I recently came across Maybelline's Colorsensational Vivid line on instagram and I was ecstatic to try it. As a purple lipstick collector I've been looking for the perfect purple (Up the Amp currently has my heart). I tried Brazen Berry from the collection and was slightly disappointed by the results. It wasn't vivid at all no matter how many times I applied it. It applied more like a lip gloss and has a very sheer color, it probably took about 4-5 coats to start seeing a pay off from it. Once the color did start showing up, it had a neon twinge to it that I wasn't a fan of, perhaps that's where the "vivid" came in at? One thing about this lippie is that it did has a nice sheen to it and didn't make my lips feel dry, all though it takes a few coats to see pay off, the lavender hue would be ideal for a daytime Spring lipstick.
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