Elle18 Mauve Date: Today I will be reviewing Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date. This is the shade I often found myself comfortable in when I cannot decide what lip color I need to go for. I feel mauve lipsticks have a nice warmth in them. That is why they are able to complement the winter coldness. Elle 18 is a famous makeup brand coming from the house of Lakme. Their lip products are particularly my favorite because they offer a wider range of shades and that too on amazing price ranges. The lipstick I am reviewing today has a matte texture and comes with just Rs.100! Let’s see if this lipstick is a real bomb or not!
Details about Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date
What is it?
Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date gives high color payoff from a single stroke because of its new formulation. It last long because of its bold Matte texture. This matte has a number of vibrant and fun shades to choose from for every mood and every look.
Price- Rs.100 for 4.3gm
Shelf Life-24 months from the date of manufacturing
Sensitive Skin Alert?
My Experience with Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date
Packaging- This lipstick comes in a black plastic bullet form. The cap of the bullet has either the rounded tip or flat tip. My bullet comes with a rounded tip. The packaging is quite sturdy and the shutting mechanism of the bullet is quite secure. The only con is that the ingredient list is not mentioned. The name of the shade is mentioned on the bottom side of the packaging. If you store the lip color upside down, you can easily identify the shade you are looking for.
Shade, Pigmentation & Texture- Mauve Date is a pinkish mauve with warm tones. The shade is not of the neutral category but it has a muted appearance. This shade can be worn in workplaces too. The shade gives opaque coverage. It will fare Indian complexions really well. The pigmentation is remarkable with this lipstick. It shows up in just one swipe. It gives a completely opaque finish in 2 swipes. This lipstick has a smooth and creamy texture. The application is easy and no need for tugging or hard rubbing. It gives a creamy semi-matte finish to the lips. It never gets completely matte. It does not dry out my lips.
Staying Power- This lipstick stays put for 4-5 hours on humid days. In winter the staying power increases up to 6-7 hours without meals. Due to the semi-matte texture, it transfers but not too much. It fades with drinks. If you take heavy meal putting this lippy on, the central part of your lips will have no color left but the corners will be left with hints of tint.
Experience- The shade Mauve Date is a pretty shade of muted purple pink. It is a wearable shade and it goes with neutral eye makeup looks really well. This one is a great option to try your hands at purple lipsticks. Those who shy away from darker lip colors will find it a comfortable shade. This shade goes with both Indian and western outfits. The texture of this lipstick is moisturizing. I do not need a lip balm under it. It does not dry down over time so there is no chance of getting cracked lips from it. It does not accumulate in the creases of the lips as well. But, if you are looking for a lipstick that gives you powdery matte effect, then this might not be your favorite.
Overall Performance of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date
- Moisturizing semi-matte formula
- Intense color pay-off
- Muted pinky mauve shade
- Does not dry out lips
- Does not cling to the creases of lips
- Looks pretty in Indian skin tones
- Staying power is satisfactory
- Transferring problem is there
- Cannot survive meals
- Ingredient list not mentioned
- Not a pure matte shade
Would I Repurchase or Recommend?
Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Mauve Date is a pretty muted mauve lipstick with a semi-matte finish. It has intense pigmentation, staying power is satisfactory and it does not dry out the lips. It is a good deal for Rs.100. So, I am planning to explore more shades from this range. If you are looking for a pocket-friendly wearable purple-mauve then this one is a must-try!