Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids - Brazen Berry

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22 reviews

90% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

Ever since I got a sample of UD Bittersweet lipgloss, I've been obsessing over bright purples. Not plums mind you but bright-in-ur-face purple so I don't want to go to MAC (I already bought the UD Bittersweet in full size, I didn't want another HE lippie coz I'm on a low-buy)...I do like Mayb lippies but I find them vastly overpriced but this purple was exactly what I was looking for & for it to be Vivids even better that makes it more dramatic. This is a bright cool toned purple on me. I am warm toned but the clash gives it a dramatic flair! Another color similar to this is NYX Berry Strudel. This is not for the faint of heart. Would look awesome on WOC or when I get more sun. Fun summer color. Not in my usual wheelhouse of nude colors lol now all I need is a purple lipliner. When I get my money I'm getting MAC NightMoth. Until then I will have to find a cheap dupe. I'm using wnw 712 willow atm coz I'm done broke n I don't want to spend $6 or $8 on something when that can be put towards MAC. Great color. I hope these aren't LE! I don't know of any other colors I'd repurchase thou. I like the packaging it's cheap but I can spot my lipstick in the bottom of my purse without demonstrating a lot of skill (bahaha!).

on 4/23/2015 10:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this on a whim with another color in this line and I find myself grabbing these more than my high end lippies.

This color in particular has amazing pigmentation and doesn't come off too purple. I prefer it when my skin is tanned a bit so that it doesn't come across too harsh. I chose this color because they discontinued my favorite shade, violet chiffon, and this has been an excellent replacement.

on 1/10/2015 7:15:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This is my fourth Vivid and I love them all. I don't know why I passed on this color before, maybe I thought it was too purple or because I already had Cover Girl Divine. Well, Divine is discontinued and impossible to find and that was majorly disappointing me, until I decided to give this a try.

I had gotten pretty addicted to purple lipsticks lately, so while I tried a lot of them, most seemed too dark or too magenta. While this and Divine both have magenta tones, I find it makes them flattering and wearable while still being a purple enough shade.

I wouldn't call this a dupe for Heroine at all. Milani Matte Glam is way closer. This is really similar to Divine as I mentioned, but Divine is a cream. I was worried this would be sheerer but it's not. It's opaque and creamy and luscious. I'd even call this formula waxy but in a good, shiny way. I also don't think it's too bright, I think Too Faced Melted Violet is brighter. But I'm super happy with this, and got a great price. I might look for a back up as well.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Really love this color for when I'm in the mood to wear brighter lipstick. The formula on Maybelline lipsticks is very nice, creamy and opaque and doesn't have a bad taste or smell. Don't think I would repurchase this color though. It's a bit bright for my taste.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I just bought this lipstick and I tried it on today and it was gorgeous. I have very pale skin because I live up north and don't get a lot of sun. But this color stood out and it looked beautiful. I just started getting into lipstick. I only have 3. But this is one I would definitely get again. I didn't put a lot on today so it looked slightly more pink than purple,but it still was just perfect. I would definitely recommend this lipstick for anyone who is into purple lipstick

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Eh, this product is a maybe for me. It honestly depends on whether I prime my lips first, and if I have the proper lighting. In certain lighting, it can look like just a lip color that has a purplish tint too it, in flouresent lighting it can be very bold and beautiful. I wish this would have made a lipstick with the same color pay off and the same purple tone in the Elixir's. I don't care for those because of the stickiness. It isn't a bad product however, I would def repurchase. Just need to make sure I know where I am going and what the lighting will be like.

on 8/31/2014 5:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love purple lipstick, and this shade did not let me down. Brazen Berry is such a vibrant purple. It isn't super long-lasting but it does provide full coverage. I fell asleep with it on, and when I woke up it was still smooth on my lips (that is, it hadn't dried out). It smudges very easily though. It's definitely not a dupe for MAC Heroine but it is very similar (similar enough for me!)

on 8/17/2014 7:25:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Love this shade! I love that this lipstick has a light fragrance and a tint that stays on my lips once the lipstick is gone. This shade has more purple than 900 Hot Plum. I love both of these shades but I think the 905 Brazen Berry is best looking for me. At first I thought this lipstick might be a matte shade but it does have a bit of glisten and is ever so creamy feeling on my lips. I am very pleased with an over the counter product that has great quality!

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have been on the hunt for a purple/orchid lipstick that wouldn't clash with my coloring for a long time and I have finally found it! Brazen Berry is a cool toned blue based purple that surprisingly looks really good on my warm complexion. For years I have stayed away from cool colors, fearing they would look bad on me, so it was really a leap for me to buy this shade. I love everything about the product itself, it's very pigmented, has a nice finish that isn't matte but isn't super glossy, lasts for several hours and leaves a nice stain behind, it isn't drying, I can apply it right from the bullet and don't worry about bleeding or feathering. The texture feels nice on my lips, has a little bit of slip but not too much. There is really only one aspect of this product I don't like and that is the packaging. It looks and feels a bit cheap, I really wish Maybelline would update the packaging design to look a little more "high end". I will be buying this again and a few more of the shades in the Vivids range. If you are looking for an intensly pigmented, bright lip color I highly recommend Brazen Berry.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love this color! It's my go-to purple and pulls a very cool-toned purple against my tan skin. It makes my teeth look very white and it stands out without looking crazy. It isn't drying (even on my lips, and dryness is a BIG issue for me with most lippies), and while it isn't smudgeproof or super long-lasting, it does leave a bit of a stain behind so i don't look crazy when it wears off. If I'm not feeling adventurous enough to go for the full-on purple i get with a few swipes, i can just dab it on lightly over lip balm and it pulls a more purpley pink on me.

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