Elle 18 Valentine Pink Color Pops Lipstick Review

Hello all!

I have been hoarding lip balms, lip pencils and lipsticks like anything these days. Call it a lip phase or something! Just a few weeks back, I was into the nail paint hoarding phase, well that wore off and this began. So here’s a review of another Elle 18 cutie that I purchased a while ago.

Price:
INR 120 for 4.3g

Ingredients:
Cocoa butter and jojoba oil are mentioned, complete ingredients are missing.

My Experience with Elle 18 Valentine Pink Color Pops Lipstick:
Packaging: The lipstick comes in a black plastic tube, with a black cap that has a picture of a girl. I find it extremely cute, though it is flimsy. It is sturdy enough and can be flung into handbags. I would’ve liked if it were color coded, since it would be easy to locate the shades. The shade name and number both are printed on a sticker stuck below the tube.

Shade: Valentine Pink is a soft coral-pink. It does not have shimmers. The color is soft and not at all neon. It would flatter fair to medium skin tones. I am totally into this shade these days!

Texture: The lipstick bullet has two parts, a balmy core surrounded by the actual color. The
texture of the lipstick is balmy and light. Even though it does not settle in fine lines, it tends to dry out lips eventually. It glides on lips like dream. But the soft texture leads to breakage easily so care must be taken.

Pigmentation: This shade has average pigmentation but the color is buildable. I needed only 2 swipes for full coverage but pigmented lips may need more. This lipstick literally melts on lips. I feel the pigmentation could have been a bit better, not that I am complaining.

Staying power: Again, just like other shades even this one is no different when it comes to transferring. Even the slightest of touch and it transfers everywhere. It hardly stays on for 2 hours or so and leaves a pink tint after disappearing. It is such a pain to see all the cups and spoons messed with the lipstick, not to mention the embarrassment. I found that it bleeds when layered. Even with the balmy core, it was slightly drying.

Swatches:

Pros of Elle 18 Valentine Pink Color Pops Lipstick:
• I love the cute packaging.
• Superb texture.
• Lovely coral-pink shade.
• No shimmers.
• No neon hints.
• Color intensity can be built.
• Feels very light.
• Glides smoothly on lips.
• So affordable!!

Cons of Elle 18 Valentine Pink Color Pops Lipstick:
• Packaging may feel flimsy.
• Transfers like hell.
• Staying power could have been better.

IMBB Rating:
4/5

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Elle 18 Valentine Pink Color Pops Lipstick?
This is a very lovely color, trust me! I am really loving the shades from Elle 18. This can be tried as it won’t hurt the pocket much.

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