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 ‘Mauve Date’. Read on for the 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 Mauve Date:
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.
‘Mauve Date’ is a very soft mauve shade with a hint of pink. It looks so natural and simple on the lips. I absolutely love this kind of natural, wearable shades. It is a nice MLBB shade for my skin tone. It goes well with all skin tones. It has a neutral undertone which adds softness to this color and it’s a perfect shade for daily wear.
It goes well with every outfit and looks so pretty on the lips. I mostly prefer to use this kind of shade with bold eye makeup; the lip color looks stunning that way. It doesn’t have any shimmer in it. Like all other shades, this one is also nicely pigmented; maximum two swipes are needed for the true color to show up on the lips. This shade can hide pigmented lips.
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 good enough for dry lips. But, after a meal, the center of my lips feel a little dry; this problem can be solved with a lip balm. Otherwise, it is a really a hydrating lipstick that doesn’t highlight dry patches. It does transfer but it doesn’t create a mess around the lip area. It never creases and doesn’t settle into fine lines either. I am really happy with the quality.
It is not a very long lasting lipstick but it stays nicely for around 4-5 hours. After 4 hours, it starts to fade and then it leaves a nice pink stain on the lips. It can’t survive lunch; it can survive only some snacks. As it is a very light shade, after few hours, it looks very light on lips and then it requires reapplication. Only a remover wipe is required to remove the color from the lips.
According to its price, it is absolutely a nice product. It gives a nice, non-drying, creamy-matte finish with a decent staying power. I am obsessed with this perfect MLBB shade that gives a very natural look to my face.
Pros of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date:
• Cute, travel-friendly packaging
• Super affordable
• Huge range of shades
• Beautiful mauve shade
• Perfect MLBB shade for my medium skin tone
• Nice shade for Indian skin tones
• Good pigmentation
• Has a mild scent
• Soft, smooth texture
• Has a velvety-matte finish
• Non-drying texture
• Good staying power
Cons of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date:
• Not 100% matte
• Can’t survive lunch properly
• Color fades after 4 hours
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date?
Yes to both. It is a beautiful and wearable shade, and it has some other qualities too.
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