The pigmentation is low, its a sheer waxy gloss that leaves patches of brownish lip color peeping through. Layering 3 - 4 times doesn't help, it just looks like you have too much on. Revlon Super Lustrous "Siren" gives way more coverage and pop try that instead. This Maybelline one also highlights every dry bit of skin making lips look flakey and dry under the gloss, settles into lines. I find the fake orange candy perfume super strong and revolting. I might try layering it over other lipsticks if I am brave enough to face that perfume again. I don't know why they changed it from the normal Maybelline scent which is not great but not as bad.
I disagree with the reviewer who describes the whole Vivid line as pigmented, creamy, and apply on the lips very even and smooth." The 3 I've tried were all sheer waxy glosses that applied unevenly, They may feel smooth but look sheer and uneven. Big disappointment.
It's pretty, it's surprisingly wearable, it's UNIQUE. As the name implies, it's a bright and vivid orange, but it's actually quite easy to work with. It doesn't immediately go on opaque but you can build it up to the level of orange you'd like. This looks so trendy with a simple winged liner and mascara. It's also a little glossy and hydrating, which is a plus. I experienced no drying or flaking-- the opposite, actually.
You can wear this lip color alone, but it also layers beautifully over some pinks, nudes, or reds you may have in your collection.
Fairly inexpensive and worth having!
- Seems to work for everyone else but me
- Unpleasant application due to weird, grainy consistency
- Flake city, makes my lips look diseased even if they're hydrated and smooth
- Settles into lines (like, every line) which is seldom an issue for me
- Not particularly flattering on my NC30ish skintone
Complete waste of money. I've tried many times to make this work, but it always looks disgusting.
I absolutely love this whole "Vivid's" Color Line. The lipsticks are pigmented, creamy, and apply on the lips very even and smooth. This specific color is absolutely amazing - I have been on the hunt for an orange lipstick for awhile but nothing I found had that vibrant color to it like this does. Not to mention this is very opaque. I only need 3 swipes and I have a very solid color. This looks great on my NC20-NC25 skin tone. It really brings life to my face. For 6$ this is a steal. Such a unique lovely color.
If you like a lighter formula, this is a great color. It does travel if I apply heavily, but it tastes better than most with a vanilla minty flavor. I treat this as a gloss more than a lipstick.
Pros: it's a true orange. It was easy to work to with. You can increase the intensity with a few swipes. It was moisturizing.
Cons: It didn't apply evenly. I could see my true lip color even with one heavy swipe. I don't think it lasted very long. The color traveled. It didn't stay put. I thought it worked better when I mixed the orange as a gradient.