Maybelline's Color Elixir finally made it to Germany and so I was offered the chance to try the lip lacquer and write a review about it. I was sent the shade 720 "Nude Illusion" which is one of the eleven available colours. In the US the lip gloss has been for sale since last year and across the pond you will find 9 additional shades. Over there the product is also strikingly cheaper but the German lip gloss addict will have to pay about 10€.
The innovation of the Color Elixir is that it tries to unite our three favourite lip products by providing the colour of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and the care of a balm. Together with the plus of the cute lipstick style packaging it seems like a product worth purchasing, or not?
After trying the Color Elixir I am left with mixed feelings. The colour of a lipstick? Having been sent the nude shade I can't really judge that point but it is true that the Color Elixir is more covering than a regular lip gloss. Talking about the colour though I would have preferred the nude to be less brownish even if it blends with my natural lip colour pretty well. The shine of a gloss? That point is definitely true and even if the colour starts fading after some hours the shine persists. And finally the care of a balm? No protest here either as my lips feel really moisturised while wearing the lip lacquer. Besides from these points I enjoyed the good smell of the product and also the fact that it stays on pretty well and doesn't smudge visibly makes it a good product. However I think that the most interesting shades are the bright and cheerful ones but then again the brighter the colour the more dangerous to wear it as a lip gloss, or don't you think so?
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