Wednesday, 19 October 2011

e.l.f. Mineral Lipsticks

These lipsticks are from e.l.f.'s Mineral line and cost $5/£3.50/€4. They come in 16 shades, I've picked up 10 so far.

What e.l.f. promise:
Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft color naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturizing formula. The sleek lipstick has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.

 (L-R: Natural Nymph, Nicely Nude, Party Pink, Rosy Raisin, Runway Pink, Ripe Rose, Fiery Fuchsia, Barely Bitten, Royal Red, Cheerful Cherry)
 (L-R: Natural Nymph, Nicely Nude, Party Pink, Rosy Raisin, Runway Pink, Ripe Rose, Fiery Fuchsia, Barely Bitten, Royal Red, Cheerful Cherry)
(Sleek black sturdy packaging, almost Chanel-esque)
(Top row L-R: Natural Nymph, Nicely Nude, Party Pink, Rosy Raisin, Runway Pink)
(Bottom Row L-R: Ripe Rose, Fiery Fuchsia, Barely Bitten, Royal Red, Cheerful Cherry)

Packaging:
The packaging on these lipsticks really is supreme- as you can see from the picture, almost Chanel like with the black matte finish. They are strong and sturdy and lipsticks are well protected, and unlike the essential line lipsticks, there is no window to see what colour is what, so you have to either inspect stickers or pop the corks to see. Not that much of a hardship!

Product:
Words cannot convey how much I love these lipsticks, they are smooth, creamy, moisturising, highly pigmented, easy to wear, not messy, not drying on the lips and have great staying power (and believe me I have put these to the test!). They don't bleed off your lips like some lipsticks do, and they alse work as great bases for glosses to be added on top to get the desired colour effect. I like to do this with Natural Nymph especially because it is a completely nude coloured lip colour, but actually nuder than nude, because nude lips would be pink right and the colour is most definitely cream not pink. I love to do a really nude, glossy lip with a strong smoky eye and I find pairing Natural Nymph and a clear gloss works a charm. Try it! And because these are from the mineral line, there are no nasty parabens or chemical dyes or preservatives.

Verdict:
LOVE. That is all.

Star rating:
*****


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