Review and Swatches of Maybelline's Loaded Bolds Lipsticks: Wickedly White, Gone Greige, Coffee Addiction, Rebel Pink, and Mauve It7:04 AM
I would consider this new line of lipsticks to be one of the hottest drugstore items at the moment. These lipsticks are receiving rave reviews and for good reason. For one thing, it is great to see a range of bold, fun, and daring lipsticks at the drugstore. Secondly (and most importantly), the quality is actually great. And finally, there is a great selection of shades. So far, I have four of the shades and I would like to get more at some point.
Oh, and all of these shades have a demi-matte finish.
Wickedly White is just that...a matte white. By itself, it looks insane. And not in a good way. It doesn't ever reach 100% opacity and it doesn't stick to the center of the lips well. However, it can transform the color of anything you put on top of it. I have decided to do a separate post where I use this color under many different shades without making this post be a mile long. The texture is great. It feels very creamy and it is not drying.
Gone Greige is an interesting color. By looking at it in the tube, it just looks like a light, neutral grey. But how it looks when applied will depend on the lighting and what you are wearing. On me, sometimes it looks like a true grey. And other times it will appear much more brown. I didn't expect to like the way it looks on me, but I kind of do. Again, the formula is great. It applies effortlessly, it is very smooth, and it isn't drying.
Coffee Addiction is exactly the color you would imagine...a dark brown. It has a warm tone to it and it definitely isn't like anything that I have in my collection. The closest thing I can think of is Grunge by ColourPop. They look similar at first, but Grunge almost looks mauve compared to Coffee Addiction. They are definitely not dupes.
Rebel Pink is my favorite of the bunch. It is an insanely gorgeous bright pink with probably one of the best formulas I have ever used. It glides right on and looks so smooth and opaque. It isn't drying at all and it is long lasting.
|Wickedly White, Coffee Addiction, Gone Greige, Rebel Pink|
None of the shades bleed or feather. They also come off easily with a makeup wipe, with the exception of Rebel Pink. That one requires some scrubbing and patience.
I cannot recommend these lipsticks enough. If you are a fan of bold pigment, you must check out this line. They are some of the best lipsticks I have ever tried. I have seen them in store at Target and Wal-Mart. Ulta also has them on their site, but I don't know if they are in store just yet.