Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Glosses review

I have to admit, I’m not usually one to vote lip gloss. Given the choice, I love a semi-matte lip, but Max Factor’s new Colour Elixir glosses have tempted me over to the gloss side.

Max Factor Colour Elixir lip glosses
L-R Delightful Pink, Enchanting Coral, Luxurious Berry, Polished Fuchsia
Max Factor Colour Elixir lip gloss swatches
L-R Delightful Pink, Enchanting Coral, Luxurious Berry, Polished Fuchsia
Despite being super high-shine, there’s no hint of stickiness to these, which is what usually puts me off gloss products. There are 9 shades to choose from, and while the formula definitely offers a hint of colour, none that I tried are super pigmented, so you should feel safe applying them without the help of a mirror!

They’re pretty long wearing as far as glosses go – I get around 2-3 hours before I need a top up; less if eating or drinking a lot. The glosses are all infused with a conditioning formula, so leave lips feeling hydrated and smooth, meaning you can wear them regularly without your lips drying out.

My favourite shade that I’ve tried has to be Delightful Pink, which is a gentle pink colour that looks great dabbed over the top of a matte lipstick for a slight sheen. Worn alone, it’s pretty sheer, so if you’re after a glossy product with lots of colour, these won’t be for you.

Colour Elixir glosses are a great buy for summer – they look great worn with more natural makeup during the day, and also work well with a smoky eye for a night out. They cost £7.99 each and can be found at Max Factor stands in Boots and Superdrug.

Are you a gloss lover? Which shade catches your eye?

*PR samples



  1. Enchanting Coral looks so pretty x


  2. These looks gorgeous! x


  3. I'm not a gloss girl normally but these do look pretty & sound lovely to wear. I hate sticky gloss & thats what normally puts me off

  4. These look lovely, quite liking the bright pink shades at the moment x


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