Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks- Vivid’s part 1


Following up on my review of the Maybelline Color Sensational lipsticks, here are swatches of some of the shades from the Vivid’s range.


The Vivid’s range consists of 10 shades which are very intense and bright and absolutely stunning! These are shades that could have come out of any high end lipstick range and are ones you don’t usually see at the drugstore.


I picked up 6 of the 10 shades but, for the sake of trying to keep this post some what short, I thought I’d divide the swatches across 2 posts. The shade’s I’m showing today are Shocking Coral, Electric Orange and Neon Red. All 3 of these shades are very opaque and packed with pigment which means that they do stain the lips (or skin if you’re a swatcher) so be prepared to exfoliate once you take these off.


from left to right: Shocking Coral, Electric Orange, Neon Red

They all feel great on the lips which I assume is due to the inclusion of lanolin, sesame seed oil and bees wax. That being said, these don’t moisturise your lips so, if you’re prone to dry lips, be sure to moisturise first.


They also last a good amount of time despite the formula so I can usually go at least 4 hours without reapplying. As I mentioned in my last post though, I do find I have to remove these and exfoliate my lips and then reapply after a few hours as I get a bit of build up on my lips for some reason.


Shocking coral is a really bright pink toned coral shade. It’s very warm but, due to the natural mauve tone and depth of pigmentation of my lips, it does tend to pull slightly cooler on me. This looks very different on those with lighter lips and there’s a level of translucency that is lost when it’s used on more pigmented lips. I still really like it though but find that I have to be more conscious of the rest of my makeup when I wear it.


From left to right: MAC Party Parrot, Shocking Coral, MAC Viva Glam Nicki, CK Delicious Luxury Creme Lipstick in Delightful

I tried to find some shades that were similar to Shocking Coral but couldn’t find anything I owned which was a dupe. MAC Party Parrot was the closest but Party Parrot is a lot more neon and matte than Shocking Coral which means it’s not as easy to wear.


Electric Orange is a vibrant orange shade which is bright without being neon. It pulls slightly red and has a bit of depth to it which makes it very wearable. This is the type of  shade I would recommend to someone wanting to find an orange lipstick that isn’t garish.  It has a very brightening effect on my skin tone and I think it’s one of those perfect spring/summer shades.


I thought I’d be able to find a close match in my collection but a lot of my lipsticks in this shade range tend to have more red or pink to them.


From left to right: Loreal Caresse Lipstain Gloss in Princess, Electric Orange, Revlon Colorburst lip butter in Tutti Frutti, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Liberte

Neon Red is a very warm toned red that’s just this side of being an orange. It’s very opaque and, out of the 3 shades featured, is the one that truly shows an element of translucency on my lips.


Due to the depth of the shade, I also find it the easiest to wear out of all three and think it’s probably the most flattering.


I have quite a few reds in my collection but the three below are the closest I could find. The Loreal Caresse Lipstain Gloss in Princess (swatched in one of the pictures above) is also extremely close. The glossiness of Princess means that it’s actually probably the closest to Neon Red once the colour is built up on the lips.

I think all 3 of these shades are lovely and the quality to price ratio is amazing so you won’t really go wrong if you decide to pick any of these up.

Price: US $7.49/AUS $16.95 ( I bought mine on sale at Priceline for $10.17)

Categories: lipstick, Maybelline, swatches


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4 Comments on “Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks- Vivid’s part 1”

  1. Must Have Boxes
    May 1, 2013 at 5:08 AM #

    I’m loving all of these colors! The coral shade looks especially nice on you.

    – KW

    • May 22, 2013 at 9:20 PM #

      Thanks Kristin! They are gorgeous 🙂


  1. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks- Vivid’s part 2 | Bug's Beauty Blog - November 12, 2013

    […] It’s been more than 6 months since I posted part 1 of the these swatches and I’m finally getting round to posting part 2. Sorry for the delay but hopefully they were worth the wait! I’m not going to review the formula again because I’ve already done that in my initial review and also in Part 1 of the vivid’s range. […]

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