I've never once in my life considered wearing purple lipstick until I was contacted by Refinery29 and Maybelline to try their new Color Elixir in Raspberry Rhapsody. When I unrolled the paper they were wrapped in I was pretty surprised to see such an offbeat color in the mix. I expected the usuals: pink, red, nude. But there it was in all its bright purple glory. Surprisingly enough it's a beautiful color. I preferred how it looked later on, after some blotting and talking when it mellowed out into a balmy purple-pinkish color. Right off the bat I noticed that it was not as purple as the bottle would have you believe, but that could also be its effect paired with my complexion that often turns even the boldest reds and corals to a pinkish color.
What I love most after trying three colors from this line is how moisturizing it is and that it contains absolutely no glitter or shimmer. I hate anything sparkly on my lips because I feel like I'm eating tinfoil if any gets in my mouth and I feel like every reasonable priced lip color is loaded with it. I will definitely continue using these and I may even pop down to the drugstore to pick up a another color.
Thinking the color was going to be much more purple, I paired it with a hand-me-down hat from my grandma and a graphic print dress. It was freezing, but worth it to get one more quick wear out of my favorite dress from the summer that I didn't photograph.
Maybelline Color Elixir Lipstick: Raspberry Rhapsody c/o R29