Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer Review

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to review a product which I’ve had for a while, but I really don’t seem to hear many people talking about it! It’s the Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer, and I have the shade ‘Unreal’. If you want to see my thoughts on this drugstore lip product, then just keep reading.

Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer 3

Maybelline describe this as a high-impact lip gloss with an ultra shiny finish. Opaque colour melts onto the lips for your most impactful lip look yet.
There are 12 shades on the Maybelline website and each cost £7.99.
As I mentioned, I have the shade ‘Unreal’ which on me is a deep nude brown colour – with a slight rosy undertone.

Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer

The packaging is a sturdy plastic, and the applicator is sponge with a little dip in the middle to hold a good amount of product for application. If you have used Maybelline Superstay matte ink, then the applicator is identical to that!

Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer 1

I really like having this colour lip product in my makeup collection. I have a number of paler nudes, so having this darker, almost brown one, is great!
The real star quality of this product though, is the formula/finish. I would definitely say that it is high shine, ultra glossy. Yet, unlike many regular lip glosses, it is insanely pigmented. One swipe of this is enough for intense colour. The formula is also super comfortable to wear, and it isn’t very sticky either – It just feels nice and smooth on the lips.
I found that this lacquer lasts well on my lips, specially compared to other glosses which come off easily! I have to top it up after eating, but that is to be expected.
The only negative is the smell.. I can’t even explain what it smells like, but to me it just isn’t nice at all. However, once I’ve had it on for 5 minutes, I can’t smell it anymore, so it is easily bearable, and isn’t enough to put me off.

Unreal Vivid Hot Lacquer 2.jpg

Over all I would say that this Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer is definitely worth the money if you’re looking for a pigmented high shine gloss.
I have done a lil bit of research, and from all I can tell these Maybelline Lacquers seem to be incredibly similar to the Too Faced Melted Latex lipsticks! Maybe we found a dupe?!

What do you think? Have you tried these out, or do you plan on doing? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Jazmin xx


  1. June 21, 2018 / 1:24 am

    Wow this color is gorgeous!! While reading this post I did not expect the swatch at the end to make me fall in love with this color! I am usually not one to wear lip gloss but I think I might just have to give this gloss a chance!

  2. June 21, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    I am definitely going to try them out x

  3. June 21, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    This shade is stunning! I’ve been really loving lip glosses recently so I’ll have to try this out x

  4. June 21, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    I’ve never heard of these and I don’t think I’ve seen them before either! They sound amazing and I’m sure there’s some great shades to choose from. I’m not that into nude shades but this one looks really pretty. Great review x


    • June 21, 2018 / 4:56 pm

      I don’t think they are talked about enough at all! They are great, you should have a little look 🙂 x

  5. June 21, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    I’ve only just seen these out and they look really good! I love a pigmented gloss and the colour you have is really pretty. Great review will have to give these a try! X

    • June 21, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      They are amazing glosses! This colour is stunning. Deffo give them a go! X

  6. sophieheartsnet
    June 21, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    I love nude lip shades, they’re so safe yet look amazing! I haven’t tried anything new from Maybelline in so long either so I’ll have to try and pick this up! Thanks for the honest review.

    • June 21, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      These glosses are truly really great! I hope you will like them if you try them. x

  7. Julie
    June 21, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    So amazing not what you expect from a gloss. Should defo give this a try x

  8. July 3, 2018 / 7:40 am

    I love this product, as well! And TOTALLY agree about the smell, its awful! They need to change it asap! XO!

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