The long awaited Maybelline Color Elixirs have finally hit the UK after much lusting over them in USA haul posts/videos. I first picked up a couple from Barcelona in July, before they made their way over here, then I picked up a third in Boots at the weekend.
I can't see them on the Boots website yet but they are available on Superdrug.com and there seems to be 8 shades compared to the 20 USA shades. The packaging is nice and sleek with the chrome lid and transparent tube so you can see the exact colour of the product. They have a doe foot applicator that makes applying the product very easy and controlled.
|Wearing Maybelline Color Elixir in Petal Plush|
|Wearing Maybelline Color Elixir in Alluring Coral|
|Wearing Maybelline Color Elixir in Hibiscus Haven|
The Color Elixirs are very smooth and balm-like in texture and are fairly pigmented. More than your typical gloss but not quite as much as a lipstick. I have the shades 105 Petal Rush, 400 Alluring Coral and 110 Hibiscus Haven. I'd say Petal Plush is my least favourite as although it's quite a nice nude pink shade, it has a lot of silver glitter running through it which I'm not sure I like that much. Hibiscus Haven is my favourite, a bright barbie pink!
Whilst at the Maybelline stand, I spotted some other new lip products but I hadn't heard anything about these before. They are the Color Intense Velvet Lip Pencil and there's 10 shades on Boots.com. I don't think I saw that many variations in store though.
|Wearing Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in In With Coral|
|Wearing Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Light It Up|
I was super impressed on first swatch with these as they are super pigmented, smooth lip pencils with a matte finish. On the lips they are very smooth and comfortable to wear. I bought 420 In With Coral and 520 Light It Up. I absolutely love the coral one, it's such a gorgeous colour! When applying the red shade, I thought it seemed like a dupe for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (lip swatch in this post). By the way, if my lip swatches don't seem that matte in this post, it's because of my lighting. They really are matte :)
|L-R: Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils in In With Coral and Light It Up. Maybelline Color Elixirs in Petal Plush, Hibiscus Haven and Alluring Coral|
Have you tried any of these new products?
What are your thoughts?