elf Matte Lip Color Review

Happy Weekend! I meant to get this post up yesterday but…ya know life happens! Anyway, in my last elf haul I got the Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose because my sister said she liked these but I believe she has a different color. I thought I’d compare it to other similar products I have in my collection:

Matte Lip Colors | Bolt Blogs

elf Matte Lip Color: This pencil is a little thicker compared to the other formulas and I found it to be a little more drying, but nothing unbearable. If you have patchy lips, the color might cling. I’d moisturize in the morning and let it sit while you do the rest of your makeup before this goes on. I can see how some people say it feels a little thicker but if you are a regular lipstick wearer or comfortable with matte lips, I wouldn’t foresee this as a big problem. Keep in mind, it’s only $3 if it doesn’t work out.

ColourPop Lippie Stix (Matte): I’m a big fan of the Lippie Stix. I have Lumiere and Flawless in the matte formula and both are very nice. They are extremely pigmented and I think go on slightly more evenly than the elf. I got about 5 hours of solid wear without touch-ups. These are $5 and there is the cost of shipping (free $30+) so that’s just something to keep in mind. But I would highly recommend the products, you can read about my other ColourPop products here.

Nars Matte Lip Pencil: I love this formula and I have the shade Cruella. I wore this ALL DAY on my 21st birthday and only retouched once. I think it went for about 7 hours and that was through eating and drinking. This is obviously a pricey product (I have a mini but the full size is $26), but if you are looking to treat yourself and like matte lips, I would still pop for this this. My lips did need a nice thick balm and the end of the day and I had to wear lipgloss when I went out at night, but they were not destroyed the next day.

elf matte lip color Tea Rose Swatch | Bolt Blogs

Tea Rose

Hope these comparisons were helpful, let me know what your favorite matte lip product is below!



  1. June 13, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    I absolutely love the ELF matte lip colour, they do a similar shade which is my favourite in the Beauty UK range called Snob – x

    • June 13, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      Such a popular name for so many brands haha! Sounds pretty!

  2. June 13, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Tea Rose is gorgeous! It kind of reminds me of the Maybelline Matte in Lust for Blush. 🙂 xo

  3. June 20, 2015 / 10:55 am

    I want to try this lipstick. I’ve heard a lot about it but cant find….

    • June 20, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      I had to get mine online, my Target doesn’t have them in store!

  4. shaimaa
    June 22, 2015 / 2:15 am

    lovely Shades , look great on you

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