Tuesday, June 2, 2015

lipstick won't solve all problems....but it's a pretty good start.

My latest obsession? The Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational line of lip products. When it comes to lipsticks and glosses, I tend to go through phases where I am totally addicted to one type.....then totally addicted to another....then back and forth and so on. It really depends on my mood, the weather outside, and what I am looking for from a formula. Recently I have been all about super easy to wear tinted balms, then I was all about bright and bold colours, and now I am loving super pigmented glosses. Enter the Color Elixir line.

Over the past little while, I have tried out a few shades. A bright coral and a fun purple. (Reviews and swatches of those to come!) But the one I have fallen head over heels for? Caviar Couture. As you can see from the picture above, this shade is nice and dark. It is a really rich purple-brown type of shade with gorgeous berry tones. This is definitely a more wearable version of a trendy dark lip.

What I love? The colour itself. It is so gorgeous. Easy to wear and apply yet still has that dramatic effect. I love that. Something I adore about the Color Elixir line in general has to be the formula itself. It gives you plenty of shine without feeling sticky or tacky. As someone who refuses to wear sticky glosses, this is a major plus. The product goes on smoothly, is easy to apply, and has incredible pigmentation. I seriously cannot get enough from this line. In fact, I can't believe it took me so long to try them out. Total failure on my part!

Here is a look at the Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Caviar Couture. (On the eyes? My LA Palette 2 from L'Oreal. Yes, I am still loving that palette!)

As you can probably tell from the makeup look above, I was seriously feeling berry tones. I had soft purples on the lid, a berry toned blush from Too Faced, and then of course, my new favourite lip product on the lips. Overall, I was really happy with the way this turned out. I love the rich lipstick colour and how easy it is to wear. That is definitely not always possible with darker colours. Needless to say....I love this.

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Color Elixir products? What did you think of them?

xo Shannon


  1. did not try this line yet, nice color but at the moment i'm in love for red lipstick
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  2. Such a perfect color for you!! xoxo

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  3. Love the end look! I haven't tried this range of lipstick before but the colour looks lovely!


  4. Such a gorgeous colour! Suits you really well!
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  5. Wow,so beautiful.
    the colour is lovely too

  6. I really love the make up look, so pretty! x http://www.coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. Oh that is gorgeous on you Shannon! I have heard great things about these.
    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

  8. Great look and post. Thanks for visiting my blog, dear. Keep in touch, pls. Big kiss


  9. Ooooo....the berry tones look so awesome on you, Shannon. I want that lip colour now too! :D

  10. This color is super amazing!! Really pretty and seems to match every girl ^__^

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