Today’s review is going to be about Elle 18 Color Pops 30 Cinnamon Bun Lipstick. This was one of my first purchases from Elle 18. Elle 18 as a brand has always been there to cheer the beginners in their makeup journey. This budget friendly brand, which is a sister concern of Lakme, has a huge collection of color cosmetics that helped my way in the makeup world. Even after all my teen years and half of my 20s whenever this brand launches anything new I am always there to grab those. Let’s move to the review to find how this lipstick fared my medium pigmented lips.
Details about Elle 18 Color Pops 30 Cinnamon Bun Lipstick
What is it?
The Color Pops range is vibrant as well as funky. You can expect a blast of color with nourishing indulgence with Elle 18 Color Pops Lip Color! The cocoa butter and jojoba oil provide soft, supple and luscious lips with an intense color. Soon you will be an owner of supple and luscious lips with a blast of color.
Price- Rs.100 for 4.3ml
Shelf Life-30 months from the date of packaging
Sensitive Skin Alert?
My Experience with Elle 18 Color Pops 30 Cinnamon Bun Lipstick
Packaging– This lipstick comes in a black plastic bullet packaging with a cute graffiti of a girl. The twist-in bullet is very sleek, study and never opens up its own. The lipstick has a shea butter enriched lip balm core to make the lipstick more moisturizing. Overall I find the lipstick to be very travel-friendly and easy to use.
Fragrance– This lipstick has a light floral smell. The fragrance is quite common with the Color Pops range lipsticks from Elle 18. The smell does not bother me and stays more or less an hour after application.
Shade- Cinnamon Bun is a brownish nude shade. The shade makes up a perfect MLBB shade for lighter skin tones. For darker lips, this shade will look like a brownish tinted lip balm.
Texture & Finish- The texture of the lipstick is smooth, quite creamy and moisturizing. The nourishing capability comes from the balmy core of this lipstick. This product gives a creamy finish more like a budget lip gloss.
Pigmentation- Frankly speaking, this lipstick is not that good in terms of pigmentation. It gives very sheer coverage even after 2-3 swipes. For my medium pigmented lips the coverage is medium but I don’t think it will cover up the natural pigmentation of dark lips.
Staying Power- This lipstick stays on my lips for 2-3 hours. It does not survive meals or even drinks. It is not a transfer-proof product.
Experience- I am a fan of subtle makeup looks for everyday purposes. That is why my collection homes a number of nude lipsticks. Elle 18 Color Pops 30 Cinnamon Bun Lipstick is one of them. It gives creamy finish which is best when you have dry lips like mine. The days when I am not into vibrant red or pink lip balms I go for this brownish lip color. 2-3 swipes of this lip color give me desired finish. This lip color has a nice yellowish undertone which enhances the natural pigmentation of my lips rather than providing opaque coverage. Just like any other lip balm, I need to reapply it sometimes but that also increases the moisturizing power. This shade looks good for daytime looks; I never use it for night time. It feels too sheer for party looks. It keeps my lips moisturized all day and my pouts look plump.
Overall Performance of Elle 18 Color Pops 30 Cinnamon Bun Lipstick
I find Elle 18 Color Pops 30 Cinnamon Bun Lipstick is a sheer coverage moisturizing lipstick with subtle brown-nude pigment. This budget lipstick can compete with any tinted lip balm in terms of coverage, finish, colour-payoff and staying power.
- Nice brownish nude suits all skin tone
- Very moisturizing & has balmy core
- Gives glossy finish
- Floral smell
- Staying power is low
- Pigmentation is sheer
- Transfers easily
- Full ingredient list not mentioned
Would I Repurchase or Recommend?
I will recommend Elle 18 Color Pops 30 Cinnamon Bun Lipstick to someone who likes moisturizing sheer finish nude lipsticks for everyday purpose, college or workplace. Someone who is just starting off with lipsticks will find it a nice shade. I already have a number of such shades on my collection so currently, I am not planning to get another one of the same shade. I am going to try another shade from this range.