Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Maybelline Colour Elixirs | Breathtaking Apricot, Fuschia Flourish and Caramel Infused


I was perusing Priceline before work the other day when I felt my breath catch in my throat. There in all its glory was a full stand of the highly anticipated Maybelline Colour Elixirs, which I had been impatiently waiting for. Since I’m used to waiting an eternity for new product releases to launch here in Australia, I jumped at the chance to grab one of these via a friend who has family in America a few months ago. I chose Breathtaking Apricot as it seemed the most popular shade from the blog posts I had read, and it is a lot more pink than the name ‘apricot would suggest’. Once it hits the lips it becomes this muted neon cross between orange and pink, and I actually really like the shade that eventuates but find it a little less easy to wear than if it were a straight pink or orange. I actually didn’t see this shade on the Australian display, perhaps it isn’t one of the shades made available to us (eBay always makes it possible though!)
I was immediately drawn to Fuschia Flourish, thanks in part to Estee from Essie Button who is one of my favourite YouTubers and is a fan of the shade. It’s a gorgeous bright pink shade that goes on evenly and I feel like it’s the sort of colour that really brightens up my face. I was checking out the blush and rose toned shades next but something about them didn’t hit the mark for me, but when I laid eyes on Caramel Infused I knew I had to take it. It’s along the lines of a MLBB shade with a nude edge and I find it really wearable and pretty. My natural lip colour does affect the colour a bit which makes it appear more pink-toned than in the arm swatch, but it’s still discernable as MLBB when on.
 

 

 

 
The feel of this is quite cushiony as I’ve seen it described, and it’s a soft and tacky kind of finish which I can detect while I’m wearing but it doesn’t annoy me. The colour is easy to apply and you can mix it around with other shades or blot it down, and I find it lasts okay for a glossy lip product. I’m definitely going to consider picking more of these up, but for now I’m really enjoying these 4 beautiful elixirs!
 
Have you tried the new Maybelline Colour Elixirs?
What shade do you have your eye on?
Emma x 

30 comments:

  1. I caved and bought one and wore it yesterday. It was love! No to decide what other shades I want :)

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    1. I think Fuschia Flourish would look amazing on you- which shade did you get?

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  2. These sound nice, they all look lovely on you! I like the look of breathtaking apricot.

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    1. Thank you Sheri, they are a really nice product.

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  3. I'm so glad these are in Australia now :) I have worn the shade caramel infused heaps this week! Great swatches!!!

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    1. I am so glad too, I've been loving Breaktaking Apricot for so long that it was about time to bring more shades into my stash! so glad to hear you are loving Caramel infused too!

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  4. I'm so excited to get my hands on a few of these! It sucks that Breathtaking Apricot isn't available here, it was the shade that appealed most to me! I love the look of Caramel Infused though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. It really frustrates me that they've not brought it out here when it seemed to be so popular overseas!

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  5. Ahhhh, been waiting for these to come to NZ. Any day now! They look so pretty on you. Can't wait to get a-swatchin'.

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    1. Woohoo can't wait for you to try them! I found swatching all the colours so much fun

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  6. OMGOMG, I WANT SOME! I yet have to buy any yet! I'm trying so hard to save money until I get at least a part time job now that I'm done with my school course! I totally need caramel infused too! I hope to get one nude, one berry and maybe a pink!

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    1. I totally couldn't stop myself from buying these lol. Fingers are crossed that you get a job soon!

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  7. The fuchsia one is my favourite on you! I tried on a few of these the other day and the formula is really nice, but I'm not that much of a gloss girl so I passed. But still ... very tempting :)

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    1. It's actually the shade I've worn most, I'm so into hot pink right now!

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  8. I keep looking at these but am not getting along with glossy finishes at the moment. The hot pink looks great on you!

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    1. Oh you're more into matte lips right now? I love wearing bright pinks lately, so refreshing in winter

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  9. I like these a lot, too! I don't know if these are the ones we get...Caramel Infused doesn't sound familiar to me, but I think there are like 24 of them so who knows.

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    1. I think you probably have a bigger line up than us, with some shade or name differences? I was sad that Aus misses out on Breathtaking Apricot, but I guess eBay can save the day with that

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  10. Damn I'm trying to avoid the temptation of these and you're not helping at all! Lol

    Seriously, they all look flattering on you :)

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  11. These ones have not reached Finland but when they do I will most certainly pick them up. Especially these three cause they do look amazing :) and they look amazing on you... all of them :)
    I am not a huge fan of glosses but my favorites ones come from Maybelline so I am sure I will love these :)
    xx

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    1. You will love them, they are so lovely!

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  12. Cant wait for these to hit the uk!

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    1. Still can't believe we got them before you did!

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  13. these look really nice I hope we get them in Australia http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/ new follower from me, follow back?

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    1. I'm an Aussie love, they're out in Australia :)

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  14. Oh God! I need to hotfoot it to Priceline and check these out! Super pretty :)

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    1. They are stunning, hope you like them!

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  15. I have seen these but haven't got the chance to try it yet. I guess this is that time. I think I will go for that Caramel Infused.

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    1. It's great if you need a wearable shade, it's so flattering :)

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