Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Elixir

The day the Maybelline Color Elixers arrived on the UK high street I was straight in there. With the hype surrounding these lip glosses from over seas (those lucky so & so's always getting the goodies first) I just HAD to try them for myself. 


In the UK there are 10 shades to pick from, ranging from soft nudes to vibrant purples & reds. Most of the shades are cream finishes and a few have sparkles, they were all equally as pretty to swatch. After a while standing, staring & swatching, I picked up two shades that I knew I'd get the most use out of.  If then I like the formula I could pick up some more daring shades? 


I picked up; 'Nude Illusion' a light camel nude & 'Petal Plush' a wearable soft pink shade.
Now for the formula; they claim to have The colour of a lipstick (not true for lighter shades), the cushiony care of a balm (true), and the glass shine of a gloss (very true). 


The plush leaf shaped applicator makes applying the gloss like a dream, they apply so so smoothly. I would say to start with the do have a rather thick consistency, but not in a horrid sticky way. When the high shine wears off, my lips are left feeling oh so soft like I've been wearing a nourishing lip balm. Now I wouldn't say to use this in place of a lip balm, but to have a lip gloss that offers the same feeling is pretty darn nice.
The Elixers are pretty heavily scented, I describe the scent as a sweet floral smell & it does translate to the lip. I personally LOVE the scent & it is one of the many winning factors of the gloss for me. So if you are opposed to scented lip products your best to give it a sniff before you purchase.


The packaging is a sleek tube designed to replicate the look of a lipstick bullet on the inside.  They're actually pretty small too, so it's easy to pop in your pocket.



Over all I really love these glosses. The lighter shades are not as pigmented as the darker more vibrant shades, so bear that in mind if your after a full colour pay off. The formula is beautiful!!!!!!! But if your opposed to scented lip products this may not be for you.

£6.99 Available at Boots, Superdrug 

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20 comments

  1. I still haven't picked these up but I love the shades you have here! I really like that they are nourishing and I don't think I would mind that it's heavy scented x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Cant go wrong with a nude & baby pink :) xx

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  2. I love the sounds of a cream finish, this would be perfect!

    songsberry.blogspot.com

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  3. these look lovely! I need to get my hands on some new lip products for A/W :) xxx

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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    1. I love darker colours on you chicky, you make them look sooooo good. Not sure i could do the same :/ haha xx

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  4. I love these! I've been looking for Petal Plush forever but can't find it anywhere. Signature Scarlet, a bold red, is a stunner, too, and would be sensational on you! Much love!

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    1. Ohh do you think? i'll make sure to have a look at that shade, a glossy red does sound fun! xx

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  5. I really liked these too. Petal plush is a great shade.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  6. I love these SO MUCH! I'm going to be buying more of these before the year is out. They're just so easy and comfortable to wear. :D

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  7. I love the case of these! So pretty. They look gorgeous too, the nude one is such a pretty colour!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. I like the packaging too, different from allot out on the high street at the moment xx

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  8. Damn I wish the orange shade would come off more pigmented and opaque.

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  9. Luuuuv these. these are so similar to the Dior glasses its not even funny. I have this in a couple of shades too and really love them. Maybelline really has put out a whole bunch of great quality lip products in the last year or so - great to see drugstore brands providing such great quality products!

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    1. Ahh do you think? If they are then the price of the Maybelline ones are fab! Maybelline has to be one of my fave drugstore brands for lipies. xx

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