Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot Review

Skin tone: Medium tanned

Hello, beauties!
Elle 18 recently launched the ‘Color Pops Matte Lipsticks’ range in India with 20 beautiful shades. I have already reviewed ‘First Love’, ‘Pink Kiss’, and ‘Cherry Wine’ for you all. Today’s review is going to be on the shade ‘Grape Riot’. Read on for more details.
Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot Review

INR 100 for 4.3g

Product Description:
• High color pay off
• Single color lipstick (without the moisturizing core)
• Matte texture

My Experience with Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot:


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 packaging’s twist mechanism isn’t very sturdy. Otherwise, I really like this super affordable and girly packaging.

shade name

‘Grape Riot’ is a true dusky mauve shade with a hint of deep pink. It looks so natural and beautiful on the lips. It goes with all skin tones, especially with the Indian skin tone. It is a perfect daily wear shade. I love this shade! This pink-mauve shade looks so fresh and elegant on the lips. It goes well with any outfit also. We all desire a good mauve shade and this one is a nice option for the Indian skin. The shade doesn’t have any shimmer in it. It is also very well pigmented and maximum two swipes are needed for the true color to show. It can hide pigmented lips also.

elle 18 lipstick

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 it provides an even application. This shade has a nice soft velvety, creamy-matte texture. It has a non-drying finish which keeps the lips soft and moisturized for long. It is not a 100% matte lip color but, after a few hours, it settles down to a nice matte stain.

mauve lipstick

The texture is good enough for dry lips. After a meal, the center of my lips feel a little dry but the problem can be solved with a lip balm. Otherwise, it is a really a hydrating lipstick which doesn’t highlight dry patches. It does transfer and not behave like a true matte lipstick. But, as this one is a dark shade, it still looks nice. Also it doesn’t mess around the lip area and it never creases. It doesn’t settle into the fine lines either. I am really happy with the quality.


I am quite happy with the longevity. It stays for around 5 hours nicely. After 4 hours, it starts to fade and then it leaves a nice mauve stain on the lips which lasts on the lips. This lipstick can survive lunch but not properly; after a meal, the shade loses its intensity. It requires reapplication after 4hrs for the perfect look. It is also easy to remove with a makeup remover wipe.

lip swatch

This lipstick is absolutely a nice product. It gives a nice, non-drying, creamy-matte finish. It is the most affordable matte lipstick available in the Indian market and it does its job perfectly.

Pros of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot:

• Cute, travel-friendly packaging
• Super affordable
• Huge range of shades
• Grape Riot is a beautiful mauve shade
• Nice shade for daily use
• Good pigmentation
• Has a mild scent
• Soft, smooth texture glides evenly on the lips
• Has a velvety matte finish
• Non-drying texture keeps the lips soft
• Nice staying power
• Can survive snacks

Cons of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot:

• Transfers
• Not 100% matte
• Color fades after 4 hours
• Lips feel a little dry after a meal
• Needs to be reapplied after 4 hours

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot?
Yes! It is a pretty, daily wear shade and the quality is good too.

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9 thoughts on “Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Grape Riot Review

  1. Hi Chayanti these lipsticks look so pretty.All the shades are awesome.I never thought Elle 18 would ever come up with such gorgeous shades.They look so pigmented.The lip swatches are to die for.I will definitely be picking up some shades from this collection . Nicely reviewed Chayanti.☺

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