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Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation Review

Hey all lovely people!!! Today I am going to review a lip gloss by Maybelline and it is Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation Review. I have stayed away from lip glosses as far as I can remember. I am a lipstick fanatic and love lipsticks with good pigmentation. However, with more exposure to makeup now, I have realized you need to have good glosses as well in your stack. Lip glosses are your best friends in summers and when you want to go a little light with your makeup. So, I started a hunt for good lip glosses about two months back. Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Captivating Carnation was one such random find.

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation Review

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Captivating Carnation is a lip product by Maybelline that gives you the 3-in-1 benefits of a lip balm, lipstick and lip gloss. As in it has all the three qualities of hydration, color and shine for your lips. Seems like a winner to me already. 😉 Let us explore this unique product from Maybelline further.

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation

Price of Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation: 8.99$.

Key ingredients : Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate,Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl, Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated, Castor Oil Isostearate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica Silylate, Pentylene Glycol, Poly C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Linalool, Silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Tin Oxide, Limonene, Aluminum, Hydroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Parfum / Fragrance. May Contain: Mica CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides CI 15850 / Red 7 CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake CI 75470 / Carmine CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake].

Directions to use : 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.

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation

Shelf life :  Not mentioned.

Color :  The shade is a medium pink with glossy shine. It leans towards warmer tones.

Smell : It has a fruity fragrance which goes away after some time.

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation

What Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation claims

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

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation swatch

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation swatch

My experience with Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation

Though I was open for wearing glosses, but still I wanted some color as well. I, personally, do not prefer colorless glosses. Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Captivating Carnation is a pretty shade of medium pink, which borders towards the warm undertone. Because of this, it will look pretty on all complexions. It is ‘My Lips But Better’ color for me. The gloss gives a very nice sheen to the lips. Nothing very over the top bling. But a very pretty healthy shine. I love that there is no shimmer in this gloss. I pair it with little heavy eyes as in a smokey eye or at least some dark color on the eyes. I do not like wearing such shades with plain eyes.

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Captivating Carnation is slightly sheer and you need to swipe couple of times to get the desired color. You have to be careful with the amount of gloss you apply at a time. As more amount makes the application a little patchy and uneven. The best practice is start with small amounts and layer it slowly to build up the color. The lip gloss has a very buttery and smooth texture. It keeps the lips hydrated for a long time. If you apply it slowly, it won’t clump up. The lip gloss is little sticky, but not very much.

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Captivating Carnation stays for an average 4-5 hours which is pretty good for a gloss. It will vanish away if you eat/drink. But still it keeps the lips moisturized even after the color is gone. The lip gloss has a typical rectangular glass packaging. The glass tube has a silver cap with the applicator. The applicator is very unique and is little bended. The lip gloss is packaged to look like a lipstick in the tube. Smart idea. 😉

In a nutshell, Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Captivating Carnation is a must try warm pink color. The gloss keeps the lips moisturized for long and provides a nice color and sheen to the lips. So, it does fulfill all the claims made by Maybelline. If you are looking for MLBB color or just want to pick up a nice gloss, try Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Captivating Carnation. It will get you addicted to hydrating lip glosses. 😉

Good about Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation

  • Flattering color of pink.
  • Will suit most skin tones.
  • Glossy shine.
  • Long lasting.
  • Smooth application.
  • Full hydration to the lips.
  • Does not feel very sticky.
  • Does not dry out the lips.
  • Unique applicator for perfect application.
  • Stylish packaging.
  • Travel friendly.

Bad about Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color Captivating Carnation

  • Not highly pigmented.
  • May settle into fine lines.
  • Unavailability in India.

Availability :  Not available in India.

Fashion and Beauty Ratings :  3.5/5  ♥♥♥•

About Himani Kaushik

Himani is a newbie in the makeup world. She is an MBA in Finance and currently pursing her CFA. She was a private banker for 6 years and an expert on financial markets. Currently on a sabbatical, she stays in US with her husband. Though born in Delhi, Himani has lived in various places in India and calls Pune her home. She is excited to discover all the wonders of makeup and share it with people on online platforms. Apart from makeup, reading and travelling are her other interests. Her USP is a 'never-give-up' attitude and willingness to always move ahead in life. She believes that life does give you whatever you ask for but will test you thoroughly before that. So, stand hard for all your choices and decisions.

11 comments

  1. wow! so pretty!

  2. very soft shade

  3. beautiful colour

  4. Kiran Raj Singh

    wow lovely shade and its looks marvelous on u 🙂

  5. piyali toshniwal

    Its looking so sweet on u 🙂 a cute & yet sexy shade I feel 🙂

    • Awww thanks so much for such lovely comments Piyali 🙂 Yup even I agree d shade is cute but still looks hawt 😉

  6. this brightens up the whole face 🙂
    Fabulous FOTD !!!

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