About Elle 18 Color Boost Lipsticks: With its special dual core lipstick format, Elle 18 Color Boost gives you 6 hours of non-stop lip colour! Enjoy its creamy, soft texture enriched with extra moisturising cocoa butter in 10 amazing shades. Pout non-stop with Color Boost’s non-stop lip drama!

Growing up, Elle 18 used to be the one brand my mother would not mind me buying products from. I still remember buying a lipstick from them at the age of 15, and it was the first lipstick I bought for  myself. I think it was called Pomegranate Pie, and was a stunning shade of deep berry pink (I think it is still there in their Color Pop series), and I loved using that, along with their nail polishes.

Elle 18 is known for its cool colours and youth-oriented design, targeted at the young market who wants to have fun. In the spirit, I have found the shades that this brand offers to be both reasonably priced and visually appealing, and today, I will be reviewing two lipsticks from the brand.

The new Elle 18 Color Boost lipsticks come in a black and fuchsia pink casing, which is fun and quirky. If you look closely, you would see that the lipstick has two layers – the outer layer and an inner, deeper core colour. The two colours are Blonde Pink and Hyper Orange, and no points in guessing which one is which. The Blonde Pink shade is a nice, pretty pink with shimmers, while the Hyper Orange shade is a pretty, peachy orange. Both shades are semi-opaque, even after two or three swipes, and does not provide full coverage. However, they are pretty creamy, and smell strongly of cocoa butter, which the brand advertises.

On application, the Blonde Pink shade was much more even than the orange one, and I loved how the shimmers, which looks like a lot on the swatch, actually looked pretty nice on my lips. I am iffy about the Hyper Orange shade, because it sat quite unevenly on my lips. Both lipsticks, after a while, emphasized the lines of my lips, but they did not dry out my lips, which is a big point. Hyper Orange did bleed a bit, though. The lasting power for both lipsticks were not long, and reapplication is a must after a meal.

Overall, for a budget lipstick brand, the shades are very nice and they hydrate my lips well. The scent of cocoa butter makes me want to lick my lips, but thankfully, these do not taste sweet (because it would have been a bad thing if they did), and they are good for those who are looking for a nice lipstick which would look good, and not break the bank.

Disclaimer: Product sent by the brand. 

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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