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e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color Review

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

Swatch under daybulb.

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)

Swatch with flash.

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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    • http://eighteight8.blogspot.com Stephanie

      Oooh, I think this might be just what I’m looking for for my lips :D

      • Phyrra

        I think they’re really nice, especially for the price.

    • http://jeweledthumb.blogspot.com Jeweled Thumb

      Ooo! With the ELF Studio 50% off sale, I might one of these up! Thanks for the review. =)

      • Phyrra

        Oh, nice sale!

    • http://kiandmakeup.blogspot.com ki

      I love this colour on you! :)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Ki!

    • http://www.lillianfunnyface.blogspot.com Lillian

      We don’t have these in the UK version yet (which is much more expensive of course grump grump) but I’ll definately check them out when they get here! I love matte lipsticks and it looks lovely on you :)

      • Phyrra

        Aww thanks Lillian! I hope you get it soon.

    • http://eyelinerandspraypaint.blogspot.com Robyn

      That looks realy lovely on you, Phyrra! I might have to check these out, I am liking matte lips right now and this colour seems really nice! I haaaate the silly price difference on the e.l.f things, though. The Studio is £3.50 as opposed to $3… er, how does that work?!

      • Phyrra

        The price difference is crazy :(

    • http://lipstitsteethhips.blogspot.com/ Aoife

      That shade looks so pretty and fresh on you! Definately want to check these out!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Aoife!

    • http://schadenfraulein.tumblr.com Barbara

      It’s a lovely nude/coral color, but it doesn’t look matte at all. In fact, it looks creamy in your photos. Is it due to the flash?

      • Phyrra

        The full face pic is more what it looks like. I think it looks creamy due to the flash, but it’s definitely on the creamy/matte side of things as opposed to shiny.

    • http://blog.lovemanythings.net Crystal

      I was just looking at these today. Thanks for the review!

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Crystal!

    • http://littlemissmetamorph.blogspot.com kristen

      Grr, we havent got these in the UK yet. The people who sell in the UK are just distributors,not actually ELF themselves, hence why we dont get the big discounts or ALL the stock.

      Thats really pretty on you,just had a look on the website and there is some nice shades.

      • Phyrra

        I hope they come soon for you.

    • http://roxcat.net/blog/ roxcat

      It looks really lovely on you! I hope they’ll be available from the UK site as well.

      • Phyrra

        I hope so too Roxcat!

    • http://iamnymphette.com nymphette

      I’m going to have to pick this up! Thanks!

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome :) It’s such a pretty light coral shade.

    • http://chuui-land.blogspot.com/ Chuui

      This is such a pretty colour! And all those vitamins must be good for your lips, such a bargain!

      Thanks for sharing :)

      X

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Chuui!

    • http://EsperMakeup.blogspot.com Bekah from EsperMakeup

      Awesome! I’m gonna try this out!

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      This looks really pretty on you, but I bet it’d look awful on me!

      • Phyrra

        Aww, maybe another color?

    • http://sugarpao.blogspot.com sugar sugar

      Phyrra this looks sooo gorgeous on you! :)

    • Logan

      Ohh, this could be a dupe for nyx’s new matte lipstick/lipgloss thingy . I checked them out at Ulta, the colors are super nice but the smell of them, :/ its like a sugar french vanilla (I hate fake vanilla smell, real vanilla is expensive but smells amazing). I’m excited about this but had a bad experience with shipping from elf, so I hope they put them in store (but kinda doubt it :/). Maybe if they have a good free shipping coupon or something I’ll get it.

      • Phyrra

        I’ve got that coming to try out, the lip creme.

    • Invicta

      $3? X_X I will definitely look for them next time I go to Ulta!

      • Phyrra

        Yeah it’s a great price!

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      I need to get my hands on this, it looks like the perfect mix between the types of nudes and corals that I like

      • Phyrra

        It really is! it reminds me a bit of Shy Girl or Summerfruit from MAC.

    • http://www.drugstoreandbargainlover.com Stavroula Plag

      It looks nice and the color you chose suits you really well ! :) Come on Elf UK, bring this to Europe!! lol x

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Stavroula!