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Experience saturated lip color, sensuous balm care and polished lip shine from Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color Sensational. The exclusive smoothing angora brush delivers a polished, even application and smoothing sensation to lips. The balm infused formula, with pure color pigments, leaves lips feeling cushiony soft.
Maybelline’s Color Elixir Lip Colors are a cross between a balm and lipgloss and come in 20 different shades. This review is for the shade Mandarin Rapture–a soft orange with pink shimmer.
This gloss comes in a short, clear bullet with a reflective silver handle that twists out to reveal a tear-drop-shaped and grooved doe-footed applicator. The outer tube is clear with an inner tube that’s shaped like a lipstick bullet in the color of the gloss inside.
Mandarin Rapture is a translucent mandarin shade with small pink shimmer particles.
This gloss has a very emollient, cushion-y formula. It’s not sticky at all, but has a lot of body without feeling heavy. The emollient quality keeps moisture locked in your lips and actually keeps your lips moisturized even after the gloss has worn off. The gloss itself lasts for about 2 hours.
I’m not a huge fan of this color. It sinks a little in the lip lines as it wears and doesn’t leave a stain behind on the lips. Its translucent quality also doesn’t cover the lips in even color.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
This gloss applies effortlessly and the pointed doe-footed applicator makes precise application easy.
For around $9.00, you get 0.15 ounces of product.
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