Monday, February 25, 2013

Maybelline Vivid Lipstick Review

This weekend I wanted to go to Ulta but unfortunately I got lost (yes with a navigation) SMH.  Anywhoo, I did manage to make it to Target instead.  I've been hearing a lot about the new Mabelline Vivid Lipstick collection so I went on the hunt to look for it.  Of course there was only one color left (Electric Orange) so I picked it up and decided to do a review.  

Description: "Now bright goes gorgeous, never garnish. Brighter color from our exclusive vivid pigments. Creamier feel from nourishing honey nectar."

In real life the color is gorgeous.  But for some reason that pop of color didn't translate to my lips very well.  I was expecting it to appear bolder and brighter, but the color seemed to be a little dull on my lips. It did take some layering and reapplying to get some good pigmentation.  The swatch on the lips doesn't match the tube color.  Despite the color payoff, this lipstick is extremely moisturizing and feels silky smooth on the lips.  While applying it, the creamy/velvety texture immediately made me want to rub my lips together as if I was applying a chap stick or balm.

Now on to the packaging...because what's a review if I didn't critique this as well?  I'm really a fan of the case the tube comes in.  It's neon and see through with a silver base.  However, THEY AREN'T SEALED and you can open these up in the store...ultimate FAIL!  Open yours, make sure it's untouched....maybe even dip it in alcohol if you're a germaphobe like I am!  

From Left to Right: Pink Pop, Fuchsia Flash, Shocking Coral, Vivid Rose, Electric Orange, Vibrant Mandarin, On Fire Red, and Brazen Berry

Overall, not bad for a drug store brand.  It's affordable (priced from $5.49 to $7.49) and offers an array of bright shades.  You can find the entire collection at your local CVS, Walgreens, Target, or Rite Aid.  Since the collection has been out for over a month some of the colors are hard to find.  If you were lucky enough to snatch these up let me know your thoughts.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MAC and Rihanna Team Up to Create FOUR Collections

HOLY MOLY!  This news sure did bring me out of my blogging rut.  You read it right...the Grammy Award winning singer Rihanna has teamed up with MAC to create four collections that will unveil later this year.  The RiRi Woo lipstick (pictured below) inspired by MAC's Ruby Woo color, will be the first product to launch.  The entire line will debut May 4th and 5th to coincide with her Diamonds Tour.  Not only will you be able to purchase online and in stores, but at her concert as well.  There will be a special pop-up shop at the Barclays Center for all you makeup lovers that want to make a purchase! 

The second of the four collections will launch sometime in the summer.  This will include two other lipsticks, a Lustre Drops shade, and a powder blush duo.  For fall, be on the lookout for four lipsticks, a lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two eye shadow palettes, and false lashes.  The holiday collection will offer nail polish, a makeup bag, and MORE lipsticks!!  Not only will her name be on the product packaging but, the superstars' signature will be embossed on the RiRi Woo lipstick case.  The four collections, also known as RiRi [HEARTS] MAC will probably be the most sought after makeup items of 2013.

Isn't this exciting?  Rihanna stays winning!  Will you be at the concert or glued to your computer to make a purchase?

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