By Sheila Arkee
The lip gloss world has become a lot more interesting in 2013 with the advent of balm/gloss hybrids that make being smooth and shiny entirely effortless. Remember the days when lip gloss was crunchy? Maybe that was just my lip glosses of choice, but with products like Maybelline Color Elixir in Fuchsia Flourish, sleek, pigmented, and supple lips are here to stay.
To say I’m impressed is a huge understatement – this gorgeous fuchsia lip product has completely captured my attention and I want more Color Elixers in my life, STAT! With slightly deceptive (but clever) packaging it’s an unique item that’s a combination of a gloss, balm, and lipstick. Sounds a lot like Almay’s Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm, but I’d say Color Elixir takes the hybrid concept to the nth level. My socks? Totally knocked off.
Even the applicator is cool – it’s a wedge shaped angora brush that allows maximum coverage and to reach into the corners of your lips.
Fuchsia Flourish is love. Just look at this color! Besides this gorgeousness, this is a lip gloss/stick/balm combination with heft – it’s not going to disappear in a snap, so expect to spend a few hours getting all up close and personal with the Color Elixer of your choice.
My Final Thoughts: Although some users have experienced no pigmentation with some of the Color Elixir shades, I can say that is not the case with Fuchsia Flourish. Besides boasting an incredibly rich color, this balm/gloss/lipstick hybrid is the best of all worlds and provides long-wearing, smooth, glossy wear. I’m officially obsessed and need more!
Availability: You can find this at mass market retailers such as CVS, and CVS.com.