Thursday, 22 September 2011

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks

Last week I showed you lip swatches of the seven Colour Elixir lipsticks I wore as part of my Elixir Challenge and I talked about how colours can boost your mood or make you feel self-conscious. Today, I want to talk a bit about the 'Elixir' formula as well as show you a lot more pictures and swatches.











The Colour Elixir lipsticks are designed to be a lip treatment as well as a lip colour. The 'Elixir' treatment makes up 60% of the lipsticks and includes ingredients such as shea, avocado and aloe butters, as well as anti-oxidant white tea. Having worn these lip colours consistently for a week, I noticed that my lips definitely felt soft and hydrated. I was especially impressed that the comfortable formula was consistent across the colours. It's rare to find a drugstore red or bright coral that is long-lasting, pigmented AND non-drying.

All seven of the colours I tried were very pigmented. I had wondered if they might be a little sheer with all of the moisturising ingredients. The colours have good wear time too. One thing I did notice is that all of the colours left a stain on my lips and in the case English Rose, the stain was actually a little darker than the lipstick. The finishes of the lipsticks vary across the range; most had a satin with a couple of frosty finishes and micro-shimmer thrown in for good measure. There are 15 shades altogether and having looked at the stand the other day, I spotted a couple of very appealing rosy brown colours.

If you are a fan of lipsticks, I would highly recommend taking a look at the Colour Elixir range. Priced £7.99 (or £5.99 in Superdrug at the moment), they have the feel and pigmentation of more expensive lipsticks. I think they've covered all the bases with the colours too.

Disclosure: These items were received without cost as part of a blogger challenge. 


  1. Really enjoying seeing how different these colours look on everyone. They look so much more vibrant swatched on you than they did on me. x

  2. Ahh they look lovely! The drugstore brands are really doing well with lippies recently :)

  3. I went out and bought Mulberry after seeing your last post :) and I really do love it. Really soft but so pigmented!

    Just what I need for the colder months... thanks for this :)

    Fee x

  4. WOW what a great post :) They remind me of Estee Lauder packaging. I love the look of Angel Rose and Bewitching Coral. Great swatches and a great price xx

  5. Oh i've seen these floating around the blogosphere. Pink Brandy and Bewitching Coral look great!

  6. I just wanted to compliment you on the quality of your pics and swatches. Really excellent.

  7. stunning photos and swatches as per usual: wow! xx

  8. Thank you for the lovely comments.

    @Fee: I'm pleased you like Mulberry too. It's perfect for Autumn, isn't it?

    @Cynthia C and liloo: Ah, thank you so much. I'm not a natural at photography so I take this as a huge compliment.

    Jane x

    Jane x

  9. pink brandy and bewitching coral look best!


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