1 September 2014


Today I’d like to share with a new lip lacquer launch, the Color Elixir Color Sensational Creamy Lip Lacquer Maybelline New York*;


What They Say:

Fall under the spell of the elixir effect. Hyper-saturated color, ultra cushiony feel. The new hypnotic lip sensation. With its trio of concentrates Color Elixir provides the saturated colour of a lipstick, a lacquer shine of lipgloss and the cushiony feel of a balm. Available in 12 shades.

RRP: $17.95 (5ml) – Available from Priceline and select pharmacies

What I Say:

Since the birth of our baby boy just over a year ago, I have been a lot more casual. I used to work in the corporate sector with outfits, makeup and hair to match, but when you have a dribbling toddler with greasy hands, you outfits automatically become more casual, and with limited time on my own, so has my makeup. And that’s why I mostly wear a lipgloss or lacquer over a lipstick as it is so much easier and quicker to apply on the go, or in the car (when you’re stopped at a traffic light, of course!)

And I instantly fell in love when a beautiful package of 10 Maybelline New York Color Elixir Color Sensational Creamy Lip Lacquer landed on my doorstep.

These new lip lacquers have taken the beauty world by storm, and I’d heard and read a lot about them before they even landed in the shops here in Australia, but then again, it is not uncommon that Australia is the last country to see new product launches! But anyway, all the reviews I’d read were rave reviews, so I couldn’t wait to test these new lacquers out. I know that overseas a whole 20 colours were launched, so I’m unsure why we’d only see 12 of these here in Australia, but as there are colours for every taste amongst those, I am quite happy with those for now.

The 12 colour include: 

  • Rose Redefined (090): Medium Dusty Rose
  • Petal Plush (100): Light Pink
  • Fuchsia Flourish (075): Bright Pink
  • Hibiscus Haven (085): Flouro Pink
  • Nude Illusion (060): Nude
  • Caramel Infused (065): Natural Pink
  • Blush Essence (095): Medium Pink
  • Mauve Mystique (025): Dusty Rose
  • Raspberry Rhapsody (030): Light purple
  • Mandarin Rapture (015): Bright Orange

Rose Redefined, Petal Plush, Fuchsia Flourish

Hibiscus Heaven, Nude Illusion, Caramel Infused

Blush Essence, Mauve Mystique, Raspberry Rhapsody, Mandarin Rapture,

These lip lacquers are, as promised, super pigmented and offer the saturated colour of a lipstick but with the incredible shine of a gloss.

The lip lacquers goes on smoothly, and has a nice creamy texture that feels lovely and moisturising on the lips without feeling tacky. The lacquer stays put for approx. 3+ hours before you need to reapply, although less if you eat or drink, but I personally find that pretty good for a gloss. And once the colour fades, it fades evenly, leaving my lips feeling soft and subtle.

L-R: Mandarin Rapture, Raspberry Rhapsody, Mauve Mystique,
Blush Essence, Caramel Infused, Nude Illusion, Hibiscus Heaven,
Fuchsia Flourish, Petal Plush, Rose Redefined

It has a leaf-shaped doe applicator which makes it easy to get precise application as the point can be used to line the lips while the flat side fills in the lips.

The colour range is nice, and there is a colour to suit every taste and occasions, weather you are after a subtle lip or a bright pop of colour.

Overall I really like these lip lacquers and the colour range, and I love that you can get a conditioning and bold lasting lip colour with lip with a high shine at the same time. Fingers crossed we will be seeing the remaining 8 colours launched here in Australia soon! Highly recommended.

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of these lip lacquers from Maybelline? Which colour do you prefer? And bold lip or nude lip?

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  1. I always go for the gloss over a lipstick as well, I agree its a lot easier to apply
    I love all the colour samples, its always hard picking just one :)

    1. I'm the same. And yes, the colours are all lovely, although my least favourite is the orange one, which I'm not so brave to wear...

  2. I need to pick up myself a few of these, they all look so lovely :) xx

    1. Ha, problem is just that all the colours are lovely so it's hard to stop at just one..

  3. I've never seen this product before.. Thanks! Great review.

    1. Thanks a lot! They have been out for a while in Europe, but only just released here in Australia, so maybe they are yet to come to your country...


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