White hot: Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers swatches + first impressions

So the Internet world is abuzz right now with Maybelline’s Super Stay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks (which I reviewed a couple weeks back), and although those definitely deserve the major hype, the drugstore brand also has another major lip collection out at the moment.

There is a ton of new products released from Maybelline for fall and one of which are the new Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses, which follow up to the Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks that were released last year I believe.

I have previously reviewed the Vivid Matte Liquid lipsticks and although I do think they give you major colour payoff (in some fun colours as well), they were too creamy for my liking (if I’m going to do matte, I want those suckers to dry down). The new Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer Lip Glosses are a high-impact lip gloss this time around and available in 12 shades from nudes to reds to even a blue and black. These come in a glass tube (it’s actually really nice packaging) and colour goes on super pigmented and glossy. They are quite sticky at first, but they do dry down and stay a little tacky.  Colour is pretty long wearing for a gloss.

Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip glosses

I received 11 of the 12 shades and was impressed with the colour range on these. There are some gorgeous nudes, one pink, one red/orange, and a lot of darker, bolder colours, perfect for fall. Looking for a deep purple lipgloss that looks black? Maybelline has you covered.

The consistency on these are quite thicker than a traditional gloss. They kind of remind me of MAC Lipglasses, both in how they feel when applied, as well as how they look. The colour is bold, however, I did find that for the darker colours, they get quite patchy. It was hard to apply the deep purple or the blue and make it look smooth (not to mention the fact that it was tough to apply them within the lines of my lips since gloss tends to slide around). For these darker colours, although you can wear them by themselves, I highly recommend just layering them over a lipstick of a similar shade, as it would make wearing the colour so much easier.

Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Charmer Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Classic Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Major Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Retro Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Royal Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Sassy Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Slay It Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in So Hot Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Tease Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Too Cute Swatch Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers lip gloss in Unreal

After a few hours of wear these do tend to stain the lips and lose their lustre, but it’s not a bad look that you need to reapply right away. Overall, I would stick with the lighter shades since I found them to be a little more wearable, however, I do like the fact that there is a unique shade range in here, so there’s a colour for everyone.

Will you be picking up any of the Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquers

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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