Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color

Well, if you are going to venture into vivid lips territory, might as well go all the way!  The Vivids Color Sensational lipsticks by Maybelline have been getting rave reviews across the board, and I chose Vibrant Mandarin to start with.  No sticking my toe in the water here - Vibrant Mandarin is a orangey tomato red with fantastic pigmentation. 
What surprised me - beyond the bold color - was how very comfortable Vibrant Mandarin was to wear!  Lightweight and creamy, I felt no need to top this with gloss, as it has it's own sheen.  Wear time was a very respectable 5-6 hours, or until I ate a late lunch.  My lips started to feel a bit dry towards the end of that time, but considering I usually apply some type of lip gloss or balm every few hours and had not while wearing Vibrant Mandarin, I'm not surprised. 
Yes, I'm still self-conscious wearing lip colors this bold, but I ran several errands sporting Vibrant Mandarin.  As I was walking into CVS, a 70+ year old woman with crimson lips was walking out, and she smiled at me.  Maybe there is sisterhood of the vibrant lips that I was unaware of?  I do seem to notice women's lipstick choices more now when I'm out and about.
So, I've since acquired a few more of the Vivids that I've yet to try out.  At about $7.50 each and with frequent BOGO deals that make them even less expensive, it was hard not to :-)

Disclaimer:  I purchased this.


  1. awww that's soo cute the old lady smiled at you, I wish more women wore bright lipsticks, it would make me more daring and less self conscious when I do!
    This one surprising looks sort of coral-y on you, all the swatches I saw make it very very orange! Would you say it's more coral than orange

    1. This one was hard to capture color wise in photos - but yes, I'd say it leans more coral red than orange.

      It's funny, because now when I'm out, I notice women with bright lipsticks more often. Lots of women are wearing them!

    2. Hmm ok, I will check it out next time I am in stores, I like how it looks and I am all for bright lipsticks XD