Monday, 13 January 2014

Maybelline Color Elixir - Glistening Amber

In my opinion, Maybelline's Color Elixir's have been one of the most exciting lip releases lately - from both the drugstore and high end brands! I've been in love with the shade Signature Scarlet, and now I'm obsessed with the shade Glistening Amber* ($10.99 CAD).

Maybelline Color Elixir Glistening Amber

Maybelline Color Elixir Glistening Amber Label

"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 Glistening Amber on Lips

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 Glistening Amber is a beautiful shimmery gold-nude with orange undertones and golden shimmer throughout the formula. This shade is on the sheer side, but with a shade like this I do tend to prefer a sheerer application. Glistening Amber is beautiful on its' own, but it could also be paired over top of a nude or peachy lipstick. I find that this formula lasts for about 4 hours on my lips before starting to fade, and it can even withstand light eating and drinking. 

Maybelline Color Elixir Glistening Amber 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 Glistening Amber swatch

Overall, I highly recommend these new Color Elixirs from Maybelline! I absolutely love how creamy and plush this formula feels on my lips. The shade Glistening Amber is so easy to wear, and it can be applied without a mirror and on the go. 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. Have you tried any of Maybelline's new Color Elixirs yet? What shades are your favourites? :)

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  1. I love the sound of these but as I'm from the UK I'll have to wait until we get them here before I can get some myself. :(

    Great review hun, the colour suits you! :D

    1. Thank you so much! Hopefully they make their way over to the UK soon! :)

  2. I really love this formula and this shade is beautiful! :)

  3. These are popping up all over my feed right now...super tempting! I love the shape of the applicator, it's a nice variant of the usual doe-foot!

    Kalyn @ The Scenic Route

    1. They are so amazing - creamy and not sticky! And the doe foot applicator is really nice, hugs your lips perfectly :)

  4. Ever since Essie Button blogged about these, I can't help but want to try the line! I love this shade, and it is one that I do not already have in my collection.

    1. I agree, Essie's review got me completely interested in this line! :)


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