ELF Matte Lip Color + Moisturizing Lipstick Review

ELF Matte Lip Colour & Moisturizing Lipstick Review

Last week I blogged about my e.l.f haul that arrived in the mail. I ordered so many items for such a low price and I was over the moon when my big box full of products arrived. I was the most excited for the ELF matte lip colour crayons I ordered, though who am I kidding I was excited for everything!

I don’t see e.l.f. in many of our drugstores in Canada. I finally found an e.l.f. shelf the other day in Old Navy, and it was completely empty. There were maybe two products left on it. Website orders are the way to go, if you missed my haul post you can check it out here along with all the awesome freebies I got with it!

ELF Matte Lip Colours

Matte Lip Color

Some products have these ridiculous long names that don’t even really tell you what the product is but this doesn’t mess around with fancy marketing words. It comes in seventeen different shades at the moment and retails for $3 each! I ordered two different shades, Catwalk Orange and Rich Red. It comes as a long stick instead of a typical lipstick tube. The product dispenses when you twist the bottom.

ELF Matte Lip Colour & Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches

From top to bottom: Catwalk Orange, Rich Red, Party In the Buff

I looove Catwalk Orange. It isn’t really “orange”, it’s more of a peachy-apricot type shade. It’s so gorgeous! The red isn’t bright enough to be considered bold which I’m totally okay with because it makes it a wearable shade for every day.


  • Pigmentation is great!
  • Simple packaging
  • The product itself has a thinner tip so it’s a lot easier to apply evenly and accurately  than normal lipsticks, especially on the top lip.
  • Doesn’t transfer much
  • Matte. I know it looks shiny in the swatch but that was just my lighting being weird.


  • Longevity is not as good as it could be. I need to reapply every 2-3 hours, especially after eating
  • Dryness. I need to apply a lip balm underneath  and sometimes on top or else I go crazy from the dryness

Verdict: 4/5
It’s not Mac, but come on, an ELF matte lip colour crayon costs three dollars! I expected less than I got for what I paid and was pleasantly surprised. The sticks are pigmented and gorgeous and very wearable for everyday use. Also e.l.f. is cruelty free.

ELF Moisturizing Lipstick Review

Moisturizing Lipstick 

I received the Moisturizing lipstick as part of a freebie set of six items for spending over $25. They always seems to have free sets available so it’s a good deal! I got the shade Party in the Buff which is a peachy nude. As I said I don’t have very many nude lipsticks so I was happy with the color. To be honest I didn’t really find this any more moisturizing than other lipsticks I’ve tried. It wasn’t as dry as the matte lip colors, but when moisturizing is in the name I kind of expected more (but how much can I really expect from a $3 product right??)


  • Great Pigmentation
  • Applies smoothly
  • $3


  • Not as moisturizing as expected
  • Longevity It lasted a few hours before I needed touchups
  • Cakes around dry skin on your lips.

Verdict: 3/5
I’m not as impressed with this one. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to repurchase this lipstick. I’d definitely choose the Matte lip colors over this. I can’t complain too much since this is only $3 and I will probably use it from time to time to switch things up.

Have you tried either of these products? Thanks for reading, please remember to like/follow/comment, I love hearing from you guys! 



  1. January 27, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    What is your theme?

    • January 27, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much 😊 I’m currently using the free Adele theme, I just customized it a bit to change the colour scheme

  2. January 27, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I love your blog! x

  3. May 27, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I love their matte lip colors! I just hauled some recently as well and got a few(:

    • May 27, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      I really like them too! Which ones did you get?

  4. May 27, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    i have always wanted to try elf, this just gave me even more temptation to try some new products! xx

    • May 27, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      You can’t go wrong for how cheaply priced the products are, I’ve been wearing the Catwalk Orange almost everyday since I got it!

      • May 27, 2016 / 1:47 pm

        Its very cheap! I have heard the brand is good! X

        • May 27, 2016 / 1:51 pm

          This is my first time trying it and I must say I’m impressed 🙂

          • May 27, 2016 / 1:56 pm

            aw awesome! i guess i’ll try! x do you have instagram? x

          • May 27, 2016 / 1:57 pm

            Yeah I do! My username is Classycatsbox

          • May 27, 2016 / 1:58 pm

            awesome! mine is : jessiet_xox
            feel free to follow me, i follow back xxx

          • May 27, 2016 / 2:01 pm

            Thanks! Followed 🙂

  5. sinsandsparklesblog
    May 27, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Really want to try these!!

    • May 27, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      It’s so worth it, I would totally pay more than $3 for the Matte lipsticks now that I’ve tried them!

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