ELF is one of those brands where I as a customer, fall between a love and hate relationship with them. I'm more into buying higher-end beauty products - I find it more exciting, but no one can pass up a bargain. ELF recently had a 60% off sale which was brilliant, and this was one of items I picked up online. I've had both good and bad experiences with their products, and this one kind of falls into the middle. The Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose (£3.75/1.8g) is a beautiful, muted pink with purple and grey undertones. Some can find this colour to be deceiving and when they do try it, it's not to their liking, but I infact love it. The lip pencil has a creamy consistency and applies to the lips for the most part, nicely. The pigmentation is really lovely and opaque. However, if you're like me and your lips aren't amazingly soft and perfect, then the product can cling to certain parts in a not so nice-looking way. ELF says that this "vitamin A, C & E enriched formula moisturises and hydrates lips", which for me, wasn't true at all. The formula actually made my lips feel drier and tighter. It wasn't an unbearable feeling but still, not particularly pleasant. If you have dry lips like me, then you may want to apply a balm over the top, but then I feel this defeats the purpose of a matte lip product. There are 5 other shades in this line, including Rich Red, which looks absolutely stunning, but for now is unfortunately out of stock. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for when they do get more stock in! Overall, I did like this shade and it's colour pay-off, but as I said, was rather disappointed with the formula. You can pick your own one up at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk.
What do you think of this lip colour?
Have you tried anything from the ELF Matte Lip Color range?
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