Although many of us are still waiting for the summer sun to take its place in the sky, summer is only three days away for me! The school semester will be over, and I can take three months to relax and play with makeup (besides going to work, of course).
I may have jumped on the neutral train for winter and spring, but my goal is to incorporate as much color as I can into this season’s makeup looks. That’s why I was so excited to discover my three new staple summer lip colors from the Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids collection.
Fuchsia Flash is a balanced almost-neon hot pink that will compliment a range of skin tones. It applies completely opaque in just two layers. I found that it left a very subtle stain on my lips which helped the color last longer.
Pink Pop is a medium pink with a lavender undertone, a similar— but deeper— shade to my OCC Lip Tar in Digitalis. This was the only shade out of the three that I noticed contains very tiny shimmer particles, but they are not apparent at all when worn on the lips. Pink Pop can be built up to near full opacity, but a normal application will still let the natural color of your lips shine through a bit. Just because this is a lighter shade, I suggest exfoliating before application so you don’t highlight any dry patches.
Electric Orange surprised me the most; I didn’t expect to love wearing it as much as I do. Don’t be fooled by its intimidating brightness; it retains the same slight translucency as Pink Pop that makes it look a lot more wearable once applied to the lips. Regardless, you’ll still be making a statement with this shade. I like wearing it with nothing but mascara on the eyes… it speaks for itself! You can also dab it on gently to get a subtle coral shade.
The Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids are very creamy and offer a lovely glossy finish. The pigmentation is really what has me head over heels for these lipsticks— and the color lasts about five to six hours, even through eating. When it does start to wear off, it fades evenly (Read: no crazy looking lip outline). On top of the amazing color payoff, the formula is actually hydrating and comfortable to wear! I’m pretty sure at one point, I forgot I was even wearing lipstick.
Maybelline has really upped their lipstick game with this collection, and these will hands down be among my most-reached-for products for summer! At about $5.99, these dance circles around some of my high end lipsticks. What a great find!
Have you tried any shades from the Vivids collection?
A Beauty Obsession
I love these lipsticks, I’m wearing Pink Pop today actually 🙂 Great post!
Beth and Beauty
I love these colors and I love all the vivid lipsticks that I have tried so far!
i love the bright vibrant colors of these!
Melody Robinson Wright
I loved this lippies. Definitely summer must haves!
They are so pigmented ! By far some of my favorite lipsticks from the drugstore.
Congrats for almost being done for the semester! I love bright lippies!
Stephanie Louise Telford
I absolutely love these & own them all! So fun!
I like electric orange. Reminds me of the revlon lip butter in tutti fruitti
Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
We had this collection in time for our summer and it was a huge hit.
Bright lippies are the easiest way to update our look in time for summer
these colors are so bright and fun
I have two of these myself!
The orange is amazing!
Citizens of Beauty
Electric Orange is one of my faves. I use it a lot.
All three shades look so pretty!
Lisa Marie Heath
Gorgeous! Pink Pop looks like it would be my most warn!
RebeccaBBird | HelloPrettyBird
All three of these look great! Electric Orange looks VERY orange in the swatch but I bet it would look more natural on the lips.
Pink Pop just, well… it pops! I need that one!
Orange wouldn’t work on me but I’d snag up those other two in a hurry.
so pretty! pink pop is up my alley.
Pink Pop is the love of my life!!
Electric Orange looks like my kinda color!
Fuchsia Flash and Pink Pop are calling my name 😀
Fuchsia Flash is so pretty!
ELECTRIC ORANGE SHALL BE MINE lol!
I love the pinks!
Brooke @ Blushing Noir
WOW those are intense and beautiful!
These are gorgeous colors! Obsessed.
love Pink Pop! These are all gorgeous!
Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com
Pink Pop is definitely the most “neutral” shade of the three but still packs a punch with bright color!
I need to get my hands all on all of these!!
Lovely colors! And that orange is super trendy right now.
I have a hard time wearing those light baby pinks, but the fuchsia flash is right up my alley!
Love Love Love all these shades. Obsessed with Maybelline Lippies from the Color Sensational line. Great post!!!
I have all of these. They are by far, the best drugstore long lasting lipsticks, in my opinion. I kind of wish they developed more hues.
What gorgeous shades! I love the Maybelline color sensational formula too!