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Maybelline Vivids Looks Great on Brown Skin

v2By now, I’m sure you guys are aware that I’m obsessed with a bold lip! I’m not one for wearing a lot of makeup but I absolutely love wearing color on my lips. Years ago, I got caught up in the notion that brown girls can’t and/or shouldn’t wear color so I didn’t. Then one day, I decided to hell with what everyone says, I’m going to try whatever color lipstick I want: If it works, great and if it doesn’t, that’s fine as well.

I’ve been hearing a lot about Maybelline Vivids so I decided to try a couple of them.

2013-04-081The colors I picked up were #885 Vibrant Mandarin and #865 Fuchsia Flash, my girl Frances over at Revealing Beaute suggested these colors worked best for my skintone. I picked these babies up at Target for less than $6, everywhere else they were almost $10.

Here are my thoughts on the Maybelline Vivids Collection:

  • Very Moisturizing, your lips won’t get dry with these babies.
  • Extremely pigmented
  • 10 shades bold shades
  • Great lipstick for the price
  • Looks great on multiple skin types


I usually only purchase MAC Lipsticks but Maybelline has really started to catch my eye. I definitely recommend playing with various shades until you find a color that you are comfortable with. If you are afraid to wear bold lipstick or just starting out, I suggest you start with softer pinks/reds/oranges then work your way up to this collection. Remember anyone can pull of bright lipsticks, it’s about finding the right shade for your skintone and wearing it with confidence.

There are 8 more shades left in the collection so I will be swatching more colors as I find them.

What do you think, would you wear the Vivid Collection?


About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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