If you had read my previous post, you will know i bought these two items on my holiday in the US. I’ve never had much confidence with lip products, especially bright lipsticks, thats why i stick to nudes and pinkier shades that dont stand out too much! I did purchase two bold lipsticks from wet and wild which i might do another post on.
But first up, Maybelline’s Color Elixir in Celestial Coral. What a beautiful product all round, the packaging is gorgeous and well thought out and the applicator is one of the softest I have ever tried. Maybelline says the wand is made from Angora (which would explain how soft it is), and the wand fibres are actually a lot longer than other wands meaning more product is applied.
The colour is described as a coral, but in my opinion although there is a slight coral pigment, its definitely more of a pink tone which is fine, as it makes it easier to wear for me. You can take this product as far as you want, wear it subtle or layer it to get even more pigmentation, either way it is very comfortable to wear (Non-sticky, moisturising and no horrid taste). In terms of longevity, I work in a bank where I’m in appointments with clients most of the day and chatting, so for me with this product wasn’t fantastic with staying-power but it fades gently rather than just wiping straight off. If i wanted a consistent colour throughout my day i would need to reapply maybe every hour.
Overall, i was really impressed with this product. My only regret is not buying some more shades, Petal Plush and Redefining Rose look absolutely beautiful.
Next up is what seems to be becoming a bit of a cult product; NYX Butter Gloss. I bought this is the shade Creme Brulee which is a lovely peachy-nude colour. One thing i really like about this product is the petite packaging. It lovely and small meaning its the perfect size for slipping into the smallest of clutch bags on a night out.
The wand is standard for a gloss, so nothing really to discuss there. The formula however, is to die for… smells good enough to eat and it really does melt into your lips. Creme Brulee is a beautiful nude, perfect to wear with a smokey eye and its been in my handbag since ive got back from holiday as it is so comfortable to wear. I have no quabbles about this product whatsoever!
Have you tried either of these products? XO