What they claim:
Provides full coverage and sufficient shine in one. This beautiful collection of lip colors is designed to complement a vast array of skin tones. Plus, its deep moisturizing color lasts for hours.
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ozokerite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Isopropyl Palmitate, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate 2, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylparaben, BHT, Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 15850), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Carmine (CI 75470)
My take on the product:
At first glance, the packaging is a huge turn-off but considering the price, nothing more can be expected from it. Saying this, the e.l.f essential line of lipsticks is only $1 but the packaging definitely looks definitely better than this and their quality of the casing is much more decent. You can see that the clear plastic casing has some cracks in it as it gone through the brunt of shipping and this makes it very clear that its not sturdy and nothing fancy to look at. So i basically hate the packaging. The lipstick does not have their names printed on the casing instead its on the sticky wrapper on the casing along with the ingredients on it. You have to fight to get that tacky sticker off to use the product and it leaves behind a greasy trace of the adhesive on it.
I got myself 3 shades: Reggae Red, Burgundy Royal and Tropical Sunburst. I'm so in love with Reggae Red and it is gorgeous!!! adding rocket fuel to my red lipstick craze at the moment. Its sort of on the cooler side but looks great on me in spite of my tone being 'Warm'. It doesn't make my teeth look yellow...so yeh it works for me!!! It really brightens up my face and doesn't look garish on me.I'm so looking forward to wear this shade to my heart's content. The shade Burgundy Royal is true to it name and the shade Tropical Sunburst is an awesome Goldie-Orangish-shimmery shade and looks awesome. since they are catered to women of color they have the rights shades that will match dusky Indian complexions as well.
The formula of these lipsticks are very creamy and they glide on like silk when applying.The color payoff is really good for these lipsticks actually they are too good to be true considering the price. This is great news for those with pigmented lips. It lasts about 4 hours and even after having an greasy meal it leaves behind a lovely stain on the lips.but I don't mind having to retouch to get that awesome color again. It does bleed a tad bit and can be fixed easily.
Can experiment on dark/different shades without breaking the bank.
Leaves a nice stain on the lips
Bleeds just a bit.
It would be great if they would work on their packaging. Love this one for its pigmentation and for the availability of dark shades. Would love to try out other dark shades in this range.