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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Swatches + Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Vibrant Mandarin, Hot Plum, Fuchsia Flash and Brazen Berry

Sighting these lipsticks in my local Shoppers, it never itched me at all to bother with these. Still being as frugal as ever, $12/lipstick... I just couldn't do it. I am super appreciative of the drugstore brands here being a lot lower priced than in Australia, but I still can't weigh out the costs.

(But I will definitely be throwing [drugstore brand makeup] hunnids once I am employed *giggles*)

I always admired the amount of makeup people in the US/Canada would be selling online. To my luck, I saw a lady selling six Maybelline Vivid lippies, but I still couldn't do it, even though it would have been $7.50~ a piece, it was just too much for my pocket to handle. I passed the offer and found myself curling in my bed the next few days, wide awake, thoughts going through my head of regret. I would awaken each successive morning, and peep into my, now- depressing lipstick box, with no shades I would want to wear. It is really hard now, from being buried (not really, just fourty+ lippies) a few months ago, and to now, just having a measily 12 to choose from. 

Another offer came up, of four lippies this time, and now, $8.00/ea. There were 3/4 in this bundle that I wanted. Oh, the pinks!!! The purples!!! I had to do it. I accepted the invoice, and a week and a half later...


I quickly scoffed down my blueberry waffles, sorted out my college application, and opened each lipstick in awe. I can't describe my happiness opening the package this morning. They are so beautiful.

Bottom to top: Hot Plum, Fuchsia Flash, Brazen Berry and Vibrant Mandarin

Close up: here

I am especially in love with Brazen Berry! It's a purple that I've never tried before. Vibrant Mandarin, I knew, once I opened the package that I wouldn't look so great on me, and that was true. But I do need a red-orange tone lippy in my life again (I previously had BYS Wet Red).

These are super pigmented, buttery, moisturising and stains so nicely!

A purchase, with no regrets!

Indepth reviews of my favourites of this lot to come ☺.

18 comments :

  1. Vibrant Mandarin! definitely by far my favourite from the bunch you have on :D

    xoxo, charlene

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  2. Fuchsia Flash and Vibrant Mandarin looks good on you!

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    1. Thanks sis, you may borrow ;). You'd have to tell me a week in advance though so I that you'd get it in the mail in time (hehe).

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  3. All the shades look stunning on you! I especially love Hot Plum :)

    Sarah
    More Than Adored

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  4. You are such a beauty, all the shades look lovely on you! <3
    Vibrant Mandarin looks great on you!! I think it suits your skintone really much o:

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    1. You are always so sweet Natalie! Thank you love :)
      I'm getting more use to the orange-red Vibrant Mandarin now! I am in love with the texture of these lipsticks!

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  5. i recently saw these on the counter but never get the chance to try em :D so happy to see the swatches. vibrant mandarin looks super nice on you :)

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    1. Oh! You should definitely swatch them next time you see them Shayne! They are gorrrgeous! I'm so glad that I've found new lippies that I've fallen in love with ☺.

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  6. woww, amazing colours h oney!!

    xx

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    1. Thank you for dropping by! I love the vibrant shades as well! X

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  7. ahhhh they all look so good on you.

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    1. Why thank you darlin! I am in love with how bold they are!

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  9. Nonsense sweetie, you're rocking that vibrant mandarin! i could never pull off those purples but you sure can!

    à la foliee

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    1. Oh you are always such a sweetpea, Chloe! Thank you my love! I'd imagine that they'd look great on you! You pull off bold lippies so well!

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  10. Vibrant Mandarin!! its bright but not too cool. Love it <3

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