Many of you been asking which is one brand of lipstick that I would suggest for a beginner, who is taking baby steps into the magical world of makeup. When I say beginner, I mean to say the one who wants to apply lipsticks but not sure whether she will be able to carry it or not. Thus she is not willing to spend more on a lipstick which she might not use in long run.
So, only best and a budget friendly brand I can come up with is, Elle 18.
I have multiple lipsticks from this brand. Mostly reds, pinks and peach. I am gonna swatch them for you in this post. Check out why I love this brand so much.
Between there are multiple ranges available in this brand’s lipsticks. There are matte and other finishing. But I love this range more.
What Product Claims:
Dual core lipstick format.
Extra moisturizing with cocoa butter and jojoba oil.
Creamy smooth and soft texture.
Rich color pay off.
Attractive pop Colors.
There are 19 shades available. Yes nineteen varieties of colors to choose from. Wanna know the shades??? Check them out here.
Shade I own:
Pretty Peach (Shade number 43):
This is a light peach colored lipstick. Definitely my favorite among all other Elle 18 lipsticks I own. It looks so natural on lips, looks super feminine.
If you are hesitant to try out reds or pinks, this is definitely the one for you. You will feel comfortable enough to carry this on daily basis to work place or to colleges as well.
Pinken (Shade Number 31):
This shade is a mixture of pink and red. If you love red lipsticks but not so confident enough, go for this one.
Rosy Blush (Shade Number 27):
This is a cherry red shade. Always dream of or at least thought of trying out a red shade on your lips??? Try this. You just have to spend 100 INR to fulfill that thought of yours.
100 INR for 4.3 ml. I told you it is budget friendly..!!!
It comes in a small and cute black lipstick bullet, with the brand name written in Pink. A cartoon sketch of a gothic look(at least I find her gothic) gal is something which we can’t miss. Cute because they are not like other lipstick bullets which are lean or narrow. These are a kind of chubby. Look at them.
They are tiny and perfect to carry around in your purse or hand bags. Thus they can be a good travel companion.
You might be thinking they all look alike in terms of packing. How to differentiate the shade without opening them??? Well, there is a sticker at the bottom with the shade name and number written on it. Which makes easy to pick the particular shade.
These cuties are buttery soft. Glides really well.
A smooth and shiny finish.
They smell like bubble gums. Yes they do. haha
Are these Moisturizing???
Yesss. If you can see there are two layers. Outer colored layer and inner colorless layer which seems to be the cocoa butter and jojoba oil. Umm inner layer was colourless when they were new. Now they look like that of their outer shade, for obvious reasons.
Are they transfer proof???
Umm. No. They do transfer. But it will be mean if we start expecting so much by paying so less. I mean no matter what lipstick you choose, there is still chance that do transfer. These tiny little things are not any exception. Hence not a con for me.
The shiny finish slowly fades as and when you eat or drink food. The tint still remains for good amount of 5 to 6 hours. Not bad huun.
Why These are Good???
- Budget Friendly.
- Shiny finish.
- Travel friendly packing.
- Smells good. haha
- Good staying power, at least for the price we are paying.
What could have been better???
Transfer proof. But as I said not a con for me.
Mygirlypedia Rating: 5/5
I have also made a quick video for it.
So girlies, I hope now you know which brand to start with if you want to build a lipstick empire like me. haha.
Do try out and let me know your take on this.
Hope you found this useful for your haul.