Maybelline Colorsensational Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet

Maybelline Colorsensational Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet

Hello Beautifuls..

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!

Let’s sum up pros and cons:

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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30 thoughts on “Maybelline Colorsensational Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet

  1. I completely agree with Rati!! 😀 It’s your kind of color *pompom* the Neetu lip color I will call it 😛 Ever since I have seen you do so many reds in your reviews, now when ever I see a red lipstick or gloss I associate it with you 😛 I will be like “arrey dekho, Neetu kinda shade” *hihi* Lovely lip swatches *puchhi* How is Aadya? 🙂

    1. *hihi* princy u r too sweet… *hihi* i love browns, peachse n pinks too but somehow i first pick reds for review. will share my browns n peaches too.. *hihi* *hihi*

    1. shade is really lovely kadambari.. *hifive* just i need to swipe it once for sheer tint! oh yeah numbers r so sonfusing naa.. why dnt they give names.. *preen*

  2. OMG..this is the best lip swatch of urs till date..seductive n sexy…I think ur husband should arrange personal security guards for u *hihi* n btw I can see acne on ur I am happy *hihi* 😛 lol

    1. indeed they r juicy glosses neha… *hifive* are nahi swipe it once and u will look lovely.. *haan ji* its nt a vampire shade gal.. *hihi*

  3. Oh where did my comment go???
    Anyhow these are the best lip swatches of you till date according to me..oh I think the same after each review I guess..OMG seductive and sexy lip swatches… Ur husband should appoint personal body guards for u *hihi* 😛 Amazing..hey btw I can see acne on your skin *haan ji* *happy dance* I am happy now.. 😛 *hihi*

    1. mini u managed to see acne even after editing.. *hihi* abhi aur b bahut kuch h chupa chupa k dikhane ko u will reveal later on .. *specs* *pan*
      and u r always so encouraging and blissfull wid ur words gal.. *puchhi* I wish my hubby reads dis.. *hihi* he hardly knws (read not interested) wen i wear pink n when i wear red lipsticks.. *headbang*

  4. Wow lovely shade and lip swatches Neetu!!!! ur swatches are always so glowy *haan ji* *haan ji*
    this shade will look good on fair and flawless beauties like you *preen* *puchhi*
    We are missing Adhya, why is she not in this post? *waiting* *waiting*

    1. Aww aadya usually sleeps while I prepare for reviews neha.. I will try to click pics once she is awake.. though its mission impossible task now *hihi*
      N *thankyou* gal this shade will compliment any gal.. *happydance* m sure u will rock it. it looks pretty pink in 1 swipe good for any beauty knw.. *preen*

    1. *thankyou* dhara.. *happydance* I do love pinks, peaches n browns but dunno where are they hiding in my stash.. *woot* *specs* *hihi*

  5. Wow! before reading your reviews, i always first scroll down to see the lovely lip swatches that you do! 😀 *powder*

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