Maybelline Nude Illusion, Caramel Infused, Blush Essence Color Elixir Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color

Here are the last three shades of Maybelline’s Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) range that I’ve finished testing. I have a few more shades, but they’re not even photographed yet, so not sure if those are upcoming any time soon but we’ll see how things work out. The Color Elixir formula is a medium-weight consistency that’s mostly non-tacky (but a slight tackiness develops as it wears). Some shades apply unevenly or bunch up if you press your lips together, while others look even and smooth. There is a sweet, creme brulee scent and sometimes perfume-like taste. The formula is moderately moisturizing and wears about four hours on average.

Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is light-medium peachy beige with soft, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but the consistency did enable the gloss to settle into lip lines a bit. It’s not as even applied as I’d like. It wore well for three and a half hours. MAC Fashion Punch (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) has shimmer. MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Illicit (LE, $15.00) is also lighter. Chanel Genie (P, $32.00) is very similar. Chanel Insouciance (P, $32.00) is more beige, lighter. See comparison swatches.

Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, applied evenly overall (not perfect). This shade lasted for four hours on me. MAC Viva Glam Nicki (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell (LE, $15.00) is pinker, darker, brighter. See comparison swatches.

Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a cool-toned, medium pink with soft white shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it applied evenly for the most part. It wore well for just under four hours. L’Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is less glossy. Edward Bess First Kiss (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Insolence (P, $32.00) is lighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color

Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color
Maybelline Blush Essence (095) Color Elixir Lip Color

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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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i really like the look of these glosses, definitely going to pick some up when i see them around! I’ve noticed that i never usually have issues with products settling into lip lines so hopefully these will be A+ glosses for me πŸ™‚

Whoa, totally didn’t expect to see Caramel Infused being so pink! *-*

Nude Illusion looks nice and easy for a nude lip look.

I love ur reviews, I hope you have some more shades of this product to review. ^^

I have one of these glosses in glistening amber and I love it! I love the weight of them and how they moisturize. I believe I also got signature scarlet… Not a good look for me, but a gorgeous color! Thank u for reviewing so many!

It’s interesting how pink Caramel Infused turned out. I didn’t add that shade to my wishlist previously because I don’t need a brown lip gloss, but now I may have to!

PS: You are still my favorite enabler. <3

Caramel Infused is my favourite of them all and is the shade I currently own, haha. Even though it isn’t the best gloss I have tried, I have really been loving it!

Caramel Infused is my jam! It has DEFINITELY achieved HG status. It is just the absolute perfect MLBB color for me. And the formula is nearly impeccable for a gloss. I actually really wanted to see what you though of it, and I’m glad to see that you like it too! πŸ™‚

So helpful. Saw youtube where girl who likes high end products liked these. Drugstore.com is having 20 off so was looking at these and bingo, you have the reviews of exactly what colors I was considering! You have the best reviews anywhere! Thanks again. Plus the cvs discount will be even better per another comment.

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