Hello Lovely Ladies (and any guys who might be tuning in!)!!
If you read my previous review on Maybelline Vivids – Shocking Coral, you are already aware of my excitement about this range! They come in bright, vibrant colors, have a smooth creamy texture (not slick) and are long lasting! And I love them! But I love this color more coz it is IN with my current leaning towards oranges with underline of red, pink or coral (since I find pure oranges like MAC Morange look too garish on my skintone).
The lipstick bullet has a nice cut/indent to hug the lips while applying – just like Shiseido Perfect Rouges. If you see the pics, you will see the cut is less defined in Vibrant Mandarin than it was in Shocking Coral, because this one has been getting a lot of Love from me!
It’s a tad more coral than YSL – Le Orange, reviewed by me earlier, which leaned more orange. But, it could serve as a affordable dupe for it – once its available in India – obviously!
Launched in US in 10 vibrant colors. Only 5 were available in Thailand from which I was able to pick only 2! “Waaaaah” And still await their launch here. For your benefit, I swatched the 5 colors I found – refer pics and do let me know which would be your pick from it.
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.
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.
Price: $7.49 in US / 299 Baht = INR 627
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. And trust me, you will have more than 1!!
My experience with Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Vibrant Mandarin:
Color: The color “Vibrant Mandarin” is definitely VIBRANT! It’s a mix of orange, red and coral. Its bright, its vivid, Its loud – again, not for the faint hearted. I am loving this more than the coral one currently.It’s perfect for someone wanting to wear a bright orange but finding a tangerine orange (Like MAC Morange) very stark and unbecoming.
Texture: The texture is creamy, not gloopy and goes on evenly. It does not tug or pull when applying. However, it isn’t too slick either…so you will not have lines forming on your lips when pressed together. I found the texture consistent between the 2 lippies I tried in this range.
Pigmentation: 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. It’s fairly easy to apply directly from the tube.
The lipstick is long lasting – about 6 hours plus. Leaves a pinkish stain (most lipstick do that on me), which stays for another couple of hours. To 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 – Vibrant Mandarin:
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. Easy to apply from the tube
4. The lipstick applies creamy – without any tug or pull.
5. Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips
6. Does not hydrate but doesn’t dry out the lips either
7. Despite the boldcolor – There was no feathering or bleeding
8. Decent packaging
9. Fairly long lasting – 6+hrs wear time.
Cons of Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipstick – Vibrant Mandarin:
IMBB Rating: Yes, again a 5/5 product.
The quality and pricing is fabulous, its long lasting, has absolutely beautiful vibrant colors – what more does the heart want! I hope they get launched soon. My wishlist has 4 more color – yeah, somebody needs to come and spank me – literally! Shamelessly addicted to lippies!
So which ones are on your wishlist?
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