When it comes to drugstore makeup, Maybelline is one of my favourite brands. Time and time again, I grab a handful of products when I’m running around Boots, and they end up being absolutely incredible. So, when Maybelline sent over two of the newest shades of their Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquers, I was understandably excited.
So Hot, a fiery, almost neon red, feels perfectly fresh for summer. It’s got subtle blue tones in it which keep teeth looking pearly white, and I just cannot wait to wear this with a tan!
Applied straight from the tube, the gloss gives lips an even coat of opaque colour in a single sweep. The gloss is surprisingly pigmented, and I love the sweet, vanilla scent.
Unreal is a stunning blue-tone pink. A real your-lips-but-better shade, this have become my go-to shade for day to day wear.
For day to day use, I tap on a little of the gloss using my finger. It leaves lips looking polished, with a subtle sheen. If I’m after something a little more obvious, I apply it straight from the tube. Again, the gloss has a fun vanilla scent, and it’s so comfortable to wear – it doesn’t feel sticky or drying, and I easily get two to three hours of wear per application.