The packaging is pretty clever as it looks like a lipstick bullet from the outside. The applicator is a flat elongated triangle-shape which makes it possible to apply the gloss without having to re-dip a million times. It has a slight sweet scent which I don't really notice after application, but it may be that I'm not as sensitive to certain scents as others. I get maybe 3 hours of wear before the color really starts to fade. The gloss is nicely moisturizing and has a squishy, balmy feel to it, and is quite comfortable to wear. I think Maybelline did a nice job with the formula.
Blush Essence is a cool-toned rosy pink with very subtle tiny silver shimmers. It has a decent amount of pigment and gives my lips a nice dose of color and shine. (I usually go over my lips with a few swipes of the wand.)
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I'm really digging this gloss. The formula is quite excellent and the color is lovely. It's a winner in my book!
Any thoughts on the new Maybelline Color Elixirs?