Date Bought: December 2013
Location Bought: Watsons SM Megamall
|These are called Color Elixirs in the Western hemisphere. I like that name better.|
|I won't dwell on the aesthetics of the clever "faux lipstick" packaging anymore because a lot of blogs have already covered that.|
|Maybelline claims that the applicator is made of "exclusive smoothing angora."|
|The colored "lipstick tube" that you can see is not the product itself. It's just plastic accurately colored to reflect the lip color inside. Thus, you have no way of seeing how much you've already used up.|
|Regardless of whatever the applicator is made of, it does a good job of smoothing out the product.|
|Not so sticky and not so heavy, but it tends to retain heat. Not good for summer. Especially not good for summer spent outdoors.|
|Don't be alarmed, that's just the Lip Polish. It's not an infection. This gives me ideas for Halloween and for generally freaking people out though. >:D|
Speaking of lasting power, the product can withstand being held under running water and rubbed vigorously without soap. It leaves a hot pink tint - another plus to its low maintenance nature. Once the product has worn down to the tint on your lips, you can either reapply if you feel like it, or leave your lips as is and still look like you're wearing lip makeup. Easy peasy.
You can also see the slight gloss it leaves behind in the picture above. This proves that it does have the moisturizing properties of lip balm, because lip balm behaves in a similar way once rubbed off.
Would I buy this again? Yes. Maybelline's Lip Polishes are the skinny jeans of 3 in 1 lip products. They're versatile and not fussy, but they can get uncomfortable to wear in the heat. Despite that, it's still sensible to own several pairs of jeans. I dare say that it's also sensible to own several Lip Polishes. (I'm thinking of a pink and/or a coral for next time!)