Shopping in a local market is a heck, especially when the cosmetics shop is run by male (uncle) then it can become a life time experience 😬 . Recently I visited local market (Sadar) of Gurgaon to buy few cosmetics for myself. Pink Kiss shade of Elle-18 Color Pops Matte range was also in my list but how to ask an uncle for Pink Kiss (Shade). Believe me it was so difficult to tell him shade’s name but मरता क्या ना करता. Finally I said those four magical words “I want Pink Kiss” 😝. Ahem! Ahem! Before things get naughty let me start my review.
Price: Rs 100
Wt: 4.3 gm
Shelf life: 24 months or 2 years
Online availability: www.amazon.in
Packaging: This lipstick comes in a sleek black casing with a girl printed over it. The sticker of white color at the bottom displays the shade number and name. This small sized cutie easily slips in my purse or clutch. Overall packaging is cute and sturdy enough. There is nothing extra-ordinary about the packaging & at the same time there is nothing to complain about it.
My opinion about the product: This is my favorite lipstick these days. I do not like to wear bold shades at work place or routine life and I found this shade perfect for me. It is neither too bold nor too muted, infact it is a balance of both. This shade looks like Mauve date of the same range (Matte) but it is a dusky pink.
Brand says it “Matte” but it is not a matte lipstick completely. It has more of creamy matte texture. It doesn’t have moisturizing core but still keeps your lips well moisturized. It is decently pigmented and 2 or 3 swipes are required for opaque coverage. If you have pigmented lips then may be more swipes are required.
Like rest of the shades of this range it also has an average staying power of 2 or 3 hours. It fades off completely without leaving any tint on lips. It does transfer and is not able to survive heavy meals. Taking it off is so simple and you do not need any makeup remover. No doubt we can’t expect qualities of a Mac lipstick from a 100 Rs lipstick. Keeping in mind price as prime factor Elle-18 lipstick are amazing and you should definitely give them a try especially this shade.
What I like about this product….
1. Soft and smooth texture.
2. Huge range of shades.
3. Glides smoothly on lips.
5. Very moisturizing.
6. Cute and travel friendly packaging.
What I do not like about this product…..
1. Low staying power.
2. Very difficult to find in local market. Especially if you are looking for specific shade.
ZZM Rating: ♥♥ 4/5♥♥