Elle 18 is one of the most popular budget brands in India. Their products are famous for their cheap prices and quirky packaging. I have tried and tested a number of products in past and have liked lipsticks/ lip colors most. Only downside is availability, since they aren’t easily accessible offline and even online most of the times products remain out of stock. Recent launch from the brand is Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lip Colors range. A range of matte lip colors , I could get hold of only 8 though.
Packaging is very cute and similar to Elle 18 Color Boost Lipsticks which were launched sometime last year . This time the case is longer sleeker and black in color. The cap shuts tightly and the case is pretty light and made of plastic.
Shades – Like I have mentioned there are 20 shades available and I could only get hold of 8 of them –
P 21 Pink Kiss – Dusty Pink
P 23 Deep Pink – Raspberry Pink
P 28 Let’s Tango – Orange
R 31 Rose Day – Fuchsia Pink
R 33 Code Red – A Deep Red
R 34 Selfie Red – Cool Toned Red
W 15 Berry Dance – Wine Shade
B 42 Chocolate Day – Deep Chocolate Brown
Texture & Formula – Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lip Colors have a creamy matte finish. Texture is smooth and glide on easily without tugging. Also it feels really comfortable on the lips. It doesn’t make the dry or settle in fine lines. I love how darker shades tend to stain, so that you aren’t left with bare lips at the end of a long eventful day.
All the shades have a smooth texture and finish, even the darker shades. These lipsticks have faint vanilla scent.
Pigmentation – Almost all the Matte Lip Colors are quite pigmented except one – Let’s Tango. Colours cover kip pigmentation / darkness evenly.
Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lip Colors are priced at Rs 100 each, available at Amazon
Staying Power – You get a wear time of good 4-6 hours from these depending on the shade.
For lip swatches you can watch the video below
I can’t ask for anything else at this price. Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lip Colors offer everything from good texture, to moisturizing formula and decent staying power & pigmentation.
Rating : 4.5/5