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?
As budget brands go, KIKO is one that I’ve always quite liked. A few weeks back I tried my first lipstick from them, and today I’m trying out my second in this lovely rich, rose shade.
I’ve become such a big fan of rose shade lipsticks, but apart from loving the shade, the pigment is so good. It is rich with full coverage, very blendable with great colour pay off, and a little goes quite a long way.
The formula is very creamy and has a gorgeous vanilla scent, similar to the scent that Charlotte Tilbury matte lipsticks, and I absolutely love it. It kept my lips smooth and hydrated all day, and they felt very soft throughout.
I don’t often talk about packaging unless it seriously impresses me, but this one definitely does. The bullet shape is very sleek with a silver metallic finish, and the gold button at the top releases the lipstick from the bullet to open.
It sounds gimmicky but I am always drawn to makeup with good packaging and I’m particularly loving this!
The best thing about KIKO lipstick is the super affordable price point which allows you to splurge without breaking the bank. But also, the quality of product you get for your money is really very good.
I’m so impressed by this lippy and this shade is definitely going to be a regular in my makeup bag once my challenge has finished.