So far, I have only picked up one shade. Does the Lip Polish lives up to its good looks? Is it worth me getting another shade? Let's find out!
Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 2
A picture says a thousand words! It is exactly what you see, silver metal cap that twists open, with super pretty glass-like transparent tube.
And the tube is shaped like a lipstick, so that when you stand it upside down, the liquid lipstick looks like a regular solid lipstick!
(Dior has just released its Dior Addict Liquid Stick that has a similar lipstick look in the plastic.)
I think one of the big reasons I bought is because I knew the applicator is a lip-shape sponge, kind of like the ones YSL liquid lipsticks have.
I was just really curious about how good a drugstore brand lip-shape applicator will feel like on my lips.
Now that I actually own both YSL Gloss Volupte and the Maybelline Colour Elixir, I can say that the drugstore applicator is nowhere near YSL's.
However, the Maybelline Colour Elixir one still works wonderfully. It still picks out the right amount of product, and still goes over my lips softly. The shape also fits my lips well enough.
AMAZING. I was delightfully shocked when I first applied the Lip Polish on my lips. It is very comfortable.
The colour that I bought is called Glam 2. But I understand that the US ones have names. I have no idea what Glam 2 is in US.
Glam 2 is a hot pink with coral hue and quite a bit of micro-shimmers in the colours red, fuchsia, and silver. Paris B of mywomenstuff.com describes it as a sweet coral pink with micro-shimmers.
The finishing look of this on the lips is really smooth and even.
It is quite sheer though. Not as pigmented as you see in tube.
Probably due to its smooth nature, the Lip Polish does not last at all. It does not really stains as well. So I do have to keep applying when using this.
The lip polish stays very smooth and comfortable on the lips. But after a while, it seems to dry my lips. For some reason, my lips peel a little, and because of this phenomenon, I do not wear this nowadays. After a few days of consecutive wear, I just didn't really like this anymore.
So right now, the Lip Polish is sitting sadly on my vanity. I still keep it there to decorate, and also in hope that I might pick it up again some day and rediscover how I really liked it at first.
As such, unlike many Youtubers, I have not gone back to repurchase in other colours.
I like it. I still remember the feeling of falling in love with this, and wanting to immediately blog about it. But I also cannot forget how it eventually dried out my lips and disappointed me.
I guess it is a little bit hit and miss. After doing some research, its seems like the different shades perform differently too.
Have you bought any of these Maybelline Lip Polish or Colour Elixirs? How does yours fair?