ELF Mineral Lipstick – Cheerful Cherry Review



ELF Mineral Lipstick – Cheerful Cherry Review

Hello all the beautiful ladies!

This is my first mineral makeup product which has been on my wish list since long and I finally got hold of it.  The scare of parabens and lead content in lipsticks made me consider ELF mineral lipsticks.  Also, the swatches online convinced me to go ahead because they showed a subtle color and sheer coverage in this particular range, making them appropriate for my office wear. Let’s explore everything about this drugstore gem.

ELF mineral lipstick cheerful cherry

Product Description:

Now, you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft colour naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturising formula. The sleek lipstick has superior colour payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing.  Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.  Available in 17 shades!

Directions For Use:

Apply to lips and blend in colour for lip hydration. Re-apply as often as desired.


Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ceresin Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Paraffin Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Ve),Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Retinyl Palmitate (Va), Mica. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

ELF mineral lipstick cheerful cherry


£5 for 3.8 gm.  I got the UK manufactured product.

My Take on ELF Mineral Lipstick – Cheerful Cherry:


The lipstick comes in a white card box packaging.  It’s a complete matte black typical lipstick packaging, with square edge design. The cap snaps shut, making it safe to carry around in the handbag.

ELF mineral lipstick cheerful cherry

Texture and Finish:

The lipstick is not extremely creamy in texture, but very hydrating and moisturizing for lips. Doesn’t feel drying on the lips even after hours of application, doesn’t enhance dry flakes on the lips. It doesn’t settle into fine lines and does not feather.  You strictly need a lip liner otherwise it will start to bleed and you will get an uneven outline of lipstick. It has no fragrance at all. It finishes with a slightly glossy finish with subtle sheen. The sheen is due to the tiniest scattered sparkles in the lipstick, which is barely visible but do their job by adding subtle sheen.

ELF mineral lipstick cheerful cherry

Colour and Pigmentation:

The lipstick as per the name is a cherry red shade.  My love for red and pinks is never going to end.  I expected it to give sheer coverage like a lip balm as the swatches online showed, but in reality, it’s a full coverage lipstick.  On the other hand, it is richly pigmented too. A single swipe delivers full intensity.  The opacity of the lipstick will suit even the pigmented lips.

ELF mineral lipstick cheerful cherry

Staying Power:

The staying power is 5 hours with little water/tea sips and 4 hours maximum if you take a small meal in between. It fades evenly without leaving any stain, but the lipstick is extremely transferable, so be careful with the goblets around.

ELF mineral lipstick cheerful cherry

Pros of ELF Mineral Lipstick – Cheerful Cherry:

  • Pretty cherry red shade.
  • Very hydrating and moisturizing lipstick.
  • Staying power is 5 hours.
  • Richly pigmented.
  • Opacity is between medium to full coverage.
  • Doesn’t settle into fine lines.
  • Does not feather.
  • Fades evenly without leaving a stain.
  • No fragrance.
  • The formula doesn’t feel drying even after hours of application.
  • Travel-friendly packaging.
  • Mineral formula without chemicals or parabens.

ELF mineral lipstick cheerful cherry

Cons of ELF Mineral Lipstick – Cheerful Cherry:

  • I expected it to be a sheer coverage lipstick.
  • Periodic reapplication required.
  • Transfers to every goblet and mug 😛
  • Application needs a little attention, need to have properly outlined and neat lips.

IMBB Rating:


Would I Recommend/Repurchase ELF Mineral Lipstick – Cheerful Cherry?

Definitely, I am going to repurchase pinks from the range. You too go ahead if you are interested in mineral makeup.  In fact, in India, ELF is easily within the access of masses. We have trouble getting ELF here in Pakistan for we have to pay lots of shipping and customs! Have a nice day and keep smiling by reading IMBB articles 🙂

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