Maybelline Glowing Garnet Color Elixir Review


Remember those Maybelline Bleached Neons Color Elixirs I showed you? Sure you do! I’ve been playing around with them for the last couple of weeks and I’m quite impressed with the formula. I was already a fan of the Color Elixir formula before I hauled these but I’m really digging the new colors. I was expecting them to be a little brighter and more “in your face” but they’re still pretty nice summer shades. Of all of the colors I’ve hauled I think I like Glowing Garnet the best!

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Glowing Garnet is actually a really ironic name for this shade because it isn’t glowing or garnet at all. It’s actually a soft pinky coral that’s pretty similar to Radiant Raspberry. It’s a little lighter and less red than Radiant Raspberry but they’re still close in color on me. Despite the odd name, I really like Glowing Garnet! It’s an easy to wear shade that’ll look flattering on all complexions and the formula is very easy to love.

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Glowing Garnet applies very smoothly with nice pigmentation and feels very good on the lips. It’s lightly hydrating and has a glossy sheen that lasts for around 2 hours. The formula is slightly thick but I didn’t find it to be too thick and it doesn’t really feel sticky or tacky either. Once the glossiness fades, Glowing Garnet leaves behind a soft coral stain that lasts for another 4 hours before completely fading away. I’ve said it a million times but I’ll say it again. The Maybelline Color Elixirs are really nice glosses! The only downside to them is the powdery perfume-y scent and taste but it’s rather light and fades very quickly. If you haven’t tried one yet I recommend heading to your local drugstore and scooping one up!

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