Budget Beauty Banger! A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 5, 2015

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Brand Name: ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour

Colour: Rich Red

Price: £2.50

Lipcote Rating: 4.3 / 5

ELF (Eyes Lips Face) is a relatively new beauty brand launched in 2004, who have built a reputation for great products to suit even the smallest of budgets…

We chose the Studio Matte Lip Colour pencil in Rich Red, which is, as the name would suggest, a gorgeous intense red shade. It’s a jumbo pencil, so not as thin as a lip liner, but being in pencil form it still gives great precision for application, something that’s vital with a colour this bold. Surprisingly it’s very creamy and soft, which makes it really easy to work with, and the pigmentation is excellent, meaning that you get colour true to the pencil in one even layer. It also twists up like a classic lipstick, so you don’t need to sharpen it. The packaging is a little on the plasticky side, but for this price, and a product that works so well, we’re really not fussed! Plus, we worked out we could buy all the colours in this range put together for less than some of the luxury brands would cost us for just one lippie!

Overall we’re really impressed with this fantastic budget find, and it’s definitely earnt its place in our festival makeup bag to be carted around everywhere with us this summer! As usual for your chance to win it, plus a Lipcote, enter via the Competitions App on our Facebook page!

Love, Lipcote x