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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

First Date

I recently made an E.L.F purchase when they were offering 50% off(good deal right?) and I picked up one of their lip stains as recently I am really loving stains and I wanted to give a cheaper version a go.
This is normally £3.50 from the studio line available online here E.L.F(eyes, lips face) is predominantly an online brand however it has recently become available in Sephoras in the U.S
I got mine in First date as the hot coral/pink with golden reflexes shown online looked gorgeous and it’s pretty true to colour in real life only the golden shimmer is much more muted and is only noticeable in certain lights.
(L-R Bare lips, just the stain and the stain with the clear gloss on top)
(I think I’ll get the most wear out of the stain and just use the gloss every so often)
You get two products for the price of one with this, a stain and a gloss. The stain looks beautiful on its own if you want a matte finish, and I much more day-time friendly look. And the gloss is actually surprisingly nice! It’s not remotely sticky and lasts really nicely.
The stain wore pretty well, there was some patchiness however it wasn’t horrendous and I did test this out quite thoroughly (going out for a meal and then drinks with friends)The formula isn’t drying either which is a problem I find in most stains like this.

Overall I don’t think I’ll get any other shades as this one suits my needs perfectly however I would recommend this if you’re looking for a long lasting colour on a budget – I do genuinely like this product and would probably pay a lot more than £3.50!

Have any of you tried E.L.F’s lip stains? What were your thoughts?
Hope this has been helpful!! x

23 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, I so want this - immediately. I love the various looks you can create - and, of course, the staying power. Great review! :)

Fro' Fashion Fairy said...

Brilliant value for money. I keep saying I will make a huge purchase from E.L.F.
Ooh brilliant natural pout to your lips too. I am tres jealous lol

Oreleona said...

i am a big elf fan! but i never believed this lipstick would last long since its so cheap, but wow!! i need to buy this!! soon!!

Roxanne said...

I'm sad that I'm damn broke right now, Elf have come up with some new products and great sales. This lipstain is definitely a must!

Lillian Funny Face said...

That colour is lovely, you have beautiful lips! I have a red one of these and quite like it but find it a little drying.

Radiant.MakeUp said...

@Fro'FashionFairy definately make an elf order if you can they have some seriously good deals & thanks, it's just getting a good camera angle!

@@Oreleona same, I didn't expect this to last as well as it did - definately one to look out for :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

Joy said...

That looks gorgeous! Love the colour and the versatility of the product. I will definitely pick with up next time I order from ELF :) xx

Ansa said...

this color looks stunning on you

SilhouetteScreams said...

Pretty colour!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Pretty! =) Haven't tried it yet. Want to!

Karen Law said...

This one looks great on you. I got one of the ELF lip stains in a baby pink colour and it barely shows up once I apply it and put the gloss part on :S

Radiant.MakeUp said...

@karen Law I find that often happens with lighter lip stains that's why I opted for a darker colour!

@ShopeN'Chomp and Ansa thank you, let me knwo if you do give it a go :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

Manon said...

I like this color.

Venus In Virgo said...

It's really pretty and ELF is very affordable. I think the color looks beautifully natural XOXO

Dani said...

So lovely !!!

Mimi said...

i've never tried elf lip stains before, but it looks good! and i love the color you picked! :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Sara.H said...

WOW! this is impressive :) thanks for the wonderful review <3

Radiant.MakeUp said...

@Venus in Virgo I wouldn't have called this natural as it is very pink but it's definately pretty!

@Mimi and Sara thanks, because it's a stain it really is very impressive - I've been wearing it constantly :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

em.me.ma said...

oh i need one! My lips are always so pale

TheMadTwins said...

Wow, that looks like wonderful lipgloss, and stays one well :)

xxx London

All Made Up said...

This looks stunning on! You'd never guess it was such an inexpensive product! :)

I love the ELF stuff but havent bought any in ages... after this post I think I'll have to have a nosy at the website ♥

Radiant.MakeUp said...

@All made up, I love the fact that this doesn't look cheap - it is definately something I'd expect to find with a higher price tag!

@em.me.ma a lip stain like this would be perfect then as it lasts ages so you don't need to worry about redoing it as you would a lipstick :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

Diane said...

awww so gorgeous!!
be following you..
hope you can drop by to my blog and follow me to join the giveaway *winks*.. i'm having a huge elf giveaway.. hope you can find it interesting though.

love,
Diane
www.mykissenmakeup.com