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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers Review

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers

Recently everyone has been recommending the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers, telling me that they were worth the wait and one of the best lip glosses they have tried. With recommendations like that I simply had to purchase a few shades - I was also urged on by the Superdrug buy one, get one half price offer. It is only fair that I mention I'm really not a lip gloss fan but they are pleasant enough to wear...

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers

The packaging of the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers is rather deceiving, the inner casing is shaped like a lipstick when in fact it is a balm like textured lip gloss. Naughty Maybelline. The Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers are fairly dinky in size and comfortably fit in the palm of my hand and feature a screw top lid complete with a doe foot applicator. Said applicator is angled and flat in shape so that it easily and evenly coats the lips with one quick swipe with zero mess. No complaints what so ever.

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers

After a quick look online it seems that there is 11 shades here in the UK (there could well be more), I would have purchased a nude and coral hue had there been un-tampered products to do so. I have been purchasing make-up for over 10 years now and still don't understand why people open stock rather than testing the tester product. It infuriates me and I don't even work in retail. Gah! Anyway rant over I walked away with the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers in the shades: 105 Petal Plush which is a yellow toned medium pink that oddly contains glitter. You can not see it on the lips in my opinion and it doesn't feel gritty. My guess is that it is to help create a plumping effect. The other shade I have is 705 Blush Essence which is a slightly deeper pink with a strong blue undertone. This does not contain glitter at all. It is important to mention that neither shade is terribly pigmented and rather than masking the natural lip colour they add a tint - much like the vast majority of lip glosses out there.

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers

The obvious comparison to make with the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers is to compare them to YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Lip Stains. The Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers are the closest dupe to the aforementioned YSL product and are almost identical in formula - shade options aside. If you like the idea of a thicker, non-sticky yet utterly moisturising lip product that is glossy and offers a wash of subtle colour this is the product for you. On the lips the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers feel like a thick lip balm and really do hydrate the lips. Despite being a heavier texture they are not uncomfortable but you will be very aware that you have something on your lips. They are not prone to bleeding, smudging or smearing but will wear off quickly with general eating and drinking. I wore test both shades yesterday and I managed around two hours of wear at the very, very most. Long wearing they are not (nor ideal for a windy day) but if you want a moisturising, glossy, sheer lip product this is the one for you.

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquers £6.99/5ml via Superdrug - link.
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18 comments:

  1. the packaging is similar to a dior product i've seen on magazines

    xo

    Inspirations Have I None

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  2. It is okay. I feel like the lip color is not very tinted. But then again, you get what you pay for. Thanks for another post.
    Makeup, Skin Care, and Hair Care

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  3. I do love my Colour Elixir, it's one of the few lip glosses I owned that doesn't feel sticky and the pigmentation is just lovely for a gloss. However, I still love my NYX Butter gloss the best!

    Reflection of Sanity

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  4. lovely shades! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think I've swatched all the UK shades and I've tried a few US ones. Pigmentation seems to change from colour to colour. Some, like yours, were slightly tinted but others are a lot more opaque.
    I'm enjoying them over a lipstick.

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  6. Oh I was really excited to read this, thinking they were going to be amazing but I feel disappointed now. They remind me of the Dior Fluid Sticks in the packaging

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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  7. I've seen this in the shops for a few weeks and I think I will buy one after reading this :) I really love the pale pink shade!

    http://beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I've wanted to try these ever since they came out but there almost $9 here in Canada, which is an insane price for something so small!

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  9. beautiful shades! Wanna try them

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  10. Looks just beautiful on you! I really want to pick some of those up but for some reason I've been dragging my feet on buying them. I'm going to have to though!

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  11. This colours look amazing definitely going to try them out!
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  12. I have both colours and I love them. Such a nice drugstore product. x

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  13. They are less pigmented than I expected and I can't tell if I picked up the wrong shades as I've heard people say they wear them alone. As far as glosses go these are definitely my favourite.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  14. oh no it is soo frustrating when people open the stock!
    sometimes I spend ages looking and checking it is ok and it just gets tiring! Once i bought a lip product with selotape on, i check the tape in the shop and it looked fine, then when i got home in natural light i noticed it had been opened! I just try not to think about it! ahhh

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  15. I have three of the shades, Blush Essence is one of them and it's beautiful!

    I love these so much, I don't think I've loved a lip product so much for quite a long time.

    I'll be buying more from over the pond very soon!

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  16. I really wanted to grab one of these to try, as the packaging is so similar to the Dior Fluid sticks I'm pretty sure they're intended to be a dupe so I wanted to compare them. But I'm really disappointed with the shade range they've bought over here, I don't think there was a single shade I was particularly interested in trying. So I didn't buy one as I didn't want to buy it literally just to compare to my fluid stick. Why not release all of the shades here Maybelline?

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  17. I really want to give these a go. Looks beautiful!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

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  18. Want to try these babies!)))
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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