Friday, 24 January 2014

Maybelline Color Elixir - Dashing Orchid

Today I have another shade from Maybelline's new Color Elixir line to share with you! Dashing Orchid* ($10.99 CAD) is a stunning purple gloss, and I'm already a huge fan of this Color Elixir formula. I find these Elixirs so easy to wear, and this gloss feels so plump and cushiony on my lips. The shimmer in this formula doesn't feel gritty at all, which is a huge must in my books!

Maybelline Color Elixir Dashing Orchid

"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 Color Elixir Dashing Orchid Label

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. This formula lasts for about 4 hours on my lips before starting to fade away. These Elixirs last somewhat throughout eating and drinking, but you will have to reapply after a meal. The shade Dashing Orchid is right up my alley - I've been obsessed with purple lip colours this Fall/Winter season! Dashing Orchid is a beautiful medium toned purple with a healthy amount of shimmer. I find that the shimmer makes my lips look nice and plump, and I don't find that it's too much or over the top. Dashing Orchid has good pigmentation, but it doesn't give me a fully opaque lip. I know that a lot of people were upset that these weren't full coverage liquid lipsticks, but I personally love them just as they are.

Maybelline Color Elixir Dashing Orchid Wand

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."

Maybelline Color Elixir Dashing Orchid On Lips

Maybelline Color Elixir Dashing Orchid Swatch

Have you tried any of the 20 new Color Elixir shades from Maybelline? I absolutely love this formula, and couldn't recommend it more! I'm also wanting to try out the shades Celestial Coral, Rose Redefined, and Intoxicating Spice. I would love to know what your favourite shades from the line are! :)

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  1. This is really pretty! And perfect as orchid is the color of the year! :)

    xo Glazed Over

    1. Thank you! Exactly - I'm so excited that orchid is the colour of the year, I love it! :)

  2. This looks amazing and I'll definitely have to get on the orchid train this season :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. Thanks! You definitely do, it's such a beautiful colour! :)

  3. That shade looks nice. I was able to get two. I love them I have Captivating Carnation and Fuchsia Flourish.

    1. Thank you! Fuchsia Flourish looks beautiful :)

  4. Ahh I really can't what for these to come out in the UK... That's if they do! Either way great review! And the shade suits you so much. :)

    1. I'm sure they will soon! :)
      Thank you so much!


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