I have been lucky to receive a set of Maxfactor's Colour Elixir Gloss and was delighted by this present. Not only do they look adorable, smell like vanilla but they also look so pretty on your lips !
First thing first, the vanilla scent as I opened them was such a seller for me. I love all sweet scented cosmetics and make up ! I always sniff them, and Maxfactor didn't disappoint on that !
All the shades are very natural and, Oh so glossy (no wonder since they contain shine enhancers !). Some of them also have some shimmers, making your lips look even more plumped. Some of the darker shades looked a bit intimidating to me at first, but after the application I found out that they were actually very see through and easily wearable daily. I find them to stay on the lips a far amount of time (2 to 3 hours if you don't eat or drink).
They have a large range of choices when it comes to colours, but to be honest I don't think you can go really wrong in your choice. They are all juicy, glossy and adorable pastel colors !
On to the hydratation ! They are terribly moisturizing, I find the effect to last for 3 to 4 hours, easily ! At first I used lipbalm as a first coat, but found out that it was really not necessary.
Thanks to the wand, the application is very easy and even. If you press too hard (well you know how "hard" you can press on the lips huh) you will get some excess product on the edges of your lips, but a Q-tip and that's cleaned up :)
Note that I was pleased that no excess were sitting in creases of my lips.
In a nutshell : Would recommend them, TO EVERYONE !
PROS : Glossy, moisturizing, lots of colors, affordable, easy to find
CONS : None