Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational

By Maria Fleita

I’ve heard for some time buzz about these glosses but honestly I didn’t really jump when I first heard about them. I figured when and if I saw them then I’d purchase them to see what the buzz is all about. When I was at Walmart a few weeks ago and stumbling upon the display for L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, right next to it was the display for Maybelline’s Color Elixir’s. This is what Maybelline’s website says about these elixirs:

“Product Details

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.”

Maybelline Color Elixir Display 

Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational Display


This collection has twenty beautiful colors to chose from and I picked six that caught my eye.

Maybelline Color Elixir

Maybelline Color Elixir

Left to right

Nude Illusion, Vision In Violet, Raspberry Rhapsody, Caviar Couture, Amethyst Potion & Signature Scarlet

Here are are the swatches for colors I chose

Nude Illusion

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches

You will now notice with the remaining five colors there is a slight tint that the elixir leaves on the lips.

Vision In Violet  (my favorite from all six)

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches

Raspberry Rhapsody

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches

Caviar Couture

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches

Amethyst Potion

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches

Signature Scarlet

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches

It comes in a nice packaging and you get .17 fl oz of product. When you open it you’ll notice the wand. I took a picture of it from three different angles.

Maybelline Color Elixir

The gloss does have a light scent to it but I don’t find it to be over powering. I noticed that when I applied it I felt a little bit on a tingle on my lips. I’m not sure if its something within the ingredients or not, I’m almost positive it is, I wish I didn’t throw away the little sticker with the ingredients so I can look it up which I will. When you apply it it does feel chushiony, The color payoff is like a lipstick with the shine of a lip gloss without the stickiness. I personally wouldn’t compare them to lip stains as the company does not advertise them as such. For the most part the bold darker colors I tried on did leave a subtle hint of tint behind, but not enough to to really say it’s a “lip tint” They actual staying power on these didn’t last long on my lips for more than an hour or two on me and that’s without drinking or eating anything. If the price was lowered I’d say sure give them a try, but in reality there are so many better options out there for example Nyx Lip Cream, Revlon Just Bitten & YSL.

Bottom line at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference but in my professional opinion, I’d say skip this product. It’s not worth paying full retail price on it. But if you really want to buy it and you just have to buy it. Look for sales and coupons and any other rewards points you may have accumulated. I hope this review was helpful in your decision makings. If you’ve tried this product I’d like to know your thoughts on it.

4 Comments on Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational

  1. Bee
    October 22, 2013 at 11:44 am (6 years ago)

    I was intrigued because I thought it was a stain- as I was lusting after the YSLs so much.
    but after you said they were glosses, I didn’t even think more :) but great lip swatches!

    • Maria Fleita
      October 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm (6 years ago)

      I’ve read for some people it worked as lip stains. I personally don’t see how especially how the company doesn’t market them as stains. I’ m glad my review was helpful and you liked the swatches. :-)

  2. Ava Starr
    November 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm (6 years ago)

    I just purchased two of these tonight and I thought they were great! The color payoff was fabulous and they felt really good on the lips. I opened oe and put it on and three hours later it still looks good.

    • Maria Fleita
      November 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm (6 years ago)

      Glad to hear that you’re loving the product. I guess you’re having better luck with them then I am. The pigmentation on the products is really good though.


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