Monday, 27 May 2013

ELF Studio Matte Lip Colours




ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour - £2.50

Recently I've been getting into matte lip products as I love the more natural finish they provide. I know everyone loves the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils but they cost £17.50 each! Another option for a matte lip pencil are the Topshop Lip Crayons which come in at £7. The Topshop ones are available in some gorgeous colours but they leave my lips looking dry & flaky no matter how much lip balm I chuck at them beforehand. Enter the ELF Studio Matte Lip Colours. These twist-up crayons offer incredibly pigmented matte lip colour that doesn't dry out your lips at all. And the best part? They cost just £2.50 each. Incredible! I can't say that ELF are a brand I buy from very often but I do really like everything that I have bought from them. I really need to try some more of their stuff because their prices are just too good! Anyway the shades I have are Coral, Natural & Tea Rose.



Coral

When I normally go for orange lips I like to choose reddy oranges such as MAC Morange. Peachy tones tend to make me look a bit dead but I think Coral actually looks quite nice on me. It's so rare to find a peachy option that actually works for us pale girls. I think this is a great colour for Spring and would look especially lovely if you've got a bit of a tan.



Natural

This is definitely my favourite of the three. It kinda reminds me of a matte version of Estee Lauder's Crystal Baby lipstick in that it's one of those 'my lips but better' shades. I wear this lip colour a lot as it's a good option for daytime. I would generally say that glossy lip products are the ones to go for if you want your lips to look fuller but because this matches my natural lip colour so well my lips look bigger than they really are. So this is perfect if you're looking for a naturally plumper pout.



Tea Rose

Swatched on my hand Tea Rose looks quite similar to Natural but it comes out a lot darker on my lips. It's actually a very dark plummy pink. I think this colour looks slightly gothic on me so Tea Rose is definitely more of an Autumnal shade. I only bought this one because it appears as a bright candy pink on the ELF website which is why it's always a good idea to look for lip swatches before you order stuff (doh!). I'd say that this is my least favourite out of the three because I do generally prefer brighter colours but I can imagine this shade looking amazing on some people.

I would really recommend these crayons if you're a fan of matte lip products. The colours on offer might not be as exciting as the Topshop or NARS matte lip pencils but for the price you really can't go wrong with these ones from ELF. I think I'm gonna have to order the Rich Red shade next time!


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26 comments:

  1. I've never heard of ELF before but will definitely be giving it a visit after reading this! Nobody loves a bargain but good quality like me!

    Great post :)
    Ashley xo

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  2. They are some beautiful colours! You look beautiful! And your blog is amazing, tbh and I'm now following!
    My blog: Teeniolect

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  3. These are gorgeous! I've been wanting to try Elf for ages so I'll defo have to try these xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion Blog

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  4. I love them, such amazing colours and they look fab on!

    www.studdedkisses.com

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  5. I love the look of these! I really want to try them now. I am so tempted to order the tea rose one.

    Natasha xx

    http://fashionlottery.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I'm going to have to check these out xx

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  7. They look so lovely and natural! You are pretty :) xxx

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  8. I think you look amazing in all three. I might have to give these ago when I need some new lip sticks......at the moment I have too many!xxx

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  9. I've yet to get my hands on some Elf products, i keep forgetting about them! The coral one is my fave, i think! x

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  10. I've been meaning to pick these up for ages so was a really helpful post. I'm lusting after rich red.

    Jazzie x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  11. Coral is such a lovely colour! I love the look of these :)
    Simply-Abbi xx

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  12. wow they look very pigmented and not dry at all..do you have any information about the ingredients at all?
    thanks for sharing this review..If you want to read more reviews on natural beauty products, pass by my blog :)

    Ila x

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  13. F yeah Natural! Been looking for a shade like that for ages.

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  14. Thank you for the review! I love matte lip products, I've never tried anything from Elf before but you can't really go wrong for £2.50! Might have to give them a try. Lovely shades and great post! :) x

    Alavish.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. The Coral one is just adorable! I want it! <3

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  16. love the colours, matte lip products are always my favourites!

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  17. Natural and Tea Rose are my favourites! I'm trying to back away from coral lip colours a bit since I realised all my lip products look the same haha! :) I can't believe how cheap these are either! Thank you for sharing!

    Love, Hails x | www.hayerlily.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Wow those are pretty on you, my favourite is tea rose! It's got a lot more purple in it than the NYX tea rose it seems!

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  19. I used to love my ELF matte lip colour but I lost it and had forgotten about them! Definitely going to treat myself to a few when I get paid :)

    Love the coral shade the most! xo

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  20. These look amazing, I especially love tea rose. Think I'll be making a cheeky wee elf order soon x

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  21. You have tempted me into trying some ELF products :) x

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  22. I've not heard of ELF before but these look great and at that price I may need to get a few colours and experiment. Can't wait to try them out.

    http://scrapbookofallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. They look really great but when I clicked the link they're showing £3.75.. It's still a bargain but is that an error and are they £2.50? Or are they £3.75?xx

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