The liquid lipstick-gloss hybrid products have become all the rage at the moment, with Maybelline, L’Oreal and Dior becoming the centre of the popularity.
The product I’ve chosen to try out is Maybelline’s The Elixir in the shade ‘100 Petal Plush‘, a natural, blue-based pink with tiny silver shimmer.
The packaging is so cute and compact, having a twist up lid and lipstick shape to show the colour of the product inside the tube. The applicator is perfect for this type of product, being a tear drop shaped applicator that transfers the right amount of product to the lips while also being quite comfortable to use.
With the formula, I was impressed at first with the light vanilla scent and the glossy, moisturising appearance of the product. However, on application I was disappointed. The colour of the packaging didn’t really reflect the shade in it’s true to colour form, coming out as quite a blue-based, very sheer wash of colour. Another gripe I have with this one is the taste. The vanilla scent is the total opposite of the floral taste that you get, which is quite strong.
These things can be overlooked if you enjoy the formula enough, which is super soft and moisturising. However, I’m not totally sure if I am in love with this latest lip trend yet.
The Maybelline Color Elixir range including the shade ‘100 Petal Plush’ can be found at Priceline for $17.95AUD.