Monday, March 31, 2014

E.L.F. Mineral Lipstick Swatches & Review

This review and swatches have been a long time coming, just because I wanted to make sure each of these lipsticks was consistent with what I've come to expect from the line-up. I first purchased one and then got my hands on 3 more. After putting them through the ringer and wearing these lipsticks quite a lot, I wanted to do a review. 

I would never recommend a product I don't personally love. And I've got to say, I *love* these lipsticks. They feel moisturizing and hydrating on the lips, the color is not too intense, in that it does not overwhelm the natural color of my lips. You can build them up to look as intense as in the tube, but you can also achieve a sheer wash of color with a light application. 

The shades I have purchased seem to have microglitter in them, this gives a beautiful sheen to the lips and isn't chunky or even really noticeable to the naked eye. With 16 shades with choose from, the mineral lipsticks only cost $5 each and I usually purchase mine during one of E.L.F.'s many 50% off sales. 

  • Nicely Nude is a peach-toned nude lipstick with golden flecks of microglitter, I think it's extremely wearable and can easily be pulled off in any season, any time of the day. 
  • Cool Coral reminds me of spring, it's a coral with fewer flecks of golden microglitter that blend in beautifully to the shade - I think this is a wonderful daytime spring/summer shade. 
  • Barely Bitten is a "your lips but better" shade that gives just a nice flush of bright redness to your lips, almost like when you're out in the cold - again, I think this is a universal color. 
  • Rich Raspberry is for red lipstick lovers, it's a deeper shade of red which borders on a berry, I love this for nights out and rock it readily throughout all seasons. 

And of course, I decided to show you what these shades look like on my lips (which are fairly light red pigmented). 

My personal favorites are Barely Bitten and Rich Raspberry as I think they suit a fair skin tone so well. I'm not a huge fan of nudes because I feel that they wash me out, but seeing as this one has some pink to it, it's one I can more easily get away with than a cooler-toned shade. 

Next time I place an order, I'll definitely be picking up some more of these tried, tested and true favorites.

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