Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Color Elixirs in Radiant Bloom and Sandy Sensation

Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Color Elixirs in Radiant Bloom and Sandy Sensation

As you may know, I LOVE Maybelline Color Elixirs. So when I found out the Maybelline Dare to Go Nude collection would have two limited edition Elixirs, I scoured the city to find them.

Maybelline Color Elixir Dare to Go Nude swatches 2
L-R: Radiant Bloom, Sandy Sensation

Maybelline Color Elixir Dare to Go Nude swatches
Close-up to show the shimmer in Sandy Sensation

Maybelline Color Elixir Radiant Bloom close
Radiant Bloom Color Elixir – Light translucent milky pink. It sinks into the lines of my lips 🙁

Maybelline Color Elixir Radiant Bloom
Creamy, no shimmer. Like Cotton Candy pink.
Maybelline Color Elixir Sandy Sensation close
Sandy Sensation Color Elixir – Peachy beige shimmer. This is 3 application and it’s streaky and… I can’t. I’m so sad about these.

Maybelline Color Elixir Sandy Sensation
You can see some of the shimmer here too.

 

My thoughts: I had such high hopes for these. I was expecting opaque gorgeous gloss! The formula is the same as far as scent and moisture, which I love. So I am going to try to stick it out and use these OVER lipstick.

See the rest of my reviews on the collection!

 

  • Tanya Lovetere

    Very sheer but the first one is pretty! You have been quite the busy lady!

    • RIGHT? I had to book time in my calendar so the bf could take all these pics. I need a nap for sure.

  • I was really, really expecting the whole line-up of Elixirs to be released…what a shame! 🙁

  • It’s too bad that these didn’t deliver, but maybe over lipstick like you said they’ll be better.

    • The peach one is really nice over lipstick. Beautiful shine with a hint of shimmer.

  • mmmm love the elixirs in general but not sure these will really show up / are worth getting.

  • Yeah, I have to agree – I think these are probably best over lipsticks unless you have the lightest lips on the planet. I’ve heard Radiant Bloom is a dupe for NARS Turkish Delight. Judging from your swatches, they do look really similar! I have Turkish Delight but it’s only doable for me over lipstick or else I get the dreaded lip line emphasis! I do ADORE the Color Elixirs though and have 4 of ’em. Maybelline has been kicking some major backside the past few years!

  • Megan Joy

    I have really dry lips and I feel like these will just accentuate the lines and dryness 🙁 But I will have to try some of the brighter colours, they do look really nice and glossy!

  • I absolutely love the formula of these elixirs, and I think Radiant Bloom looks nice on you! But yes, definitely give them a go over lipsticks 🙂

    BeyondBlush

  • These seem very disappointing with the line accentuating.

  • Booo, these probably wouldn’t work for me either. I guess I’ll stick to the core line. Thanks for review!

  • They both look amazingly glossy and so even! I really need one of these!