28 November 2011

Brand new e.l.f Lipsticks alert!

Dia daoibh!

If you follow me on TWITTER you might have heard that I was chosen by e.l.f (Eyes Lips Face) Cosmetics to review their line of brand new and un-released lipsticks!! I was delighted to be chosen, as I knew many British ladies were also keen to review these babies!! I was a bit late in receiving mine due to the postal services, but finally they arrived. The lipsticks are part of the permanent regular line and just in the last couple of days, are now available on the website HERE for just £1.50/€1.75! Here are the 6 colours available

L-R: Nostalgic, Charming, Flirtatious, Captivating, Sociable, Fearless. 

THE PACKAGING

I personally really like the packaging. I love that you can see the colour of the lipstick straight away. I'm not a fan of clear lids in the effort to do this, so to me this is the best idea I have seen for this! I do have a few little quams though! Scroll back up to the first pic. Notice anything!?? The lid of the 5th one is the opposite way around. I presume this was a mistake. Also, if you'd care to take a look at the picture below, you will notice that 2 lipsticks were missing their name & info labels from the end. Hmmm....not the best start, but nothing disastrous either, just a little hiccup I guess!!


One other slight negative I have about the packaging is that when fully wound closed, the head of the lipstick still sticks out over the clear tube (as seen in the pic below), so it will be easy to take chunks out of it when replacing the lid. Other than these few factors, they are reasonably sturdy for the price and overall I really do like the packaging. 



THE PRODUCT

Now onto the actual lipsticks. They have a slight sweet fragrance which is lovely and can be tasted ever so slightly when removing if you lick your lips! 
They are extremely moisturising. They leave a moist/wet look on the lips and are very easy to apply and blend. Because they are so moisturising, this means that they are also quite delicate (which as below, you can see I learned the hard way!!) This is my own fault though, as I opened the lipstick to the max for photographic purposes!! On regular usage I'm sure most of you won't be opening it fully!! NOT for the heavy handed! Now my 'Captivating' is a bit of a mess.  Boo!! :(



THE SHADES

And now moving onto the most interesting part; the colours!! First impression? B-E-A-uuuutiful colours! Amazingly pigmented. I would even say they are even on par with MAC, including even the nude colour! Here we go!!  

   Nostalgic,         Charming,               Flirtatious,             Captivating,            Sociable,        Fearless

NOSTALGIC




CHARMING





FLIRTATIOUS




CAPTIVATING




SOCIABLE
(This has a small amount of silver glitter in it but it doesn't show up in pics or in person! You can see it when you take off the lipstick though! Dono what that's all about!! Perhaps to make it seem shinier!? Meh!)






FEARLESS





                                                                               UPDATE: I wore Fearless today and just wanted to update of how it wore. Reds are notorious for staying power/staining and this was the same. Most (but not all!!) of the moisture faded as expected but A LOT of the colour stayed. This is how my lips are looking after 6hours 36 minutes!  (click to have a bigger look)

I have something to say..... I would GENUINELY wear ALL of these colours! There is not one that I do not like. The nude didn't photograph particularly well, but in person it is fab. I was particularly surprised by it (Nostalgic) I've never come across a cheap nude lipstick as good as this. It really is fantastically pigmented for a nude. Also the red (Fearless) shocked me. In person it's slightly deeper, it looks a little bit pinker in the photo's but it is one of THEE nicest reds I have ever tried!! (even though my boyfriend is scared of it!!)


e.l.f are one company who are great when it comes to special deals/codes etc. It is currently their 4th birthday and details of there offer is as follows:

(Extended until 9am 29/11/2011) Free shipping always gets me!! Keep an eye of their FACEBOOK and TWITTER for more offers too.


I am extremely impressed with e.l.f's new additions and at £1.50/€1.75 they're an absolute steal! Just be careful with them when opening and closing ;) What colours are your favourites? Which do you think looks best on me!!? Is your boyfriend/brother/father/male friend afraid of dramatic colours!!?

These products were sent to me for free from e.l.f Cosmetics for reviewing purposes. All opinions above are completely my own, 100% honest thoughts on the product.

Slán!

31 comments :

Susan Daly said...

Fab blog Laura and all shades look great on you, keep up the great work sis xxx

Susan Daly said...

Fab review Laura, and all the colours look really great on you, keep up the great work :)

FitznBitz said...

Ah thank you!! :)

Lauren - Gotta Love A Trier said...

These look fuppin' amazin! I really want them! I would say there are definitely a few MAC dupes in there too. Total bargain. May have to place a sneaky order tonight...

FitznBitz said...

I'm really ignorantly surprised myself! So happy to have discovered these!! Just placed an order for some goodies myself there!!

corinna nina said...

Amazing review hun wow :) :) and every colour looks fantastic on you love your eye makeup too chic :) :) 

Georgia Young said...

Hey thanks for commenting on my blog :) thought I'd check your post out! I totally agree! The pigment is INSANE! I wasn't expecting it from them! absolutely love them! And I learnt the hard way too :'( haha I was a bit excited with Flirtatious and almost broke it in half! nevermind, just have to be very careful now! and package wise mine were the same! One upside down (sociable i think) and 2 info stickers missing! think they were nostalgic and fearless? Product wise though they can't be faulted! xxxx

FitznBitz said...

No probs. Interested to see what others thought of them too :) Oh interesting, I wonder what's up with not labelling two of them. Perhaps they weren't ready on time!

FitznBitz said...

Thanks Nina! :) Purposely tried to keep them more neutral to emphasize the lips!

Katie Elisabeth said...

They look really nice! Never tried ELF before but always read positive things about the brand xx

FitznBitz said...

this is my first time trying one of their lipsticks :)

Galaxia said...

Thank you SO much for the swatches, you look gorgeous! I love ELF and didn't know about these lippies. The only one I'm not really feelin is the first, and I have the same problem with NYX lippies sometimes being too soft : (

Viva_luxury said...

Wow, gorgeous shades!!!! I think the captivating  is my favorite!!!!! Love Elf lipsticks, love this post! Great blog, I am now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

Kisses,
Annabelle
http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

lippylash said...

I love them all!! But I think nostalgia is my favorite on you just makes you looks stunning!

FitznBitz said...

No problem. Love doing swatch posts!! Most of the time brighter colours tend to suit me better than nude ones alright. I guess it's a good and bad thing them being soft! :)

FitznBitz said...

Thanks very much :)

FitznBitz said...

Me too!! Thank you! As I said in the post, best nude I have come across in a while! :)

Marian McCarthy said...

Congrats on being selected hun! and well done on the review.. really good and great swatches! I love all the colours and want them all! :) x

FitznBitz said...

Thank you Marian, was delighted to be chosen! :)

Kamen Ho said...

Hello  Laura,

Thank you very much for doing this fantastic review on our new lipsticks! Glad to see positive feedback too! they look amazing on you! 

Elf Cosmetics said...

Hello Laura, thanks for doing the review on our elf lipsticks! we really enjoyed reading it! the colour's look amazing!

FitznBitz said...

Hello Kamen :)

FitznBitz said...

My absolute pleasure. Was so delighted to be asked. Thank you!! :)

Salha said...

I love all the lipstick shades! :) So pretty!

P.s. U are welcome to check out my fashion blog anytime! Thecabinetoffashion.blogspot.com

FitznBitz said...

Me too :)

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