The Review: Maybelline Colour Elixir

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This is a product with such a reputation that there honestly wasn't room for disappointment. After going back and forth deciding whether I really wanted to try a gloss when I know I usually dislike them, I threw one in my basket and there was no looking back. This all sounds very dramatic, but hey, they are not cheap here!

Thankfully it was love at first application. I picked up the shade "Mauve Mystique" which definitely does not seem to be the most pigmented shade of the bunch, but it is lovely none the less and tops a lot of my other mauvey-toned pinks perfectly. It is also nice standalone as it is a similar shade to my natural lip colour and seems to just even them out and make them look allover prettier.

When it comes to my usual "I hate glosses!" rant it's due to thickness and stickiness. I am just bothered by things that have a large presence on my lips. I don't want to be constantly thinking "oh yep, there is product on my lips" and with these there is none of that. They are by no means a long wearing product, it hangs around for roughly three hours on me when I'm not eating, and if I were, they would most likely disappear instantly. However, there is no claim to them being long wearing and nothing about the formula would suggest it, so it's not a con just something to be noted.

Overall, I am obsessed with everything about these from the look to the packaging and the scent - vanilla heaven! Even the applicator is lovely with it's tiny taper that is perfect for getting into all those corners. I would highly recommend these to anyone, especially those gloss-phobes like me because I think you'll be presently surprised.

How did you get along with these and what other colours would you recommend pigmentation wise?
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26 comments:

  1. Amazing color! Love it

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  2. I bought one of these because of the hype as well and it has honestly become my favorite lip gloss! I have the shade caramel infused and it's one of those "my lip color, but better" shades. Definitely recommend that one if you want to try another!

    EsraSevgi.com

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  3. Oh wow, what a gorgeous shade! I need to get my hands on some of these xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  4. I am absolutely obsessed with these! So easy to wear, and so many shades to choose from. I have a post coming out on Monday featuring my ever growing collection of Elixirs! Great post!

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty

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  5. Oo this looks pretty! i am defo a gloss-phobe so excited to try it out xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  6. You'll be so pleased, I'm sure of it!

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  7. Thank you and they really are! x

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  8. You won't regret it if you do! They're amazing. x

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  9. I'll definitely have a look at it next time I see them!

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  10. It looks amazing and I heard so many good things about these so I have to try them out :)


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  11. Love the look of this shade and the fact the scent is vanilla makes the product 10x nicer hehe!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  12. I'm a sucker for anything vanilla scented too! x

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  13. I also am not a big fan of lipglosses, but this shade looks so pretty. By the way I also recently nominated you for the Liebster Award~ You can check out the details on my blog She Will Be! I look forward to reading your take on this post :)

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  14. ooh this look so interesting! pretty colour too

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  15. so nice color ♥

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  16. I really want to give one of these a try! I love glosses and although I'm not supposed to be buying any more make up, I think I might just have to have one of these! xx

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  17. I'm supposed to be on a spending ban as well but this slipped through!

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  18. Thank you for the link, I'll check it out. x

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  19. These lippies look amazing ! Great post !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  20. Awesome colour, dear!!

    Will you visit my blog? Maybe we can keep in touch!!

    http://the-haute-strawberry.blogspot.gr/

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  21. This sounds lovely! I've not tried these, but I think I'll put one in my basket next time! x

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  22. I love it! And I'll check your blog out right now. x

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