Saturday, May 5, 2012

Review: E.L.F. Essential Lipstick always send out emails about promos that makes me buy more, even though I have swore not to anymore. o(╥﹏╥)o In my last order, I bought mostly lip products, the essential lippies, some studio glossy gloss and conditioning lip balm (which will be reviewed next)

In the Essential lipstick line, Out of the 12 shades available I picked up 8, 2 for me and the rest for my little sister. 

From L-R: Nostalgic, Captivating, Seductive, Flirtatious, Classy, Gypsy, Voodoo, and Fantasy.
(Don't they look so shiny?)


From their website "Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists."

L=R: Nostalgic, Captivating, Seductive, Flirtatious

L-R: Classy, Gypsy, Voodoo, Fantasy

Again so shiny and just so... waxy...

L-R: Nostalgic, Captivating, Seductive, Flirtatious, Classy, Gypsy, Voodoo, Fantasy

Swatch above is with just 1 swipe of the lipstick, it is pigmented and even more so on my lips. As you can also see from the swatch above some applies smooth and creamy while the others have this rubbery... eraser looking leftover.

What I like:
-> For $1 each, these are really cheap
-> Very pigmented
-> Semi-Matte/Cream Finish (no shine or glitter here)
-> Applies easy
-> Last about 3-5 hours depending on the shade

What I don't like:
-> Formula is not consistent
-> Scented (Nostalgic smells like plastic, while the rest have a fruity scent)
-> Drying.

I prefer the pigmentation and the finish of these lipsticks than the studio ones, and personally I think these last longer. The only thing I don't like is how drying they can be, especially if you dont use a lipbalm.