ELF is one of my favourite make up brands - they have an amazing range of products at prices you just can't say no to.. especially when there's 50% off which is when I go mental I buy loads guilt free! A couple of products I bought in my last spending spree are the Studio Matte Lip Colours. I love a matte lip more than anything, so was really excited to try these out.
The two colours I chose are Coral which is a very soft nude toned coral and Rich Red which is a bright blue based red. You can't argue with how great the pigmentation of both these are, one layer is all you need for opaque colour, and Rich Red can be blotted down to give a lovely red tint to your lips. They're not as matte as I'd expected them to be, as they have a slight sheen when applied on the lips but it's still a pretty finish which lasts around 4 hours.
Bottom: Rich Red
I really like that these are screw up, because it saves me having to sharpen them which lets be honest, is just a hassle and a waste! There's a sharpener at the bottom where the coloured tab is, but since the product is so soft and flimsy I'm too scared to use it in case I smush it all! The packaging is very sleek like most thing in the ELF Studio line and they're very easy to slip into your bag or purse. Just a warning though - I took the coral one out with me once and came back to find the stick of lipstick inside had snapped making it pretty impossible to use now :(
Although both colours are thick and creamy to apply, I find the Coral one looks terrible on my lips unless I add lashings of lipgloss on top, because it looks chalky and weird. Rich Red however applies like a dream! I do find these to be quite drying, so I can't wear them as much as I'd like to. They're 'enriched with Vitamin A, C and E' but my lips certainly aren't feeling it!
I would definitely buy Rich Red again as it's my go to red lipstick. Although I adore the colour of Coral, it just doesn't seem to work for me as well as Rich Red :(