Elle 18 Color Pops – Maroon Iris Review

by Shivani on May 12, 2012 · 21 comments

Elle 18 Color Pops – Maroon Iris Review

Hi Everyone,

Today, I am going to review a lipstick by Elle 18.

Elle 18 Color Pops Maroon Iris Review

Back in college, I used to own quite a few of them as they were reasonably priced and had good variety of shades. With the passage of time, I moved on to different brands. This particular shade was bought by my mom impulsively when she saw it being swatched on a lady’s hand next to the makeup counter where my mom was buying her all-time favourite “Lakme” lipstick.  Please read on further to find out if this lipstick appealed to me or not 🙂

Product Being Reviewed:

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick.

Maroon Iris


Maroon Iris, No. 25

Price/ Packaging/ Quantity:

INR 100 for 4.3 ml, the quantity as such is okay.  It comes in a plastic casing which seems flimsy. I feel the previous pink-purple packaging was better as that one seemed more sturdy. The plastic used in this lipstick case is also not of good quality. Though the company has tried to make it more trendier and funkier, but I feel they could not do justice to the quality. This range of color pops was launched in November 2010.

Product Description:

A blast of color with the punch of cocoa. Available in 25 trendy shades, the intense moisturizing core protects your lips.

My Experience with Elle 18 Color Pops – Maroon Iris:

Well, I have described the packaging above, so I shall start with the colour. It is a maroon-coloured shade, very true to its name “Maroon Iris.”  While it may be a little over the top for fair girls, dusky beauties shall rock the shade. Also, there is a small white-coloured dot in the middle of the lipstick. I wonder if the same is a lip balm with soothing ingredients because once I had dug a tooth pick to take some out.  Then, I applied it on my lips and they felt smoother and softer.

Elle 18 lipstick

Coming to the staying power, it is quite good, around 4 hours or so.  Even after a full meal, I could see a tinge of maroon shade. There is no fragrance whatsoever in this lipstick which is a relief. All-in-all, it is a budget lipstick with average quality.


Summing the pros and cons:

Pros of Elle 18 Color Pops – Maroon Iris:

  • Reasonably priced.
  • Staying power is good, around 4 hours.
  • A variety of shades are available to choose from.
  • No fragrance.
  • There is a moisturizing white area in the middle of the lipstick.


Cons of Elle 18 Color Pops – Maroon Iris:

  • Complete list of ingredients not mentioned.
  • Packaging can be worked upon.

Do I Recommend/Will I Repurchase Elle 18 Color Pops – Maroon Iris?

Yes, definitely, you may pick up one or two shades from this range. I shall be getting some for myself too.

IMBB Rating:

3.85 out of 5

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol May 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Shivani….your GOLDDDDDDDDDD bangleeeeeeeeeeee….its so lovely 🙂


Laxmi May 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

u stole my words.. 🙂


Shivani May 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Hi jomol,
I was 100% sure that u wud notice the bangle first 🙂 hehe….achee hai na ,my mom gave these to me in my wedding …


Laxmi May 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

nice maroon shade.. 🙂


Shivani May 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thanks laxmi 🙂


neha May 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

i likethe bangle more than the shade shivu 😛


Shivani May 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

lippi gal *pucchi* this is not ur type of shade….. 🙂 bangle to hai hi noni noni 😀


Ketakee May 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Awesommee product….. Nice bangle…;-)


Shivani May 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Yes ketakee, u may look out for different shades, decent product it is 🙂


shruthi V May 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

You have beautiful nails 🙂


Shivani May 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Thanks shruti 🙂 i had even beautiful nails prior to my marriage , ab to all this household work has made them rough *sobsob*


Ritu R May 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

loving your bangle more than the lipstick!!!! :drool: on the bangle!!!


sugisoni May 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm

shivi shivi :happydance: :happydance:


Amrin May 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Cool color.. But it would be too dark for me. Maybe make use of mother’s day and gift it to my mumma 😛


dr_rashmi May 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

very beautiful bangle 🙂 . . . and its such an inexpensive lipstick . . .just to add shades to your vanity 🙂


Nafisa May 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Gold!!! ♥ 😀
n the lippie color is VERY nice!


Rajlaxmi July 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm

I loved your review. I do own this particular shade & am in love with it. Planning to buy it once again as my lipstick broke in its case 🙁
Maybe you can add that to the list of cons.
Thanks 🙂


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