Friday, 29 October 2010

Reviewed: Elf Lipstick in Fantasy

What they say....
"Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips"

What I say....

Packaging The lippy is packaged in a glossy silver tube whilst the inner tube is see-through which looks quite funky. My only qualm with the packaging is that the twist mechanism is really flimsy and loose and so the lipstick can easily move up inside the tube even when the lid is on. As you'll see from the pics the top of the lipstick bullet is flattened off which is the result of it getting squished against the lid whilst in my bag :( A quick scan of other reviews suggests this is a design flaw with all of these lippies, rather than just a one off.

Product Fantasy appears to be a mid- brown shade in the website piccies and in the tube but as you will see, it comes out as more of a nude pink/brown on me. According to the elf site it is unscented but a quick sniff suggests otherwise - it smells really sweet and sugary but not in an unpleasant way.

Results This lippy applies really well - it has a smooth, creamy consistency and feels moisturising on the lips - no dryness here. Its also easily buildable - a quick swipe gives a lovely wash of colour but it can also be layered up for a stronger look. The only downside is that its not a particularly long-lasting formula and I found myself having to reapply quite a few times throughout the day...although it applies so nicely that I actually didn't mind!

Price £1.50

Would I repurchase? Yes definitely - I can't wait to try the other shades but at they moment they are all out of stock...guess its a good sign if they're being snapped up!

Would I recommend? Yes just take care with the packaging or you will have one mashed-up lippy in no time.

Until next time,

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