The packaging of the lipstick is chic and funky. It comes in a cheap, black plastic casing with a picture of a girl on the cap. Though the casing is not as sturdy as the previous pink Elle 18 lipsticks but the cap is quite tight and you can easily carry it around in your purse. The shade name and number are mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick. There is no color peeping from the tube so you will have to open it to identify the shade in case you hoard many. It has slanted tip with cocoa butter in the centre which ensures easy and smooth application of the product. I had already reviewed the shade ‘Prune Splash’. Elle 18 lipsticks are easily available at any local store or on online shopping websites.
The texture is very soft, smooth and moisturizing. It glides on smoothly and the color is evenly deposited without smudging or bleeding. Since it contains cocoa butter I don’t feel the need to apply a lip balm underneath. But in case you have extremely dry and chapped lips I would suggest you to exfoliate your lips and apply a good lip balm. It smells like bubblegum which fades away as soon as you apply it on your lips. It doesn’t settle into fine line of my lips and feels very light and comfortable. It is quite pigmented and I need only 2 swipes to get the actual color. Of course you can easily build up the color if you want a more intense and bold look. It contains silver shimmers which are subtle and not gritty at all. The staying power is pretty average. It stays put on my lips for 3-4 hours after which it starts fading evenly without leaving a tint but if I have proper meals it vanishes away completely. It doesn’t tend to melt or break in summers.
Shade ‘Iced Chocolate 01’:
‘Iced Chocolate’ is a soft brown shade infused with teeny flecks of silver shimmers for a subtle glittery look on lips. The shimmers are non gritty and do not cling on the lips. It gives true color in just two swipes. It looks great at any time of day and for any occasion. It will look flattering on fair to medium skin tones.
- Soft and smooth texture.
- Good pigmentation.
- The shade would suit fair to medium skin tones.
- Easily available.
- Reasonably priced.
- Chic and funky packaging.
- Poor staying power.
Elle 18 Color Burst lipstick has soft, smooth and creamy texture. It is quite pigmented and gives a true color in 2-3 swipes. The staying power is pretty average. It stays put on my lips for a good 3-4 hours and if I take proper meals it makes my lips bare but for the price you can’t really expect much from it. ‘Iced Chocolate’ is a soft brown shade with very fine and subtle silver shimmers. It instantly brightens up my face. I shall definitely recommend it to fair to medium skin tones and if you love wearing brown lipsticks.
Post Written By: Megha