Skin tone: Medium tanned
ELLE 18 recently launched the ‘Color Pops Matte Lipsticks’ range in India with 20 beautiful shades. I have already reviewed few shades and today’s review is going to be on ‘Berry Bestie’. It is a gorgeous shade. Read on for more details.
• High color pay off
• Single color lipstick (without the moisturizing core)
• Matte texture
INR 100 for 4.3g
My Experience with Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Berry Bestie:
Elle 18 matte lipstick comes in a cute black packaging with a lovely girl’s face printed over the cap. But the packaging is common to all lipsticks by Elle 18, so it is quite difficult to identify a particular shade. The cute tube is easy to carry around. But, the twist mechanism isn’t very sturdy. Otherwise, I really like this super affordable, cute, and girly packaging.
‘Berry Bestie’ is a bright purplish berry shade with a hint of fuchsia. It looks gorgeous on the lips. It goes well with all skin tones especially with Indian skin tones. It adds a nice vibrant look. It is actually a mixture of purple, berry and fuchsia pink. I absolutely love such kind of unique shades. It goes with any outfit. It doesn’t have any shimmer in it. Like all the other shades, it is also very well pigmented and maximum two swipes are needed for true color pay off. It can hide lip pigmentation.
They call it a “matte lipstick” but I prefer to call it a creamy-matte lipstick. Its smooth and soft texture glides so easily on the lips and provides an even application. This shade has a nice soft velvety matte texture which never dries out my lips. It keeps the lips soft and moisturized for long. But the texture is not 100% matte hence, after a few hours, it settles down to a nice matte stain.
It is a really hydrating lipstick which doesn’t highlight dry patches. It does transfer and not behave like a matte lipstick. But as it is a dark shade, it still looks nice after that. Also it doesn’t mess around the lip area and it never creases and does not settle into the fine lines. I am really happy with the quality.
As a deep matte shade, it is not very long lasting but it stays nicely for around 5 hours. After that, it starts to fade and then it leaves a nice pink stain on the lips which lasts on the lips. It can survive lunch but not properly, after lunch it looks faded. It needs reapplication after a heavy lunch for that perfect look. It is also easy to remove with a remover wipe. According to its price, it is absolutely a nice product. It gives a nice, non-drying and creamy-matte finish with decent staying power. I am obsessed with this attractive fuchsia berry shade which looks perfect on me.
Pros of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Berry Bestie:
• Cute, travel-friendly packaging
• Super affordable
• Huge range of shades
• Beautiful fuchsia berry shade
• Nice shade for Indian skin tone
• Good pigmentation
• Has a mild scent
• Soft, smooth texture
• Has a velvety-matte finish
• Non-drying texture
• Good staying power
• Can survive a meal
Cons of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Berry Bestie:
• Not 100% matte
• Color fades after 4 hours
• Lips feel a little dry after a meal
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Berry Bestie?
Yes to both. It is a pretty wearable shade and it has some good qualities too.
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