Thursday, September 05, 2019

Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Caramel Infused

I don't know many years these Color Elixir lip lacquers are from (it seemed like five years?) but they are oldies and goodies. A few weeks ago I saw them at TJ maxx, it seemed like a good time to try it out. 
The applicator is precise and grabby and the formula of the Color Elixir is like a thicker (old version in square tube) take on Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss. I don't get it why all those nice gloss formula are all discontinued (actually I do, to cut competition and condition people into paying for more expensive brands), because 20, 30 bucks glosses currently in western market aren't any better. 
Caramel Infused is a rosy beige nude, there are some shimmer but they don't make the gloss thick or goopy- I am not sure if it's my skintone but it appeals a little pinker (less beige) on my skin.
The color is a bit lighter than my own lip color but still looks healthy and polished. As I am getting older, I am starting to appreciate these neutral as I don't have to think about coordinating the colors when I am throwing them (and Maybelline shades nowadays are quite garish). 

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  1. I regret throwing these out when I was decluttering. I didn't know any better back then so I threw it out. Lolz when it comes to makeup for me these days there's no joy, it's just buy buy buy. I miss the makeup days 2010-15, i was only using drugstore makeup back then but I was so much more happy...sobs...

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    1. Dont regret, I probably wont remeber to reach for this in a few weeks. I agree back then looking at drugstore gave me so much joy. I still like looking at new japanese release but it's not the same as stalking actual stores here.

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  2. I told you how I bought Clarins Double Serum a while ago and I said I didn't like it because it was a tad oily and didnt seem to do much...well i changed my mind and it has completely improved my face 10x. Like just wow wow wow wow...I've been using it every night for 3 weeks now and my face is so much softer and less irritated. My moisture barrier has improved so much that my makeup no longer flakes off midday. There's nothing technically special about it- it's a hydrating serum every brand make one- Lancome Advanced Genifique, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, SKii etc...but this one is best suits for dry skin. Of course the Drunk Elephant C Firma serum is helping too as well.

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    1. The Clarins oils are also good- I have all 3 lolz, Blue Orchid is the most popular but since my face is so dry it just drinks it so can't even tell the difference lolz they all the same to me. I would never thought Clarins an old lady brand would make such a huge difference to my face...

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    2. Now I want to try them! I wouldnt say it's old lady brand. More like classy French women in her 30-40s like Ines de la Frensage style...But I guess I pay more attention to makeup in general and Clarins makeup are alright.

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  3. I regret throwing these out when I was decluttering. I didn't know any better back then so I threw it out.

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