Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipstick in Brazen Berry (905) review

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  • Manufacturer: Maybelline (owned by L'Oréal)
  • Availability: part of the Color Sensational collection; available at drugstores, all-in-one stores (Fred Meyer, Kohl's, Target, et cetera), etailers
  • Color Range: heliotrope creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.99 for .09 ounces / 2.55 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes - but only from etailers, because the tubes aren't sealed
Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipstick in Brazen Berry (905)

The cooler of the two purple lipsticks in the Vivids group. Hot Plum is more fuchsia-violet. This one is straight-up heliotrope. I'm not wildly in love with the shade, but it does look decent on me, and it's not as purple as I originally thought it might be.

The glossy finish is typical of the Vivids. The finish is fairly durable - it doesn't vanish long before any of the color has been blotted, patted, talked, et cetera, off of my lips.

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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