Wednesday, February 1, 2012

ELF Mineral Lipsticks Swatches

I've decided to dedicate a post to these good lipsticks from ELF because they deserve it. Why? 
- Good pigmentation 
- Hydrating and moisturizing formula 
- Good staying power 
- Good price (5$ each) 
Moreover they have got a pretty good INCI, don't you believe it? Let's analyze it together: 
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ceresin Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Paraffin Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Ve),Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Retinyl Palmitate (Va), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).  

As you can see it contains four different vegetable oils, a little bit of shea butter and vitamine E, not bad at all for a 'drugstore lipstick'. 

Here you have the swatches of the shades I own:

1- Party Pink 
2- Nicely Nude 
3- Natural Nymph 
4- Runway Pink 
5- Ripe Rose 
6- Cheerful Cherry  

NOTES: as you can see, there is not much difference between the shades number 1 and 2 and the number 3 is really clear, I wouldn't recommend it to very pale skintones in order to avoid the 'death effect'. 
My favorites? Nicely Nude and Cheerful Cherry, the only two shades that I'd recommend for real. 

Hasta pronto Guapas! 

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