Maybelline Color Elixir Review and Swatches

Today I want to share with you another top-notch drug store product, Maybelline’s Color Elixir Lip Colors ($7)! I originally picked up three of these a couple of months ago and ended up loving them so much that I recently bought two more shades. Now that I have my own little rainbow of these amazing lip colors, I thought it was time to share my Maybelline Color Elixir review and swatches with you guys!

Maybelline Color Elixir Review and Swatches
Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color. L-R: Glistening Amber, Breathtaking Apricot, Signature Scarlet, Hibiscus Haven and Mauve Mystique.

Packaging: Clear tube that looks like a lipstick bullet is encased inside which I think is pretty cute. The top screws on and stays put. 9/10

Longevity: Lasts well for a gloss, even hanging around while eating and drinking. 7/10

Application: Easy to apply with the slanted and tapered doe-foot applicator. 9/10

Texture: Silky and slightly tacky without being overly sticky. 9/10

So clearly I don’t have many negative things to say about Maybelline’s Color Elixir Lip Colors! These babies have a lot of strong points and are definitely one of my favorite lip gloss formulas.

These are some super pigmented glosses which is one of the reasons why I love them so much! Unlike many glosses which just give you a slight tint, these glosses give you full on color.  They’re great on their own and some shades pack a real punch but they’re also really fantastic to layer over lipsticks to add shine and/or alter the color.

Another great thing about the Maybelline Color Elixirs is that they have a pretty impressive wear time for a gloss. This is not an all day lip color but they generally last between 2-6 hours, more towards the latter if you aren’t eating or drinking without a straw though. However even with eating, there’s no real need to panic about how your lip color looks as these do stick around pretty damn well.

The formula of these is also really nice! They feel silky and only slightly tacky on the lips. I can’t stand when glosses are so sticky that they make my lips feel like I’ve slathered them in honey or something but these are really pleasant, light and comfortable to wear. These are also quite moisturizing and I never feel like my lips are drying out. Quite the opposite, in fact!

They do have a scent/fragrance though so be warned if you’re sensitive to such things. It’s difficult to describe but it’s almost like a vanilla spice with something a little…perfumey in there. I don’t find it to be too over powering though.

These come with a slanted and slightly tapered doe-foot applicator that makes applying them precisely a breeze.

Maybelline Color Elixir Review and Swatches

Let’s get on to the swatches!

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches
Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches. L-R: Glistening Amber, Breathtaking Apricot, Hibiscus Haven, Signature Scarlet and Mauve Mystique.
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber

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Maybelline Color Elixir in Breathtaking Apricot

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Maybelline Color Elixir in Hibiscus Haven

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Maybelline Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet

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Maybelline Color Elixir in Mauve Mystique

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My pretty little Color Elixirs in all of their doe-footed glory! 😛

Maybelline Color Elixir Review and Swatches

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Colors yet? If so, what shades are your favorite? Hibiscus Haven and Mauve Mystique are tied for first place for me!


14 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Elixir Review and Swatches

  1. Wow these glosses look so pretty on you! 🙂 I would be so tempted to try Breath-taking Apricot & Hibiscus Haven! I’m just obsessed with pink lips lol.

  2. I wanted to love these so badly! They look gorgeous on everyone else, but I came to the conclusion that my lips are just not made for lipgloss, it makes me look so young and kind of weird/tacky. 🙁

    1. Yeah, I kind of get what you mean. I practically never wear just gloss by itself but I love to put them over lipstick for different effects!

  3. Aw man, I wanted to love these too…they feel and look amazing, but the smell was too much for me. I’m not usually sensitive to scents, but I could taste the perfumey-ness of them…so sad!

    1. Yeah, it’s definitely a little odd but luckily those things never bother me much. Such a bummer that they didn’t work out for you though! 🙁

  4. Your lips are to die for. You have the perfect cupid’s bow! Did you use a lipliner with these glosses? They look flawless!

  5. Surprised at how pigmented these are! The packaging is quite nice for a drugstore lipgloss too. I like the apricot on you the best 🙂

    Have fun in the cabin/country!

  6. Hey! I have Caramel Infused and love it! I’m definitely wanting to pick up Mauve Mystique and Breathtaking Apricot now!

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