ELF Matte Lip Color

ELF Matte Lip Color 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!

nude velvet I must try and find that Nude Velvet, actually – it’s gone AWOL recently! Such a nice lipstick…

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

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  1. December 3, 2011 / 7:16 am

    I was going to buy one of these the other day, glad to see your review of them :) xxx

  2. Roharna
    December 3, 2011 / 8:15 am

    Hi Ruth this looks great on you.. Was just wondering since you have amazing skin an you’re fabulous do u use the clarasonic to cleanse was thinking of buying one but before I splash out wanted your opinion is it a food investment? Oh an could u recommend. Good night cream too sorry :)

    • Ruth
      December 3, 2011 / 11:02 am

      @Roharna have a little search around, I have done lots of posts on the Clarisonic! xx

  3. Veronica
    December 3, 2011 / 9:43 am

    I’ve heard so much about elf cosmetics but have never tried anything from the line. I’m a bit of a makeup brand snob I guess .. Anyway, thanks for the review I’m now thinking maybe I should go ahead and try elf ..

    • Ruth
      December 3, 2011 / 11:02 am

      @Veronica it’s quite riskfree at these prices! x

  4. December 3, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    I’m always searching for a nude pencil that doesn’t flake on my lips – this is probably worth trying at that price, it looks lovely on you!

  5. Alice N
    December 5, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    that colour looks great on you! what do you think of the edward bess lipsticks?

    • Ruth
      December 5, 2011 / 1:02 pm

      @Alice I only have one, but it’s lovely. Very expensive though! xx

  6. December 5, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    It’s often hard to pull off this colour but it looks great!

  7. Jessicah
    December 5, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    I like the ELF better. Plus they dont test on animals.

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