Friday, August 9, 2013

Maybelline Hot Plum Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches!

Maybelline Hot Plum Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Hot Plum Color Sensational Vivids Lip Color ($6) is a vibrant fuchsia pink with a creamy, balm-like finish. It's fairly pink for a lipstick named 'Hot Plum', so if you're expecting something more plum/purple, this won't be it. It's really gorgeous never-the-less, and if you love bright, cool-toned pinks, you'll love this lipstick.

The formula is wonderful. The lipstick applies smoothly and the color is almost opaque in one pass. It's also hydrating enough where I don't need to apply a lip balm first, though I wouldn't particularly consider it to be moisturizing (very few lipsticks are with my dry lips). It's lightweight, has a little slip to it and feels good on the lips.

What's impressive is the lasting power. The color stays strong for several hours and leaves a lingering bright pink stain behind on the lips once most of the lipstick wears off.

Would I recommend? Heck yes! I want every single shade in the Vivids line. They're all beautiful! If you want to see swatches of every shade, check out Beautezine.

Maybelline Hot Plum Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick on my lips

I actually found this shade marked on clearance at my local Target for a little over $3. I'm not sure if this shade or the line in general is limited edition.. Does anyone know?

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Vivids? Any favorites?

The Round-Up

  • Very bright, opaque color
  • Lightweight and comfortable on the lips
  • Moisturizing
  • Long-lasting
  • Cute lightweight packaging - perhaps a little bulky, but I like the neon cap and silver tube. 
  • Great price - affordable
  • I'm not a fan of the scent of Maybelline lipsticks - I wish they were unscented. This usually keeps me from purchasing Maybelline lipsticks. 
Price: $6-8 at your local drugstore. Price may vary based on location. 


  1. Im IN LOVE with this shade, its crazy bold but so workable! I must have a look around for something similar, I'm a bit of a nude lippy kinda girl currently.

  2. This colour looks awesome, can really pack a punch. Might have to pick up one, sound perfect for Summer!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

  3. What a great color. I have one of the Vivids in Neon Red. It is a gorgeous, glossy red that has slight orange pull to it. I love it for a summer red because its not too deep, just bright and happy.

  4. Stunning colour! Looks amazing on you :) I love the Vivid Rose from this line!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  5. I love this lipstick too! I also have Brazen Berry, which is a little more purple. But you're right, these do smell pretty bad! Haha

  6. Fab post! I love the Maybelline vivids too! They are so pigmented and have some gorgeous shades. Shocking Coral and Fuchsia Flash are my faves. I'll definitely be picking this one up! XOXO

  7. This looks phenomenal on you! I love the whole line of Vivids and own all of them, but have yet to wear this one! It looks stunning on you so I think I need to try it out ASAP!

  8. I have vivid rose and I was shocked by it. The intensity after one application and how gorgeous it was! You should try that one..I think it would look great on you!

    I think I need this one too now! :)

  9. Color looks great! But will there be any etc posts in the near future? You always post about lip products!

  10. I need to buy this lipstick so pretty. That swatch on your arm wow sold me lol

  11. I was eyeing it for a while,but wasn't sure.
    It looks great!

  12. Gosh such a lovely colour! I love it but I don't think it will suit me but still I will try it.

    The Beauty Diary♥

  13. I believe the Vivids line is "permanent" but they have limited edition colors every season. I'm obsessed with these lipsticks as well. The color payoff is huge, the color lasts, and they are super affordable! Neon Red is a great shade to try!


  14. Oooh, this is such a glorious colour!!!

    I love it! :)

    Layla xxx

  15. I have this one and I really love it. I wish I wore it more often, though. It really is beautiful.

  16. This hot plum color is gorgeous. I'm going to recommend it to my best friend (bride to be), for the bridesmaids to wear!! Our dresses are black, so this color will definitely stand out.

  17. That lip color is to good! Can you do a review on Maybelline's new Fall Collection 2013 please?

  18. Love this colour! I have three of this line, Hot Plum, Fuchsia Flash (my fav!) and Shocking Coral. They're so gorgeous!

  19. oh man. still so afraid of the vivids. so glad there are girls rocking them for those who cant lol

    A Beautiful Zen

  20. Dying to try these lipsticks!

  21. What eyeshadow are you wearing? Thank you.