When checking out makeup, nothing excites me more than trying out new lip colors. Thanks to Maybelline and Refinery 29, last weekend I took three shades from Maybelline’s new Color Elixir by Color Sensational for a spin — Signature Scarlet, Fuchsia Flourish and Raspberry Rhapsody. My three essentials for a good lipstick or gloss? Lasting power, that feel-good hydrating sensation and pigmentation. Sure, Color Elixir performs well in these areas, but the real game changer here? The wedge-shaped applicator. Anything that helps to ease application scores points in my book. I was able to swipe on the gloss with one easy stroke (before applying that finishing touch layer) — even to my bottom lip line which I always have the most trouble applying evenly on both sides.
Paired with Signature Scarlet:
Paired with Fuchsia Flourish:
Paired with Raspberry Rhapsody (my favorite shade):
Snag these Maybelline Color Elixir shades and more (20 total in the collection!) at your local drugstore for under $8. Pretty damn good, right?
*Post sponsored by Refinery 29; all opinions are my honest impressions.