Product Type: ELF makeup
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A beautiful lipstick for a great price
Member Name: prettypolly40
Advantages: Price, colour payoff, shades, moisturising, lasts long time on lips
Disadvantages: Can be drying outdoors, lipblam may be needed, transfer easily to cups etc
***Why I want the product***
I have tried other lipsticks from ELF budget range before and hated them due to them drying out my lips, colour payoff was shocking and you got such little product it didn't even seem great value for the little amount they we're charging.
However, during my recent shopping from ELF Cosmetics I noticed they had a new lipstick or re-launched a new formula in their budget range, funny enough called Lipstick in their Lips category.
***About the product***
ELF says this new moisturising lip formula will indulge your lips with long lasting colour and shine. It helps to hydrate, condition on contact.
I decided on a shade called Seductive that ELF describe it as, Deep warm pink crème. The full size product comes in at 3.5g and comes in a lovely range of six shades from a nude brown to a deep cool berry tone.
As it is in ELF's Basic range it comes in a simple cardboard backed with a transparent plastic moulded coating keeping the lipstick in place on the card. The cardboard packaging tells you about the product, colour and directions for use.
At first I am a little taken back by the colour as on the website the lipstick looks light and sheer. But in reality it looks, deep, rich, warm red, which I was not looking for so ended being a little disappointed but not to worry as it did not cost the earth.
Taking the lipstick from its plastic cover I am actually surprised at how well made the lipstick tube is, yes it does look cheap but does not really feel it. It doesn't feel at all flimsy like other low budge brands. The tube is simply shiny silver with a transparent part in the middle, which you see the lipstick inside and you're chosen colour, I feel this is a lovely feature that makes it different from the norm. The side of the tube also sees elf Lipstick in silver writing. The underside of the tube tells you the name of you're chosen colour and the product has an expiry of 12 months.
***Applying the product, and how it feels***
With cheaper lipsticks and some high end brands, lipsticks always have that funny smell that you cannot put your finger on to what it is but this lipstick is not like that at all, it smells almost like cherry, which I feel is there to hide the nasty smell and not just for cosmetic purposes.
The lipstick is soft, to the point if you are not careful it will snap in half, unlike other lipstick brands that feel are a little tougher.
Swatching the colour to the back of my hand I am very impressed to see the colour payoff was brilliant and the colour in the tube is the exact colour on my hand. There is no shimmer but has a light sheen. I am more pleased to say the pigment is just as good on the lips as well.
The formula glides on my lips with ease and feels smooth and silky; there is no shimmer for a more sophisticated look with a light sheen that sets the lipstick off. When I rub my lips together my lips do not feel sticky or dry, instead they feel smooth and moisturised.
Although I was a little worried about the colour at first, it is actually a beautiful colour that is not too in your face or a 'look at me' lipstick. The warm red with pink undertones look lovely on my pale skin and gives my face a lovely lift, the lipstick can be blotted with one coat for a more natural look but still giving you full coverage or if you like more than one coat the look is more pigmented to the point the colour is absolutely opaque with a beautiful sheen.
Colour transfer is easily done with this lipstick, but instead of all the colour on a cup and nothing left on your lips, I am pleased to say there is still loads of colour left on my lips without it looking faded or worn out. In all I can wear this lipstick for a few hours with no problem what so ever before I have to touch up again.
Wearing the lipstick in doors does not make my lips dry until a few hours of wear but going outside is another story, my lips get dry very quickly and end up cracking so a lip balm is needed underneath the lipstick and over the top to seal in the moisture.
***Price and availability***
I purchased this product from www.eyeslipsface.co.uk for a whopping £1.50.
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
I love it, I love the fact it costs next to nothing and the pigment is fantastic to say it is a budget range and price, defiantly something you would not expect to have.
To say at the beginning I thought it was the wrong colour for me is now my favourite colour and a great colour to wear in the morning for a quick, easy and fool proof makeup application.
***Would I purchase again?***
I would absolutely love to purchase more of these lipsticks and of course my favourite colour Seductive. The range is such good value and with their new formulation I could not ask for more.
Summary: A great lipstick from ELF Cosmetics budget range