When placing my order with ELF Cosmetics recently I wanted to try some lip products as well as eyeshadows to see the quality of the range in different products. I decided to order a studio matte lip colour in tea rose and a studio lip conditioning balm in nice and natural as I own lots of lipsticks and lipglosses but not many different lip products and these stood out to me.
The colours look quite dark in the packaging and even in swatches but are a little more pinky in tone when you put them on which I like. I often wear brown or black smokey eye looks so a nude pink lip is perfect for a natural lip finish with a hint of pretty colour.
The matte lip colour stick in Tea rose is a gorgeous nude tone with a hint of light pink. It glides onto the lips easily despite being a matte texture and the finish is completely flat so if you aren't keen on shimmer or frost finishes then this is the product for you! I personally like glossy lips but I wanted to try something different and I enjoyed wearing a matte finish, especially with highlighted cheeks and dramatic eyes because it meant I didn't look too made up and just looked like my lips were slightly stained pink.
The texture of the lip balm is quite thick so only a small amount is needed to get colour onto the lips but it feels very comfortable once on there. It can be worn alone or over lipstick as I have done in the photo above. I have been wearing it over the matte lip colour in Tea rose because it matches really well and gives the matte colour a slight gloss finish if my lips feel dry or I want to make my lips look more plumped.
The studio matte lip colour is still on sale at £2.45 which in my opinion is an absolute bargain for a lip product which provides such a gorgeous colour! The studio conditioning lip balm is £3.50 which is very affordable and comes in a handy little pot perfect for your handbag. I am once again very impressed with this brand and its affordable products and will be placing another order with them soon.
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