Lately I received a coupon from eyelipsface for free delivery. Of course I decided to benefit from that and placed an order. I wanted to try something out, and went searching for swatches for different products. I was very much surprised to find the beautiful swatches for the ELF lipsticks, especially because they’re not expensive at all. I liked a lot of lipsticks and decided to order them all. I am so glad I did! Because I think that these are the best budget lippies and I truly think that I’ve discovered a treasure!
Packaging and design: 5 out of 10.
Ok, let’s be frank: the packaging is awful! I am sure the plastic will break soon. Some of the lipsticks were already broken in their packaging when I received them. Yeah, these are definitely not Chanel or YSL ones (oh yeah those have gorgeous packaging). But guess what? I don’t care and it doesn’t matter because for the price of 1 Chanel lipstick I can buy the whole ELF Essentials Lipstick line 2 times and I’ll still have the change!
So the ELF lipsticks come in this kind of carton packaging. Do you see that the packaging is actually unequal? They’re all of different lengths:
Here’s what the backside of the packaging says:
The lipsticks themselves do have the same kind of cheap plastic packaging (except for one where as you can see the letters are printed upside down):
Texture: 9 out of 10.
What really is great about these lipsticks is their texture. It is smooth, neither oily nor dry, just perfect. It applies nicely on the lips. These lipsticks are not long-lasting but that’s ok. They also have a light berry smell, can be annoying but it’s ok with me.
Here are all of my ELF lippies together:
All the swatches together:
ELF Lipstick Captivating.
This is a soft peachy coral.
ELF Lipstick Flirtatious.
This is a lovely bright bubblegum pink.
ELF Lipstick Sociable.
This is a nice bright berry pink.
ELF Lipstick Seductive.
This is a pinkish coral.
ELF Lipstick Gypsy.
This is an intense raspberry pink.
ELF Lipstick Classy.
This is a blue-based pink.
I think these lipstick are great for their price! I mean, they do have some serious issues with the packaging. And like the half of them came already smashed but oh well, I can’t complain especially because they all look really lovely on me. I’ve enjoyed wearing them a lot. I can’t even say which one is my favorite. I think this spring I’ll wear Flirtatious a lot, it’s so pretty! But the rest are nice, too.