The Product was very chalky and non usable. I finally had to melt it down and combine it with Maybelliene's Baby lips and had basically change the whole product. Also the product would break off once i rolled it up and tried to put it on.
I have not been a fan of E.L.F lip products. They tend to leave an icky scent/aftertaste. I tried this in Nearly Nude. It is beautiful in the pencil and looks more high end then it is. It applied nicely although it did tug on my lips a little. It left my lips very matte and I added a gloss on top for shine. Maybe because of my fair skin, but this shade took me into corpse terriority.
Love these lipsticks! Glide on easily, don't feel drying and last a pretty decent amount of time! Love the matte finish and the simple packaging.
Bought this at target for $3. Found it to be amazing!!! I liked matte lipstick and this does the trick and lasts for a long time. Definitely a repurchase. I got very red and praline (which is my favorite)...
I actually bought this on accident thinking it was a lip liner. Rich red is a beautiful color, however it was very drying to me
I'm very much a makeup purveyor; there's a lot of products that I want but not very many that I buy. When I saw the ELF Matte Lip Color in store, I decided to take the opportunity to buy it and see whether or not I liked it.
The Matte Lip Colors (which are part of ELF's Studio line, so they cost three dollars) are probably one of the best matte lip products I've ever found. They come in a pen-like shape that reminds me of markers. The packaging is quite sleek and black; only the brand name and product title are printed on the container. Because of that, I'd recommend saving the packaging that has the ingredients and whatnot printed on it.
The design is by far the most ergonomical, truly "on the go" that I've ever seen. The cap is incredibly sturdy, so this is totally purse-safe, and the colored cap on the bottom pulls out of the tube to reveal a handy sharpener (though it's not really necessary, because the actual stick of product is small enough that it's precise even when the tip is flat. The product twists up out of the tube, and there's 0.006 ounces of products (a little more than a third of what you get in a tube of Chapstick).
There's no distinct smell (just that hint of plastic that you get with most lipsticks) and there's not really any taste to it. The texture of the lipstick is smooth, though it's a bit firmer on the lips than your standard lipstick; it's very much like a very creamy lipliner. It's also incredibly matte, which means that this color is a lot more natural looking it would be if it was shiny. It's not a powdery or drying matte; it's actually very smooth and comfortable on the lips.
The color is unlike anything I have (and also very unlike the packaging and the website). I would consider it to be a nude mauvy-purple, but that's coming from something who has kind of purple-tinted lips to begin with. It's basically a purple-like mauve with lighter brown undertones. My mom described it quite perfectly: a "lavender mocha".
It applies quite light, but it does turn a bit darker within ten to twenty minutes of applying it. This was a bit odd, because my lipsticks don't normally oxidize the way this one does, but then again, I've never dealt with this range of colors before.
Like I said, it's absolutely matte, but I did find a couple of items in my collection that looked nice over it. Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipgloss in "Lilac Pastelle" looked quite nice, and a layer of Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in "Berry Rose" (number 500) was also quite beautiful. I tried applying it over Burt's Bees Pomegranate Oil lip balm (which has a slight pink tint to it) and, while this lipstick does not apply over lip balm easily, it gave it a slightly more satiny finish and it was quite beautiful.
Alternately, this could be used as a lipliner with most colors that lean more towards blue. It'd be especially beautiful blended into a baby pink.
Lastly, I would definitely recommend exfoliating and moisturizing before wearing this, because (like most matte lip products) it definitely accentuates lip lines, wrinkles, and cracks.
Overall, it's a great product, and I plan to purchase the rest of the line.
I have this in Praline and Nude, against my Indian skin tone praline is the most gorgeous mauve, its natural and slightly dark, everyone should try this colour! Nude however just looks rubbish on my lips, clashes with my skin tone and its a really peach nude so I gave it away. Also the coloured bit at the bottom pulls out to reveal a sharpner! I took it out by accident and found it, brilliant!
I have this one in praline. I still believe that this is the best lipliner out there that fits my skin tone and lipstick collection. But I accidentally dropped it once from a chin-height, the structure of the product is apparently very fragile. It starts screwing and unscrewing the outer plastic part instead of budging the product. And when i tried fixing the problem by taking out the bottom and pushing the product out, it went far too out and I couldn't push it back in. So lesson learnt, I'll buy tons more of these colors but treating them like queens :)
I'm not a fan of matte lip products, but, I'd been eyeballing Nars' matte lipsticks and can't afford them right now. I thought I'd give the E.L.F Matte Lip Color a try, as I grabbed this at 50% off and paid less than $3.00 for it.
I'm very pleased with this product, as, per the price, you're given a generous amount of product. I have "Rich Red" and it's a lovely, cool-tone red. I don't find this to be overtly drying as some matte lip products are.
I think for the price, this is superb value.
I love this stuff! I have a nude one and a coral one and both of the colors are gorgeous and flattering. They look good on their own and with lipgloss. Easy to apply. The only thing I would change is the packaging, because they can get a bit "wobbly" in the tube and it makes application a bit difficult and I worry that it's going to fall out.