ELF is a very affordable brand which stands for eyes lips and face. Lately I purchased few products from ELF and this elf moisturizing lipstick was one of them. This lipstick is a part of their studio range and generally costs about $3 in elf website and other drugstores.
I bought it in the shade ROSY GO ROUND which is very vibrant rose pink. Its kind of neutral to cool tone but pink is a color which suits every skin tone and compliments any look. The color of Rosy-Go-Round is sheer but its easily buildable and you can control the pigmentation according to your liking but swiping two or more coats on your lips.
The packaging comes in a black plastic tube. The design of this case reminds me off NARS lipstick. Most of the ELF products packaging are inspired from NARS packaging. Since the tube is plastic its very light. The lid doesn’t shut tightly. It does make a “click” when it closes, but it doesn’t take much effort to pull off the lid.
The texture is quite creamy and moisturizing since it easily glides on lips and the lipstick can be intensified by giving more coats. This pink will suit most people since its vibrant but not gaudy. it glides on smoothly and you can totally skip the lip balm.It does transfer and require touch-ups after eating, but I’ve found that if applied with a brush, blotted then re-applied I can get a couple more hours of wear from it. It leave a nice, even stain behind. The stain is not a weird shade of pink–it’s quite true to the original color of the lipstick as it fades. The fragrance is like warm vanilla and it reminds me a bit of MAC lipsticks. The flavor is subtle and tastes like vanilla but its’s not strong . It’s a very well done lipstick, for $3 and cruelty free and it’s the only vibrant pink lipstick I’ve ever been really happy with.
I can’t speak about all the shades in this range because this is the only shade I own and so far I am loving Rosy-Go-Round. It’s a very comfortable to wear, and I really like how you can easily build the pigmentation and go from a sheer wash of color to bold pigmentation in just a few swipes.
- Very smooth and creamy texture
- Travel friendly
- Easy to use
- It comes off with ease when you are taking it off
- Affordable price
- Great quality
- Leaves a nice stain!
- Doesn’t easily creep into lines around the mouth.
- Cruelty Free
- Pigmentation need to be built with couple of swipes
So is it for you? Yes if you are into pink lipsticks this will instantly perk you up and if you are a makeup beginner then I highly recommend this.
Price: $3 ( elfcosmetics.com)