Saturday, 24 September 2011

e.l.f Essential Lipsticks Review

e.l.f says:  Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips.  Apply to lips and blend in color for total lip saturation. Re-apply as often as desired.
Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.
I purchased these on the 50% off deal was having i couldnt resist as i heard great things about these ..........They originally cost £1.50/$1/€1.70 each but i got them half price :) happy days once again........There are 6 shades available on the UK site so i decided to get all as i couldnt make up my mind which ones to choose hahaha TOTALLY ADDICTED :) so anyway on the US site they have 5 new shades which hopefully will come soon to the UK :)
But of course i do have 2 of them new shades in which i will show you in this review :) :) 
 The Packaging
Ok so the packaging isnt exactly great i have to admit......You are simply getting a plastic tube of lipstick which is silver in colour.......You also see the little clear window near the middle which is great to see the shade of the lipstick you have.  Now i know what you are thinking .....YES it does look cheap and you surely wouldnt get away with saying you paid more for it but the packaging is in fact quite sturdy.......the lid stays intact too which is a bonus for such a cheap lipstick......
The Product 
You are getting a nice amount of product which is one up for a cheap lipstick as in the past i have bought cheap lipsticks and only got half of what e.l.f gives in these.....are all super creamy now i mean SUPER creamy......When you apply them they dont feel like a lipstick but more like a tinted lip balm.  The Fact that they are so creamy it sometimes leaves it harder to apply to your lips as it can easily go on a bit messy i mean no matter how careful you are you can tend to over the line a little so there is a pointer for you..........Another thing is that they have a slight scent to them i was trying to figure out for ages what the scent reminded me of but all i can come up with is they smell kind off sweet but not overpowering also the scent doesnt stay too long which is good 

Shades & Swatches 
Posh:  Thi is a beautiful bright wearable red with a tiny bit of pink undertone to it.  Very pigmented.....I think this is why is wearable even for my Irish skin tone.....This applys beautifully and so smoothly its best applied with a brush to get an even application.......this is very moisturising but i do find it will tend to bleed a little so best apply a liner or lip lock with this :) 
Fantasy:  This is your perfect everyday lipstick......Its a Beautiful nude/brown shade......a perfect MLBB lippie applies smoothly and is super creamy love it 
Seductive:  Look How beautiful this shade is.........again this a a lovely wearable natural pink shade....Perfect for everyday wear it applies smoothly.....Its matte and glossy not hugely pigmented but enough to give you a pretty pink look 
Gypsy:  This is another highly pigmented lipstick......This is a lovely berry/pink shade not too strong but pigmented enough for one application......this too is a lovely shade even for my skin thing i found about this lipstick is its sort of like a stain like when i take it off my lips even with makeup remover you can still see a little of it on my lips.......but its smooth and easy to apply again i apply this with a lip brush for an even application 
Classy:  This is said to be the dupe of "Mac Angel" lipstick............This a a mauvy/pink shade.....This is a little thicker in constancy than the rest of the lipsticks i got but it does apply better than the does feel lovely on the lips and i love the fact again it suits my skin tone :) 
Voodoo:  This is a more brick red shade.......This again is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way.......Its not as strong a some of the more brick red shades that is available but strong enough to were on an event or night out......

Introducting 2 new shades :) 
New from the US site "Flirtatious & Charming"
I managed to get these of my trusted from from ebay as i have mentioned her before she is brilliant......These are no different in packaging and in fact the consistency is no different either so i shall go on with the shades and swatches shall i :) :) 
Flirtatious:  This is a beautiful shade at first i was saying to myself" oh man this shade is bright" lol but when applied it actually isnt as bright as it looks in the tube.....This is a beautiful bubblegum pink......this is extra creamy and smooth medium pigmentation.........this is alot more creamy than the ones i got from the uk site......and of course this broke while applied.....but i cant fault the shade at all :) 
Charming:  This is another everyday shade.......Its a pretty nuetral shade with pink undertones more pink than fantasy.....I like this shade also as it gives me the MLBB (My Lips But Better) look :) 
My overall opinion 
Overall opinion is that this is the best cheap lipstick i have ever tried in my life......Yes there are a good few cons but thats only to do with the packaging and the fact that the lipstick is so cream that they break but if you dont mind that well your laughing meaning your are going to be delighted with these........The pigmentation on these really surprised me and the scent on them are not that bad plus the scent wears off after a while so thats good......My advice to you is if you are going to use the highly pigmented one your best applying them with a brush.

Plus these are quite handy to depot.  This is exactly what i plan to do in the next few days so if you would like me to show you how please comment below :).  

Well thats it ladies i hope you found this helpful and if you have any questions dont hesitate to ask......I always reply........also dont forget to enter my giveaway click this link to view my video MY GIVEAWAY....

Until Next time 
Cya Soon 
Lots of Irish hugs and Kisses 
Nina Carry 


Stéphanie Morin said...

Wait to try ''Fearless'' it's the most beautiful BRIGHT RED i have ever tried!

Nina said...

oh have you got it hunny :)

Chloe Elisabeth Craig said...

What the hell? Posh looks NOTHING like the one I have. This photo shows it as a lightish bright pink...the one I have is a deep, dark red. Do you know if the UK lipstick is different from the US one?

Nina said...

no hunny its no different but lipsticks do tend to look a little different on people too :) if you have very pigmented lips it will look different than if you have paler lips :)

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