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Overview: Maybelline Color Elixir By Color Sensational

The elixirs are available in 20 "spellbinding shades". I've seen them locally at Contour Beauty, Paradise Beauty Supply, #1 Beauty Supply, iMart, Massy Stores and Collins. The prices range from $17.20 to $20+ (5 ml or 0.17 fl. oz. - about the same size as a M.A.C lip glass) depending on the store; the colour range available also varies.

From the site: "Fall under the spell of the elixir effect. Hyper-saturated color, ultra cushiony feel. The new hypnotic lip sensation

Why You'll Love It:
A trio of concentrates delivers the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss
Our exclusive smoothing angora brush delivers a polished , even application and smoothing sensation to lips

For Best Results:
Apply lipcolor with applicator wand starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide across the entire bottom lip
".


I have six shades to share with you in this post.

L - R: 'Breathtaking Apricot', 'Signature Scarlet', 'Vision In Violet', 'Caviar Couture', 'Rose Redefined' and 'Intoxicating Spice'

Maybelline doesn't categories these as lip glosses but rather "lip colours". In the packaging, it appears as though it might be a solid lipstick but that's not the case. Many vloggers have stated that this was Maybelline's alternative to L'Oreal's Extraordinaires. While I do find the two products similar, I prefer the Elixir formula. 

Check out the shimmer in 'Breathtaking Apricot'

'Signature Scarlet'

'Vision In Violet' Gorgeous

'Caviar Couture' also has in shimmer

'Intoxicating Spice'

'Rose Redefined'

Some of the Elixirs have in shimmer, it isn't the uncomfortable type, so if you don't like that make sure to look at the product carefully before you purchase.

Extraordinaire applicator (left) Elixir applicator (right)

As shown above, the wand tapers to a slender point which assists in dispersing the product accurately within the lip lines. You can see live application in this keek. The Elixirs can be worn alone, with a liner or over a lipstick - pretty much how ever you'd use a lip gloss. This depends on the colour as some are more opaque than others; some are also more pigmented than others as I discovered after swatching 'Caviar Couture'.

'Vision In Violet'

'Signature Scarlet'

'Signature Scarlet' and 'Vision In Violet' are very pigmented - they also stain the lips - while 'Caviar Couture' didn't come off as dark as in appears in the tube.

'Caviar Couture'

stained arm

stained lips

While they aren't classified as lip glosses I consider them such due to their consistency; despite the difference in opacity between the shades. They are very glossy on lips but not sticky/tacky. I think this is a solid product from Maybelline and something worth considering if you're in the market for a new lip gloss. 

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