Friday, May 10, 2013

Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids in Fuchsia Flash- MAC Candy Yum Yum's shiny counterpart

In my recent post, I featured Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids in Brazen Berry and as I've said, I will do a separate post about Fuchsia Flash ('coz they deserved to be reviewed separately!). As MAC made Candy Yum Yum part of their permanent line, almost all the bloggers and gals I know bought one. You can read the raves on blogs, Facebook and Instagram posts too! The color's a very bright, almost neon pink and it's too loud already for my taste. I also thought that it would be a waste of money if I'll get one, only to end up unused in my traincase instead. So, I just want to try a lipstick first who has the same color of Candy Yum Yum  and see if I will like/love/hate it on me. hehe.

As usual, I searched on the internet about possible dupes, and almost all of the blogs I've read mentioned Maybelline's Colorsensational Vivids in Fuchsia Flash. So I bought it together with Brazen Berry (which is so pretty!) over at Bon Marche. Let's see if it is really a dupe.



Lip swatches:

And now, here's the actual comparison of the two. :) 
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 See? on the tube, they both look the same. The only difference is that Fuchsia Flash has a shiny finish compared to Candy Yum Yum. I have tested the latter over at MAC Alabang Town Center, and I must say, hell yeah, they did look the same! (well of course, but in different finish) Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids line has an amplified-like finish and is very pigmented. I love that it's like MAC's amplified lipsticks! (my favorite). It glides on so smoothly because of its creamy texture. I actually prefer this over Candy Yum Yum because it's quite moisturizing and has a sheen which for me, makes it very wearable. ♥ It's up to you guys if you're willing to shell out on MAC Candy Yum Yum or just prefer this one instead and save almost thrice the amount of money. ^_^

Here's my selfie shot sporting Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids in Fuchsia Flash. 

Very pigmented, creamy, glides smoothly and opaquely like MAC's amplified finish lippies.
Moisturizing on my lips.
Did not feathered as the day goes by.
Lasts a decent time on my lips. (about 4-5 hrs.)
Leaves a pretty stain before fading evenly.
Affordable at Php 280-Php 320.00 when bought at Bon Marche (check them out! they sell super cheap but authentic US branded/drugstore cosmetics!) 
Housed in a gorgeous neon orange cap! *tehee
It has this strong lipstick smell that I'm not fond of. (but I can manage hehe)
Not available locally. (boo)
Have you tried this one yet?