Maybelline Celestial Coral, Amethyst Potion, Glistening Amber Color Elixir Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color

This review is featuring Maybelline’s Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.), which is a formula I’ve been working my way through! I have three more shades for you today, and I’m hoping to wrap up testing the last three shortly. A quick overview of the formula, with more shade-related thoughts below: medium-weight feel, mostly non-tacky (starts off non-sticky, develops slight stickiness over time), and generally, not nearly as opaque as marketed. They’re typically semi-opaque with noticeable color, but they’re rarely opaque. They have a sweet, creme brulee scent but a sometimes perfume-like taste. It is a moisturizing formula overall with average wear of four hours.

Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a pinky-coral with warm undertones and a glossy shine. On lips, it looked pinker than it did simply swatched on the skin. It was semi-opaque, but the natural lip color comes through noticeably so those with more natural pigmentation to their lip color will see that come through. It wore well for four hours and was hydrating when worn. Revlon Pink Pop (P, $7.99) is similar. Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is brighter, darker, more opaque. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Astral (LE, $20.00) is shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, subtly cool-toned berry with a hint of bluish-violet micro-shimmer. The shimmer is very, very subtle–it hardly is visible to the eye (you can see a couple of bits of shimmer in the close-up, which is larger than real life!). The color coverage was semi-opaque and somewhat uneven, but it didn’t settle into lip lines too much. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating during that time. Urban Decay Big Bang (P, $19.00) is shimmery, less glossy. NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is very similar. MAC Real Posh (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned, shimmery. MAC Mall Madness (LE, $15.00) is shimmery. MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches

Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a warm-toned, yellow-toned light-medium orange with lighter gold shimmer. Applied, it takes on more of a peachy-orange color, leaning more orange to be sure, with noticeable shimmer and sparkle It was semi-sheer to semi-opaque and applied mostly evenly. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Fashion Punch (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Rising Sun (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Natural Flare (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Imperial Light (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Burberry Cameo (P, $27.00) is browner. See comparison swatches.

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Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Celestial Coral (010) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) Color Elixir Lip Color

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Thank you for an excellent review as always. I am bummed about these as the marketing really did sound much more opaque than they are. I think I will pass.

I need another gold product like I need another hole in the head, but I think I’m going to have to try Glistening Amber. I like the formula on these, so as long as I know how opaque a shade is going in, I don’t mind if that shade isn’t fully opaque.

Haha! πŸ˜‰

I agree — I don’t think it’s an automatic deal-breaker (like I would still consider buying shades from this line), but Maybelline sure overdid the promo of pigmentation on these.

I keep seeing the TV commercial for these, and the models lips are insanely red, LOL! However, the reality has proven disappointing. I don’t mind the lack of pigmentation overall, but I can find it in a less expensive product.

I was able to pick up Celestial Coral at a bargain basement store for 1.50! I love the color and the applicator, definitely reminds me of the wand for the YSL lip stains! Love the review as always!

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