Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches, Review & Photos

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches, Review & PhotosBy now, I think pretty much all beauty lovers have heard of the Maybelline Vivids.

I purchased the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral quite some time ago and have been wearing it when I want lip colour to brighten up my complexion.

In the past, I’ve been really into lip glosses, but lately I’ve been trying out more lipsticks.

It’s fun how by just changing your lip colour, you can completely transform your look. And the right bold lipstick can make you feel like a million bucks.

Shocking Coral was the first of the Maybelline Vivids that I tried, and I’m digging this for spring!

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Pictures

Maybelline Shocking Coral Vivids Color Sensational Review, Swatch & Photos

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatch, Review & Photos

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches, Review & Photos

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral

Maybelline Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches, Review & Pictures

Maybelline Vivids Shocking Coral Swatch, Review & Pictures

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches

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Bare Lips for Reference

Natural Light Photos

Maybelline Vivids Shocking Coral Review & Swatch

Maybelline Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches & Review

Maybelline Vivids Shocking Coral Swatch

Flash Photos

Maybelline Shocking Coral Swatches Color Sensational Vivids Swatch

Maybelline Shocking Coral Swatches Color Sensational Swatch

Maybelline Shocking Coral Swatch Color Sensational Swatches


√ Bright
√ Creamy feel
√ Saturated
√ Coral

Key Notes

  • Name: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral
  • Collection: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids
  • Colours Available in the Collection: Pink Pop, Fuchsia Flash, Vivid Rose, Shocking Coral, Electric Orange, Vibrant Mandarin, On Fire Red, Hot Plum, Neon Red (not available in Canada) & Brazen Berry (not available in Canada)
  • Amount: 4.2 g (0.15 oz.)
  • What I Paid: $8.49 CAD (on sale)
  • Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, & select drugstores

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Review


It’s no secret that I’m a fan of corals. Whether they lean pink or orange, they really put me in a happy mood during the spring and summer, especially!

Although I tend to wear corals on my nails, I decided to try the Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral to see how it would work with my complexion.

I just love how bright and cheerful it looks on my golden undertone. It almost makes me look like I have a slight tan, but what I love is that Shocking Coral is bright and spring-like without being neon.

Hehe, I love wearing neon pinks on my lips sometimes, but those aren’t for everyday wear. Shocking Coral, on the other hand is a shade that I can see being worn on a daily basis without being tacky.

This is a coral that leans more on the pink side, which is maybe why I felt comfortable wearing it. (I’ve actually never tried any oranges, even orange-leaning corals, on my lips.)


With just a few swipes directly from the lipstick tube, I was able to get the pigmentation you see in my above swatches. Now, I’m not a lipstick expert, but for me, that pigmentation is pretty darn good.

It’s not fully opaque, but you get good coverage. It didn’t look like I could completely covered my lips. You could still see a little bit of my natural lips peeking through. This kind of coverage is very comfortable for me.

Application & Formula

As I’m trying more and more lipsticks, I realize that the formulas have come such a long way. Gone are the days when lipsticks are uncomfortable on the lips.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral was comfortable to wear. It went on very smoothly, and it felt hydrating. Of course, it wasn’t moisturizing like a lip balm, but it didn’t tug on my lips or make them feel dry.

When I rubbed my lips together, they felt great – supple and with a slight slippery feeling. But this slippery feeling wasn’t too slick like chicken grease…haha! 😉 It was just smooth enough.

Before I wore this, I put on a little lip balm and let it sink in as I did the rest of my makeup. Then, I gently blotted my lips on a tissue paper so my lips weren’t too slippery before I applied the lipstick. (If your lips are too slippery, the lipstick will apply too sheer.)

Also important to note is that you should try to exfoliate your lips prior to wearing this. Although the formula glides on easily, if you have dry skin, I noticed that this lipstick can emphasize it.


The Maybellilne Shocking Coral lipstick is creamy and has a sheen to it. It’s not as shiny as a lip gloss, but it’s definitely not dry-looking or matte.

Lasting Power

On me, Shocking Coral typically lasts 5 hours before I start to notice it fading. And, of course, the lasting power is significantly shorter if I eat something messy. But, if I eat food that isn’t greasy or messy, it’s very long-lasting!

When it does start to fade, it leaves behind what looks like a nice stain. But, if you use a makeup wipe and/or a wash cloth, you can get all the colour off with a little elbow grease. It’s not the type of stain that you’ll have for 24 hours or anything like that.


There’s a noticeable smell to this, unfortunately. I would prefer it to not smell like anything, but it smelled a bit like Play Doh.

You get this smell from when you first apply it, but after a while, it seems to go away and isn’t intrusive.

This could be a deal breaker for some, but even though I have a sensitive nose, I was able to get over it because it faded away quickly.


I’m not crazy about the tacky packaging. It comes in a rectangular tube with a silver base and bright orange-red case. But…it’s not a deal breaker.

The good thing? You shouldn’t lose it in your purse because it’s so darn bright!

The top of the cap allows you to see the actual lipstick inside, but because the cap is tinted orange-red, you can’t accurately tell what colour the lipstick is.


  • Bright, beautiful pink-leaning coral
  • Smooth & creamy formula
  • Lasts a long time with normal wear
  • Affordable
  • Easy to get hold of

  • Tacky packaging
  • Play Doh smell

Final Verdict: 9/10

The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral is a shade that I absolutely love wearing! It’s a happy, carefree shade, and I like how it’s not a fussy colour or one that attracts too much attention. This is a great everyday bright shade for spring and summer when you want to brighten your complexion without screaming, “Look at me” like a neon.

Would you wear Shocking Coral? Have you tried any of the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids? What’s the brightest lip colour you’ve ever dared to wear?


24 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Shocking Coral Swatches, Review & Photos

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sarah!

      Someone told me that it’s a dupe for MAC Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick, but I haven’t tried Fuchsia Flash yet, so I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for that.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Stella!

      At this time, I’m not comfortable regularly posting full-face photos. It took a lot of internal debating to even post the ones of myself the two times I met Suzi.

      For amazing full-face photos with swatches, I refer you to Temptalia. As far as I know, she always has full-face photos when she reviews lipsticks. 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Laura!

      Sorry, I don’t own that MAC colour, so I can’t make a fair comparison. From what I’ve seen just from online swatches, I’d definitely say that Vegas Volt looks way more orange-peachy than Shocking Coral.

  1. Lizzy

    Oh! I really like the packaging. 😀 I don’t think I’ve seen these…. but then I don’t generally peek over at the Maybelline. LOL It’s funny, I was a tad obsessed with the brand as a teen, but now that I’m older I don’t give it much thought. Might have to re-check.
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  2. Heidi

    Do you have Milani Flamingo Pose? How does this compare? I’m not sure if I have room in my stash for 2 super bright coral lipsticks since I wear it so infrequently.

      1. Heidi

        You are AWESOME! Thank you for the side-by-side.

        It looks like Shocking Coral is less “shocking” than Flamingo Pose. I need to check it out now since I really love Flamingo Pose but it is too bright for me to feel comfortable wearing it. Hopefully Shocking Coral will be a winner for me.

        1. Mary Post author

          You’re very welcome, Heidi! 🙂 Glad I could help.

          Let me know how you like Shocking Coral if you decide to get it. 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Yolennie!

      Whenever I wear Shocking Coral, I get a lot of compliments, so it’s definitely a winner. It really brightens my complexion, so I reach for it often when I think I’m looking a bit tired.

  3. another Cristina

    I’m not sure how this color would look on me, but I love it on you! Such a pretty, vibrant color. I disagree with you about the packaging,m though- I think it looks sleek and modern! I think I may have to find a color I like in this collection just for the cute tube! 😉
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey another Cristina!

      I like the colour of the case, but wish that the tube was more streamlined. It seems bulky to me, but maybe that’s because of the very straight edges for the rectangle. I like rounded corners.

  4. Kayla

    *turns into dried-up Spongebob*
    I don’t need it…
    I don’t need it…
    I don’t need it…
    I NEED IT!
    That’s such a pretty color and I need it in my school bag right now!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Kayla!

      Hahahaha, you’re so cute! Thanks for giving me a good giggle! 🙂

      Hope you love it – it’s a fun and easy-to-wear shade!

  5. Suzanne G

    I love the colour of this lipstick and it looks great on you. I am going to look for this next time I go shopping so I can try it out.

  6. Mindy Glazer

    Of all the cosmetics you reviewed, I would REALLY like to try the MAC lip color. It looks so nice and I have heard great things about it. I’ve never tried ANY MAC cosmetics before either.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Mindy!

      Definitely try a MAC lipstick if you get a chance! There are so many different colours and finishes. My recommendation, if you’re into bold lip colours is MAC Heroine Lipstick. That purple is my all-time favourite! So glad they made it a permanent colour!


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