Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick: Hot Pink Review

by Aparajita S on August 28, 2012 · 45 comments

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick: Hot Pink Review

Hey Girls!

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick Hot Pink Review

I am back again with another Elle 18 lipstick review.  I had reviewed the shade “Cinnamon Bun” on IMBB a few days back and Neha has been reviewing many more from this range (Pinken, Roasty Red, Rusty, Pomegranate Pie, and what not! :D).  So, here I have another one from the same range and I can safely say that this has turned out to be one of my favourites so far! A few days back one of my friends had suggested that I should try “Hot Pink” from Elle 18, and I am so glad I did!  I am generally into lip glosses, sheer or n*de lip colors. So, for a change, I decided to try on this one from Elle 18.


Rs. 100 for 4.3 ml.

Shelf Life:

30 months.

Hot Pink 2


The color is a lovely hot pink with mauve undertones. It will suit almost all skin tones except maybe too dusky ones. True to its name, it instantly gives a “pop of color” to the face. Ideal for night time wear. You can wear it during day time too if you are in a habit of using bold lip colors unlike me.

Hot Pink 3


Creamy, buttery, soft, too soft.  The lipstick breaks at the base sometimes, and because its so buttery, lip brush will tend to take up more product than is required. It moisturizes lips perfectly, just like any other high-end brand.  It must be with this particular shade as I did not find “Cinnamon Bun” as moisturizing, even though it had the white lip balm-like thing in the centre.

Hot Pink 1


Insanely pigmented! I mean, I really did not expect this much pigmentation from this range. It stayed on my lips for a good 3-and-half hours without any touch ups, but that might differ from person to person. Have a look at the lipstick bullet closely and the swatch on my wrist.

Hot Pink 4

Finally, here are the lip swatches 😛

Hot Pink 5

Hot Pink 6

Pros of Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick:  Hot Pink

  • Inexpensive, you can experiment with bolder colors before you splurge on high-end brands.
  • Creamy, buttery and highly pigmented.
  • Does not stain lips.

Cons of Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick:  Hot Pink

  • I cannot find any con in this lipstick apart from the average staying power, but that’s because its so buttery and soft.

Last Word:

I love love this shade 😀

Do I Recommend Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick:  Hot Pink?

Yes!!!!!!!!!! <3

IMBB Rating:

4.75/5 (0.25 deducted for low staying power).

Hope you all liked it! Tata, until next time, keep smiling keep glowing!

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

TA August 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Love the pink…gorgeous on ur lips!


Aparajita August 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm



rajni August 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Aprajita gawjous one and luking osm on urs lips :)…..same question m going to ask you wt is the dupe of Elle 18 Dewlipz poppy rush in this range of Elle 18??? help me also in delhi whr cud i gt it or any online site which sells Elle 18


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

moderation :(


aparajita September 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

hey rajni, i think “rusty” is a close dupe of poppy rush, though much milder. google it :)


Rama August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Oh my GOD!!…such a hawt shade.. :)


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

i agree! :)


Shami August 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

for 100 rupees this shade is worth, the name is very true “H*t Pink”..


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm
Ketakee August 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Elle 18 has got so many many shades to try. and 100 bucks is like nothing.. 😉


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

yes, u can try so many shades without burning a hole in your pocket 😛


sakhi August 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

b’ful color…but not for dusky complexion


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

yes, but dusky beauties with perfect glowing skin can surely try this! :)


Ila August 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

me want! me want! even the medical store wala in front of my society has these! I will get this today only! cant wait to apply this, totally my kinda shade!


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm

hehehe! 😉 go grab it


oopsii August 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

WOW! I dont believe Elle 18 is delivering such a product! your lips look AHMAZING!


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm

even i was speechless for a while when i swatched it! so pigmented and buttery!


Vinita August 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Nice review!!! Lovely shade <3


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm



Parita August 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

your lips look lovely dear :)


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

thanks a lot dear! :)


Vini August 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Awesome shade…
Ur lips looking hawt 😉


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm

thank youuuuuu :):*


Ishani August 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Though a bit loud 4 me.., bt d color is vry nice and suits ur lips soooo much :)


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

:) thanks a lot


prachi August 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm

lovely shade dear…I love buying Elle 18 lipsticks as they are inexpensive and my mamma does not yell at me for buying to many lipsticks…hehehe…I don’t know why your lipsticks are breaking ‘coz my lipsticks never break…and I’m using for so many years…try putting them in refrigerator and using with a light hand…also make sure you buy them in good condition….:)


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

hi Prachi, even mine didn’t use to break when i was at home :( but now i stay in a hostel, the the climate of this place is horrid! its toooo hot here :'( and since am at hostel, no refrigerators in room :(


prachi August 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Oh..then I can only ask you to keep them in shade and in a tight box and use a brush… :)


aparajita August 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm

thats what i do dear :)


sangeetha August 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

wow.. after reading this review, am buying this.. :)


aparajita August 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

u wont regret it Sangeetha :)


ashna August 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

i was looking for this lippie for a long time great review its looking fantastic on u right now i want a bold pink lippie i m so confused between this one maybelling hooked on pink and colorar oh my magenta
any suggestion which one should i opt????


aparajita August 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

hi Ashna, well i will suggest that go for this first. if it’s your perfect bold lippie then u win, and even if not, it wdnt hurt that much for 100 bucks ryt? 😉 u can go for the maybeline or colorbar one even after u buy this! 😀


Rati August 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

Such a stunning color aparajita and gorrrgoeus lip swatches. :)) I love such cool toned pinks. even on the most tired looking days these shades add such freshness to the face. :)


aparajita August 29, 2012 at 1:22 pm

hi Rati di! sach mein its a stunning color! 😀 i was gaping at it for few seconds when i first swatched it! haha 😉 its my first cool toned pink llippie.. n thank u soo much! u and neha di inspired me so much for gorgeous lip swatches :)


indrani August 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Such a stunning shade n moisturising all in 100 bucks thats great


aparajita August 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

yes indrani, it surprised me too! :)


Bhumika August 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Woaa…fab shade it is !!


aparajita August 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

all thanks to u Bhumika 😉


Inderjeet @ Makeupchirps September 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

awesome shade aparajita :)


aparajita September 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

haina inderjeet? even i m in love with this beauty! 😀


Inderjeet @ Makeupchirps September 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

hey :) thanx for the review… the shade is lovely… i bought this shade right now :)


Jennifer January 15, 2014 at 11:20 am

Its a lovely color..have been using it…n yes stays long too even after one meal…


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