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Round-up: Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescent Lipglosses Overview & Thoughts

Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss

Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescent Lipgloss ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.) was a miss in my experience, due to a low color payoff, shorter wear times, and a stronger, more noticeable perfume-like taste. While these are comfortable to wear and most shades are rather hydrating, the taste seemed stronger with this set than the original. I also had issues with several applicators coming broken or partially broken. The formula isn’t like the original Color Elixir range, and Maybelline didn’t indicate that these were less pigmented, only that they were shimmery. Some of them look very similar on, due to sheerness, even though there are only eight shades to choose from. I could only see considering them if you prefer sheerer, lightly shimmery glosses, don’t mind reapplication, and aren’t sensitive to flavored lip products.

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Katherine T. Avatar

Unless you like sheerer lip glosses, these are a total skip. Some of these look like Vaseline jelly, I can BARELY tell there’s any color at all, and I have to squint at the screen.

Bring on the Revlon Ultra HDs–those are crazy pigmented, but if you want to sheer them down, just add a couple dots and go over with a clear lip balm. Much better than this Maybelline one

Sarah Avatar

Disappointed by this collection. 🙁 Opalescent Orchid may still be worth checking out for me, but the pigmentation may still just not be enough to my liking for my lips. 🙁 The hunt for spring lippies continues.

Nancy T Avatar

These are a total skip for me, I doubt they’d really show up on my pigmented lips. On the other hand, Revlon really upped the game with their wonderful HD lipglosses! I’ll be sticking with those myself.

Quinctia Avatar

Ugh. I like the original Color Elixirs, but these seem like a product fail AND I get angry at the “Iridescent” in the name, because these things AREN’T iridescent.

I love iridescent things. I could put up with a mediocre to slightly bad formula if I got some really rad iridescence out of the deal, I think.

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