Being the shameless bargain-hunter that I am, I'm always on the lookout for cheap drugstore makeup products that are of stellar quality. (It also helps if the color options come with a healthy dose of pizazz!) No surprise, then, that I was super stoked to pick up a few of the new Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids!
This collection features ten gorgeous, vibrant hues, of which I purchased a whopping six! :o
First is Brazen Berry, a surprising favorite of mine. This isn't a berry, really, but a soft, cool violet. Love it!
Hot Plum, a warmer, more red cousin to Brazen Berry -
Pink Pop, a cool light to medium pink -
Shocking Coral, a warm, taupe-y coral -
Vibrant Mandarin, a bright orange-red. Don't be scared! While nice and vivid, this color is ultra wearable and I can't wait to wear it in the summer! In real life Mandarin appears a touch brighter and redder.
Vivid Rose, a fab pink-red -
|L to R: Shocking Coral, Vibrant Mandarin, Vivid Rose, Hot Plum|
| Pink Pop, Brazen Berry|
What do you think? I love this bright, in-your-face line from Maybelline! I also love that they are very user-friendly as they are not completely creamy/opaque; you can certainly get full coverage with a couple of coats, but you have the option for a more subtle, semi-sheer wash with just one swipe. The formula is soft and fairly moisturizing, super comfortable to wear, and the scent is your standard vanilla. This ColorSensational Vivid collection is perfect for the upcoming beach-y summer weather, and a great transitional option for those that normally wear neutrals but perhaps want a pop of color for the warmer seasons. My two stand-outs here are Brazen Berry (a great bright violet) and Vibrant Mandarin, and I see myself reaching for them often in the next few months. Overall a great showing from Maybelline!
Maybelline's ColorSensational Vivid Lip Colors are available at most drug stores such as Walgreens
(be on the lookout for sales; it's how I justified purchasing six!) for about $7.49 each, as well as through online retailers such as drugstore.com
Have you tried these only to fall madly in love?Are you also itching to head to the beach?!
Thanks for reading! :)