This Spring 2014 Maybelline has released a ton of new things in their Dare To Go Nude collection. The products in the collection aren’t new but it consists of a limited edition range of new nude colors.
I came across a Color Elixir ($9.49) display which included 6 new limited edition shades. I picked up two neutral shades, Sandy Sensation and Gleaming Gold.
In the packaging these two shades looked like they might be fairly opaque but are they actually very sheer. I was quite disappointed as neither one really gives me any “bang” on my lips. Actually they barely give me any color at all.
Sandy Sensation is a peachy nude that goes on a little milky. It does settle into fine lines and accentuates them a bit. Gleaming Gold is a very sheer wash of light golden tan color with shimmery particles in it.
Both of these do have a silky smooth texture and are not sticky at all. I am glad that the shimmer in Gleaming Gold is not gritty either.
Sadly I was hoping for a lot more from these so I’m quite bummed. They don’t have much color payoff alone so they look much better over a lipstick. For the price though I don’t think they are worth running out for.
What do you think of Maybelline Sandy Sensation and Gleaming Gold?