Of course, a couple of unnecessary items ended up in my shopping cart as well.
You know how hauling works. ;)
L to R
e.l.f. Studio Exact Lash Mascara, Lip Balm SPF 15 and Mineral Lipstick
Exact Lash Mascara is designed to be used on lower lashes with tiny angled brush.
Take a look. ;)
However, today's reviews are about the lippies I got. :)
(I don't think I was very impressed with the Exact Lash Mascara, but more importantly, I haven't used this product enough to review.)
e.l.f. Studio Lip Balm SPF 15 in Peach
swatch on arm
My choice of color, Peach is a very pretty and juicy coral.
It feels moisturizing and comfortable on lips and has a faint minty scent and flavour.
I think the color payoff is actually good for a lip balm and the slim and sturdy matte black packaging is quite nice for its humble price. :)
SPF 15 protection is always a nice bonus. (although I can't help but think about the sunscreen agent I would be eating!)
This reminds me of L'Oreal Colour Riche Balms a lot.
e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Barely Bitten
swatch on arm
Okay, I admit that I chose this color because my fellow blogger Pamela has tipped me it is a good dupe for the MAC LE Cyndi lipstick. ;)
I wasn't interested in Cyndi a bit when it was launched last year, but it was the last February that I felt the sudden urge of getting it!
I actually went to a local MAC counter and innocently asked for a stick of Cyndi, and the rep looked at me as if she was saying "You poor ignorant thing", then she advised me to look for it online.
A true story. ;p
I did search on line but have no intention to shell out $55 for a MAC lipstick (just because it is a discontinued Limited Edition), so I am happy to settle with this super affordable e.l.f. alternative.
It is a shame that I can't really make a comparison between these two, though. ;)
As for the lipstick itself, I think it is a pretty decent one if I am not blown away.
I like its complex almost-hard-to-describe red color. It is a brick red from the tube, but it shows up a coral red with some pink undertone on my lips.
This is a medium coverage lipstick with slight sheen and comfortable feeling.
The staying power is average and fades away gradually without looking blotchy.
Good enough for me. ;)
It is also nice to know this lipstick is paraben free and made with natural ingredients.
Have you tried these products?
What are your thoughts? Any color recommendation? ;-)
Thanks for reading.
I wish everyone a great week! :)