Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation | Review

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation (080) - "Our first creamy lip lacquer delivers col...

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation

Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation (080) - "Our first creamy lip lacquer delivers color, shine, and an amazing feel in just one sweep. Experience saturated lip color, sensuous balm care and polished lip shine from Maybelline New York Color Elixir by Color Sensational. The exclusive smoothing angora brush delivers a polished, even application and smoothing sensation to lips. The balm infused formula, with pure color pigments, leaves lips feeling cushiony soft." ($8.99 for 0.17 fl. oz.)via maybelline.com
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Hey there guys. It's a rainy Monday and I'm here to brighten up your day with a review. I'm not really a fan of lip glosses as most of the time, I prefer matte lips. I find glosses to be sticky and messy, especially when this happens:
Lip Gloss + Windy Weather = Eating your own hair and sticky gloss strewn across your face (Image via Cosmopolitan)
I do break out the gloss on low key days - when I just need a bit of color and shine to brighten up my face. On that note, I have Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation (what a mouthful).

Benefits:
- A trio of concentrates delivers: the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss.
- Our exclusive smoothing angora brush delivers a polished, even application and smoothing sensation to lips.
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Captivating Carnation (080) is a medium coral pink, with warm undertones and a shiny, glossy finish. The shade is subtle yet very pretty looking. It's perfect for a sweet and youthful look.
Swatch: Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation (No Flash)
Swatch: Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation (With Flash)
Coverage is medium, with semi-opaque pigmentation. It does deliver a good amount of color but if you have pigmented lips (like me) it will surely show through. You can build up the color to a certain extent (maybe two or three layers) but that will result to goopiness so I will say the formula is slightly buildable.
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
This applied a smoothly but a bit unevenly on the lips. The good things about this it it didn't settle on lines. The lip gloss is non-sticky and felt lightweight on the lips. After a couple of hours of wear, it did feel a little sticky due to the dry down so you can reapply.
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
I do like this gloss and has been using this intermittently over the last week. This lip gloss has above average wear, up to four hours. It definitely delivered adequate hydration . One thing that I don't like about this gloss is the scent, as most Maybelline products have. It have a flowery, perfume-y scent that is on the verge of making me sneeze. I does disappear after a few minutes so I kind of got used to it over the last week. 
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Pros:
- Pretty, youthful shade
- Semi-opaque pigmentation
- Lightweight, non-sticky formula
- Smooth texture
- Moisturizing
- Above average wear

Cons:
- Slightly uneven application
- Fruity / flowery scent
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Captivating Carnation

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