Product Type: ELF makeup
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E.L.F.Studio Matte Lip Colour
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
E.L.F.Studio Matte Lip Colour
Advantages: Easy to apply, good packaging, good colour, moisturises, long lasting, durable.
Disadvantages: Can clump if lips are dry.
When ELF had a promotion on last year that offered their Studio range matte lip colours for just £1 instead of £3.50 I had to give them a go and purchased 3 different shades, however the price has been raised recently to £3.75. After rediscovering them this past couple of weeks (this is what happens when you have drawers of new products plus your everyday items things get lost or forgotten about!) I decided it was time to give a review.
This is basically like a twistable crayon that you apply to your lips giving them a lovely colour that is not the regular shiny, sticky feeling but a muted effect on the lips. I really like the packaging for this product, they are like felt pens but with a crayon interior, this is twisted up so there is no need to sharpen the end, or have any problem with not being able to use up most of the product. I also like that the whole pen is black, it looks sleek and despite having for at least a year it hasn't lost any colour or faded so it assures me this is made of quality materials. At the bottom of the pen a centimetre band gives a peek of the colour inside and I think that it is pretty representative of the colour inside.
There were 4 colours to choose from when I purchased mine however this is the up to 6:
Coral: This is a peachy looking shade with orange tones to it.
Natural: This is a natural peachy colour with a hint of pink to it. This is definitely my favourite, it gives colour and definition but is not overpowering.
Nearly Nude: This is a newer one and is a peachy shade.
Tea Rose: This is a pinky colour a little darker than the natural but it provides a really nice colour to the lips. I use this solo without eye-shadow as it seems to clash.
Praline: This is a slightly pink colour with brown undertones, it's definitely not my favourite and for me as a very light blonde with pale skin this is a little too dark for me but it would suit darker skin tones.
Rich Red: This one is one of the newer ones but is a deep red looking colour.
I found this lip colour exceptionally easy to apply, The way it is packaged means you can use it like a pen and draw the colour onto your lips. I didn't find the colour stick to be weak or brittle in any way. It's pretty strong and very durable which I am extremely happy with. My lips can be dry every so often and using the lipstick solo can mean that it becomes patchy in area. I use a lip balm underneath, I find that his doesn't change the application or the end result of the product but protects and repairs my lips while ensuring the colour is evenly spread instead of patchy. The colour glides over the lips extremely smoothly and leaves a coating of colour without too much excess clumping in the corners. There is no smell or taste to the product at all which being applied to my lips I am happy with. You don't need a lot of use to get an even colour, this means that I have found the pens last so much longer than a regular lipstick. I find once applied the colour has a matte finish to it that I am a little happier with than the shiny, in your face colour that some products can give you. I was also impressed that the colour stayed applied to my lips for a good few hours. While eating and drinking it does come off sooner but without this it tends to last for a while which is a definite bonus.
After using this product my lips feel moisturised and soft and so I do believe that it contains vitamins A, C and E to hydrate and moisturise. I think these studio lip colours are excellent value especially when there are so many more expensive products at just £3.75 and cheaper with codes from the company these are exceptional value. I don't use these on a regular basis but I have used each of the three colours I have multiple times and they are barely even used in the slightest so I assume these will last for a very long time which I am very happy with. I would definitely recommend giving these a try.
Summary: An excellent offer from ELF.