The Budget Buy

Maybelline Color Elixir in Mauve Mystique


IMG_7884Heavy swatch / blended out 

There were days where I could not imagine living without my Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors but they’re long gone! Maybelline have released these gloss balm hybrids that leave the lips feeling hydrated and plump. I of course reach for the most neutral shade I can find because I prefer matte bold lips. I picked up the shade 025 Mauve Mystique which is a plum pink mauve. It looks very purple in the tube but once on the lips it turns into this cool toned berry color on the lips. The only thing I’m not to keen on is the scent, it isn’t awful I’m not too crazy about it is all. It smells of some type of flower which I can’t put my finger on and it lingers. Other than that the formula is great, pigmented and moisturizing. The applicator is similar to the YSL glossy lip stains too! They’re about $8 – $10 depending where you purchase them, a little steep in my opinion $5 to $6 is more reasonable. Overall I’m still glad I picked it up and will get a tone of wear out of it! 


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