Skin tone: Medium tanned
Hello, beautiful ladies!
Currently I am obsessed with Elle 18 recent launches. This Elle 18 matte lipstick range came with some beautiful shades. I have already reviewed few shades. Today’s review is going to be on the shade ‘Rust Rage’ and it is a very gorgeous party-wear shade for all skin tones. Read on for more details.
• High color pay-off.
• Single color lipstick (without the moisturizing core).
• Matte texture.
Price: INR 100 for 4.3g
My Experience with Elle 18 Rust Rage Color Pops Matte Lipstick:
Elle 18 matte lipstick comes in a cute black packaging with a cute face printed over the cap. But I prefer a color coded packaging as it makes finding out a particular shade in the makeup stash easy. The cute tube is easy to carry around. But, the packaging isn’t very sturdy. Otherwise, I really like this super affordable cute girly packaging.
‘Rust Rage’ is in their orange range and it is gorgeous warm deep rusty shade with a touch of maroon. It is not exactly a rusty orangey shade; it is more of a rusty maroon shade which looks absolutely stunning on Indian skin tones. It looks different under various lights. Under day light it looks more rusty orange and at night it looks more maroon.
It complements most skin tones and I find it a nice party-wear shade. It doesn’t have any shimmer in it. It instantly makes my skin bright and looks so flattering on my tanned skin. Like all other shades it is also a good pigmented color that needs maximum two swipes for the true color pay off. It can hide pigmented lips. I am so happy with the pigmentation.
They call it a “matte lipstick” but I prefer to call it creamy-matte. Its smooth and soft texture glides easily on the lips and it provides an even application. This shade has a nice soft velvety matte texture. Its non-drying formula keeps the lips soft and moisturized for long. After a few hours, it settles down to a nice matte stain. It generally doesn’t make my lips dry but after a meal, my lips feel a bit dry but the problem can be solved with a lip balm. It generally happens with all matte lipsticks.
Otherwise, it is a really a hydrating lipstick which doesn’t highlight dry patches. It does transfer, but not crazily like creamy lipsticks; still I wish it behaved like a matte lipstick. But as it is a dark shade so it looks nice even after transferring a bit. Also it doesn’t mess around lip area and it never creases or doesn’t settle into fine lines. I am really happy with the quality.
This shade stays for around 5 hours nicely. After 4 hours, it starts to fade and then it leaves a nice stain on the lips. It can survive lunch but it looks faded. It needs reapplication after 4 hours for the perfect look. It is also easy to remove with a makeup remover wipe.
For the price, it is definitely a nice product. It gives a nice non drying semi matte finish. It is the most affordable matte lipstick available in Indian market and it does its job perfectly with a nice staying power. Overall, I love this shade totally.
Pros of Elle 18 Rust Rage Color Pops Matte Lipstick:
• Cute, travel-friendly packaging.
• Super affordable.
• Huge range of shades.
• Rust Rage is a gorgeous rusty maroon shade.
• Nice shade for parties.
• Good pigmentation.
• Has a mild scent.
• Soft, smooth texture glides evenly on the lips.
• Has a velvety matte finish.
• Non-drying texture keeps lips soft.
• Nice staying power and leaves a nice stain.
• Can survive a medium lunch and snacks.
Cons of Elle 18 Rust Rage Color Pops Matte Lipstick:
• Color fades after 4 hours.
• Lips feel little dry after meal.
• Needs reapplication after 4hrs.
IMBB Rating : 4.2/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Elle 18 Rust Rage Color Pops Matte Lipstick?
Yes for both. It is a beautiful shade.
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