You guys know that I am not the richest Blogger in the world and sometimes I have to settle for buying cheaper brands to support my beauty habit. In that, I fell in love with E.L.F. cosmetics and find that I can hit up Target with a Ten Dollar Bill and leave with a lot of quality, cruelty free products that look good on my skin. Before my trip to NY in April, I went to Target and found the E.L.F. Studio Matte Lip Color. For three dollars a piece, I picked up the Tea Rose and Praline and decided that if the colors were not right for me, I would use them for layering…most likely to be used under a nice gloss…or just for lining my lips to use with other colors. What I didn’t realize was that I would really enjoy these lip pencils for all around use and they just solidified my love affair for E.L.F. cosmetics.
Packaging: Everything featured in the E.L.F. Studio line is in awesome, very ascetic black and white packaging. I love the box that it came in and I loved the tube that the liner is in also. This product not only looks good on my lips but in my bag also. I feel like I’m carrying around an expensive product when I whip this baby out of my bag to reapply.
Size: You get a lot of product in this long sized tube for $3.00. I love the amount that you get of the product for the price and also the shape of the tubing and the twist up and down application.
Pigment: You know how I feel about pigmented products. I love to use a lot of lip color and eye color that is pigmented because of my dark skin tones.
Matte: Another favorite of mine. I feel sharp when I wear lipsticks with a matte finish. The matte finish often brings out the fullness of my lip. I also love mattes because you can wear them under pretty glosses and the pigment from the matte with a nice smooth, moisturizing finish, only brings the gloss out a lot more.
Moisture: The formula used to create these beauties include Vitamins A, C & E which provides a lot of moisture for a matte finish. I also love the fact that because of this, it is very easy to apply. When I use as a pencil to line my lips, it glides right on. It also smoothes on pretty easily when I fill in my lip. I also love the fact that the color on my lips is long lasting. Through a work day—9 hours, I do not have to re-apply. When it is time to reapply though, my lips are still stained with color…it’s just not as bold as it was earlier.
So my over all review:
I’ve not been let down by E.L.F. products as of yet. I enjoy this lip pencil and will try it next in Rich Red (you now how much I love reds). If something remarkable happens with the Rich Red, I will be sure to share with you guys.
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