What the brand says: The brand for every teenage girl who wants to have fun and look good at the same time is here. The brand new range of matte lipsticks from the elle 18 range is here. Matte is in trend and we have the range to keep you trending. Apply a bold stroke of elle 18 colour pops matte lip colour to get the perfect look. This range of lipsticks gives high colour payoff from a single stroke because of its new formulation. It last long because of the bold matte texture. It has 20 vibrant and fun shades to choose from for your every mood and every look.
Packaging: The Lipstick comes in the usual black twist-tube which is not of very great quality, and is not very bad either. The matte lipstick does not have a core in between like other elle color pops lipsticks. The lid fits properly and does not come off on its own, which in my diary is travel friendly.
Texture: The matte lipsticks are not exactly matte and have a creamy non-drying texture.
Shade: I got 2 shades from this range- Coral Dose and Grape Riot. Coral Dose is an orange colour while Grape Riot is pure purple colour. Coral Dose is not a pure orange but has some brown undertones and Grape Riot is pure purple colour. Both the shades are quite pigmented and give an opaque finish in just 1 swipe.
Fragrance: The lipsticks are sweet-smelling that are strongly fragranced I feel. Some might not like the smell, but if you love sweet smelling lipsticks, you won’t really have a problem with these.
How I use and staying power: The lipsticks glide on smoothly and give a well-pigmented colour in just one swipe. They do not go exactly matte, but settle into a creamy and soft layer with subtle sheen to it. They feel comfortable on the lips and does not accentuate fine lines or settle into them. The lipstick transfers moderately but does not go away easily. It fades after meals but the colour still looks natural even though not a pigmented. It is easy to remove with just a damp cloth or a makeup remover. Overall it’s a decent lipstick which is not of great quality but not bad as well. Considering the shade options, it is definitely worth trying!