Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks- Vivid’s part 2

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.



The shades I’m swatching in this post are Fuchsia Flash, Vivid Rose and Hot Plum. As with the shades in part 1, all 3 of these shades are very opaque and packed with pigment which means that they do stain the lips.


From left to right: Fuchsia Flash, Vivid Rose, Hot Plum

First up is Fuchsia Flash which is blue toned bright pink. I don’t mind this shade, I actually thinks it’s quite pretty but, as it has a white base, I find that it isn’t as wearable for me as other pinks in my collection.



I compared it to some other blue toned pinks in my collection below. It’s cooler and a bit lighter than NARS Schiap. It’s quite similar to MAC Pink Pigeon except that Fuchsia Flash is glossier.


From left to right: Nars Schiap, Fuchsia Flash, MAC Pink Pigeon

Vivid Rose is a gorgeous bright pink which leans slightly red. I love these shades of pink and find them really flattering against my skin tone.



Vivid Rose is quite close to YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Rose Culte but slightly lighter and not as glossy. I thought it may be similar to MAC Girl About Town but Vivid Rose is quite a bit warmer toned.


From left to right: MAC Girl About Town, Vivid Rose, YSL Rouge Volupte Rose Culte

Last but not least is Hot Plum and that’s the perfect name for it! It’s a bright plum colour that treads the line between lavender and pink perfectly. Even though this also has a white base, this depth of the shade makes it much more wearable for me than Fuchsia Flash.



I love these kind of shades because they have a blue iridescence running through them that just adds so much dimension. Hot Plum is the shade that would result if the other two lipsticks swatched below were mixed together. It’s cooler toned than Revlon Colorburst in Lollipop but warmer toned and more opaque than MAC Style Curve. It also doesn’t have as much of the blue iridescence of either shade but you can add some by using something like the MAC Reflects Blue glitter.


From left to right: Revlon Colorburst lip butter Lollipop, Hot Plum, MAC Style Curve

I really like the shades that I’ve swatched in both part 1 and part 2 of these reviews but I do find myself reaching more for those in this post. I’ve also got 2 more lipsticks which I picked up while travelling in the States but, seeing my track record, you’ll probably see those in another 6 months 😉

What’s your favourite from the Vivid’s range?


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9 Comments on “Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks- Vivid’s part 2”

  1. beautygirl104
    November 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM #

    Looks like I’m going to need Vivid Rose in my life!

    • November 12, 2013 at 5:16 PM #

      You won’t regret it!

  2. kflowermaquillage
    November 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM #

    I already have the first 2. Hot plum is so pretty & looks great on you.

    • November 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM #

      Thanks Kate!

      I find Fuchsia Flash a little hard to wear but assume it would look great on your skin tone.

      • kflowermaquillage
        November 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM #

        Thank you 🙂

  3. November 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM #

    Gorgeous shades! love the Hot Plum!

    • November 15, 2013 at 7:31 AM #

      They are pretty gorgeous!

  4. vanishaa rana
    October 8, 2014 at 6:10 AM #

    hey i need urgent help …i am a total indian… never stayed abroad for studies or any such long duration… but i always wanted blonde hair so i did turn it into blonde but still im not satisfied you know it has that orange/gold shade i prefer cool color in ash shade .


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