Sunday, November 17, 2013

Maybelline The Elixir ColorSensational in Fuchsia Flourish

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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Couple of weeks ago, my nearest drugstore started carrying Maybelline The Elixir ColorSensational Collection.

I picked up two lip colors in Fuchsia Flourish (left) and Captivating Carnation (right). For this post, I will focus on Fuchsia Flourish.
Product Review: Maybelline The Elixir ColorSensational in #075 Fuchsia Flourish

Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandiser, and online at maybelline.com
Price: $8.99 for 5 mL/ 0.17 fl oz.

Made in USA

Description from the website:
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 polishes, 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.
Thoughts: When I first heard about this lipgloss from Maybelline, it reminded me of L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lip Lacquer (you can read my review on Rose On and On) and YSL Rouge Pur Courture Glossy Stain (you can read my review on Corail Aquatique). You can also read my post on the comparison of L'oreal and YSL.
When it comes to packaging, Maybelline is definitely nothing like L'Oreal and YSL. I also found it kind of cool that the inside is in the shape of a lipstick.
Here's a closer look at the applicator. This is probably the only thing similar to L'Oreal and YSL.
Here's the swatch of the lip color. This is not a stain like L'Oreal and YSL. This is more a lip color.
Here's how the lipgloss looks on me. It's very true to color.

Here's an overall look on me...

Now for my overall opinion... When you apply the lipgloss, there's no scent whatsoever. Out of curiosity I just smelled the applicator. It's definitely not fruity, my type of smell, but it's not bad. I'm not too sure what the smell is but it's very light. Secondly, people who are looking for lipglosses that aren't sticky. This is it! It glides on smoothly, and does not express the fine lines on the lips. My lips look smoother than my normal state. You can also apply on top of applied lip color and it'll still look nice. Third, Fuchsia Flourish has no glitters, sparkles, and so on. It's just a creamy texture that looks wet applied. In my opinion, it's a gorgeous texture. It looks kissable. The best part of this lipgloss is how opaque it is. It's very true to color. It's definitely not like L'Oreal and YSL. They're both stains, whereas, this is more of a lipgloss. If I had to compare this to any lipgloss, the first thing that comes to mind is MAC Cremesheen Glass. I have to say the quality of the lipgloss is similar not the packaging. Finally, the lasting power is pretty decent. It lasts until I need to eat/drink.

Pros:
* Maybelline; a brand I trust.
* Comes in a variety of colors.
* Unique packaging; inner bottle is in a shape of a lipstick.
* The colors from the packaging helps you distinguish them.
* Easy to apply; applicator comes with wide to fine tip.
* Glides on smoothly.
* Hides the fine line on the lips.
* Not sticky.
* No glitters/sparkles.
* Creamy texture.
* Pigmented; true to color.
* Lasting power until you eat/drink.

Cons:
* Slight scent that I'm not keen on but it's not noticeable when you apply it.
* The color isn't unique; you can find this in other lipglosses.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws

Edit: The first couple of times I used this there was no stain. Last night, it left a slight stain.

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

9 comments:

Lena L said...

this looks so nice on you!
i wish i wasn't on a lippie ban.. (do you know my lippie list to buy (when the ban is over) is getting extremely long now? lol)

YomiC said...

The color looks really pretty <3
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Jezz Dallas said...

Wow, what a devine color!!! So glossy!

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Ahleessa said...

Why are you on a lippie ban? I wonder if I should be as well... hehe~ When I tried this lipgloss, I thought of you for some odd reason. ;)

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! It is devine and cannot wait to try the other one I got. :)

kfc said...

That color is gorgeous and a very pretty, soft pink. I wasn't planning on buying these but now I think I want to try it. Good to know they're not too sticky and they have a creamy texture. I like those in a lip gloss product.


k.f.c.

Sachi said...

LOVE how the inside of the tube is shaped like lipstick. Love little details like that. The color looks fab on you

Lena L said...

aww thanks! this color is actually right up my alley. i'm on a ban..because i have so many. there are some i haven't tried, yet. crazy, right? ;p

Ahleessa said...

I know the shape of the lipstick inside the bottle is adorable! Thank you. :)

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