Say hello everybody to the e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors! They’ve been in the market for a while now, but I just recently decided to finally get me some of them.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors come in a sleek plastic tube. You get very little product actually – 0.05 oz/ 1.4g. They retail $3 each. You can order them anytime at www.elfcosmetics.com
I have 5 e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors out of 15 shades available. I think they added more shades recently because a month ago I didn’t see that many shades.
Originally I was looking for lip liners, but as usual, ended up getting something else. Well, not a totally different product this time, I am still not sure if these are lipsticks or lip liners… The description is a little confusing.
This convenient jumbo sized lip pencil creates exact color application with twist up ease so you never have to sharpen – but we included a sharpener at the base just in case! The pigment rich color glides on effortlessly and easily to provide long lasting matte color. The enriched Vitamin A, C & E formula moisturizes and hydrates lips for beautiful healthy looking lips.
All of these e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors are not the same quality wise. Out of 5 colors there is one I like and wear the most. I will briefly describe each color and I hope this may be helpful for those who are planning on getting some of these e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors :)
I did not use any lip liner in the swatches of my e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors so you can see the true color.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors Tea Rose – pastel lavender color with some grey undertone going on… At first this color looked so appealing. I thought this is gonna be such a pretty nude color. I couldn’t be more wrong. Ok, so if you have fair/pale/light skin tone, do not get this color! You will look like you’re about to die or you’re already dead. For real! The color itself is very interesting. And if you have medium/medium dark skin tone than it will look fabulous on you! If you’re into this kind of nudes.
Pigmentation is ok. I did need 3 layers to get the opacity in the photo below. It is creamy. Non drying. Lasting time was good, about 5 hrs. I needed to reapply it after my lunch.
The finish is not completely matte, it’s a demi matte.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors Mulberry Maven – a deep berry color. It is a beautiful color. It is definitely creamier than Tea Rose. You can notice the extra shine too comparing to the previous color.
Also I make sure I use a lip liner before applying the Mulberry Maven because it will get everywhere in an hour or so. It stains my lips. This is a plus for me. Even when I already have no product left on my lips, I still have a little bit of something… Same lasting power, abt 5 hrs maybe even more if I’m not gonna eat anything too oily.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors Berry Sorbet – I’ve been haunting this color for so long, you don’t even know… So when I saw it’s back I’ve ordered 3 of them! The color is absolutely stunning. It is a pretty berry shade! A universal color for any skin tone.
It is very similar to Mulberry Maven but it is lighter. Applies smoothly. It is pigmented. Non drying. Beautiful demi matte finish. Great lasting power of 5+ hrs. Get one of this until it is available :)
e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors Cranberry – it is a warm red. Its texture and finish is exactly the same as the Mulberry Maven. Cranberry is the sheerest one. You can’t get it look decent without a lip liner. I thought this color would be deeper than it really is. Not my cup of tea. I will still use it for some of my looks. But it is my least favorite of the bunch for sure.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors Wine – the name says it all, deep red wine color. The color is majestic! I did not know I will love it that much. It is my favorite and most used one. This is the winner! Best pigmentation, texture, lasting power, formula… I still use a lip liner too, because any deep or bright lipstick requires one. When a lipstick like this will get into your fine lines around your mouth… it will not look pretty at all :) Sometimes I would use my Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb lipstick to darken up the corners.
These are the colors swatched on my arm:
All of them come with a handy sharpener. Just pull out the colored cap :
One thing you should keep in mind, with time these e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors dry out a little and just…. fall off the tube. Happens to me every time if I am not careful enough and forget about this.
I can not recommend these lip products cause looks like the e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors are hit and miss. Some would be more pigmented than the others or have a different finish… I am not sure if I will repurchase them. The reason would be their price. You pay $3 for only 0.05 oz /1.4g which is actually what you get with a regular lip liner or eye liner. I can get a full size lipstick from Wet n Wild for a fraction of a price :) And Wet n Wild are my favorite drugstore lipsticks.
Do you know of any drugstore lip products you think are worth trying? Let me know in the comments.
Hope you will have a wonderful week! See you soon ;)
*UPDATE: with time these lip colors are drying out and just fall out of the tube… Be careful.