Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick 'Fuchsia Flash'

I'm very much a neutrals kind of gal, always sticking to browns, pinks and light berry tones. But when I saw swatches of MAC's Candy Yum Yum I was immediately drawn to the notion of a hot pink lip, and having read a few comparison posts it seems Maybelline's Fuchsia Flash, from the Vivid Lipsticks collection, is the next best (and cheaper) thing. 

I bit the bullet and bought Fuchsia Flash, all the while wondering if I'd end up looking like a total clown. The brightest lip colour I've ever worn is MAC's Russian Red, and that's because it's just the most beautiful lipstick EVER and makes my teeth look whiter and my complexion clearer. It's magic! Anyhoo, a bright pink is definitely a departure from the norm for me. 

Maybelline Colorsensational 'Fuchsia Flash'

Lo and behold, I absolutely LOVE this lipstick! At first it felt a bit weird, as it's such a strong pink  shade, but it's so comfortable to wear and is super easy to apply even for a newbie like me. The lipstick has a nice sweet smell and has a creamy consistency, yet it doesn't bleed or slip upon application. It settles easily on the lips and I use the tip of the lipstick to line my lips lightly first before filling in. I tend to blot once with tissue before reapplying a second coat to give lasting colour. 

Lamp on top of head alert... Trying to find natural lighting by the window!

It actually packs a brighter punch in real life, but as you can see (hopefully) it doesn't look clown like at all and is really rather quite pretty, especially for summer. When I first changed my hair back to blonde from years of dying it red I started wearing pink lip colours again and I'm glad I've had the guts to try something a little more daring. This has quickly become one of my favourites for this season. Mwah! 

Maybelline Colorsensational can be found at Boots for £7.19 


  1. Look lovely on you :)
    I love the packaging of these lipsticks!

    1. Thanks! Me too, although I think it would be better if the coloured plastic matched the shade inside, as the lid on this one is quite orange! But I like the design :) x

  2. Gorgeous shade, looks great on you!


    Kamila xx

    1. Thank you :) I love it, think I might try some of the other Vivid colours in the range, I'm beginning to embrace the bright lip look!x


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