How are you doing today? Today I am here to share one of my favorite red glosses from Maybelline from their recent color elixir collection which was deep seated in my messy stash and recently resurfaced while I was looking for another red lipstick.. 😛 lol Well this is a never ending story, I never get any stuff when needed, they always play hide & seek with me especially when I am in hurry! Anyways, please read on further to know more about Maybelline color elixir signature scarlet..
Price: $ 6-$9 for 0.17 Fl Oz (50 ml), price may vary store to store
Ingredients: 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].
What Does Maybelline Claims About its Product: 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
Packaging: These lip elixirs come in a usual transparent thick plastic glass packaging with bronze silver cap, and leaf shaped doe foot applicator. Shade of gloss is clearly visible from tube which gives an illusion of a lipstick, absolutely amazing! I love its rosy vanilla smell which is not overpowering. Overall quite attractive and travel friendly packaging.
My Experience with Maybelline Color Elixir “Signature Scarlet”:
Signature scarlet seems like a cherry red gloss with subtle hint of orange in the tube. It is a bold and intensely pigmented liquid balm in the color elixir collection next to “dashing orchid” I believe. It does have shimmers which are hardly visible on the lips. It gives enough pigmentation which slightly blurs lip pigmentation in just one swipe. We can achieve slight full coverage in 2-3 swipes though. However, I like to swipe it once for a subtle reddish pink glossy sheen with minimal sparkles which give fuller effect to my lips apart from complimenting my skin tone in bright day light! Moreover I observed that while this gloss gives me nearly full coverage in 2-3 swipes it also feels slightly sticky and thick on the lips which I dislike. And hence I am fine with single stroke which gives me buildable color pay off though it’s a pretty subtle pink based red pigmentation than what we see in the tube! It remains more intense for initial 2-3 hours thereafter fading into pink stain which looks pretty fine! The texture of gloss is slight thick yet light weight which really glides like silk on my lips.
I always observed they keep my lips well hydrated and super soft for good few hours and I do not need lip balm even after removing it off my lips for 1-2 hours! This shade is pigmented hence it manages to stay for 4+ hours on my lips thereafter fading into subtle pink stain on the lips. However its single stroke only survives 4-6 hours with occasional water sips & light snacks! It does need touch ups after a heavy meal as it tends to fade from the middle patch of my lips even when I swipe it once or more! Overall I love this signature scarlet for its wide dimension of color pay off on the lips, it is definitely more pigmented and a deep cherry red than my L’Oreal extraordinaire rouge allegro, which is perfect blend of pink & red with shimmers! I would highly recommend this shade to every gloss lover gal who wants to wear red without looking bold; this is good stuff to start with!
Pros of Maybelline Colorsensational Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet
An intensely pigmented saucy & juicy balm which feels light on lips
A beautiful cherry red gloss with subtle sparkles which are hardly visible on lips
It gives nice pay off with slight medium to nearly opaque coverage on lips
Considering its coverage and intense color pay off I guess it will compliment beauties with pigmented lips as well
This cherry red works on any skin tone I believe
As long as it stays on my lips, I do not feel the need of lip balm
I feel lips are soft & hydrated even after removing it off completely
It gives pretty pink red glossy sheen in single stroke which slightly fades my lip pigmentation while lasting 4-6 hours with light snacks
It gives deep cherry red glossy pigmentation in 2-3 swipes which is more tending to orange with nearly full coverage and survives 4+ hours on lips with light snacks
It does not feather or bleed or settle in fine lip crevices.
Slightly rosy vanilla smell which fades after sometime
Quite attractive & travel friendly packaging at affordable price
Cons of Maybelline Colorsensational Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet :
• It transfers heavily on cutlery
• It might become thick & tacky on lips with multiple swipes
I only love its single stroke on lips as it gives subtle red pink sheen with fuller lips unlike deep orange red pigmentation in multiple swipes. The more I swipe it the more uncomfortable I feel with its thick, tacky nature, you know what I mean? Moreover, I love well defined & subtle glossy lips these days! However, for true gloss lovers this is surely going to be a hit and must have shade as well. This is one wearable red gloss which is a good start for all red admirers as well as red suckers like me especially in spring/summers hehe! Do try it out gals!
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