Left to right: Shocking Coral, Pink Pop, Hot Plum, Vibrant Mandarin
Shocking Coral is a really pretty warm pink, but I wouldn't say it's a true coral.
Vibrant Mandarin is more what I would call coral if you're looking for that shade. It reminds me of a retro orange-ish red.
Hot Plum is not as dark as the picture would have you believe. It's a really wearable medium purple shade with a hint of pink.
Pink Pop was a last minute choice because Jeanie said I needed that Barbie pink color. Guys, it's really Barbie pink. It's a light blue-based pink that I don't have anywhere else in my collection. It's hard to wear sometimes because I'm so used to wearing warmer pinks, but it's a really fun shade that makes a statement (even if the statement is hey, I'm a cool Barbie from 1995).
Left to Right: Vibrant Mandarin, Shocking Coral, Pink Pop, Hot Plum
The lipsticks are really creamy and comfortable to apply. They're not matte but they aren't particularly shiny. They're not super long lasting but they're so pretty I'll let that slide. I find the colors don't last through a meal, but they'll leave a bit of a stain on your lips.
The packaging is vibrant and fun, but I kind of wish the orange covers changed according to the shade inside just so it'd be easier to find the one I'm looking for inside my big bag-o-lipsticks. I haven't had any problems with the covers falling off.
These retail for $7.99, but Maybelline frequently has buy one get one 50% off sales so wait for those if you want to save a little money.
The Bottom Line: The Color Sensational Vivids are very pretty and comfortable to wear. They won't last through a meal but you can always reapply. I recommend these if you want some bright, affordable lipsticks for summer!