Skin Tone: Fair to Wheatish
I was looking for some budget lipstick options. I bumped into my first love. Yes, Elle 18 lipsticks. I loved the wide colour range of Elle 18 Color pops matte lipsticks. I almost tried all kinds of shades and this review is going to be on Elle 18 Color Pops matte lipstick in the shade “Pink curve”. Read on for more details.
INR 100 for 4.3g
• High Color pay off
• Single Color lipstick (without the moisturizing core)
• Matte texture
My Experience with Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Curve:
Elle 18 lipsticks come in a very classic black plastic packaging with a girl in pink printed over it. The plastic isn’t sturdy. The rotating/retractable mechanism works very well and the cap shuts with a click. The sticker at the bottom displays the shade number and name. It isn’t color-coded, so it’s difficult to quickly find the shade you’re looking for. Also, there is no list of ingredients mentioned anywhere on the packaging.
I don’t know what’s up with Elle 18 and their shade naming system! Because, clearly, they can’t distinguish reds and pinks! This shade called ‘Pink Curve’ is nothing close to a pink shade that you might be imagining about! In fact, it is a red lipstick with a slight hint of orange. One can’t even call it a proper red or orange color let alone ‘Pink Curve’! The name is very misleading!
This lipstick is nicely pigmented and goes on super smoothly. You only need 2-3 coats for a bold pout. The texture is creamy and very comfortable on the lips. It doesn’t dry out my lips and I can wear this shade for a very long time without using a lip balm. It doesn’t highlight the dry patches or settle into the fine lines of the lips. It is moisturizing on the lips. It settles to a creamy matte finish after 30 minutes of wear.
The staying power is up to 5 hours. It survives light meals, but it fades evenly after dinner/lunch or if you eat oily food. I have been wearing this lipstick for 5 hours now and it looks good. It has faded just a bit it does transfer a bit. But overall, I am impressed. I love the shade as it brightens up the whole look and it’s such a nice shade which will suit all the skin tones.
Pros of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Curve:
- Super affordable.
- Very pigmented.
- Gorgeous shade.
- Suits all skin tones.
- Good staying power.
- Creamy formula.
- Extremely comfortable on the lips.
- Doesn’t settle into the fine lines or highlights dry patches.
- Goes on smoothly and evenly.
Cons of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Curve:
- Boring packaging; needs to be revamped.
- Misleading name!
- Not 100% matte texture.
- Fades after a meal.
- Lips feel little dry after 4-5 hours.
- Little difficult to remove the stain.
IMBB Rating: 3.5 /5
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Curve?
Yes! Definitely! It is just too good for 100 rupees!
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