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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Product Review: e.l.f. Studio Lip Stain in Red Carpet

Hello everyone!! 

I was walking around looking for some cosmetics to buy when I saw this lip stain from e.l.f.. The saleslady talked me into buying it. She said that even after eating, the lip stain stayed on her lips. 

I decided to buy it and try it for myself. It claims that this lip stain achieves full coverage that lasts for hours. I picked the shade Red Carpet because it's red and I thought it's the perfect test-color. 

e.l.f. Studio Lip Stain in Red Carpet
This is what it looks like in its box. It costs P249.75 and you get 6ml of product. 

This is what the actual product looks like. On one end is the lip stain, on the other end is a clear gloss. 

If you are familiar with NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream, they have very similar texture. It's very soft and very pigmented. It says on the box that you have to allow it to dry for a matte finish. It takes about 2-3 minutes for it to dry and it's completely matte. I suggest that when you apply this, be extremely careful because it's really hard to remove once it's dry. 

Time check: 5:18pm

I only applied one coat of lip stain and you can really tell that it's highly pigmented. It's feels a bit dry. I know a lot of people don't really like the feel of matte lips  but I have to say that it's quite comfortable and easy to wear. It also didn't settle on the cracks of my lips. I didn't use the gloss since I really want to test the lip stain and I don't want the gloss to sabotage the result. 

Time Check: 8:12pm
This is the lip stain after eating. Three hours later and it is still bright as it was three hours ago. A little bit of color trasfered to my spoon & glass but overall, it stayed on. 

Time Check: 10:14pm & 12:02am
I still have red lips after 5 hours but some of the color is fading. And 7 hours later, it looks like I have a pink lipstick on. I have to say that I was very surprised with this product, I never thought it would last for 7 hours. I went home and removed it with my oil-based makeup remover and there's still some color that just wouldn't budge. 

Full coverage
Long lasting
Matte finish
Good quality
Dries quickly
Available at all e.l.f. counters
Soft texture and easy to blend

Poor shade selection (avaible in 5 shades only)
It dries my lips a bit (but it's nothing I can't handle) 
Can be very hard to remove without an oil-based makeup remover
Not suitable for very dry lips

3 out of 5 kittens

Repurchase? Yes, I would like to try the other shades and see if they're as good as this shade. 

Overall, I like this product. I don't need to re-touch everytime I eat or drink and the shade is very pretty. 

Thank you for reading! God Bless us all! 



  1. love! <3 will purchase tomorrow! echosss! hahaha! :P

  2. nice! i didnt know this had a matte finish, i didnt think of buying this cos i thought it had a glossy. thanks for the review!

  3. I totally thought this was like a super glossy lip stain that's why I've never thought about trying it. LOL. But after reading your review, I totally wanna get my hands on this product!

    1. I know.. I actually thought that the saleslady was lying to me to get me to buy the product. haha at least nagasasabi sya ng totoo <3 <3 go buy na!!!

  4. nice look! :)) I wish I know how to apply make up like you do..
    BTW, Please join my giveaway if you haven't yet :)) Thanks!!

  5. Hi ate! Thanks for the review! This really helps kasi nahihirapan ako bumili ng make-up specially when there's a sales lady around.Nahihiya kasi ako. Hehe.Here's my blog if you want to visit ^^

    1. true, minsan kasi di sila nakakatulong kundi nakaka-gulo pa.. <3 ok, will check it out! <3

  6. OMG, you make me wanna buy it! ;__; I am going bankrupt na talaga. BTW, I love you blog! I followed you back! :*

    1. thank you so much sis! <3 <3 go! I totally recommend this product, especially this shade.. :3

  7. I've been inlove with ELF products and thank you for this review.. makes me wanna buy na AGAD-AGAD!! ;))

    1. haha!! go buy it na agad-agad!! <3 <3 you'll love it definitely!


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