Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Elf lipstick collection + swatches + review

Here are all Elf lipsticks I currently own:

I think Elf lipsticks offer good value for money, especially the essential line which is £1.50 each.
 I like the finishes of Essenitial line lippies which is kind of semi matte I would have thought. I don't feel like they moisturise my lips and they don't feel drying either, so that's good. Pigmintation, in darker shades especially, is quite good actually, coulours come out near enough like in the tube.If you can see I already broke Nostalgic lipstick. I think they are not so easy to apply as they are not very creamy and I end up pressing to hard.
I prefer Miniral line formula better as it seems creamier and easier to apply, but I don't have shimmery ones from this line. 

Swatches in the same order as in the picture above:

Natural nymph is a pale beige pink nude that gives an opaque finish. You can see how pale it looks on my skin and I have a pretty pale skin generally. This lipstick will probably go very well with dramatic smokey eye look. I've had this lipstick for a while now as it was one of my first purchases from Elf. I absolutely loved it back then but now I don't reach for it very often, mainly because I realised this is not an ideal shade for my skintone, so I suggest this lipstick for those who have pink undertones in their skin tone and for someone who is just starting out with make up this is an ideal candidate if looking for this type of effect. 


Nostalgic from Essential line is my preffered nude shade, as it's not too pale for my skintone. It also has a nice warm pink tone which is nice. I would definitely reccomend this lipstick, especially when the price is so nice, but bare in mind it won't stay on your lips for very long. 
I featured this lipstick in Smokey eye look found here:

I've got to say that Captivating is my favorite lipstick form Elf ever. This is a gorgeous toned down orange that is perfect for fair skintones, as the shade isn't tobright. I'm willing to put up with lasting power and pigmentation is truly wonderful. 

Elf Voodoo lipstick on my lips
Voodoo is a spicy warm red shade as described on Elfs website which I thought would be warmer than it is. This is not a problem as I like the shade anyway. This is quite a deep red compare to other red lipsticks I own. To me Voodoo is more of a brown red than true red, definitely not a bright colour. This would be great option for winter and is quite wearable during the day.  I don't wear deeper reds very often as they make me look very mature or vampy at times so I have to find an occasion for that, but it is lovely to have a different shade of red in my collection and especially if it is very inexpensive, like Voodoo.


 Fantasy is a nice brown lipstick that may be a good nude shade for darker skintones.The coulour of this lipstick actually reminds of chocolate :)
It doesn't look bad on my lips but now days I find brown lips a bit boring whereas I used to wear them more often before. This shade is cooler than Bare Brown from Mineral line and I prefer the latter.


Bare Brown is a lovely brown shade with warm undertones. This formula is creamier than essential line formula and provides more sheer application. This looks very nice with a lip liner. 

I hope you found those swatches usefull and excuse me for them being not very neat.

So these are all the lipsticks from Elf I currently own. As I mentioned earlier I think they are good value for money as they offer not bad quality and they are not overpriced like some other drugstore brands.