Maxfactor Color Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood Review

Maxfactor Color Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood Review

Maxfactor Color Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood Review

So, I was out checking Maxfactor products the other day and I specially/specifically wanted to check the newly-launched “Ageless Elixir Foundation+Serum,”  but sadly, it hasn’t reached some counters as yet. Even the SA had no clue about the product I was asking for.  She said we just have elixir lipsticks, but no such foundation 😐

So, I tried on a few shades and loved the texture of these lipsticks. I ended up picking one for myself :pompom: :pompom:

Product Description:

For instant fabulous colour and smoother, softer* lips over time look no further than Max Factor’s new Colour Elixir Lipstick. The Elixir formula contains a 60%blend of skin emollients, conditioners and antioxidants including vitamin E, for a visible transformation in the look and feel of your lips. As you apply the Colour Elixir Lipstick, it actively moisturises and smoothes lips. Enjoy rich and gorgeous looking colour on smooth, beautiful lips *vs bare lips.


Expert Tips:

Getting your lips, and your look, in shape is easy when you know how. Top make-up artist Caroline Barnes reveals the secret of gorgeous, lip colour and sensationally smooth and conditioned lips.

“Luscious lips are an iconic, classic look, and keeping your lips in good condition is key! Lips are more prone to drying than regular skin and a good lip care regime is the starting point for any great lip colour look .The new Colour Elixir Lipstick from Max Factor is brilliant because it actively moisturises and enhances your colour.


Shades Available:

Around 15.  Check Zeeba’s review on the shade Ruby Tuesday here.

I got the shade Rosewood from the range.  Rosewood is a pretty brownish; warm pink with slight mauve undertone. I find the shade to be very wearable. I won’t call it a unique shade, in fact it is quite “dupable,” but it is the kind of shade I would pick very often for my routine/day makeup. It would be apt for wearing to office too.  It can make for a nice MLBB shade for some. I don’t why it reminds me a lot of MAC Cosmo and Twig Lipstick.  I am not saying, Maxfactor Rosewood is a perfect dupe, but it does belong to the same colour family.



INR 670.



Maxfactor Elixir lipsticks come in a sturdy, matte gold finish casing which is very pretty. The lipstick has colored end which indicates the shade, which makes it easy to the identify shades in your stash (in case you own a lot of these 😛 )


Texture,Pigmentation and Staying Power:

Firstly, I am really surprised why there is no review on IMBB on these beauties from Maxfactor. This lipstick has extremely soft and creamy formula which glides smoothly/easily on the lips. It is quite moisturising too and I can skip using a lip balm underneath this.  It has no prominent shimmer in it, but since, it’s a creamy lipstick, it does add a little bit of shine and does not sit flat on the lips.


It is fairly pigmented and I prefer to apply just 1-2 coats of this. It is pretty buildable, so you can easily intensify the shade as per your preference.  The staying power is commendable too. It stays on me easily for 4-5 hours and even after food/drinks, there is a good amount of stain/color left on the lips.  Lastly, I also like the fact that these come with slight vanilla fragrance and no cheap/chemical smell.


Overall, I love the elixir lipstick from Maxfactor and I so want to pick up more shades from this range.  I would definitely/highly recommend these to everyone.

Take a closer look at the shade




In natural light


In artificial light


This is how it looks on me. I applied just one coat of this and I took these pictures after about 2 hours of wearing this, so the shade has lightened a bit.


What I Like about Maxfactor Color Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood:

  • Soft, creamy formula glides on the lips easily.
  • Good shade selection.
  • Fairly pigmented.
  • No cheap fragrance/smell or taste.
  • Good staying power.
  • Pretty packaging.
  • Maxfactor products are not difficult to find in India, I believe.

What I Do Not Like about Maxfactor Color Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood:

  • These are slightly expensive(but worth every penny you spend on it).
  • No ingredients list mentioned.

IMBB Rating:

4 on 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*

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87 thoughts on “Maxfactor Color Elixir Lipstick in Rosewood Review

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  1. nupur.. ur lips resembles my 3 yr ol lil cousin’s… :teddy: :teddy: cute.. i am eyenin a couple of max factor stuffs… pretty color… 🙂

    1. Vish, i didnt carry a stop watch n calculate time, its always an estimate wen it comes to staying power of lipsticks, right? Around 4-5 hours easily , like i mentioned in my review O:)

      1. lol no I didn’t expect fr stop watch bt I checked the time 4-5 hours after commenting
        before that I just saw the pro Decent staying power and wondered hw much it is so asked u

          1. Nupur being a blogger myself I do understand the effort put into product reviews.
            But when at work we won’t get much time to read everything so we quickly go through the pros and cons
            if impressed by the product we mark it to read it in leisure

    1. Sachi kya jyo, i didnt know :woot: :woot: Mujhe toh woh ruby tuesday lene ka bhi mann hai :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
      thnkooo hai :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

      1. i hve bought quiet a few shades from them..birthday week splurge i did….bought a loooottt of makeup and skin care and hair care..and all those good things.. 😛

  2. the shade is so good..esp for some casual evening thing 🙂 i have kinda similar shade..”rosemary” in lotus florastay range..thats the best lipstick i have in terms of staying power but gives more intense color when applied on lips compared to this..only the swatch looks same thoda..

    1. Shaili, actually i have applied a very light coat of this lipstick and the lip swatch picture was taken after amlost 2 hours of wearing it…. this shade can be intensified too 🙂

      1. “lip swatch picture was taken after amlost 2 hours of wearing it…” :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
        Nupur Really!!!!, its a very good lipstick then, i will hunt for the other shades :jog: :jog: :jog:

            1. Nupuriz…yeh irctc ka site kabhi chalta hai ke nahin….I am trying since early morning to book a ticket….station ka naam prakat nahin ho raha :headbang: :headbang:

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                  1. sacchi na….earlier also, the same happened, I left it and now again….from morning I am trying :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

                    1. Teek Hai nupuri…..ab raat ko hi bas :yawn: :yawn: …waishe…did I compliment you on the superb pics you have clicked :specs: :specs:

                    2. swaaagattttt……. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  3. Naaaice review Nupur! N I think you are right, the shade is pretty but easily dupable. But like how it looks on you :makeup:

    1. Thanks Aarbee 🙂
      Actually, i rarely experiment with colors , i end up buying almost same shade(pinkish brown) most of the time :silly: :silly: :pompom:

  4. Great review as usual Nupur! Very pretty shade it is, and complements you well!
    Wouldn’t suit my dusky skin though I guess, nevertheless am running to Maxfactor stores to take a look! :jog:

  5. Vow Nupur kya shade hai and sexy packaging…. hain na 😉 😉 it reminds of the Covergirl lipsticks :specs: :haanji: ….. the price is too much for me…. :pan:
    Thanks fr reviewing :puchhi:

  6. Great color Nupur. :drool: And looking even greater on your lips :-*
    I am eyeing Burnt Caramel :drool: :drool: Did you try that? How did it look? :preen:

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