Maybelline Colorsensational Vivid Lipstick Brazen Berry and Ways to Cheat Your Way Into Wearing Purple!

Maybelline Vivid Brazen Berry Lipstick, $7

I don’t think I need to tell you again at this point that I love the Maybelline Vivid line of lipsticks. I’ll just cut to the chase and tell you that I love Brazen Berry! It’s a beauty. Not everyone loves purple lipstick. I feel like unless you have a wild streak you may not get it. No one expects purple lips. That’s part of what makes them so much fun. It’s an interesting shade and I think a lot of people feel like they can’t pull it off. But the truth is-you should try.

It doesn’t have to be a straight up purple shade. You can cheat and go for a more wearable pinkish purple.

I get being a little wary of purple lips. I was myself. The color that opened me up or set me on the path for wearing it more regularly is Lancome’s Violette Coquette. That color is fierce and I wear it a lot. Then the month after using it Mac’s Heroine came out. It’s a matte purple shade (it’s coming back this April-watch out now!) that I really got into just like the Lancome purple. Another Maybelline Vivid Lipstick called Hot Plum that I posted about a few days ago is another great drugstore purple fix. Check it out for about $7 what a deal!

But if you’d like to cheat a little go for a pink/purple. My wallet busting favorite is Tom Ford’s Violet Fatale. That lipstick goes with me everywhere. It’s been in my purse since purchase. I wish I liked the formula better but Rouge d’Armani’s #600 is pretty also.

So if your not a purple lover maybe you can try it next time you are at the makeup counter? For me?

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  1. kaarin says

    I am loving Brazen Berry that color is giving me life during this winter season. I didn’t think I would be into purple lippies, but this is definitely a lippie game changer lol!

  2. says

    Well you know you’re not gonna get any arguments from me about purple lips lol. Went by Ulta today and they didn’t have the Vivids! Think I’m going to order them online from Target. After deal with the swatching fiasco I’m kind of freaked out get drugstore lip stuff in store.

  3. says

    I have Hot Plum, but I am soooo getting this one, too! Thanks for the lip swatch! (You have the most beautiful lips, by the way– sorry to be creepy, but it’s true!)

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