I've been eyeing for this lip stain for quite awhile. I actually prefer lip stains over lipsticks even though I have dry, chapped lips. Lip stains give a "natural" color on lips and they can last longer than some lipsticks and they are dual purpose too, they can be used for the cheeks.
|Nude Nectar--- pigment rich, long lasting color|
Disclaimer: I didn't do a swatch on this marker-like lip stain at the counter.
But instead of whining and getting the right shade, I thought of giving this a try. I also love nude lip stains 'cause you can just pair it with any eye makeup you're wearing.
|ELF claims ...|
Cheap and promises to be pigment rich and long lasting? Why not give it a try! and it's nude so it won't be a waste since I can use this in my everyday look.
Kinda similar to Revlon's just bitten lip stains+balm but ELF has a pointy end and this doesn't come with a lip balm. I wished this could be rounder, it's really ticklish when applying using the pointy tip. The cover also doesn't fit the other end of the marker so you have to hold it or place somewhere else when applying.
This post actually has a rant(?). As I opened this for product shots for the blog, the newer the product the better time to take product shots! Firstly, here's a swatch on my hand and wrist.
Nude as it can be. Pretty color for everyday look but this won't be of any use for people who has dark lips. This is my first time to have a marker-like stain but does stains to be swiped a million times before it gives a color? Even if it's nude? I don't think so. As you can see on the photos, my swatches are thick because the pointy end of the stain doesn't give off any of the products so I tried swatching the product by sideways. Ok, I'm having a hard time describing how I get a swatch so here's a video.
Well, a link because the video I posted here didn't work.
I'm really disappointed with this. But I can't say all of their lip stain makers won't work at all. Maybe mine was a one in a thousand that is ~*`defective`*~ (Urgh. I don't have any other technical and acceptable term for it. Sorry.)
I am still gonna purchase another one but in a bold color.
I am not doing this to discourage consumers and give ELF a bad reputation.
This is also not a review since I haven't tested this myself.
Do you guys own and tried this ELF lip stain? How is it? Comment down below!