The 'Lip Laquer' type lip product has been all over the drugstore/high street for the last few months, with lots of brands all releasing their take on the lip gloss / lipstick hybrid or liquid lipstick. So far I have tried 3 drugstore versions of a liquid lipstick, Rimmel, L'oreal and Bourjois but I haven't found a formula I love as yet, I found the L'oreal to go patchy, the Bourjois bled like a mofo and the Rimmel just wasn't for me at all and the smell of them is awful. Out of the high end offerings I have tried the MAC Kissable Lip Colours, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque and OCC Lip Tars all of which have been amazing, I loved the kissable lip colours by MAC and wish they would re promote them but so far I haven't been wowed by any of the drugstore options I have tried. So when I was out shopping with Simon and a new product caught my eye I was intrigued.
As I said I was shopping with Simon when I noticed Superdrug were selling the new Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Elixirs, we had been into Boots already and they didn't have them on sale there (they do now) and since I love the colour sensational vivid lipsticks by Maybelline I thought I'd give these a go.
The colours I chose were Signature Scarlet (on the left) and Petal Plush (right) I always seem to go for reds, bright pinks and corals when choosing a lip colour but I decided not to go for the bright pink this time and chose the Petal Plush, a soft pink an almost nude/pink and then as always I opted for the red colour.
Swatches Left Signature Scarlet, Right Petal Plush
As I said I love the Maybelline colour sensational vivid lipsticks and was so excited to try the colour elixirs too, when I swatched them they had good pigmentation although the Petal Plush did have a touch of sparkle, something I'm personally not too keen on.
My Thoughts ~
Firstly I thought I'd share with you what Maybelline have to say about their colour sensational elixirs: