Saturday, 9 November 2013

Maybelline Color Elixir - Signature Scarlet

When I first heard about Maybelline's new Color Elixir line & formula, I was incredibly excited! This new line seemed extremely promising, and I couldn't wait to try them out! I've been using the shade Signature Scarlet* ($10.99 CAD), and I have to say that I'm completely impressed!

"A stunning combination of smooth balm, potent colour extract, and glassy shine serum makes new Maybelline New York Color Elixir by by Color Sensational the most hypnotic lip colour. Maybelline New York is thrilled to introduce the most hypnotic lip colour yet. Able to transform ordinary lips into an alluring pout, Color Elixir by Color Sensational harnesses the best qualities of balm, lipstick, and gloss in one tube.
Color Elixir is a powerful 3-in-1 potion. A perfect blend of sweet and sensual, the smooth, lightweight formula of Color Elixir delivers a moisturizing liquid balm that preps lips for intensely rich colour. Potent colour extract provide deep colour that never settles into lines and won’t leave lips feeling dry, and a built-in, glossy topcoat enhances curves, making lips look fuller and more luscious than ever. Color Elixir by Color Sensational features a unique wand that makes application speedy and precise. Available in 20 spellbinding shades, there’s a tube of Color Elixir to match every mouth and mood." - Maybelline

Maybelline's new Color Elixir Color Elixir's combine a balm, lipstick, and lip gloss into one product. What I love about this formula is that it really feels like you are just wearing a lip balm, but you get a very pigmented colour and a glossy finish! I find that the formula is very hydrating, and I think that it would even work on dry, chapped lips. The shade Signature Scarlet is a beautiful true red shade and offers a nice amount of pigmentation. This shade isn't opaque, but you can build up the color. I love the glossy finish that this gives to your lips, yet it doesn't feel thick or sticky at all. I think that Signature Scarlet is such an easy red to wear and pull off. It's so easy to apply, you don't even need a mirror! This formula works to hydrate my lips for about 4 hours, and when the gloss wears off, your lips are left with a nice light stain. 

I absolutely love the packaging of these new Color Elixirs! The plastic rectangular tube is clear, and shows the colour in the middle. It looks as though a lipstick bullet is encapsulated inside the packaging, it's really cool! The applicator is also quite interesting, this is how Maybelline describes the applicator: "Magic Wand: A leaf-shape, 180 degrees of flexibility, and a mix of long and short fibers, makes application soft, precise, and delivers a high-shine finish."

I'm in love with both this new formula & shade. There are 20 shades in Maybelline's Color Elixir line, meaning there's most likely something for everyone! I can't wait to try out the shades Hibiscus Haven, Dashing Orchid, and Caviar Couture. This new Color Elixirs hit stores this month, so definitely see if your drug stores have gotten them in yet! What do you think about Signature Scarlet? :)


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