This little bargain of a lip crayon really reminds me, shade-wise, of Estee Lauder’s Nude Velvet. I’ll pop the photo of that below for those who don’t want to read the review from a few month’s back – you can see that they both have that peachy tone that is quite flattering. It’s far more orangey in the ELF version, but then it is supposed to be Coral, and the Lauder Nude. So really, I shouldn’t be comparing them at all!
Back to the ELF. It really goes on very opaque – you have to make sure that you get all the way ‘in’ on your lower lip, otherwise the inside part of your lip looks really dark. I smudge it with my fingertip to make sure that there’s no definite line when I talk or smile! Apart from that, application is a cinch – just scribble it on and go! You can layer over balm if you like, as matte formulas can be quite drying, or you can top off with a gloss or balm for a shiny finish. My preferred method with matte lipsticks is to apply balm about twenty minutes beforehand and let it soak in.
If you like the look of ELF’s Coral Matte Lip Color, it’s £3.50 at ELF Online
© 2017 A Model Recommends®: all opinions are my own and any sponsored or paid posts will always be clearly marked as an AD in the title. I accept press samples and receive product and services to review as part of my job. *Outbound links are affiliate links, which means that I receive a very small percentage of any sale made. This does not affect my content in any way and does not cost you anything, but you are most welcome to Google the products on a new page if you prefer. Please see here for full "about" section and disclaimer. A Model Recommends and Ruth Crilly are registered trademarks.