I seem to be having quite a bit of luck with drugstore lip products lately. Last week I talked about the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm and today I’m here to show you the new Maybelline Lip Polish. They are both completely different products but a girl has gotta have choices, even if they are just lippies
These are known as the Color Elixir Lipgloss on the Western side of the world and were released around October last year. So if you come across Lip Polish (in Asia) or Color Elixir Lipgloss (abroad), they are pretty much the same thing.
I first spotted the Lip Polish at Watsons in Sunway Pyramid. The display was bright, new and shiny so I immediately went to it and tested out a few shades. I picked up Glam5 (not sure what the US name equivalent is) and after wearing it for a couple of days, I went back to Maybelline to pick up Glam2 and Glam6.
The consistency feels rather thick and balmy but not very sticky. I really like how it feels on my lips. It is supposed to be a lipgloss/lipstick hybrid but Glam5 is not very pigmented because it is a mid-tone shade. The darker colours, such as Glam6 are definitely more pigmented and opaque. I do not experience any streaking and it goes over my lips very smoothly. It does not enhance any flakiness on my lips too.
I do not detect any scent in the product, which is a good thing because it seems the ones released in the West has a rather strong scent. This is probably the main difference between what we get locally and in the US. That and the naming convention… I mean seriously, Glam1, Glam2, etc. Give us proper names, yo!
The packaging of the gloss is also quite chic. Externally it looks like a lipstick in a clear case but when you open the cap, a conventional lipgloss wand is pulled out. I love the ridged and slanted doe-foot applicator. It feels cushiony and applies just the right amount of product across the lips. Honestly it is one of the best lipgloss applicators I’ve tried.
So far I am extremely happy with the Maybelline Lip Polish. The formula is fantastic but due to the balm texture, the colour does not last all day. I can probably get about 3 hours (without eating) before it starts wearing off gradually. It will leave a light stain behind but Glam5 is quite close to the actual pigment of my lips so the stain looks rather natural on me. It has a balmy feeling and my lips are still sufficiently moisturised after a whole working day (with touch ups after meals).
The Maybelline Lip Polish can be found at most pharmacies for RM32.90 each. They are not exactly the cheapest lipgloss at the drugstore but the fantastic formula more than makes up for it. I believe there are 8 or 10 shades available locally.
Have you tried these new Maybelline glosses and what do you think about them? Please pop in and share your thoughts.