A while back I purchased e.l.f. Studio Matte lip color in Coral. I liked the fact that it seemed to be a pencil/lipstick in one, claimed to be matte and was a fresh color for spring.

The Website Claims:
Create exact color with twist up ease
Long lasting matte color
Hydrate the lips with Vitamin A, C & E

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The Ingredients are:
Dimethicone, Polysynlane, Mineral Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Polyethylene, Cerifera (Carnauba)Wax. Silica, Mica, Methylparaben, Tocopherol Acetate (VE), Retinyl Palmitate (VA), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (VC), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491 CI 77492 CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake(CI 42090), Red No.6 Lake (CI 15850), Red No.27 Lake (CI 45410)

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Price:
$3.00 for .06 oz / 1.8g

Does it live up to its claims?
Well the color does apply easily with the pencil tip, it’s not drying, and it lasts fairly well on my lips. e.l.f. is quite sharp in not specifying how long it would last, just that it’s long wearing. I do like the soft coral color that I chose. I feel like it’s a nice alternative to lipliner and lipstick. Also, I like the matte finish.

Would I purchase again?
Yes. I liked the shade I purchased, Coral, as it’s perfect for spring. At $3, it’s pretty inexpensive and worthwhile if you want to experiment with a matte texture on the lips.

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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