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I’m Hooked On Maybelline Color Elixir in Fuchsia Flourish

I Bought It

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!

Rating: A+

Price: $8.99

Availability: You can find this at mass market retailers such as CVS, and CVS.com.

Cruelty-free? No

Paraben-free? Yes

Gluten-free? Yes


  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    I love pinks like this! Really pretty

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Thank you!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    That color is amazing on you! I am loving these too =)

  • meero

    i’ve done some googling and can’t find the answer. you say it’s a “wedge shaped angora brush” so is it actually made of angora? or is that some kind of slang or maybe a typo?

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    I LOVE these elixirs, I have 2 shades, I favor one over the other because of the pigmentation issue you stated where one is stronger than the other. But I love wearing both of them!

  • erikatheicyone

    I am hearing and reading great things about these. I looked for them when I was in my local Walgreen’s but no joy, they were either not in yet or sold out. I’ll keep hunting, I must try them. This colour is lovely on you. :)

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Sometimes finding drugstore products is nothing but a wild goose chase! I’ll cross my fingers you find them soon.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    They feel amazing!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    I think it’s actual angora.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Thank you!

  • erikatheicyone

    Thanks. 😀 I’ll find them, soon. One day or another they will land here in Podunkville or, I will find them on one of my forays to the Valley.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Looks gorgeous on you, I have to try these!

  • MyNewestAddiction

    Your lips are so pretty and full! :) That shade is TDF!

  • Harshleen

    Such a pretty color! I have to try one of the Color elixirs soon!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    I think you’ll love them!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Thank you! :)

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    They are really unique – I think you’ll like them!

  • kellyasummers

    I have the Carnation one, and it’s gorgeous. In general, I like it. Though, I avoid lipstick/lipgloss combinations because they can feel heavy and this reminds me of that. but in general, I do love it!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    i have yet to try this but the color is GORGEOUS!

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    That is a very pretty colour!