It's about time I did another purple lipstick review! This one doesn't get talked about as much as the others in my collection, so read on to see what I think of it!
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick in Brazen Berry
Available at drugstores that sell Maybelline, Ulta, and maybelline.com
These lipsticks comes in a bright orange tube that really fits the "Vivid" name. I kind of wish the color of the tubes matched the shade like the other Color Sensational lipsticks, but it's not a big deal.
Brazen Berry is a medium purple shade with pink undertones, and it has a shiny finish. In the swatch below you can see Brazen Berry compared to some of my other favorite purple lipsticks.
On the lips the Vivids feel nice. Maybelline claims that the formula is hydrating, and they are not drying- but they aren't hydrating either. I like to apply lip balm before applying this to keep my lips hydrated. If you have dry, flaky lips this will accentuate that though, so I recommend exfoliating before.
The lasting power on this product is comparable to the other regular lipsticks I own. This isn't a long wearing product, so I get about 4-5+ hours of wear depending on how much I eat, drink, or talk.
This shade can be sheered out if you don't want a bold, purple lip. I think it is very versatile and a lot more wearable than some of the other purples that I own because of the pinky hues.
I really enjoy this product, but it isn't my favorite in my purple lipstick collection. I have colors that are a lot more moisturizing than this with the same amount of color payoff (like the Milani Violet Volt Lipstick), but this shade is unique compared to the other shades I own. I do love the Vivids line overall though! I've had Fuchsia Flash and Shocking Coral for a while now, and it's nice to have affordable, bright shades at the drugstore.