Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color Review

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After seeing so many rave reviews on the new Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Colors, I knew that I had to give these a try. All of my favorite blogs and beauty YouTubers had nothing but good things to say about these. I purchased one in the color Fuchsia Flourish. I was drawn to this color because I have lipsticks that I thought this would look nice over.





The Color Elixirs are new glosses from Maybelline that have a lot of pigment and high shine. The tube is typical lipgloss packaging, just a little shorter. The applicator is a little larger than a standard doe foot applicator for a gloss, but I really like it. It makes application easier and deposits more product on the lips. Application is very nice. The gloss applies smoothly and goes on relatively opaque for a gloss. It feels very smooth on the lips and isn't gritty or patchy.

Fuchsia Flourish


There is a floral smell to this gloss, and this is the point where everything went wrong for me. The smell isn't bothersome in the tube. A smell doesn't bother me when applied, but it had a very unpleasant taste. I couldn't keep this on my lips. Then, I tried a only a little over a lipstick as I intended to use it and got the same results. I cannot attest to the staying power of this gloss, but it removes quite easily.

I am so disappointed that the Color Elixir Lip Colors did not work for me because it is a very beautiful lip color. Since so many people love them, I won't say that this won't work for you. As with any product, make sure you purchase it from a store that will allow you to return open makeup and keep your receipt. I purchased mine at Target and easily returned it with my receipt.




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  1. This shade looks gorgeous on you...what a shame it didn't work out. I'm not a fan of floral scents on my lips especially if I can smell them the whole time that I am wearing it.

    Keisha xo

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    1. Thank you, Keisha! This would have been great if they had just left out the scent/taste. It was really bad! Thanks for reading!

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  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I felt like I was the only one who didn't like these. Everyone I know seems to love these but like you I couldn't wear them because of the smell and especially the taste. Sorry it was a dud but I'm glad I don't feel so alone. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. No, you are not alone. I'm so glad that I'm not alone on this one too! I only saw rave reviews of this, so I was shocked when this didn't work out. If lip products are overly scented or have a bad taste, then I can't get past it. A lot of people love NARS glosses, and I can't wear them either because of the crazy plastic smell.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear that but this saves me from buying that because I know exactly what taste you mean! I hate when it tastes like that and I will not purchasing this for sure! Thank you so much for your honest review!!! Kisses! Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. You are welcome! Yes, if you are bothered by that taste, then I cannot recommend! xoxo Lauren

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  4. Really good review hun, i really want to try them, but it's that situation where you think shall I....shan't I :) xxx
    http://charlotte-louise-t.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean. I go back and forth trying to decided on which products to purchase all the time. Thanks for reading! xoxo Lauren

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  5. You know I'm noticing this product is getting not so favorable reviews lol. Too bad it didn't work for you, it's a great color on you though! Thanks for the honest review!

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    1. You're welcome! Yeah, I've noticed more and more people not liking it too. I think this was way over-hyped when it first came out. Thanks Pilar!

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  6. I read mixed reviews,but I think I will skip this. The color is gorgeous on you! :(

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I would skip this one. So far, the L'Oreal one I showed on instagram is much better, and I didn't return it!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this shade on you Lauren!!! I'm so so sorry that it didn't work out for you though =( I have two coupons saved for these lippies and am going to get some the next time I go to the store. Will give it a try and keep you posted. Thanks so much for your honest thoughts! xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Liz! Good luck with them. There seems to be a love it or hate it situation with these, so you may have a different experience. I would love to hear your thoughts on them! Thank you so much for reading!

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  8. Great review! This color looks great on you, its too bad it didn't work out. I can't stand lip products that taste bad. I probably won't try them now.

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I was pretty bummed that it didn't work out, but other drugstore brands are coming out with similar products. L'Oreal just came out with something that has been working for me so far. Review coming soon! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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