Sunday, March 23, 2014

Maybelline Color Elixir Swatches + Review in #065 Caramel Infused & #085 Hibiscus Haven

I recently purchased two of the new Maybelline Color Elixir lip glosses. They are supposed to have the pigmentation of a lipstick, the comfort of a lip balm and the glossiness of a lip gloss.I purchased the shades #065 Caramel Infused (a darker neutral rosy beige) and #085 Hibiscus Haven (a bright magenta-y pink). I was very skeptical about these when they first came out. I'm always very skeptical of drugstore lip glosses since i hardly have any luck with them.My favorite lip glosses of all time are the Buxom lip glosses, but they are somewhat pricey. Prior to my Maybelline purchase, I had received a sample of a Buxom Lip Cream that I loved in the shade Mudslide. I had fully intended on purchasing the full size version of it which would be around $18. One day when i was at the store I noticed the Maybelline display with the Color Elixir lip glosses on it and saw the shade Caramel Infused. It looked IDENTICAL to the Buxom Lip Cream in Mudslide; So, I bought it and the shade Hibiscus Haven.


  • MY THOUGHTS

I have to say these lip glosses are pretty amazing! They do exactly what they claim to do. They are very pigmented, creamy, moisturizing and long lasting. They are also not sticky at all. They are very inexpensive at about $6-$8 compared to the $18 I was willing to dish out for the Buxom Lip Cream. For me, Caramel Infused is the prefect nude shade. It doesn't wash me out like all the other nude shades I've tried. Hibiscus Haven is the perfect girly springtime pink. Its very bright, but not intimidating because you can put on a sheer layer or build it up to be more opaque. They really are perfect.


  • DUPE ALERT!

Caramel Infused is a perfect dupe for the Buxom Mudslide lip cream.

  •  Hibiscus Haven is on top, Caramel Infused is on bottom

8 comments:

  1. Hello Macy ,

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!!!!
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    I love your blog soo much!
    Enjoy hun!

    Much love, Amber xxx
    http://amberlorraine-talks.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thankyou so much! :D I will check it out :)

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  2. Great review, love your blog!
    Followed you and I hope we can chat more :)
    Do you have instagram??
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyouu! :)) that would be great! My instagram name is Macywacy :) there should be a link on the side of my blog! :)

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  3. I cannot believe you have found a dupe for the Buxom lipglosses, they are my favourite but so expensive and also very inaccessible here in the UK. Thanks for recommending these Maybelline ones, I'm glad to have found a drugstore alternative. I just stumbled across your blog and I'm glad I did, i think we have very similar styles. I look forward to more posts from you. I'm your newest follower- if you get the time, check out my blog and if you like it, please follow back :)

    Elif xx
    www.ourlondonwardrobe.com

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    1. Buxom lip glosses are one of my favorite products! But, these are just as good, if not better! They wear a lot longer than the buxoms. They also dont give your lips the tingly sensation, but thats because they are not made with the lip plumper that buxom is made with. But my lips look just as plump when i wear the maybelline glosses though! They're awesome. :) I will definitely check your blog out ASAP :)

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  4. These haven't arrived in the UK yet, which sucks they're beautiful! Im in love with caramel infused!

    Chloe xx
    http://candidlychloe0912.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hopefully yall will get them soon :) and Caramel Infused is my favorite of the two!

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