Maxfactor colour elixir lipsticks

At a recent Maxfactor masterclass, make up artist Caroline Barnes challenged us to wear a different shade of Elixir lipstick everyday:

Now there's no denying I'm a lipgloss girl at heart, but 60% of these lipsticks are made up of moisturising ingredients such as shea, avacado, aloe butter, and anti-oxidant white tea. They even claim to improve lip moisture and over time leave you with a smoother surface.

I always apply lipsticks over a balm, but these are creamy, nicely pigmented and non drying on the lips. In fact a couple of shades 'stain' the lips, so when the lipstick wears off, you're still left with some colour.

Top- Pink brandy, Bottom- Bewitching coral

There were a couple of shades (Angel pink and English rose) which were too frosty for my liking, but the others were lovely, and having tried all of them out, my favourite shades are pink brandy and bewitching coral. Both are summery shades which gives a polished look to my make up and makes me feel glamorous yet fun!

Pink brandy

Bewitching coral

On a final note, how nice is the packaging! Encased in gold tubes with a block of colour at the bottom, they remind me of the more premium Estee Lauder lipsticks and look far more expensive than their £7.99 pricetag.

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Are you a lipstick or lipgloss girl? What's your favourite shade?


  1. I really like the first four lipsticks but if I was to choose one I would go with either English Rose or Bewitching Coral.
    Burnt Caramel and Mulberry look like interesting colours. Did you wear them? xxx

  2. They're beautiful. I have to have moisturising lipsticks. I'm so impressed with the packaging. When will these be released? I really want one!

  3. I love the colour Firefly, which isn't shown here but is a dark pink.l I got mine on deal at Superdrug for £5.99, not sure if it's still on though!!


  4. I think I'm definitley a lipstick girl, especially with all the different sheer and glossy formulas you can get them in too! These both look beautiful on you, especially bewitching coral! xox

  5. Gorgeous shades and I like the packaging.


  6. Bewitching coral is such pretty shade! :)

  7. I love the ones you picked too! If only we had Max Factor Stateside.

  8. Bewitching Coral looks gorgeous on you. I've been indecisive on whether to buy some of these or not. Might have to go have a closer look!

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  10. Kristin - I did indeed, but unfortunately I was in a rush with packing so didn't have a chance to photograph them all x

    Bee - The packaging's gorgeous isn't it. They're in stores now x

    ChellsieB - I had a quick look in store and they had some lovely colours which wasn't part of the 7 day challenge. Not sure if the offer is still on though x

    A Certain Vintage- Thank you. There's definitely more choice with lipsticks, but I just love my lipgloss to much lol x

    Alex - Glad you like them x

  11. sugar sugar - Glad you like it x

    Channing- Have a look at the Covergirl stand, they have so many similar products. I'm convinced they're secretly the same company x

    Hollie - Thank you. I hope you'll find a shade that you like x

    Giorgia - Thanks x

    Michelle's Style File - It's certainly proving to be a very popular shade! x


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