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Maybelline | Color Elixirs with Swatches!

Maybelline has had quite a number of collections that have completely convinced me to get every colour, every scent (helloooo Baby Lips?!) and in every finish (Color Show polishes!) and although I resisted the Color Elixirs ($10.99 CDN) when they first came out, I tried just two when Shoppers Drug Mart was offering bonus points and now I cannot stop using/thinking about these lip gloss gems!

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The colours I have to review and swatch today are (from top to bottom): Dashing Orchid, Nude Illusion, Blush Essence and Signature Scarlet.

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The applicator is a short, very flexible doe-foot applicator. One of mine came out near horizontal and I had to flex it back!

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Nude Illusion: Super smooth formula that glides right on to the lips. The colour is almost the same colour as my natural lips and is a warm, caramel colour that makes my lips look slightly better than their natural state. This is the colour I wear the most especially if my eyes are particularly dramatic.

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Dashing Orchid: Purple tends to look good with my skin tone (or at least I think it does) and I am glad I picked this up because the colour is quite pigmented and has the same smooth formula as Nude Illusion.

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Signature Scarlet: This is a GORGEOUS show-stopping red! This is your classic cherry red lip colour and although it is VERY bright, you will feel like the sexiest woman alive wearing it so own it!

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Blush Essence: This is my other safe colour choice when I’m wearing a dramatic eye or going out to run errands. The hint of pink makes me look a little more perky and less corpse-like as I tend to be on my days off.

Packaging: I adore the fact that they look like solid lipsticks when unopened. So cute!

Results/Discussion: All four colours had that same smooth, glossy formula that left your lips looking “wet” and full. The opacity on the darker colours was much better than the neutrals, but I really didn’t mind. The longevity of these lip glosses is not great especially if you are currently in a very drying environment, like my AC’d work environment so 3 or 4 hours is what I can manage to get out of these.

Conclusion: I love these Color Elixirs and can even see myself getting a few more…I just love how cushiony and smooth they feel on the lips along with the colour payoff! I now consider myself completely obsessed with these and God help me if Maybelline decides to expand the line even further!

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