I am big fan of red lipsticks and if you are too. You probably know finding that perfect red shade that best complements your skin tone, can be quite a task. But, I did not put any hard work to find this one; simply because this was a gift from my sister. When my sister handed this cherry red shade to me, she told me that she bought it almost on impulse, thinking that it will actually look good on me. 😀 It’s quite funny because even though she was so confident about it, I sincerely wished that it does. Ofcourse, you can see how it looked on me, but to know what I really think about the shade, you have to keep reading.
Rs. 120 for 4.3 g
My Experience with Elle 18 Cherry Red Color Pops :
I absolutely love it. 😀 This is like the most amazing red and if you have a lighter skin tone . This shade will just complement you so beautifully. It is indeed a very bold red. I just love how this shade looks super cool and complements my OPI Big Apple Nail paint! 😀
So rich! I am honestly amazed with the lipstick’s pigmentation. For the price, it is available in the market (which is only for Rs. 120), the pigmentation is just so SO amazing! It is a very opaque shade and you will achieve a very rich shade of Cherry Red in just 2 swipes.
Smooth. The fact that the lipstick is enriched with Cocoa Butter really helps. Can you see that white dot between the red in the pictures? (Yes, that is the Cocoa butter), which runs throughout the length of the lipstick and ensure an even and smooth application. It just works like some really amazing high end lipstick. Also, the color does not settle between the fine lines.
This could be a concern for some. Even though I like the stain initially, it somehow gets ugly as it starts to fade away.
Well, due to the presence of cocoa butter in it, neither your lips will look dehydrated nor will you feel that way while the lipstick is still on. However, post that you might feel that it did actually had a drying effect on your lips. (At least that’s what I felt.)
Staying Power :
Even though the shade is absolutely beautiful, the staying power is actually not that good. So if you are wearing it for a party, where you might be present for more than 2 hours. Carry your lipstick along.
Initially fruity/floral (very addictive smell). Later on, it irritated my nose.
Pros of Elle 18 Cherry Red Color Pops :
- Enriched with Cocoa Butter.
- Creamy texture.
- Smooth creamy finish.
- Cute packaging.
- Amazing pigmentation.
- Does not settle between the fine lines.
- Does not bleed.
- Expiry, 30 months from the date of packing.
Cons of Elle 18 Cherry Red Color Pops :
- Smell. Though initially when you smell it, you will actually like it. (So did I; It’s very fruity/floral sorts). But I hate how the smell stays during the entire duration of the lipstick application. Also, it smells and tastes soapy after a while.
- Does not last more than 2 hours on me.
- Dries off lips eventually (You might feel this once the lipstick is off).
- Ingredient list is not mentioned.
I would have given it a higher rating, but low staying power and smell are the major factors that swirled as a con in my brain.
Would I repurchase Elle 18 Cherry Red Color Pops ?
No, the smell bothers me.
Would I recommend Elle 18 Cherry Red Color Pops ?
If you are currently loving the L’Oreal Pure Reds, but really do not want to spend that much, go for this shade; especially if you have a lighter complexion.
Till we meet next; stay beautiful!
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