Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Berry Bossy (820) review and swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Maybelline (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Color Sensational Loaded Bolds collection; available at drugstores, all-in-one stores (Fred Meyer, Kohl's, Target, et cetera), etailers
  • Color Range: medium fuschia-purple satin
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.99 for .09 ounces / 2.55 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
All of the entries for the year 2020 were completed before March 2020. Most items were bought in, or before, 2019. And so, despite the pandemic where buying makeup is definitely a lower priority, I'm still publishing these posts.
Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Berry Bossy (820)

As soon as I tried this on, I knew that I had to have several back-ups! This color might be a bit too bright for some, and just flat-out too purple for many others, but for me it’s a great shade. It does stain my lips a little bit, so that enhances its longevity. This is cooler than Fiery Fuchsia and Rebel Pink, also Loaded Bolds lip shades. It applies with the same ease that the other Loaded Bolds do, and its formula is a little…creamier, I’d guess is the right word. It feels more hydrating on my lips than Smoking Red (which I also love).

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the lip color in the tube; top right, the color applied over bare skin, to better show the shade; and below, the color applied to the lips.

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