Taking note of Shaaanxo's review of these Maybelline Color Elixir lip colors I decided to grab two of the shades that caught my eye -- Signature Scarlet and Raspberry Rhapsody. Both have a light vanilla scent and aren't too tacky, but still sticks to your lips nicely.
The doe-foot applicator is angled to a point, making it very easy to get a nice defined lip line without lip pencil. The cute, stout packaging is easily thrown in my purse or pocket without taking up valuable space. Raspberry Rhapsody survived bar-hopping with me and I never felt like I was lugging around a bulky lip color in my jean pocket. It was a dream to apply in dimly lit bathrooms too.
Signature Scarlet is a nice true red that applies evenly and straddles the line between not too sheer and not too opaque. The formula wears down well and is easy to apply, a great beginner red for someone who isn't used to working with bright colors on their lips. I like layering it over a red lipstick for that ultra-shiny patent leather lips look.
Raspberry Rhapsody surprised me. I have a major soft spot for purpley-pinks, imagine Barbie's playhouse or a greenhouse of orchids, so when I saw the tube I knew this was the color for me. Swiped on the lips the color isn't as thick or opaque as I thought but, it turns out, that is just FINE. The color turns into a natural raspberry purple and stains beautifully, like I have been eating raspberry popsicles all afternoon long.
I'm extremely impressed with both colors and plan to snap up more next time I'm at the grocery store. I'm thinking Mandarin Rapture, Breathtaking Apricot, and Amethyst Potion.