Skin tone: Medium tanned
Today’s review is going to be on Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick in the shade ‘Lets Tango’. I crazily love orange lipsticks so I picked up this shade. It is a beautiful and wearable orange shade. Read on for more details.
INR 100 for 4.3g
• High color pay off
• Single color lipstick (without the moisturizing core)
• Matte texture
My Experience with Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Lets Tango:
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.
This range has a huge variety of shades like red, orange, pink, mauve, and brown. ‘Lets Tango’ is from the orange range and it’s a pretty normal warm light orange shade. This shade is not too vibrant; it has a natural soft tone in it which makes it more wearable. It is more of a peachy orange shade which looks very poppy.
It suits Indian skin tones well but it might look little light on dark skin tones. It is a perfect shade for summer and it looks so cute on the lips. Also, the shade doesn’t contain any shimmer and it absolutely looks fresh. The shade is decently pigmented but is not very well pigmented like other shades. I need more swipes of this lipstick for the true color to show. It takes time to show up on pigmented lips. As I have normal pink lips, the shade looks nice on me.
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. It has a nice creamy matte texture. Its non-drying finish keeps the lips soft and moisturized for long. But, after a few hours, it settles down to a nice matte stain.
It never makes my lip dry but can do so to chapped lips. Otherwise, it is a really a hydrating lipstick which doesn’t highlight dry patches. It does transfer but not too much like other creamy lipsticks. It doesn’t settle into the fine lines. I am really happy with the quality. It doesn’t mess around the lip area and it never creases either. It is also easy to remove from the lips.
It stays on for around 4-5 hours nicely. After 3-4 hours, it starts to fade and then it leaves a nice stain. This particular shade has lower staying power than other shades. It can’t survive lunch properly; it survives normal snacks.
Overall it’s a nice orange shade and looks pretty on me. If you do not like to put bold orange colors on your lips then this one is a nice option for you. I really like the quality also. 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 Lets Tango:
• Cute, travel-friendly packaging
• Super affordable
• Huge range of shades
• ‘Lets Tango’ is a wearable, warm orange shade
• Perfect summery shade
• Decently pigmented
• Has a mild scent
• Glides evenly on the lips
• Soft, smooth texture
• Has a velvety-matte finish
• Non-drying texture
• Keeps lips soft
• Nice staying power
Cons of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Lets Tango:
• Shade might look a little light on dark skin tones
• Can’t survive lunch
• Fades after 3-4 hours
• Lips feel a little dry after 4 hours
• Not 100% matte
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Lets Tango?
I already have so many shades but you should try this range. It is a pretty shade.
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