Simply Lippy Challenge Day 345 | elf Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick in Shade, Blushing Brown

I’m sure many of you will know by now that elf Cosmetics finally launched in Ireland a few months back. So far, I’ve managed to try a few of their different lip colour crayons, all of which have been pretty nice. Today however, for something different, I decided to try a shade from their velvet matte range.

You all know how much I love a matte lip, and a cream matte lip is even better so I was very excited to give this a try. All the elf lipsticks I’ve tried up to now have been relatively creamy, but this one is definitely a cut above the others. There is a lovely richness to the formula that is so smooth, making application very easy.

The pigment is bold and strong, and though I wasn’t initially sure about the shade itself, it grew on me during the day and I ended up loving it. It has a rich brown, warm undertone with great colour pay off, and it wore very well throughout the day.

Because of the cream matte finish, the staying power was very good, and though I did need to reapply after lunch, it held up pretty well overall. There is no flakiness with it, and it kept my lips moisturised and soft during the day.

I have been so impressed by these lipsticks given their budget price point, but today’s shade is definitely my favourite so far. I’ve yet to try any of their other products, but given how much I like these, I’m excited to try some out.

As always, I’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, if you’ve tried any elf products then I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 319 | elf Cosmetics Lip Colour in Shade, Mulberry Maven

You may recall a few weeks back, I tried out my first lip product from elf Cosmetics which launched in Ireland at the beginning of Autumn. Given the budget price point of the brand, I was very impressed by the formula and because of that, have been looking forward to trying another.

While the last shade I tried, Tea Rose, was a soft mauve, today’s shade is much more my usual autumnal choice; a gorgeous deep berry shade that I just adore. The tone is rich and the colour is exactly the kind of berry colour that I love.

The lippy is a thin lip pencil, and initially you think it’s more of a liner than lipstick, but as soon as you apply it, it feels like any other lip crayon and blends so easily onto the lips.

The thinner pencil allows you to line the lips first then you can fill in the rest of the lips easily for a very precise, smooth application. The coverage is medium with a satin finish, and the colour pay off is excellent.

Vitamin A, E and C make it very moisturising to wear, and though it’s not to most hydrating lip crayon that I’ve worn, it does leave your lips feeling soft and smooth while you wear it.

The staying power is good, not great, but it wears well and doesn’t crack or dry out on the lips. You will need to reapply this, especially as it’s a bolder shade, but if you don’t mind about longevity then otherwise this is a great bargain buy.

I’ve yet to try any other products from elf, but given how impressed I’ve been with these two lippies, I’m pretty sure I’m going to like some of their other makeup too.

As always I will keep you posted once I try them out!

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 301 | elf Cosmetics Lip Colour in Shade, Tea Rose

I’ve been very excited about the launch of elf Cosmetics, which arrived in Ireland this Autumn. A lot of bloggers I follow have great things to say about the brand, so naturally I’ve been excited to start trying out some of their products.


Of course, my first purchase had to be a lipstick and the one I opted for was this matte lip colour pencil in a soft mauve – rose shade, and I have to say, first impressions are pretty good.


The colour went on a little purple at first, so initially I wasn’t sure about it, but once it dried in, it became much more rose in tone and I ended up really liking it.


The pencil itself is quite thin, thinner than I was expecting, but it actually makes application easier than you’d think. You can line the lips first then build out the colour easily to give a full coverage and its creamy texture makes it blend perfectly. 


The lip colour contains some great ingredients like Vitamin A, E and C to give a very hydrating formula which is moisturising too, and it leaves the lips feeling very soft and smooth when you wear it.


I was surprised by the quality of the lippy especially given the very budget friendly price point, and the staying power was equally as impressive. The colour wore very well throughout the day with no cracking or flaking, and overall I really liked it.


I can definitely see myself wearing this one again. What about you guys, have you tried elf yet?

Sorcha 💋