Skin tone: Medium to dusky
Today, I am going to talk about ELF Lip Liner and Blending Brush in the shade “Dark Brown”. Keep reading to see whether this is a “Hit” or “Miss”!
Price: $3 for 0.25 gm
Create defined and enhanced lips that are blended to perfection! The smooth gliding pencil applies color precisely and accurately with no sharpening needed. The soft taklon bristled brush aids in blending the color evenly and naturally for a beautiful bitten lip look.
HOW TO USE:
Use the lip liner to trace the outline of your lips, then blend the color inward with the brush. Use it as a lipstick or wear under your favorite lip color.
Synthetic Beeswax, Microcrystalline Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Mica, Salicylic Acid, BHT, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, MethylisothiazolinoneMay Contain:Iron Oxides (CI 77491 CI77492 CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
My Experience with ELF Lip Liner and Blending Brush Dark Brown:
This product comes in a usual ELF black packaging; there is a black outer box which contains the actual product. The pencil itself is black in color and is retractable. This product has a lip liner on one end and a lip brush on the another and both the sides are enclosed by a black cap. The ingredients list, shade name, and other instructions are provided on the outer box. The pencil looks very sleek and nice.
There are actually seven shades in this line in the US but ELF Australia has only two colors. I wanted to get a dark brown lip liner for long to alter light shaded lipsticks according to my skin tone, so when I spotted the color “Dark Brown” I decided to try it. When I got this product in hand and swatched it, I was really disappointed because it was not a dark brown color; it looked more like a soft nude brown color. It didn’t have the intensity that I wanted. The shade looked more like a rosy nude on my lips and the sole purpose of using it to correct my pale lipsticks was not successful, so I now use this as a lip liner for my nude lipsticks.
The formula of this liner is good. It is creamy and applies well without any strain or tugging and gives a decent color payoff. It didn’t break easily even when the pressure was applied while applying it. Usually, I use my lip liner on its own as a lip color, but with this one, I couldn’t use it on its own as the shade is very dull and stay true to its name.
Now, coming to the other side of the lip liner which is the blending brush, the brush on its own is very soft and helps very well to apply any lip color. The brush is precise and to the point and serves the purpose of the lip brush well. Though I like the brush, I don’t see the need of using it with the lip liner because I feel it’s unnecessary with the lip liner; although, I use this brush for my other lipsticks or lip palettes. This product could have been more productive if it had a normal lip crayon or lip color on one side and a lip brush on the another end.
Overall, it is an average product; I am not super impressed or super disappointed with this one. I really hope that they have named it properly so that people don’t get fooled by its name or swatch on the company’s website.
Pros of ELF Lip Liner and Blending Brush Dark Brown:
• Sleek packaging
• Dual purpose product; lip liner at one end and lip brush on another end
• Creamy consistency
• Decent color payoff
• Doesn’t break
• Doesn’t tug or pull
• Lip brush is soft and works well
Cons of ELF Lip Liner and Blending Brush Dark Brown:
• Naming is not justified; this is not dark brown, it is more like a nude shade
• Lip brush with a lip liner is not that useful
Would I Repurchase/Recommend ELF Lip Liner and Blending Brush Dark Brown?
No, I am not a fan of this shade, so I won’t repurchase it. You can try this if you are looking for an affordable nude lip liner.
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