I've been eyeing the new Maybelline Vivids lipsticks for a while now, and I've finally cracked and grabbed a couple. The Vivids line features 10 super bright, pigmented colors that are perfect for spring and summer.
The two colors I purchased are Shocking Coral and Vivid Rose. Shocking Coral is a hot pink-red, and I had to get it because it reminded me so much of MAC Party Parrot, one of my all time favorite lipsticks. More on that later. The other color I picked up is Vivid Rose, a deep vibrant pink.
These lipsticks are extremely pigmented. One swipe achieves solid color, and I love how vibrant they are. They have a creamy finish, which I like too because they keep my lips from looking dry. I find that these wear well too.
I love Shocking Coral. You don't find this sort of shade often, and it is the perfect accessory to a great outfit on a night out. As you can see below, the coverage is solid and the finish is creamy... love!
Vivid Rose is another winner for me as well. This is definitely darker than a hot pink, so I think it will also transition nicely into fall for a fun night time lip.
As I mentioned earlier, I was really curious to see how Shocking Coral compared to MAC Party Parrot. Party Parrot was released in early 2012 with the Iris Apfel collection and sold out instantly. I've received countless messages since asking if I knew of any dupes. As you can see below, the colors are very similar.
Shocking Coral is slightly lighter than Party Parrot, and has a cream finish (Party Parrot is matte). You can definitely see a difference between the two swatches below, but to be honest, they look practically the same on the lips. I wouldn't say they are exact dupes, but if you've been pining for Party Parrot, Shocking Coral is definitely a great substitute.
The Maybelline Vivids lipsticks are available wherever Maybelline is sold, and the best price I've found is on Target's website for $5.54!
I'm so pleased with these two shades that I'm tempted to go back and get a few more... any recommendations? :)