The ELF Mineral Lipsticks are described as - A nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturising formula. The sleek lipstick has superior colour payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes. My initial thoughts of the two products that I bought was that they are very reminiscent of the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks in terms of formulation and for some, in shade range. The fact they are all natural with no added preservatives is a major thumbs up for me, however I was expecting some kind of compromise somewhere and I was soon to discover this products minor downfalls. Following a week of religously alternating between the two shades, these were all I wore and have both some very good and slightly disappointing news for you.
Lets begin with the down sides, I love the formula don't get me wrong but these products really fall in terms of pigmentation. In all fairness with the quantity of oils and hydrating waxes, my hopes weren't expecting very vivid colour and this was certainly the case. That said, the issue can easily be solved with a sweep of lipliner to really enhance the colour and brings me on to the next point. With nothing to adhere to, the lipstick did have a field day swimming around my face and moving left, right and centre - which I think we can agree is everything but ideal. Again with a lipliner, this is resolved and are all the negatives that I really have to say about these but in all honesty, thats simply a matter of opinion and how I personally like my lipsticks to be.
Now on for the best bit - the positives, which greatly outweighs the bad. The colours are bea-utiful! They are just stunning *swoons at swatches* the colours I opted for are just heaven and the range can cater to a variety of needs. I definitely, definitely recommend taking a peek as I can honestly forgive the windscreen wiper motion I have to do to really bring out the colour because they are that gorgeous. They deliver in their promises for nourshing, hydration as these made my lips feel incredibly soft and with a slight wash of colour they are ideal for an everyday, 'handbag essential' product. The packaging is lovely, its very sleek and I love the matte finish with simple white lettering that is lightweight, doesn't get dirty easily and just completes the product. As a final note, the price is unbelievable at just £5 for such a great lipstick. You get a wonderful 3.8g of product which is very reasonable in my opinion and for the quality - you get far more than expected considering the price.
Overall, I am very pleased with these purchases and would undoubtedly buy them again. I can easily forgive the very insignificant set backs as they are easily resolved and would encourage any of you lovelies on the hunt for a simple, daily lipstick that is a balm and lippie in one to definitely try this. Just click HERE to go directly to the site and have a browse :)
Have you tried any of the mineral lipsticks? Let me know your thoughts!