Hi everyone! I have another lip product review for you, the new Maybelline Color Elixir by Colorsensational in Hibiscus Haven. Again I've let a few days slip by me without blogging and I don't like that! Time just gets away from me and I had all intentions of being super productive this morning and then a migraine struck! I told it to get lost I have an awesome review to write, and it put up a fight but I won. I'm rambling now because it's 1am and I should be sleeping.. Any way back to the product, I'm kind of obsessed with this. If you want to read my review on it, please click below!
Maybelline describes this new product as "A trio of concentrates delivers the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss." Which I find all to be pretty true.
I'll start with the packaging, It's beautiful. To the eye it looks like a lipstick but it's just a bullet shaped well that the gloss sits in. I think it's such a unique idea. I love when I company changes things up a bit and they definately have with not only the packaging, but the product as well. Its about the size of a regular lipstick, and has a nice "mirrored" top. It's nice and sturdy too, I don't feel like it would open in my purse. Overall I gave the packaging an A, I love it!
The applicator itself is also different from other glosses. It's a bit wider and pointier than the traditional doe-foot applicator and I feel that makes a huge difference in how it applies. It's very easy to get into the corners and points of the lips, which is especially great if you have very defined lips like myself. Also, it's softer than regular doe-foots and applies the product so smoothly.
Hibiscus Haven is a bright, bubblegum pink color, which if you've read my blog for awhile you'd know I love! I was immediately drawn to this because of how bright it was. You can see it swatches beautifully, very pigmented and glossy.
Here it is alone on my lips. I have pretty pigmented lips naturally so it doesn't show up as bright as I hoped but it still leaves a beautiful pink color! I get excellent wear out of this, I wore it last night for three hours and it looked as if I had just applied it. It did wear off after I ate and drank. It's not at all sticky, which is a huge plus for me. As I've said before I'm not a huge gloss girl but I really do love this one. I've been wearing it paired over my favorite hot pink lipstick Wet n Wild Penthouse Sweet from the Fergie Collection.
Pairing it with that lipstick creates the most stunning bubblegum pink. I'm in love. Even pairing it over a more nude lipstick makes a great, bright pink lip.
-Applies like butter
-Not sticky, very smooth!
-Great packaging & applicator
-doesn't show up as bright as the swatch on darker pigmented lips like mine.
-The smell isn't good or bad, just generic lipgloss smell, it doesn't last though
This is another lip product I've discovered that I love. Their are 20 shades total and there is definately some others that I plan on picking up! I got mine for about 7 dollars from Meijer. I highly recommend if you're on the fence about these to try them out! I hope you all enjoyed this review, and thank you so much for reading!