For a makeup lover, there is never enough makeup in the stash. In fact, for a makeup junkie like me, more is always less. If you are in the same boat you would be able to imagine my reaction when I saw the e.l.f cosmetics lipsticks’ parcel on my table. The brand has sent the entire range of e.l.f Cosmetics Day To Night Lipstick Duo And the e.l.f Cosmetics Moisturizing LipstickS for review. And, because these were so many in numbers so it took me time to post the review and do the swatch video. I have tried to keep the lighting as natural as possible in the video so do check out the video as well. Now, let’s go through my review.
What the product says
Day To Night Lipstick Duo- This dual-ended lipstick conveniently has a beautiful soft shade for day and a bolder shade for night. The velvety satin formula is enriched with Shea, and Vitamins A, C, and E to help nourish and hydrate.
Moisturizing Lipsticks- The velvety, satin texture glides on lips with vibrant color and luminous shine. Enriched with Shea and Vitamins A, C, & E to nourish and hydrate the lips. The rich, creamy formula seals in moisture for long-lasting wear and comfort.
My take on e.l.f Cosmetics Lipsticks
First things first- e.l.f cosmetics lipsticks have got beautiful packaging. Every lipstick is individually packed in a cardboard paper that bears the name of the lipstick and shade indicator. Though the indicator is not an exact resemblance of the actual shade of the lipstick it gives a good idea of the shade. The packaging looks decent, and I believe, it even makes the lipsticks a nice option for gifting. The outer casing of the day to night duo lipsticks is just like a marker but with two caps at both ends. Each side of the cap has day and night indicator near the opening. The caps also have a colour indicator near the rim. The moisturizing lipsticks have a rectangular plastic case. The bottom of the lipsticks bears the name of the lipstick and the shade indicator. It closes with a click sound that ensures the bullet is secured and sealed properly.
The dual ended lipsticks come in 4 shades. Each lipstick has two different shades at each end – one softer shade (for day time) and the other slightly bolder (for night time). The following are the four shades available in this range.
1.I love pink – The day shade is a bright pink shade and the night shade is kind of a wine shade with black undertone to it.
2.The best berries- The bolder shade is a true berry shade and softer shade has a purple tint to it.
3.Need it nu*des- This is an ideal lipstick for day time use and as well for bold looks. The day shade resembles natural lip shade with slight pink touch to it and the darker shades go very well with bold smokey eyes.
4.Red hots reds- It is a deep red shade with black undertone. The softer shade has an orange tint to it.
The duo lipsticks have a creamy formula and smooth texture. They glide very easily on the lips. Even the tip of the lipsticks is very sharp that helps in precise outlining of the lips. They have a hydrating formula that keeps lips moisturized and comfortable. They feel so light that I do not feel like a lipstick is on my lips. As far as the pigmentation is concerned, I am impressed with the color intensity. In one swipe only it gives around 75% coverage and two swipes provide 100% opaque look. The lasting power is decent too. With meals, they stay on the lips for good 4-5 hours and without meals, they stay for another hour. The finish is kind of semi-matte, which gives a professional tinge to the overall look.
Now coming to the moisturizing lipsticks, these are available in 14 shades. I have the following shades-
1. Ravishing Rose- A rich pink berry shade. It will go well on medium and fair skin tones.
2. Wine Tour- A deep red berry shade. Perfect for all skin tones.
3. Red Carpet- A true red shade that would add glam to any look. It will go well on all skin tones.
4. Flirty & Fabulous- A bright fuchsia shade. It will suit all skin tones.
5. Cheeky- A medium brownish pink shade. This would not go that well on dark skin tones.
6. Pink Minx- A soft pink shade. It is for all skin tones.
7. Rosy Go Round- A deep berry pink. A decent option for all skin tones.
8. Velvet Rope- An orange red shade. For all skin tones.
9. Party in the buff- Everyday neutral color. For medium to fair skin tones.
Most of the shades in this range for suitable for all skin tones. The ones that are exceptions can be mixed with other shades from the range to get an appropriate hue. Just like the dual ended lipsticks, the moisturizing lipsticks also have decent pigmentation. One swipe gives enough coverage and for an even fuller coverage go for two swipes.
The range is a mix of semi-matte and satiny finishes, where most of the lipsticks have a semi-matte finish and some have a luminous satiny finish. The formula is very hydrating and keeps the lips moisturized during the whole time the lipstick is on the lips. These have a soft creamy texture that glides easily on the lips and makes the application an easy job. However, as they quite soft so these have to be handled with care. A little extra pressure can break the bullet. This has happened with two of my shades and since then I exercise extreme caution while using these lipsticks.
The Pink Group- Pink Minx, Rosy-go-round and Flirty & Fabulous
The N*udes Group- Cheeky and Party in the buff
The Reds & Wines Group- Ravishing Rose, Velvet Rope, Red Carpet and Wine Tour
Both the ranges do not leave any stain on the lips. The moisturizing lipsticks have comparatively more quantity than the dual ended lipsticks. I like the dual lipsticks concept more as those ways I need to carry just one lipstick for a day as well as night occasion. Overall, both the ranges have awesome shades that are appropriate for all skin tones. The pricing is reasonable too so you can collect as many shades as you would like. I would certainly recommend trying out these lipsticks for daily and occasional wear. Try out the mixing as well and I am sure you would like experimenting with these beauties.
Price of ‘e.l.f Cosmetics Day To Night Lipstick Duo’- AUD 14
Price of ‘e.l.f Cosmetics Moisturizing Lipsticks’- AUD 9
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