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ELF have changed my mind on matte lip products
E.L.F.Studio Matte Lip Colour
Member Name: prettypolly40
E.L.F.Studio Matte Lip Colour
Date: 29/09/11, updated on 30/09/11 (103 review reads)
Advantages: Price, long wearing, lovely colours, glides on lips smoothly, looks great with a little balm under
Disadvantages: Doesn't look good on dry lips, nothing else
***Why I want the product***
I have never bought a lip product that is matte before as I am always worried about it drying out my lips but ELF Cosmetics had a recent discount on their Matte Lip Colour from their usual price of £3.50 to just £1. It was an offer I could not resist and for £1 what a great chance to try the product out.
***About the product***
ELF Cosmetics say this jumbo size lip pencil creates the exact colour application that is in the tube. It is a twist tube so you never have to sharpen the product. The pigment rich colour glides on the lips with ease that helps to provide a lost lasting lip colour. Matte Lip colour is enriched with Vitamin A C and E, the product helps to moisturise and hydrate the lips for a nice plump look.
Currently there are only four colours to choice from, which are Coral - which is a lovely natural peach colour, Natural - which looks like a nice nude colour with a slight pink undertone, Tea Rose - a light to medium pink and Praline, which looks a deep red with orange undertones.
I always love the way ELF Studio range come packaged, they always look sleek and more expensive than it really was. ELS Studio Matte Lip Colour comes in a slim matte rectangle shape with a little cut out on the right hand side so you can see your product.
The front of the box says Matte Lip Colour in silver, which complements the black background. The bottom of the box shows you the colour you've chosen. The back tells you about the product, directions of application and ingredients. As all lip products the shelf life is 24 months and the box is recyclable.
The product packing is very nice and extremely reminds me a lot of MAC Shadestick, which costs a mere £13.50. The tube is matte and very stylish with the colour on the bottom for easy access of the colour you want to wear.
***Applying the product, and how it feels***
As with all lip products this application is no different. The only difference this time is making sure you are lips are free from any dry patches as the matte colour will cling onto these areas. The good thing I have found with this product is not shaped like a 'normal' lipstick but more like a felt-tip pen so you can use this product as a lip liner and then colour in your lip.
The lip colour even though it is matte it doesn't scratch the lips, instead it glides on to an opaque finish with no nasty smell. On naked dry lips the product feels creamy but looks matte, however, on dry lips I am left with rough, cracking lips within a few hours, which requires more lip balms, exfoliation and TLC. When my lips are in really good condition and I apply the product onto naked lips the product lasts around two to three hours in perfect condition as long as you are not licking your lips and constantly eating or drinking.
There is some transfer into cups as you would imagine but the matte colour seems to cling onto the lips without a lot of transfer or the entire product disappearing after a few sips.
Usually I have to wear this product with tiny amount of lip balm underneath just for extra moisture boost through the day. The trick is not to apply your lip balm and Matte Lip Colour on top as the colour will slip off, you need to blot your lip balm and then apply the colour. Once applied over your lip balm the product glides on beautifully to an opaque finish that is smooth with a little sheen, but still with the matte finish.
Even applied over a lip balm the product can last on the lips a good hour or longer depending on what you are doing.
***Price and availability***
I was very lucky to receive these products for £1 each but the usual price is £3.50, which I still think is fabulous for the money. You can only purchase this product from eyslipsface.co.uk
***What I think about it/do I like it?***
For the price like other ELF products at the moment I really like it, I like how you can have a little colour on your lips and made an effort without looking too made up especially in the mornings.
Even though you get a smallish amount of product, with daily use it can last me longer than a month.
***Would I purchase again?***
Yes I would, I would love to purchase for a lovely £1 again but I do not think that will happen for a bit.
Summary: I have always stayed away from matte lip products, now I love them.