Curious: E.L.F. Studio Lip Stain in Fashionista and Red Carpet

As if I don't have enough, eh?

I purchased the E.L.F. Studio Lip Stain out of curiousity when DamnVixen asked me if it in someway resemble the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. So of course, I just had to try it out.

This one reminds of Cover Girl's Outlast Lip Shine.

I'm sorry to those who plan to buy this but this is probably one of those posts that didn't quite reach the usual addiction rating. Although I don't hate the ELF Studio Lip Stain, I don't entirely love it either.

ELF Studio Lip Stain is a very opaque lip cream when applied. That alone can easily be a reason for anyone to pick this up. The color selection either isn't so bad. It goes on very smooth on the lips and the gloss has a nice texture that it gives a nice sheen on top of the color.

Long wearing though? Yes, until your next meal that is and you'll get around it!

Unfortunately, I've tried Red Carpet and tested it and it didn't quite fare as I thought it would. The color transfer on glass, spoon and fork was a bit disappointing. It was easily wiped off when I dabbed my lips with tissue and all I was left with was a lip stain. Maybe that's why they called it as Lip Stain.

I suggest waiting quite a while like 10 or more minutes before applying the gloss over the lip color. I think the gloss blends itself with the lip shade that it breaks it down that makes it emollient again... or any sort of moisture breaks the stain down that causes it to transfer. Sad, really.

As for whether it dries out the lips, it does. But no news there since most long wearing lip products I've tried dries out my lips. The only one that doesn't is the CoverGirl Lip Perfection.

I got the shades in Fashionista and Red Carpet

ELF Studio Lip Stain product description

Fashionista | Red Carpet

Fashionista is an almost like a barbie-pink shade that is most becoming on fair skin. I love the texture and how it gives me that light pink lips.

Red Carpet is bright red lip shade that reminds me of NYX Soft Matte Lipstick in Amsterdam but a bit lighter. It really is a very pretty color.

The gloss has a thin texture compared to other lip glosses I've tried. Not that lasting tough and a bit cheaply made.

Sponge tip applicator is passable enough to apply the color.

Fashionista | Red Carpet

Fashionista | Red Carpet

Red Carpet (alone)

Red Carpet + Gloss

Fashionista (alone)

Fashionista + Gloss

My verdict is that if you're into nice matte and glossy lip shades, this is something you can check out. But don't expect that it will deliver a long lasting shade. It's going to fade after your next meal. But I guess you can put up with the lip stain it'll leave if ever you don't have time to retouch.

So yeah, this sort of resembles the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams but I find that NYX is a little less drying and much easier to apply than the ELF Studio Lip Stain. Meaning, it's easier to correct application mistake with the NYX Soft Mattes than with the ELF Studio Lip Stain. As for the lasting power, ELF lasts a bit longer. The stain that they both leave are almost the same. NYX Soft Mattes are easier to remove though. Lastly, ELF has did sort of tight feel against my lip while NYX is softer through and through. :)

Oh! And do check the tubes before purchasing since my Red Carpet was sort of leaking at it opening when laid down flat on my vanity. Not a good sight.

Yeah, so I just really like the shades and texture but this is in away compare to the love I have for my NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I've sure you'd find others who think differently.

As least, i got to satisfy my curiosity. :)  

ELF Studio Lip Stain (Php249.50) at ELF Counters located at the beauty sections of Department Stores. I got mine at Robinsons Department Store.

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  1. elf studio (except their mascara) is the bomb ☺♥ and if you're buying in very few quantities like just a couple of items, their prices are reasonable, but buying in bulk, then i'd much prefer to order fr their site fr the states LOL.
    these lippies are so pretty on you, compared with the just bitten fr revlon, how does this fair?

  2. sayang naman na you didn't like it much it looks good on your lips pa naman. well, some products work, some doesn't and sometimes they just look good. thanks for the review shen! :)


  3. Ganda ng colors on you! But I am a sucker for anything PINK!



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