29/08/2014

Tried and Tested: Maybelline Color Elixir*

Maybelline Color Elixir 720 "Nude Illusion"

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€.

Maybelline Color Elixir 720 "Nude Illusion"

Maybelline Color Elixir 720 "Nude Illusion"

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?

Maybelline Color Elixir 720 "Nude Illusion"

Maybelline Color Elixir 720 "Nude Illusion"

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?
If you guys have been able to try the Color Elixir you can post a picture of it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #elixirliebe for a chance to win even more Maybelline products.

10 comments:

  1. This Tuesday I was in Saarbrucken and I saw these lip glosses, they looked really appealing, but I was not able to choose the color, so I decided to buy next time when I will be a bit more patient :))

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  2. Hmm. I was really interested by this product but now I'm questioning buying it. I was attracted to it for the color power (shown in ads). I like the idea of combining the three but maybe it needs more color power!

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  3. would love to try this!!! looks good!

    blogthedreams.com

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  4. The product looks so nice. The packaging is really classy and well presented. I like the colour too. Not too nude and not too orange.

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  5. Ich habe auch den Nude-Ton testen können.

    Mir scheint es auch nur, als ob es ein normaler Lipgloss ist, ohne dass ich viel spüre auf den Lippen.

    Liebe Grüße

    Nancy

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  6. I actually really like this color. It looks great.

    TRENDGALORE

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  7. Die Verpackung allein sieht ja schon klasse aus. Der Farbton wäre mir wohl ein kleines bisschen zu dunkel. Ich mag es entweder mega knallig oder sehr helle nude töne, aber jeden steht ja auch etwas anderes. Bin mal gespannt wie der aussieht, wenn du ihn trägst.

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  8. Hi, Carmen! You know, being connected on facebook makes me see what you post there, but I missed the review - you know I disappear sometimes, from the blogosphere, but I always come back! I loved your review, cause I love balms and glosses. So 3 things in one - lipstick too - is excellent! Hope you have a great weekend! denisesplanet.com

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  9. I am not a fan of lipgloss but I find this packaging quite impressive!

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  10. Ich hab den Lipgloss auch zum testen bekommen, aber in einem satten Rot. Der Nude Tone auch sehr schön aus!

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermädchen

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