Elf Matte Lip Color in Coral (Review)

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Elf Matte Lip Color in Coral, £3.75 Elf website

If you follow me on twitter (@lebeautygirl), you may have seen me tweet about placing a cheeky little Elf order when they were offering 50% off everything. It had been a while since I bought anything from Elf so I was excited to open the box full of goodies. Don’t worry, I’ll be doing separate reviews of everything I got to let you know if it’s worth buying or not. First off, the Matte Lip Color is Coral.

Elf Matte Lip Color is a jumbo sized lip pencil from Elf’s studio line. It’s super pigmented and according to Elf, it contains Vitamins A, C and E which moisturises and hydrates the lips. When I first tried it on, I thought it was a little bit drying on my lips and it enhanced my dry patches. On the bright side, I was pleasantly surprised by its pigmentation and lasting power; it doesn’t come off easily and it survived a few cups of tea (always a good sign!).

Elf Matte Lip Color in Coral

As the name suggests, ‘Coral’ is a lovely coral-pink shade that on my lips looks like a very natural ‘my lips but better’ kind of colour. I’ve included a picture of my lips with no lipstick on so you can compare and see how pigmented they are naturally. I have quite pinky-red lips, so the Lip Colors will look different on you if your lips more or less pigmented than mine.

Overall, I’m happy with the Elf Matte Lip Color in Coral and I can see myself wearing this a lot as an everyday lipstick or for an evening look if I want to play down the lips a bit. It’s highly pigmented and long lasting, but be careful if you have dry lips, as it does cling on to dry patches; I recommend exfoliating your lips and applying a clear lip balm before putting on the Matte Lip Color.

What do you think of Elf’s Matte Lip Color in Coral? Have you tried any other shades? I’d love to hear which ones are your favourites :)

  • Product: Elf Matte Lip Color in Coral
  • Availability: Elf website
  • Price: £3.75 (use  code ‘INDEMAND50’ to get 50% off everything on orders over £30 until 16/07/12)

Au revoir!




  1. 14 July 2012 / 11:13 am

    I haven’t tried any of these ELF matte lip colours but this colour is gorgeous! It’s unfortunate that it isn’t so hydrating xx

  2. 14 July 2012 / 12:45 pm

    Yeah, the colour is beautiful, but just a tiny bit drying. Maybe a lip balm would have done the trick! xx

  3. Jennifer Lower
    14 July 2012 / 1:42 pm

    I love love love this. For such a good price too! xx


  4. 14 July 2012 / 1:55 pm

    I have Coral, Praline, and Tea Rose and wear them all the time. Great coverage, long lasting on the lips, and comfortable. You can apply gloss over them for a shiny look, if you don’t want the matte finish. I love them.

  5. KatHorrocksMUA
    14 July 2012 / 3:20 pm

    I really want to try these, but I’m not always a fan of mattes. I think for the price they’re really good quality, like most stuff in the ELF Studio line :) I’ll probably pick one of these up in the future at some point x

  6. Shang J
    14 July 2012 / 5:09 pm

    This looks really nice, especially because I am a matte lip colour fan! :)

  7. 14 July 2012 / 5:44 pm

    Yeah, that’s the thing about Elf, it’s so affordable and good quality :) x

  8. 14 July 2012 / 5:47 pm

    I also bought Tea Rose but was a bit disappointed with the actual colour on the lips. It came out quite purple/lilac-ish! The quality is outstanding, but I’ll probably do what you said and try them with a gloss over, maybe it won’t look to flakey on my lips :) x

  9. 14 July 2012 / 5:48 pm

    I don’t mind mattes, but I don’t like it when they are too drying on the lips. But like you said, for the price, you can’t really go wrong :) I’ll do what Lisa said down below and try them with a gloss over the top :) x

  10. 14 July 2012 / 5:48 pm

    Mattes can look stunning if applying properly, can’t they? :) x

  11. 14 July 2012 / 10:18 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour, love mattes X

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