For this review I wanted to add some colour and spice unlike my other regular reviews. So, here I am reviewing a lip stick. Yes, I am again having quite some time on my hand and so I am showering reviews here on MABH. Back to the point, today I review a lip stick from Elle 18 color pops in the shade no. 11-Spice Ginger. Hang on all you lippie lovers out there and let’s see how this one fares…
Rs 100/- for 4.3 ml
Shade no. 11-Spice Ginger
Cocoa butter. That is what the company claims!
30 months from the date of packaging
Packaging: I am sure all of us here are well acquainted with the chic black plastic tube packaging of Elle 18 lip sticks especially the hot pink lip stick sporting bobbed lady on it. I simply love her :)
Color, Texture and Pigmentation: The colour is very light, almost sheer. It is a nude brownish colour that will suit those with really light skin color and pink lips. It is a 100% daytime color.
The consistency is very soft and more like a lip balm probably because of the white centre. Easily glides onto the lips. It has a very artificial fruity fragrance to it that irritates my throat.
How it works: From the swatch one can see how pretty and sheer the colour is. I feel that no matter how many swipes one does the colour pay off will be the same. It is a perfect daytime wear and maybe for a small evening out with friends. However this colour will not do any justice to those with pigmented lips as is my case. It is a very moisturizing lip stick and will not settle in the lines.
Now it also comes with these shimmers :( I for some reason run away from them. They are a big turn off for me in lip products. Imagine your lips looking like a disco ball!?? The shimmers wont restrict themselves to your lips but spread far and wide to make its presence felt all over your face. The staying power too is very minimal of about 1 to 2 hours at the maximum and that too without any meals.
So overall this particular shade could be a hit with most ladies but unfortunately not so with me. I cut it up and used it with some other unused lipsticks and made a lip gloss (DIY). BUT, the shimmers destroyed it for me there too :(
- Its affordability
- Its availability
- Packaging is cute and chic :)
- Very moisturizing
- It is a pretty and light colour
- It is a perfect daytime colour
- Will suit light skinned ladies
- Those with light pink colour lips can rock it
- Colour pay off is not very good
- Does no justice to those with pigmented lips
- HAS SHIMMERS!!
- Staying power is very minimum
Rating: 1/5 (But this is my personal rating)
Do I Recommend?:
Yes I would if you don’t mind the shimmers because it is a pretty colour. Plus it is so affordable and pretty.
Would I Repurchase?:
NOPE. I cannot handle SHIMMERS!!