Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Dashing Orchid Review

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Dashing Orchid Review

Hola beautifuls 🙂


How are you doing today? I have been on and off from IMBB for a while.  It was really a terrible week with mixed emotions. I had a great time at my daughter’s playschool grabbing an opportunity to learn famous cowboy line dance. It was really easy , entertaining yet calorie burning dance and both of us (hubby and wife) were wondering that we hardly need to hit the gym after practicing these left right kick steps involved in line dance regularly 😛 Dance had always been my passion and hence it was a blessed opportunity for me to learn a new dance form other than my forte. Even Aadya has also grown up, so we are trying to indulge ourselves in as many activities as possible because no matter wherever we live – their skills, their good thoughts will always remain in our memories and our life as well! After all, what matters is to live life with full zeal and be happy making good memories for tomorrow, isn’t it? Anyway, today, I am also here to share another chic liquid lip balm from Maybelline Color Elixir series – a warm rosy plum gloss with glam sparkles.  Please read on further to know more about Maybelline Color Elixir in “Dashing Orchid.”



$6-$9 for 0.17 Fl Oz (50 ml), price may vary from store to store, I bought them for $7 each 🙂


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.
May Contain: Mica CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides CI 15850 / Red 7 CI 45380 / Red 22 Lake CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake CI 75470 / Carmine CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake].


Product Description:

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.



This liquid balm comes in a transparent thick plastic glass packaging with bronze silver cap, and leaf-shaped doe-foot applicator. Shade of gloss is clearly visible from the tube which gives an illusion like a lipstick, absolutely amazing! It does have a slight vanilla smell which is not overpowering. An ultimate travel-friendly and mess-free packaging.


My Experience with Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Dashing Orchid:

I love the combination of winters with plum and hence I wait for winters like any other gal to enjoy plums and reds. Since the plum shade is tricky on our Indian skin tones, I never found a proper plum shade to suit my skin. However after getting this “Dashing Orchid,” I feel my search is near about over. It seems an apt rosy purple shade to suit fair skin tone with that touch of sparkle. I have noticed that purple lip colors make me look pale and tanned, but this particular purple totally compliments my skin tone and I feel I am very comfortable with this shade. It does not look loud, nor is it too light to be noticed on my lips, just apt for that plum look. I am not sure how it will fair on other skin tones, but I am sure it will suit most Indian fair skin tones.


The pigmentation is another big pleasant surprise for it gives medium to full coverage in just 2-3 swipes. I think this is one of the few intensely pigmented glosses in the “Color Elixir” series.  A single swipe gives a rosy purple hue to my lips with glam sparkles which looks absolutely pretty while in just 2-3 swipes, it gives me full coverage with damn gorgeous plum finishing that too without bleeding and without settling into fine lines. I am pretty sure it will work good on pigmented lips too.


Moving on to the texture, like most elixir glosses, it has tonnes of sparkles yet it glides like silk on skin without feathering on lips. It does not irritate or accentuate any issue on my skin. Another good fact is that it stays for 4-6 hours on my lips with heavy meals and it does not come off in one wash unless I wipe it off intentionally.  It does fades after a few hours leaving behind a rosy shine and shimmer, which is pretty fine and does not require touch up.



Overall, I love Dashing Orchid for its decent staying power, pigmentation and finishing on my lips. However, it transfers to all cups and stains clothes though that doesn’t affect its staying power and finishing on the lips surprisingly! I pair it up with yellow outfits mostly apart from purple dresses and it just looks perfect. I would highly recommend this sparkling rosy plum gloss to all of you gals, it’s really awesome!


Let’s sum up the pros and cons:

Pros of Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Dashing Orchid:

  • A gorgeous rosy plum shade with golden sparkles to add oomph factor to any boring weekend or date night 🙂
  • It does give medium to full coverage on lips, hence great for pigmented lips as well.
  • It does have shimmers, still it hydrates and softens lips as long as it stays on the lips.
  • It effortlessly glides on the lips without feathering or bleeding.
  • It does not irritate nor accentuate any skin problems.
  • It stays for a decent 4-6 hours with heavy meals and washing the face as well.
  • Even if it fades away, it leaves behind a rosy shimmery hue which looks pretty fine.
  • Super chic packaging at affordable price.

Cons of Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Dashing Orchid:

  • It does transfer.
  • Availability.

As of now, I can hardly think of any con in this shade particularly, I am so impressed with this rosy shimmery purple balm for its hydrating glossy finishing with pretty decent staying power. It looks amazing in day light as well as artificial light. I finally got my “mera wala plum” shade I think 🙂 How about you gals, do try it and let me know how you find it?? Hope this helps :))

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24 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Dashing Orchid Review

  1. IMBB friends, I am confused between Maybelline Lip Polish and L’Oreal Paris Shine Caresse. Which one should I go for? Suggestions needed.

    1. mahashweta go for maybelline lip polish if ur lips are dry n u need lip balm beneth every lipcolor else u may try loreal shine caresse too its equally gud. lip polishes will give slight light color pay off with intense moisture while loreal shine caresse is intense pigmented with less gloss more stain hence u shud pick them as per ur requirement.. *haan ji*

      1. I’ve got dry lips and can’t do without a Lip Balm. Will go for the Lip Polish then. *thankyou* for your suggestion. 🙂

  2. such a lovely wala plum neetu 😀 it is really hard to find a good plum, and you lucky this time 🙂 wow you learning cow-boy dancing, how cool. loved your words 🙂 *puchhi*

    1. *thankyou* dear.. oh nt learning exactly just took an oppurtunity to learn few steps in an event dear sometime back.. *jalwa* *jalwa*
      yeah plums nvr look gud on my skin bt thanx to maybelline dashing orchid it is awesome n i love it.. *woot* *woot*

  3. Lovely lovely lovely *clap* *clap* *clap* this is soo nicely pigmented *happy dance* *happy dance* totally loved it on you *woot* looks very nice and shiny *pompom* meraa wala plum *hihi* *hihi* congrats for that *puchhi*

    1. *hihi* *thankyou* saloni.. yeah ts really awesome with apt shmmers, color ay off n glossy hue wow.. *hifive* I m sure u all will love it.. *pompom*

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