Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids: Vibrant Mandarin

Swatches & Review

If you have been following my recent blog posts, I have been obsessed with Maybelline's Color Sensational Vivids. Around the end of January, I purchased two of the collection, which is Hot Plum & Brazen Berry. After, I purchased Shocking Coral (all which I have reviewed). Since I go to Target often, I ended up getting them one by one and now, I have 7 out of the 10 that are in the permanent line and Vibrant Mandarin is one of them.

From the picture, you can see that Vibrant Mandarin is a fiery red-orange.

It was kind of hard to get a picture of the lipstick in the tube with the accurate color because it was pretty bright.

You can click on the pictures to make them a bit bigger. Since the image uploader for blogger changed, it does not allow me to manage the size I want it to be to show on my blog.
For the first lip picture, I took it in direct sunlight. The other two were taken indoor, with the middle one being in front of the window.

From the tube, it looks like a red-orange. The color from the tube and on the lips is pretty accurate, but when applied, it is more like a red-orange coral (if that makes sense). When I'm outdoors, it looks more like a red-orange, but indoors and in indirect sunlight, it appears more coral. Although it is an orange-ish shade, it is very wearable because it leans more to being red. If your lips are dry, it is better to exfoliate before using this because it will apply looking very flaky.

Like the other shades from the Vivids line, I love it!

& here is a picture of me wearing it (indoor).

These retail for $5.50 at Target/Walmart and Ulta, CVS, & Rite Aid has them for $7.49 - $9.99.

What do you think about these lipsticks? Have you tried anything from Maybelline's Color Sensational Vivids line? Which is your favorite?


  1. Ooh! That's pretty! I've been debating trying out some bright corals, and your reviews on the Vivids line is making me braver!

    1. I have been loving the Vivids line so so much (as you can tell) & I'm not one to normally wear super-bright out of my comfort zone colors. These colors are so easy to love, especially since the sun is coming out from all the clouds & rain of Winter :) You should check it out!

  2. i bought this color too! except i havent had the courage to wear it yet haha

    1. It's not too bad (; & if it's sunny, definitely try it!