color elixir color sensational
I'm turning into a gloss girl! During the last quarter of 2013, I have shifted most of my attention into these wanded tubes. One of which that got me busy was the NEW Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish Collection.
The cold weather had me wanting glossier finish to my lips. It provides better moisture and the shine that makes my lips Holiday worthy. :)
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish Collection is definitely one that does the job!
"Fall under the spell of the elixir effect
Hyper-saturated color, ultra cushiony feel
The new hypnotic lip sensation
Why You'll Love It
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
For Best Results
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."
If you're looking for a shiny polish-like effect without the sticky feel, then you can go out and try the NEW Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish Collection.
I initially thought that these are your run of the mill lip glosses. But these are like lip creams with shinier finish. A little less opaque than NYX Xtreme Lip Creams and not as sticky as the usual glosses. Definitely has the glide of a balm.
I love that most brands do away with the sticky glosses which can be more of an inconvenience when used.
The new Maybelline Lip Polish goes on smooth and silky and doesn't stick when you smack your lips together. It feels hydrating without the kapal feel on the lips. It's feels really comfortable and lightweight. The glide is natural and silky.
Some of the shades are definitely better than the others. Most of them are opaque while the others are sheer once applied on to the lips. The bolder shades, like Red Hot Date, TGIF and Ladies' Night,are definitely the most pigmented and they don't visibly pronounce the lip lines. While the lighter ones can emphasize the lip wrinkles just a tad bit.
Lasting power is only for an hour our two or until your next cup of coffee or meal. The darker/bolder shades though leave a tint on your lips. Especially, Ladies' Night. My friends still thought I was wearing lipsticks before we went to bed.
The packaging is so chic. Interesting enough with the lipstick-shaped container, sleek clear plastic casing with a silver cap. And it's small enough to fit any kind of purse. The wand also goes a long way in pushing in the color on to the lips and making sure of an even application. The tear-shaped wands looks a lot like some of L'Oreal's lip gloss collections. :)
Now on to the best part, the swatches.
Want to play coy? My First Kis is that perfect pink lips for Filipina skintones. It's a warm pink that's so feminine. It's so pink and feminine, it makes for a great everyday girly lippie. On top of my natural lip color this is just enough to provide a hint of pink on my lips.
In love with corals? Go for Spring Fling. It's a bright pink peach shade that'll brighten your day. I like this shade. It's almost orange on top asof my lips but one I wouldn't mind wearing on certain casual occasions. It has a bit of shimmer but nothing too obvious.
Get that Anne Curtis lips with an instant volume with Red Hot Date. It's the cherry red lip color that'll be fun to wear come summer. I'm still not used to wearing really bright red lipsticks but this could be an exception.
TGIF is one of my favorites. :) It's a blue-based lipsticks tht reminds me so much of MAC Russian Red. It's a slightly deeper shade of red, almost red-brown on my lips, but still flatters the hell out of me.
Time to take a trip! This nude lippie deserves its name, Beach Trip, with it's natural tone shade. A lip shade worth lounging with you as you sip mojito at the beach. But why wait for Summer? Your lips can definitely enjoy this shade. It's the perfect my-lips-but-better ip color. And it's very close dupe to the famous MAC Cosmo.
Feel good about wearing more nudes this year if you're still unsure of darker ones. It's still going to be a good choice. Meet The Parents is a warm beige nude shade that compliments my skintone well. Great to be used alone or on top of your favorite nude lippie. There's a slight shimmer but still nothing too obvious.
If you're ready for an adventure, then go for Ladies' Night! It's definitely my absolute favorite in the collection. This raspberry shade is the color to rock this year! It's the best pair for my MAC Rebel. Ladies' Night is like the gloss sister of MAC Rebel! You can also wear this alone of on top. No hints on shimmer, thank God!
Want to try out mauve instead? I love #selfiemoment! It's a pale mauve that surprisingly look well on my lips. It looks really natural without the fear of it washing my face out. Pair this with vibrant plum makeup look if you're going out to party.
my first kiss | spring fling | red hot date | tgif | beach trip | meet the parents | ladies' night | #selfiemoment
I'm not sure when will my gloss addiction will last but until then, I'm so glad I have this collection to help me sate the cravings. I'm practically covered for the whole year. Alone or on top, these lip colors merit our attention.
Maybelline rarely disppoints when it comes to their lip colors, not when they price it at an affordable rate and gives a good amount of product for that price. Packaging seems never to be a compromise either. Perhaps, we really are worth it in this brand's eyes. :)
Lip Polish is known as Color Elixir outside Asia. There are over 20 shades available in the US but only about 8 are available here in the Philippines. Reasons for this is that the formulation might have been changed to accommodate Asian skin needs. For example, Color Elixir has a creme brulee scent to it while the Lip Polish is unscented. Base on reviews, Color Elixir seemed to go tacky after an hour or two on the lips while Lip Polish remains smooth.
NEW Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Polish Collection is now available at your favorite Maybelline counters at Php375 each.