I’m not a big red lip wearer but I like to venture out sometimes and go bold! Since I’m not so much into reds I like to get them cheap, very cheap, in order to just play around with them. As you may know I already love my ELF Matte Lip Color and this shade is no exception. They apply smoothly, have just enough sheen and last for quite a while. I also love the slim pencil form which makes them easy to apply and get sharp lines without using an extra lip liner.
So when I say red, I mean red. Like, pink & blue based cherry red. It’s really amazing the pigmentation that comes out of this little $3 lipstick.
This shade is a bit more glossy than the other ELF Matte Lip Color, but in a red I like that. It applies so smoothly and evenly but has a slight greasiness to the texture that you have to be careful not to smudge, it isn’t as waxy as many lipsticks. It wears a long time and leaves a slight stain behind on the lips, so even after the glossy finish has warn off you’re left with a beautifully red-stained pout. (It also stains your arms/hands, note to anyone swatching haha).
The pigmentation really is amazing, I cant get over it. If feels nice on the lips, not drying at all and doesn’t flake or bleed throughout the day. If you’re looking for an outstanding red lip that will really turn some heads, look no further than this little $3 number! And stock up on some other colours while you’re there, they are all amazing!