Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Review: Elf Matte Lip Colours.

Hi everyone!

So today I've got another review for you all which is on the Elf Matte Lip Colours. Now I absolutely love these they are slightly bigger than a lip liner but smaller than a lipstick which makes them super easy to apply. They are long lasting, very pigmented and obviously have a matte finish. Now I personally love matte finishes, infact I have a love hate relationship with slightly glossier finishes. Probably because I'm not really a gloss person, I used to be but that was before I got totally obsessed with lipsticks ;) Okay so back on track here.. so the ELF matte lip colours come in 6 different shades and surprise surprise I own them all! In my opinion I think 5 out of the 6 colours are really natural and you could wear everyday. I would wear red everyday but I know not everyone likes a bold lip so for me personally I would wear all of these colours everyday. You can purchase these on ELFS website. Now if you don't know what ELF (Eyes Lips Face) is, it is basically a really cheap, affordable cosmetics site. They sell a huge variety of make up and tools. These particular lip products are part of their studio line, they have their basic lines then studio and mineral lines which vary in price. Elf Matte Lip Colours retail at £3.75 each which I think is a really good price and I would repurchase as I just love all the shades.

Left to Right: Nautural, Nearly Nude, Tea Rose, Praline, Coral, Rich Red
Okay, so this is what they look like. I do like the simple black packaging with the colour on the end it makes storing them easier as you don't have to get them all out to find what colour you are looking for. However if you have products with black packaging for example Elf's studio blushes or any Nars products you'll know it normally get's plastered in make up so doesn't stay black for very long!! That is my only dislike as then they look dirty haha!!

Left To Right: Natural, Nearly Nude, Tea Rose, Praline, Coral, Rich Red.
With Flash
Without Flash.

 I already had 'Nearly Nude' and 'Praline' in my collection but you can see just how dirty the packaging gets!! I've only had the other four about a week!! I'm going to post swatches on the lips below as I know the colour looks different when applied to the lips rather than just the back of your hand. That way you can get a decent idea of what they will look like!

This one is natural, I do really like this colour. I probably like it even more as it is a pinky nude which doesn't make you look as washed out like some nudes on the market. I love my nudes and I probably have so many that like so alike each other but I dont know about you guys I get drawn into them, and feel I need another one even if there is only a slight difference haha!

This one is nearly nude which is more of a peachy nude. I feel like these nudes you have to be careful of as if they're too light they can make you look a little washed out. It does depends on your skin tone as to which nude suits you best. With that being said I still do love this one but it hasn't become my go to everyday nude.

This one is tea rose which has to be my favourite out of the six. I absolutely love this one it's such a nice pink colour. As you can probably guess I have so many pink lip colours in my collection. I've been wearing this to work as it's so natural it's too bold! (even though I do love my bold lips!)

This is praline and is the darkest out of the six. I do like this one even though I know some people aren't fans of slightly darker colours. It has slight brown undertones to it however it is still very wearable.

This is coral and I have to say this has to my second favourite. I absolutely love corals but it's hard to find a coral that isn't shimmery, too dark or too bright. Fussy I know, but this is a great coral for everyday wear and appropriate for work too! This is my favourite 'natural' coral and I know I am going to get a lot of use out of this one.

So this is the last out of the six and is real red. It is the brightest out of the six however I do think you could proabably still wear this everyday. If I do a bold lip I normally dull down the eyes so the main focus is on the lips, especially if its to wear to work. If I don't then I find I've got way too much going on and there is no focus. This red isn't my absolute favourite red in my collection however I do love that it is matte. I do feel like in the tube it looks brighter than it actually comes out but I do still like it.

If you're on the lookout for some new lip products then I totally recommend these! I know not everyone likes a matte finish as it can slightly dry out your lips but they are absolutely fine with a lip balm underneath! If you were looking for a glossier finish then you could apply a gloss on top. If you're from the UK I don't believe you can buy ELF products in stores, however I know over in the States you can. I shall put ELFS website below so you can check these products out and the rest of their products. They currently have a deal on 48% off for 48 hrs so now would be the time to get them!! :)


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