Thursday, April 16, 2015

Maybelline Rebel Bloom Lipsticks

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In December Maybelline released their "Rebel Bloom" spring 2015 collection. Their lipsticks are a selection of vibrant shades. The advertised main ingredient is honey nectar.

The formulation on all these shades are different. Overall they have slip to the texture feeling very similar to buttery lipsticks. Some are opaque and bright, but patchy. Other more sheer shades are still bright but a tad more wearable. You have to build color with these, but for some no matter how much you load on you can still see patches of your lips.

The packaging is the familiar Color Sensational long tube with a fun purple cap. It is noted that all shades are pretty true to the bottom sticker, with the exception of Orchid Ecstasy. Also something to be mindful of, is the classic Color Sensational "play-doh" smell. The smell will go away with wear if it's something you're not bothered by.

They swatch very well on the arm but on pigmented lips apply patchy and not true to color. The pigmentation is there, but the formula stops the shades from being one uniform color.

700 - Barely Bloomed
Barely bloomed is a true nude color with orange undertones. It is pigmented but I had trouble applying color to my lip line.

705 - Blushing Bud
Blushing Bud is one of my favorite shades from the line. It is a rosy mauve and a great "my lips but better shade." It is a great everyday wearable color. This one applied fairly evenly.

710 - Petal Pink
The next 3 pink shades start to look very similar. Petal Pink is a cool toned baby pink. It is very opaque. I described this one as "old Nicki" lipstick.

715 - Hibiscus Pop 
Hibiscus Pop is a medium pink color. It looks warm in the tube but on my lips looked cool. This one is on the sheer side, so it looks similar to the other pink shades.

720 - Power Peony
Power Peony is again a cool pink, slightly darker than Petal Pink.

725 - Lilac Flush
 Such a beautiful light and cool purple! It's a lot less intimidating than it seems. This is a must have from the line if you're feeling adventurous. It is very opaque and the payoff is worth it.

730 - Orchid Ecstasy 
 Orchid Ecstasy is what drew me to the line but the most disappointing. I was hoping it was going to come out purple like in the tube but it didn't. It swatches on the arm very well, but it applies the most sheer of them all. Instead of being a purple with pink undertones, it mixes with my lips to create a more magenta shade. If you are already stuck with this, I suggest muting out the lips with foundation or a nude lipstick.

735 - Rose Flush
Rose Flush is a warm toned red. It applies sheer but still has a good payoff, leading to this wearable red lip.

740 - Coral Burst
 Coral Burst is my absolute favorite out of this line for a pop of color. I don't own many coral items, and this one is definitely a good one to start with. It applies sheer, but is so beautiful and wearable. It is the only shade I have really gone out in public in.

745 - Peach Poppy
 Peach Poppy is such a great light peach shade, but not exactly true to color. It is a lot lighter in swatches than in the tube. It was hard to replicate the picture to what it looks like in real life.

Products Worn in Video
Brows - Anastasia Dip Brow in Dark Brown
Base - Naked Skin foundation in 4.0
Contour/Highlight - L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Chestnut/Classic Ivory
Blush - NARS Final Cut
Powder Highlight - Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal
Eyes - Tarte "No Champagne, No Gain," "Merci You Later," "Moulin Rouge,"  "I Think I Cannes" and "Take on Bordeaux" Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows
Liner - L'Oreal Carbon Black liquid liner for wing and gel liner from Smashbox "Click You're it" on bottom
Lashes - Ardell #33
Lips - NYX Mauve lipliner, Maybelline Rebel Bloom lipsticks in Blushing Bud and Hibiscus Pop
Nails - Sinful Colors in Vacation Time
Clothing/Accessories - Forever 21

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