughts on “Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids Lipstick – Shocking Coral

  1. Wonderful review and the color look sooo fab!! The Mandarin looks soo preetttyyy!!! *drool* Am sure these would go OOS as soon as they are launched here, its so difficult to even get the bold matt ones! *cry*

    1. *thankyou* Preeti! Yes, Mandarin is a BEOOOOOOOTIFUL color – Review already sent to IMBB for publishing!! *hifive* *hifive* That was the second color I had picked and love it more!! *drool* *drool*

      Are the mattes already OOS? Hmmmmmm….I didnt check those at all cause most mattes don’t suit my dry lips! *headbang*

    1. I know Anchal….and there are 5 more (you will find swatches on the blogosphere) and they too are fabulous!! I want them all!!! *spank* *spank*

    1. *thankyou* Melissa – you just made my day! Love writing them!!

      Yes, yet another pink!!! I wish I could have picked the other 2 as well!! *spank* *spank*

    1. Hey Anuradha – you caught onto my excitement, no!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* All colours are so fabulous – in a way I am glad that it hasnt hit India coz I would be buying them all! And God knows I dont NEED more lippies!! OMG!!! Did i just say that!! *spank* *spank* *spank* Scratch it!! There is always room for more, no?? *hifive*

      1. U n ur lippi love…u must be having a huge collection *drool* ……wud love to see ur collection or swatches some day, the way Rati did for Bobbi Brown lippies…

        1. My collection is no where close to Rati’s coz she is a professional in the field! Im just an amateur! But you will see all my lippies here one by one…for sure!

          Actually, it reminds me, I had to do a lippy post for Neha with all my Bobbi Brown lipsticks swatched together coz she felt they all looked the same. Will do that soon….after I review my 2 new Bobbi Brown lippies – picked at exorbitant prices but I did so want them!! *drool* *drool* *drool* *drool*

  2. that’s such a stunnnning color kulpreet. totally loved it on you.! and thank you so much for sharing the swatches. i do hope they launch these here soon *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

    1. *thankyou* Rati – so glad you liked it on me!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

      Trust me, swatching them was not an issue but clicking pics while searching for correct lighting was – I think I embarass my hubby when I do these things!! rofl rofl rofl

  3. KK.. this is indeed a bold color but you carry it soo well. Loved it on you. *puchhi* *puchhi* and if they launch in India, I would surely try Mandarin 😀

    1. *thankyou* Surabhi! Yes, its bold! Im glad you like it on me! *happydance* *happydance*

      And yes, Mandarin is an awesome shade and I love it more than the coral! Review already parked with IMBB – do check it out once its up and let me know what you feel! *hifive* *hifive*

  4. Wow, this is indeed BOLD! But looks lovely on you 😀 *thankyou* for sharing the other swatches too *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* *happydance*

  5. MANDARIN MANDARIN MANDARIN. yes 😀 Lovely shades really – even the electric orange – and wow looks like you had quite a haul 😀

    1. You are a Gurrrl after my own heart!!! Yes, Mandarin! Mandarin! Mandarin! Review in pipeline Arja! *hifive* *hifive*

      And my next pick (once i get my hands on it) will be Electric Orange and Hot Plum (not available in Thailand)!!

  6. Wow such a creamy lippy *preen* It suits you so well! I loved all the shades. Great review. I was smiling through out *hifive*

    1. Was waiting for your comments Tanvi – yet another pink!!! 😛 😛 Glad you enjoyed the review!

      They are creamy and super pigmented – and absolutely droolworthy shades!

  7. gorgeous shade! looks great on you! *jai ho* I may never be able to pull this one off though! *nababana*
    eagery waiting for the Mandarin review..looks gorgeous in the swatch *clap*

    1. *thankyou* Shridevi! So glad you liked this on me! But why do you feel you wont be able to carry this off? You shy from bright colours? You could try this like a stain…applied softly!

      But yes, Mandarin is a MUSSSSST buy! *drool* *drool* *drool* I think it would be my top pick too! My whatsapp profile pic has me wearing it and my friends have already been asking – what lippy?? *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

      1. yeah KK…I am quite a novice when it comes to makeup and do not have the confidence to sport bright colours yet *scared* but since you’re recommending it so strongly I think I will definitely check it out as soon as its launched in India!

        1. Do that Shridevi! Do check the colour…Actually Mandarin is a more wearable bright colour. Im sure you’ll like it. Check out my upcoming review on it!

    1. I know the feeling! So which ones did you pick Gurrl?

      And *thankyou* for your kind words – Im glad you liked the color on me!

  8. You r soon gonna turn into a lippy queen … After neha di….. *announce* after mandarin can u review a blush/bronzer…. *woot* loved the boldness of the colour n urs too *jai ho* …. Loving each lippy…. Btw u r fair or vry fair in skintone …. *whistle*

    1. Hey Gurrrl! Good to have you back! I too fear that Shrutika! I have so many things to review buT end up reviewing lippies! *spank* *spank*

      Mandarin is already sent to IMBB and another lippy is ready in my outbox. After that I’ll do a blush or bronzer – actually have a couple of both variants for review. Done deal?

      I range from NC30 to NC35 in MAC. Im on the last leg of light in NARS or the first leg of Medium. Not “very fair”. Does that help?

      1. Yeah… Ofcourse that helped … Deal pakka… Jst bsy in school thats why..? *clap* bcuz im in category of very fair but just slightly tanned so not so vry fair *hihi*

  9. Awesome buy *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* you pick such goregeous shades man and it totally tempts me after looking at your swatches *whistle* *whistle* *whistle* i loved this particular shade from all the 5 that you have swiped *pompom* *pompom* hawttt pics *hifive* *hifive*

    1. Hey! Missed you Gurrl! Was wondering why no comment from Saloni. N then saw your comment on Neha’s article (such a fab article!!) and rushed here – was sure you would have left a comment for me!! *puchhi* *puchhi*

      Im glad you liked the colour Gurrrl! You have no idea how much I was lemming to try them when I first saw the swatches on an International blog. *drool* *drool* *drool* Goregeous colours Saloni and fabulous texture! They totally give a run for the money to any MAC lippy – even their Amplified Cream ones! *hifive* *hifive* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  10. heyy hii loved this.. isn’t it the same as bold matte shades by maybelline? i got one recently from health and glow.. same cover.. just that the name written was bold matte…

    1. Hey Madhumita! The packaging might be similar but these arent matte…they are creamy and have shine (not sparkle/glitter).

      And where I picked these, they had the regular Color Sensationals, the Mattes, the Vivids and another line called Shine (dont know if that has been launched here or not).

  11. I can really sense your excitement in the article….I want these too, have wanted them since ages….I need all the shades of these in my life, like NOW. It looks beautiful on you and nice article. *clap*

    1. *thankyou* Sabrina for your sweet words! Yes, i am still lemming for the other colours in this range…want all of them and NOW!!! *waaa* *waaa*

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