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How is life on your side? We are shivering with cold and chilly winds all of a sudden! Seems winters are back with a bang and all our jackets and sweaters are again getting special attention! However, these cloudy mornings also feels like romance is in the air with all birdies chirruping in pairs on every flowering branch of nearby bushes and trees. Actually, spring is slowly approaching over blossoming shrubs and flower trees while cloudy dense weather sizzles our senses, totally mesmerizing and chirruping month, wow! So, how is the preparation going on for 14th February 😀 I am still clueless about my third Valentine’s Day, let’s see how it goes. By the way, let’s talk about my last (but not in any way the least) Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Balm today :)) A beautiful shimmery baby pink balm just apt for Valentine’s Day sounds romantic, isn’t it? I wonder I always get one pink beauty stuff every time before Valentine’s Day, should I guess it’s a good omen *wink* Anyway, please read on further to know more about this new Maybelline Color Elixir in Petal Plush :))
$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].
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.
This liquid balm comes in a transparent thick plastic glass packaging with bronze silver cap, and leaf shaped doe-foot applicator. Shade of the 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 – Petal Plush:
There was a time when I used to love baby pink gloss, pink balm, pink dresses like any small gal apart from dreaming of Mr. love who would slowly change my ordinary life into a fascinating fairy tale! Well, I did realize the magic of love through my soul mate and truly love gave us a fairy tale right in the middle of an ordinary life, but still my secret crush for pinks sparks inside my heart. I love deep reds and bright shades as you all know, but pink is the only charming shade which always dominates my thoughts and I just cannot stop myself from getting it no matter whether it suits me or not 😛
This Petal Plush shade seems like a pretty milky, baby pink liquid balm with soft silver shimmer. I swatched it in the store and could not stop myself from buying it, though it is tricky shade for me! I feel it will best suit western fair beauties or most Asian fair skin tones with pink undertones. I was fully blown away after noticing it on one of the store assistants, but sadly, it does not look that hot on my lips.
It does not compliment my tanned skin some times while some times, it looks absolutely charming on my polished face. Moreover, I need at least 3-4 swipes for that translucent milky pink finishing which is slightly sheer as compared to other glosses from this series, hence I cannot recommend it to beauties with pigmented lips, sorry 😛 It does not cover blemishes completely. The first swipe just provides a shimmery glossy pink hue, hence I need 3-4 swipes for buildable coverage that too slight sheer. The texture is really milky creamy, but I did notice that it slightly settles into fine lines especially if my lips are dry or chapped.
However, it will give perfect finish on lightly scrubbed and clean lips. It feels slightly heavy on the lips but not sticky or bothering though, just apt for polished baby pink hue with hint of sparkles. The staying power is slightly disappointing as it stays more or less 4-5 hours without meals and it won’t survive even a single meal. It does not leave any stain or hue when it fades, hence we need touch ups after meals. Overall, I like it for its sheer color payoff on my lips which makes it ideal for any romantic date especially when we do not want a made up look or to top it over any lip color for that oomph on date night provided my face is not tanned and my lips are well scrubbed and clean!
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Petal Plush:
- A charming milky pink liquid balm with silver sparkles.
- It can be worn alone or topped over any matte or creamy lipstick.
- It has tons of sparkles, yet it feels soft and creamy on lips.
- It hydrates and softens lips as long as it manages to stay on the lips.
- The conical doe-foot applicator ensures clean and precise application at every nook and corner of the lips.
- It will not bleed nor feather on the lips provided we use it properly on clean and hydrated lips.
- It will truly compliment fair skin tones with pink undertone, just apt for that romantic day.
- It stays for decent hours without heavy meals.
- Pretty affordable and travel-friendly packaging.
- Mild fragrance which does not bother much.
Cons of Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color – Petal Plush:
- It does transfer and fade away quickly within 4-5 hours.
- It may not give desired coverage to pigmented lips.
- It might be tricky for most of the Indian skin tones, even I feel sometimes it does not compliment me while some times, it just gives me that barbie pink hue.
- It may settle into fine lines if lips are dry and chapped.
- Staying power could have been better.
Apart from these cons, I still love it and I am already dreaming of my perfect date with this gloss 🙂 I am sure college gals will love it like anything. Do try it out and let me know how you liked it, gals!
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