I bought two of the e.l.f Mineral Lipsticks a while back from Nonpareil Boutique, and after oohing and aahing over them for a minute or so, they were chucked in the fridge with all of my other lipsticks and pretty much forgotten about. I happened across them last week while looking for something else, so I thought it was time to bring them out and give them a run through.
For some reason I've really been into nudes lately, which are not normally my thing. Just like the neutral eyeshadows I've been using almost exclusively for the last month or so, nude lipsticks are a great "lazy" makeup. You can just swipe it on and look like someone owns you. The e.l.f Mineral Lipsticks are pretty cheap - $5.25 from Nonpareil (which is the only place that ships e.l.f. internationally, as far as I know).
The two colours I bought are called Pouty Petal and Nicely Nude, and though they look different in the tubes, they look very similar on the lips, and you probably don't need to own both of them. But hey, there's no such thing as too many lipsticks, right?
This is Noodles holding them up outside in natural light (the picture at the beginning of this post was taken with a flash in my bedroom, which tends to be quite dark). Check out the nail polish - reminds me of that little mushroom thing in Mario Kart! Nicely Nude is on the left, and Pouty Petal is on the right. It was a really overcast day when I took these pictures, and my house - which is one of those single front terrace houses that doesn't have a lot of windows is dark at the best of times, so I couldn't get any really good swatch pics. This was the best I could do:
This was taken indoors with a flash. That's Pouty Petal on the left, and Nicely Nude on the right. I think... man, these colours are similar! Noodles also modelled both for me. She's such a little trooper!
Pouty Petal in natural outside light:
Nicely Nude in natural outside light:
The lipsticks feel nice and smooth, and apply easily, though as you can see they tend to show up the lines in your mouth, especially Nicely Nude, so if your lips are not perfect, you need a lip balm underneath. They don't last a huge amount of time, but that's never a factor for me - I've yet to find a lipstick that doesn't wear off my lips within an hour or so.
There isn't really anything outstanding about these lipsticks, but there's nothing terrible about them either. They're certainly not a must have, but they're nice enough to add to one's collection.
Lol, that was a bit of a nothing review, wasn't it? Has anyone tried these lipsticks? What did you think of them?