Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash Review and Swatches

Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash Review and Swatches
Review By Venetha
Hi Friends,
I am here with another lipstick review which is the Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick in shade Prune Splash. I got this one many months ago, when I was just starting on makeup. This range offers quite a catch to the college girls with the variety and cost. The revamped look of Elle 18 series makes it all the more attractive and impressive. Let us see the Review of Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash in detail...

About the Product:
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Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash Review and Swatches
Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick in shade Prune Splash
Price Rs. 100 for 4.3 ml
Shelf life 30 months
Availability few online shopping sites and beauty stores

Product Description:
No product description

Only mention is “with cocoa butter”

My Experience with Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick in shade Prune Splash:

The small and chic packaging with a graphic image of a girl on the cap makes it look cool and youth appropriate. The black plastic casing is quite firm and the cap doesn’t come off when carried in a bag. The shade name is on a sticker at the base.

The Shade and My Take:
The unique thing about Elle 18 lipsticks is that the bullet has a moisturizing central core of cocoa butter that gives added nourishment to your lips while making it more gorgeous. The shade of this lip color is warm brown with some not-so-subtle golden glitters on it. I personally never like glitters in any makeup products. The shade will suit all skin tones from dusky to fair. You just need to like browns in the first place. Even though the color looks dark on the bullet, the pigmentation is low and needs multiple swipes to get at least some color showing.

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You won’t need a lip balm underneath to prep the lips beforehand. But this comes with a price; the moisturizing core makes the shade sheerer than it already is. The pigmentation in my lips is not covered up even after layering it on many times as you can see in the picture. The color does not bleed or feather over time nor settles into fine lines. The staying power is about 2 hours which is okay for a low priced makeup product anyway. No stain is left after it fades but the shimmers stay on; a big turn off. Also the formulation is not very smooth but it doesn't tug on the lips either.

Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash Review and Swatches
This doesn't apply to all the shades from this range, as some of them are absolutely creamy and great to apply. This particular shade has many downsides to it that overshadow some of the good points. Availability is again an issue, since not all beauty supply stores stock up on Elle 18 color burst lipsticks. Even if they do, they never have most of the shades. It is better to get them online.

My Likes with Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash:
• The price is very pocket friendly.
• Travel friendly packaging
• Moisturizing core
• Nice shade if you prefer browns
• No bleeding of color

My Dislikes with Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash:
• Sheer coverage
• Shimmers that stay even after fading
• Texture
• Staying power
• No ingredient list
• Availability

Final Word about Elle 18 Color Burst Lipstick Prune Splash:
This is one of the least favorable ones out of the Elle 18 color burst series. Even though it is cheap, the lipstick disappoints me in terms of the texture, pigmentation and shimmers. On that note, I would like to add that there are a lot more great shades that you can try from the series.

Hope you will find my Review useful...
Please do share your thoughts...
With Love Vene...


  1. Not a color I would wear but the packaging on the lipstick is cute.

  2. I have this shade and I dont like it much.. nice review dear !

  3. I don't like glitter in lipsticks.. Nice review dear..

  4. I don't like visible glitters in the lipsticks, but this shade looks pretty on you Vene Nice review :)

  5. I don't prefer lipsticks with obvious glitter. Nice review.

  6. Glitters I too dont like....

  7. great review dear, the shade suits you well.

  8. I liked the shade but not with glitters in it! Nice review though.

  9. Same here, even I don't like the glitters. Total matte person I am! Nicely reviewed dear!

  10. Nice review, lovely shade but definitely not for me!

  11. Awwwu did not like it but its my fav mixing shade. i love mixing it with other shades!

  12. Pretty shade n love the lip swatch :*


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