Can we just talk about these colours.
Maybelline released their Rebel Bloom lip collection for spring 2015 in January of this year and I just about died (#notreally). The 10-colour collection (eight in Canada) features super-saturated pigments that give you the most intense pastel collection this season. I just needed to see the colours and I was sold. This collection features the most irresistible spring shades; if you thought that their Vivids collection from two years ago was a showstopper, you need to see this one.
Each colour has a white base, so what you see in the tube is what you get on the lips. You know how when you add a white base to your nail colour it amps up the shade? Same theory, but in lipstick format.
I received five of the colours from the collection: 705 Blushing Bud, 710 Petal Pink, 725 Lilac Flush, 735 Rose Rush, and 740 Coral Burst. Unlike their other lipstick tubes, these come in a gorgeous lilac casing that just screams spring. The formula is infused with honey nectar, which adds moisture, a must for these last few months of winter. As with other Maybelline lipsticks, these aren’t the longest-wearing ones I’ve tried (the darker colours, like Rose Rush and Coral Burst last a little longer), but I mean really, look at these shades. I certainly don’t mind pulling out that gorgeous lilac tube every few hours to reapply.
Blushing Bud is a mauvey-pink.. This is definitely a pink that mostly anyone can wear as it’s not too in-your-face, leaning more towards a subtle rose. I would say this shade is probably the most wearable from any other them in the collection; it’s one of those pink nudes that you can rock everyday without getting tired of the colour.
Petal Pink is a blue-toned baby pink. At first glance, I thought it would be similar to Pink Pop from the Vivids collection, but this one is more bubblegum pink, whereas Pink Pop is more purple-toned pink. You can definitely tell that there is a white base with this one, as the colour is so fluorescent.
Lilac Flush is one of those shades where when you look at it you just want to bask in all its glory. It’s almost too pretty not to use. A white-based lilac shade, this one takes a bit of a heavy hand when applying it, but once it’s on, the colour is just so gorgeous. Definitely more of a statement look, this one will be so gorgeous on the lips once the weather warms up.
Rose Rush is a red that leans towards more of an orange-tomato, if that makes sense. It’s not a deep vampy/traditional red, but rather a red with orange undertones, making it lighter for a nice spring look. I’m not typically into reds, but rock this one with a tan, and you’ll have a nice refreshing look for spring.
Finally, Coral Burst is a pink-toned coral colour. At first glance I thought it was going to be similar to Coral Crush from the Vivids collection, but Coral Crush is a lot more vivid in nature, compared to this one. With a pink undertone, Coral Burst leans more towards pink than orange, but again, this one will be great to rock this summer with a tan.
Maybelline slayed it with this collection (#yassssssbitch), and if you haven’t picked up any colour yet from the collection, make your way over to your nearest drugstore to check it out. I can’t even pick a favourite since they are all so perfect. If anything, I just want to get my lipstick hoarding hands on the rest of the collection (not that I need anymore lipsticks).
What do you think about Maybelline’s Rebel Bloom collection?
Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.
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