Hey all beauty geeks!!! Being a beauty blogger (if I may call myself so), has led to a lot of changes in me.
Firstly, it has made me explore makeup with a different angle. Now I do not buy makeup just for myself. I view a product as a whole and try to see if it can benefit anyone else even if not me.
Secondly, in the process I have tried some products that I would have never picked up and then, fall in love with them. As you already know, I am a lipstick hoarder but I and lipglosses don’t go along well.
However, when I spotted Color Elixirs by Maybelline, I picked this up and that too in a color that I would never go for. Well, as they say ‘There is always a first time.’ Yup, it was my first time to pick up a gloss after a decade or so.
About Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational:
Color Elixirs by Color Sensational were launched in the fall of last year. The collection was aiming at Spring and Summer of 2014. Maybelline describes the color elixirs as:
‘Fall under the spell of the elixir effect. Hyper-saturated color, ultra cushiony feel. The new hypnotic lip sensation.
Why You’ll Love It:
•A trio of concentrates delivers the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss.
•Our exclusive smoothing angora brush delivers a polished , even application and smoothing sensation to lips.
For Best Results :
Apply lipcolor with applicator wand starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip. ‘
Price : $8.99.
Ingredients: Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate,Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl, Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated, Castor Oil Isostearate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica Silylate, Pentylene Glycol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Linalool, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Limonene, Aluminum, Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides CI 15850 / Red 7 CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake CI 75470 / Carmine CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake].
My take on Maybelline ColorSensational Color Elixir Breathtaking Apricot:
Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational is available in 20 sensational shades. I generally tend to pick up bright shades in every collection. But this time I gave a break to brights and picked up a subtle shade in Breathtaking Apricot. Color Elixirs are revolutionary to provide color of a lipstick, smoothness of a balm and shine of a lip gloss. Breathtaking Apricot is one of the lighter shades available. The shade is a beautiful pinky coral shade with tiny amount of shimmers that is not that visible on the lips.
However, the color looks more pinky on me as I have pigmented lips. I think the coral shade cancels the pigmentation and what is left behind is a beautiful soft pink shade. For beauties who still have pink lips, you will love the subtle peachy color on your lips. I am sure it won’t be as coral as it looks in the bottle.
Texture: The texture is very creamy and ‘oh so smooth’ on the lips. It leaves a hydrating feel on the lips for long. Does not feel sticky or heavy at all. Also gives a healthy shine to the lips. But start slowly and build on the color. If applied heavily, the gloss could appear thick and uneven on the lips.
Pigmentation: The lip gloss is decently pigmented. Though the lighter shades are a bit sheer, still it does not look sheer on my lips. I am sure the bright colors will have more pigmentation to them. The pigmentation is buildable.
Staying Power: Stays for almost 4-5 hours. Wears down a bit while eating/drinking, but it still leaves an emollient feel behind.
Smell : Has a kind of fruity smell that does not linger for long.
Packaging: The lipgloss comes in a rectangular clear glass packaging with a silver twist cap. The gloss seems to be ‘solidified’ in the packaging. The size is smaller than traditional Maybelline lipglosses. The lip brush is slightly blended and looks more like a brush-shaped sponge. It does apply the gloss evenly.
What I like about Maybelline ColorSensational Color Elixir Breathtaking Apricot:
- Velvetty feel to the lips.
- Super moisturizing sensation on the lips.
- Buttery and even application.
- Beautiful soft color.
- 100 mega-watt shine.
- Buildable pigmentation.
- Does not feel sticky.
- Brilliant shades available.
- Wears for long.
- Easy to apply.
- Travel friendly.
- My ‘MLBB’ color.
- Innovative lip product to try.
What I do not like about Maybelline ColorSensational Color Elixir Breathtaking Apricot:
- Lack of pigmentation if I compare to a lipstick.
- Unavailability in India as of now.
Final Impression: It is right that ‘You should never say never’. I love the color elixir and will surely get couple of other shades as well. Have never tried anything like this. Highly Recommended!!!
Have you tried Maybelline ColorSensational Color Elixir Breathtaking Apricot ?
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