|Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Colors|
If I had to pick my favourite drugstore product ever, I might have to pick the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Colors!! That's saying a lot as I am a drugstore beauty junkie.
Maybelline described these as -
Experience saturated lip color, sensuous balm care and polished lip shine from Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color Sensational. The exclusive smoothing angora brush delivers a polished, even application and smoothing sensation to lips. The balm infused formula, with pure color pigments, leaves lips feeling cushiony soft.
So basically they say that if you are looking for full on pigmentation and want the effect of a glossy shine but also want hydration for your lips, these are for you. I personally don't have time to faff around with applying a lip liner, lipstick then gloss every morning and using Maybelline New York Color Elixir Lip Colors gives me the same effect with one swipe!
The packaging is to die for, it looks like upside down lipsticks in a clear plastic case. It's easy to see the color inside. They smell amazing, like expensive vanilla desert. The applicator is your traditional doe-foot applicator with a twist, it's flat on both sides which makes the color apply evenly. The price is right as well at $8.99 with coupons almost every week for Buy 1 Get 1 50% off, or ULTA has them for 40% off this week.
My only gripe with the Maybelline New York Color Elixir Lip Colors is the color selection. The permanent range is predominantly corals and pinks, with a just one red, a couple of purples and a dark shade of maroon. They recently released a Spring collection in March that had different nudes, but none that stood out to me as a must have. I hear that their Summer collection is just a few more of their coral-pinks!! So if you are looking for life changing colors then look elsewhere, but for everyday wearable shades that make you feel a million bucks without the effort or price tag, these are amazing.
|L to R - Caramel Infused / Captivating Carnation / Celestial Coral / Rose Redefined / Blush Essence (has shimmer) / Mystic Mauve|