February 14, 2014

Maybelline Almond Aura Color Elixir Review & Swatches

Maybelline Almond Aura Color Elixir Balm

Maybelline Almond Aura Color Elixir is one of several brand new, limited edition shades of Maybelline Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color launching with the Maybelline Dare to Go Nude for Spring 2014 Collection.

This new Spring 2014 Collection is pretty massive with a little something for everyone including brand new shades of permanent Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow available in six beautiful natural, nude shades as well as new the Buffs Lipstick shades!

Let’s take a look!

Maybelline Almond Aura Color Elixir is one of those shades YOU might pass up because it is a rather rich brownish tone. But the shade has hints of red to it which lends a nice natural warmth to lips. The color will look best on warmer and darker skin tones but medium fair skin tones will likely love it as well.

I didn’t expect to see new shades of Maybelline Color Elixir to launch so soon after they hit drugstores earlier this winter in twenty different shades but here we are with six brand new, limited edition ones to choose from!

Maybelline Almond Aura Color Elixir

Maybelline Almond Aura Color Elixir swatches

Color Elixir has a thicker more moisturizing creamier consistency than L’Oreal Color Caresse Shine Stains and the newer L’Oreal Extraordinaire Lip Color. These have a perfume-y taste and flavor that I don’t find terribly unpleasant. It’s kinda vanillish with creme brulee and some perfume thrown in.

The formula reminds me of a liquified liquid liquid balm that was poured into a tube. They give lips a cushy, plump feel and finish with a nice hydrating feel and a shiny finish. The formula isn’t completely weightless but it isn’t heavy or unpleasant on lips. Almond Aura is completely opaque on first application.

Maybelline Almond Aura Color Elixir fotd

If you like brown shades of gloss this is a fairly nice one that has hints of red!

Love it?

Don’t forget a back up as the shade is only available for a limited time.

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • kellly

    Yeah, I agree, that is a very nice looking color on you. I know you don’t like nude colors much but it’s very flattering, just different from what you’re used to.
    I asked at my Ulta store when they would be getting these in (I live in CO, a flyover state) and they told me probably around THE END OF NEXT MONTH (meaning MARCH). Waaaaaah!!! That’s FOREVER!!

  • LisaO

    This color looks so pretty on you! I’d like to try it (as I have similar coloring as you) but can’t find it anywhere! Where did you find it?!

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Lisa. I’m not sure a friend got me the collection recently I believe he found it at Harmons I have yet to see it in any drugstores around my area but hopefully soon!

  • Debbie

    Hi Muse! Loving that color on you. As others have already said,,,it looks great on you & indeed flatters your skintone! Do you know if any of the permanent colors are similar to this one? Thank you for your reply & Have a wonderful afternoon! 🙂