ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

Hello all, hope you all are doing great. As you know, I was MIA for quite a long time. Actually, my grandfather passed away earlier this month and I was preoccupied with all the rituals and responsibilities. I couldn’t get the time to sit for hours and write blog posts. Sorry for that guys. Nevertheless, I am back in action once again and hoping to get into that writing phase all over again.
Today, I would be reviewing two neutral lip colours from the ELF Studio matte range. The two shades are- Natural and Tea Rose. I have shared these lippies in my iHerb.com haul post. Now let’s jump to the review-
These Matte Lip Colors have a creamy matte formula. It’s not a drying, powdery matte but quite moisturizing on the lips. I loved the fact that this lip colors don’t settle in the fine lines nor they accentuate dryness. It may feel a little dry during the winters, but it won’t be flaky. Before using any lip product I love to use a lip balm beneath. This is not only because my lips tend to get dry frequently, but also because I am habituated to this process.
These Lip Colors stays on the lips for almost 5-6 hours. They don’t bleed, but transfer a bit and they don’t leave any tinge to the lips after wiping off. Applying these lipsticks is very easy as the formula is really creamy and smooth and they glide on the lips effortlessly. Just one swipe is all you need to get an opaque finish, but I love to apply it twice to get a wonderful result. The thing I loved most in this Lip Colors is that they are so light weight. It feels like I don’t have anything on my lips. That is surely a good thing.
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Colors come in four shades-

  •  Natural
  •  Tea Rose
  • Coral
  • Praline

Product Category- Lip colour
Brand- E.L.F.
Price- $3; near about  184 INR(Dirt cheap, ain’t they?)

Packaging: These lip colours come in a twist up pen like packaging with a matte black body and a tight cap. These are super sleek and could be carried even in a wallet. The packaging looks unbelievably classy for its price. The bottom indicates the shade of the lip colour.

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD
ELF Matte Lip Color- Natural

Natural is a n*dish shade with slight pink undertone. I’d say that it might wash out most of the Indian skin tones. I have medium wheatish skin tone with slightly dark lips and Natural looks way too paler than my lip colour. That is not that kind of n*de you’ll like to have. But, it would suit paler skin tones, people with pink undertones. Not a proper n*de for yellow or olive undertones. I love to use this lip colour to conceal my uneven toned lips before applying any light lip shade. It helps to pop out the actually shade. Below are some pictures of Natural-
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD
ELF Matte Lip Color- Tea Rose

Tea Rose is also a neutral shade with slight hint of mauve. I felt Tea Rose is a little creamier than Natural. This is also another pale shade but it doesn’t wash me out. If you have a heavy makeup on your eyes or smoky eyes, this shade will go well with it. You can apply a gloss on top of it to give it more depth. Below are some pictures of Tea Rose-
ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

ELF Studio Matte Lip Color- Natural and Tea Rose| Review, Swatches and LOTD

Ups and Downs of ELF Matte Lip Colors-

Ups:
  • Classy packaging.
  • Perfect creamy matte formula.
  • Very light weight on lips.
  • Moisturizing.
  • Stays for quite a good time.
  •  Doesn’t feather out or smudge off.
  • Decently pigmented.

Downs:
  • Might not be appropriate for every Indian skin tone.
  • Has a mild wax-like smell, but it can be avoided. Smell doesn’t linger after application.
  • NOT available in India.

All I have to say is- ELF Matte Lip Colors are worth giving a try if you are a neutral-lover. I think these shades should be in every makeupista’s kitty. I know we don’t usually do heavy eye make-ups, then you can use these lippies as base, for they are super creamy and moisturizing or you can use these for eliminating dark patches from your lips. They are super inexpensive yet perfectly formulated. I am not sure about Natural but I am surely going to keep Tea Rose with me.

My Rating- 3.5/5

I hope you liked this review. Feel free to let me know your opinion. What is your favourite neutral lipstick?
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