After exploring all the drugstores and Wal-Marts in two cities, I FINALLY managed to find these elusive yet beautiful lipsticks! I wanted to get this review and these swatches up as soon as I could for you guys, because I know people are dying to see what these look like. So, without further ado…
From left to right: Blushing Pout, Pink Sugar, Vibrant Violet, All Fired Up, Rich Ruby, and Burgundy Blush.
For the sake of showing you what these lipsticks look like on my skintone, I also took lots of awkward lip swatch pics.
This is Blushing Pout, above. As you can probably tell, I’m not too crazy about it. I got it because I heard it was a dupe for Nars Anna, but it isn’t. It reminds me more of MAC Snob—a pale, cool-toned pink that really washes me out. It is more cool-toned and has less lavender in it than Lust for Blush, one of the original Creamy Mattes. If you have darker, cool-toned skin, you might like this, but for you fair skinned chicks out there, I probably would pass on this one.
This one is Pink Sugar, a yellow-based pink. It’s unusual to find a warm-toned pink, so I was glad Maybelline included one this time around.
Here is the lovely All Fired Up, which is much brighter than it appears! It’s a very neon coral red, and it’s one of those perfect summer shades. Love it!
Vibrant Violet! So pretty! I am a sucker for purple lipsticks, and if they’re also creamy and smooth, then all the better. 🙂
I’m always going to gravitate towards a good red lip, and Rich Ruby is one of the best reds I’ve seen in a while. It’s a moody deep red, very creamy and glam.
Last but not least, here is Burgundy Blush. This one may be my favorite–it reminds me a lot of Lady by ColourPop, but it’s darker, richer, and has a bit less brown in it. I love this kind of shade. If you liked Lady, you need this too. It’s so film-noir and dramatic, not your typical drugstore lipstick.
I wanted to compare three of these to lipsticks I already own, so here are some swatches:
From left to right, Vibrant Violet by Maybelline, Milani Matte Glam, Blushing Pout by Maybelline, Pink Pout by Revlon, Lust for Blush by Maybelline, Burgundy Blush by Maybelline, and Lady by ColourPop.