Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Kiss Review

I have been desperately waiting for the monsoon as the temperature is going nuts day by day. I went out the other day after a long time and ...

I have been desperately waiting for the monsoon as the temperature is going nuts day by day. I went out the other day after a long time and decided to visit the store to buy some makeup products as I have been shopping a lot online. I spotted the Elle 18 counter and saw that they have some new lipstick launch. All my eyes could focus was on that word 'Matte' and I ended up buying two pretty shades. I have this insane addiction of matte lipsticks and when I saw the price tag, I thought 100 bucks won't hurt even if turns out average. However, I was surprised. Do you want to know why? Read on to find out more about the newest launch from Elle 18.

About Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Kiss:

• High color payoff.
• Single color lipstick (without the moisturizing core).
• Matte texture.


100 INR for 4.3 g

Shelf Life:

24 months

Ingredients List:

Not mentioned.

Directions For Use:

Pick up the lipstick and apply the color, starting at the center of the upper lip and moving outward toward one corner.

My Experience With Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Kiss:

Packaging: The packaging is the quintessential Elle 18 lipstick with the black bullet-shaped body and a plastic cap. It has the animated girl (with a little change) printed on the cap and gives a very chic look to it. The lipstick has a lightweight packaging and is easy to carry but avert from dropping it too much as it may be cracked. The twist up function works pretty well (better than the previous Elle 18 lipsticks I own). Overall, I found the packaging sweet and perfect for college goers.

Shade: The shade 'Pink Kiss' is a beautiful true pink color with a hint of mauve that gives a well-defined look to the lips. The color is devoid of shimmer which is a great thing if you ask me. The color isn't very bold or too muted – but a proper balance of both. Therefore, you can pair it up as you wish. It will be slightly noticeable for fair skin tones while for deeper ones, it may look like a mauve-pink one. When I am going out for a movie or shopping, I prefer to layer it up nicely to brighten up the face and for college I prefer to wear it muted. All in all, I have never seen such a pretty pink and surely I am in love with it.
Pigmentation: I have always hated low and average pigmentation and that is why I always stayed clear of Elle 18 lip colors as they were glossy and less pigmented. However, this one is an exception. It is very nicely pigmented and gives a proper saturation of color when applied on the lips. You just require a second swipe for evenness and it will successfully hide all the pigmentation on the lips. I love the amazing pigmentation every time I swipe it.

Texture: The texture of the lipsticks is satin smooth although they call it 'matte'. The velvet texture reminds me of the 'Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick' which has the similar satin smooth texture. It glides on the lip like butter and has a beautiful smell which fades off after application. You don't need a lip liner underneath as the color doesn't bleed at all. There is a sheen to it but overall, the texture is pretty good. It will not dry out the lips and still make a statement of matte lipstick, which is commendable.
Formula and Finish: The formula is creamy matte and hence it doesn't transfer a bit. You can prevent it by dabbing loose powder or compact on top. It neither feathers nor bleeds on the lips with the passage of time and gives a very comfortable finish. There is no gloss look but has a soft matte touch.
Staying Power: The staying power of the lipstick is around 4-5 hours and it does survive drinks. However, after lunch you will see the color fading without getting patchy or uneven and therefore, you would definitely need a touch up after a heavy meal. For a matte lipstick with a price tag of 100 bucks, this is surely one of the best things in the Indian market right now.

Pros Of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Kiss:
  • Cute and lightweight packaging.
  • The range Color Pops Matte Lipstick offers 20 beautiful shades.
  • Pink Kiss is a true pink color with mauve undertones with a balance of brightness and boldness.
  • Will suit most of the skin tones.
  • Amazingly pigmented with 2 swipes only.
  • The texture is creamy matte and glides smoothly.
  • Finish is satin matte and comfortable for dry lips.
  • Formula is gloss free.
  • Staying power is around 4-5 hours.

Cons Of Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick Pink Kiss:
  • Missing ingredients list.
  • Transfers a bit.

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Final Note:

From the beautiful pink color with an even opaque pigmentation to the creamy matte texture and commendable staying power that comes with a price tag of 100 INR, I would say this is a bomb! I would highly recommend this for everyone.


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    1. Love these satin matte finishes Lavanya :)

  2. Beautiful shade and lovely LOTD> I have been searching for this, some gorgeous shades :)

    1. Thanks a lot Swathi, do check out the shades ..they have launched some pretty good pinks this time.. :)


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