I bought several ELF lipsticks in a big purchase at my local target, and sadly, am returning most of them (Ravishing Rose, BB Touch of Blush, BB Touch of Berry) because the colors weren't flattering on my skin tone at all. I was looking for a great "berry" lip color, since I stick to neutrals most of the time and for some reason, I thought those colors would be more of a berry leaning towards purple, not fushia or rose pink.
SO GLAD I GRABBED THIS LIP TINT! I bought this in the same big haul (also got Gotta Glow in Peach - need to try it next) but I LOVE THIS. This color was exactly what I was looking for in those other ELF lipsticks! It's a beautiful dark berry but leans towards a more blackberry? And when it neutralizes on my lips, it blends so well with my pale lips! I love it. I think what bothered me about the other ELF berry lipsticks were that they just coated my lips with berry pink color, and it just looked like I was wearing pink-toned lipstick, instead of really flattering the skin tone of my lips.
Note: I have read ELF reviews for these lip tints saying they have no color. I found them SUPER BOLD on my lips - but I have very pale, nude lips. If you have lips that are more naturally red or darker - you probably will think these do not leave a lot of color. But they do, if you have a neutral base to start with.
The lip tints are great if you don't like to wear heavy lipstick and also good if you like lipstick. I found the Perfect Berry color bold enough to pass for lipstick on my lips (I have pale lips) but also neutral enough and glossy enough to be comfortable for those who don't like stuff on their lips.
I found the application better than the other ELF lipsticks I'm returning - but it's not as moisturizing as the ELF day to night lip duos. Those seem to be the only ELF lipsticks I can find that have the original "moisturizing" formula that the old ELF Moisturizing studio lipsticks had. The new line isn't near the same, and if you purchase a duo and compare it to one of the other ELF lipsticks, you'll notice the difference right away.
Perfect Berry - my favorite - like a purple blackberry color. Turns true dark berry on my lips, with a purple-pink stain.
Perfect Pink - this turns bubble gum pink on my pale lips - but I still like it. I like that it's more balm-like with a tint so I can layer it with other lip options.
Perfect Peach - just like the pink, very peach toned. On my lips, it runs close to orange, but fades to a stained peach crayon when gone.
Love the lip tints, but one downside - they do not last long at all. I saw one blogger say they last 90 minutes. For me, I'd say 30 minutes, all depends on how much you lick your lips or drink anything. But - being a lip tint, I don't mind reapplying. Not sure if they are worth the $6, especially since they are in the same packaging as the ELF Beautifully Bare satin lipsticks and those are $5 (and not just a tint, but actually lipstick). I really hope ELF keeps their prices low, I've noticed them start to inch up a dollar or two.
Definitely would repurchase but I'm sure this will last me awhile! I think these are a neat addition to any makeup collection.