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I want to be able to pull off a sexy blood red (sounds morbid!) on my lips. But because I’m not used to that much color on my lips yet, I feel kind of weird and out of place when I have that red on. I’m slowly working up to it! For now, I feel most comfortable with sheer washes and pinks. But one day – just one day – you’ll definitely see me with lips colored with a vibrant red hue! I promise!
Until then… Today’s lip color is e.l.f. Pink Lemonade Luscious Liquid Lipstick. I believe it’s a pretty-new line because the last time I was stalking – erm, I mean browsing – their site, I didn’t see it. I purchased it on my most recent elf Cosmetics haul. Unfortunately, I only got two colors from the line. I say “unfortunately” because I’m really liking this product. I haven’t tried the other color yet, but Pink Lemonade is awesome!
Update: OK. So this line isn’t new. I just haven’t been checking out their lip section thoroughly enough. Hahah. I know better and will scour their entire site next time. Thanks, Poetic Realist. 😛
e.l.f. Pink Lemonade Luscious Liquid Lipstick Swatches & Pictures
- √ Long-lasting color & moisture
√ Wearable color
- Name: e.l.f. Pink Lemonade Luscious Liquid Lipstick
- Amount: 0.05oz or 1.5g
- What I Paid: $1 USD
- Price Per Unit: $20/oz or $0.67/g
- Other Colors Available: Baby Lips, Bark, Maple Sugar, Caramel Candy, Brownie Points, Cherry Tart, Rubby Slipper, Perfect Pink, Raspberry, Strawberry
- Where to Buy: elf website, Target, K-mart, some drugstores, some big-box stores
- Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Polybutene, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxides(CI 77499), Red No. 7 Calcium Lake(CI 15850:1), Red No. 6 Barium Lake(CI 15850:2), Blue No.1 Aluminum Lake(CI 42090:2), Red No.40 Aluminum Lake(CI 16035), Red No.27 Aluminum Lake(CI 45410:2)
elf Pink Lemonade Liquid Lipstick Review
elf Pink Lemonade Liquid Lipstick is a rosy pink that’s not too bright and not too dark. It adds a very natural hue to the lips. I think anyone with any skin tone can pull this off. It has a beautiful sheen that’s not super glossy or super blinding.
I hate some pinks that make your teeth look yellow (even if they aren’t). Pink Lemonade won’t contrast against your teeth too much to create a yellowish effect.
Scent & Taste
Pink Lemonade Luscious Liquid Lipstick by elf smells a little minty and feels like it when you apply it, too. It says on the site that the scent is Vanilla Mint, but I don’t really get the vanilla part. Either way, it doesn’t smell bad – it’s kind of pleasant.
I always talk about the taste when it comes to a lip product. I don’t eat lipsticks! But your tongue is so close to your lips – you’re bound to get a taste. Good to know: this product doesn’t taste like anything at all so you won’t get a disgusting taste at the back of your throat after you lick your lips.
Consistency & Feel on the Lips
I would describe e.l.f. Pink Lemonade Liquid Lipstick as a cross between a lipstick and lip gloss. It glides on like a gloss, but with a slightly thicker consistency like a lipstick.
It’s not heavy, although it feels just a bit tacky on. Like if you smack your lips together, you can feel them sticking a bit to each other.
I wouldn’t say that this feels super moisturizing, but it doesn’t dry out my lips. If you have super-dry lips, you might want to wear a lip balm underneath as this won’t soften them. It does, however, provide a little bit of hydration.
Application & Applicator
I like the thin applicator of elf Pink Lemonade Luscious Liquid Lipstick, just not how long it is. It measures in at 5”, kind of unnecessary. I think the mechanism that pushes the product out can be shortened by at least 1.5”.
After I first uncapped my Pink Lemonade Liquid Lipstick by elf, I was doubtful about the sponge applicator. I was wrong! I really like the sponge at the top because it creates a smooth application and helps the product glide on evenly.
When you use it for the first time, you have to click 15-20 times before any product comes out. I actually wondered if mine was broken because nothing was coming out for the longest time! After the first time, I usually click it about 4 times to get the right amount of product on the sponge.
Pink Lemonade Liquid Lipstick by e.l.f. surprised me in this. I don’t usually put a thick layer on, just a thin enough to add color to my lips. I can get it to stay on for 3+ hours if I don’t eat or drink anything.
Final Verdict: 9.6/10
Wheeeeeeee! This product makes me happy. Why, oh, why didn’t I get more colors? It’s only a dollar. I can’t remember the last time I paid just a dollar for a lipstick that has such great qualities.
What’s your favorite lip color to wear? Do you have a go-to lipstick brand? Have you tried elf Luscious Liquid Lipsticks?