Hello my lovely people out there!!!

How are you all? Hope you are doing well. Finally I got my hands on these inexpensive pigmented lipsticks. Yes they are none other than ELLE 18 COLOR POPS MATTE lipstick 🙂 If you have been reading my reviews and previous posts, by no you would have understood that I loveeeee Lipsticks and love collecting and trying out different brands. I am going to review two shades in this post. Shade number P27- first love and shade number R33- code red. Okay let’s directly jump into the review part.



Price: Rs.100 (the best part of this lipstick) for 4.3g


Very easily available in cosmetic local stores, Lakme counters as well as online

Shelf Life

24 months


Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks come in a black plastic case with a flat top, the name of the lipstick is mentioned on the cap along with the face of a girl ( she is beautiful:) ). Shade name and shelf life are mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick.




Shade mentioned at the bottom

My experience with Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks

This part of the review is what connects me to my readers. Okay let me start sharing my views now (as always excited). To be frank, the very first thing that made me buy this lipstick was its price. It is just for Rs.100 so I couldn’t stop myself from owning it. There are 20 different shades available in India and most of them fall on darker color family like maroon, purple and reds. I wanted to try one lighter shade and one darker shade. So bought First love and code red shades 🙂 . These lipsticks do not have the central core like other Elle 18 lipsticks have indicating that they are matte. They have a very light fragrance and I could not find what it smells like.


Shade: First Love & Code Red


This lipstick claims to be matte, but both the shades are not completely matte. They have a slight creamy formulation. When you apply it on your lips you will not feel it to be matte at all but as time passes they start turning to be matte. But will have a soft creamy effect to it. So as a whole I can tell their texture is soft, satin matte and light on lips. They keep my lips moisturized as long as I had them on my lips.

P.S : This lipstick in the shade First Love is actually on my lips right now 😛 so that I can experience its texture live and tell you guys about it






Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks– Pink Love

Pink Love is a very beautiful cum cute shade. This pink color is very close to fuchsia pink but not a fuchsia pink :p ( Lol I hope you got it). This color is similar to the lipstick color that the girl on the Elle 18 lipstick cap has on her lips or I guess this is the shade she is too wearing.(yo girl-same pinch :P) This color is best for summer but guess what I am buying it in winter *hahaha*. Never mind I will wear this in winter too because I really liked this shade. They are highly pigmented and with one stroke you can see the color on your lips. But no one can complete their lip look with just one stroke right? So you can get that cute pink lips with 2-3 strokes. To sum-up about this shade and their pigments, it is a Barbie pink color with high color pay off . This shade is suitable for fair skin. Even after removing the lipstick, this shade leaves a pink tint on lips which gives a natural pink lips kind of look*I loved that*


Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks– Code Red

Code red shade is a very dark red in color close to maroon. I would actually call it a maroon shade. This shade gives your face an intense look and is perfect for winter. This shade is also highly pigmented and with just two swipes you will get that opaque maroon color on your lips. This shade is suitable for both fair and dusky skin tone. I found it a bit difficult to blend this shade evenly on my lips. Because it is a very dark shade and noticed that it bleeds a little when used without lip liner. But for the price I have bought it, these pigments are damn impressive. This shade turns matte faster than First Love.


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Staying Power

They stay for a good 3 hours and then start to fade off. They do transfer, but the color still remains on the lips. They stay on lips even if we eat or drink but at the same time I observed that they settle on the inner corners of my lips which was one thing I didn’t like about these lipsticks. Actually, this was the only thing which was a turn off for me. Other than this everything is good when compared to the price of the lipstick.


Amazing things about Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks

Super affordable

Highly pigmented

Travel-friendly packaging

20 different shades available

Do not dry out the lips

Give satin matte finish

Has a creamy smooth texture


Not completely matte

Settles at the inner corners of the lips

Re-application is needed after 3 hours

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Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipsticks

Also read:

Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Lipstick 210 Dare To Be Red- Review

Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream- Review

7 winter beauty essentials- No more Dry Skin

So are you going to try this lipstick? If you have already tried it then what are your opinions? Did you like the review? Do let me know  in the comments below

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Hi!!! This is Khadija- a procaffinator, an engineer, a biotechnologist with a great interest in makeup.This is my personal blog and you can find here honest reviews and tips on beauty, makeup, skincare and many other things :) Get in touch for anything and everything at khadija@khadijabeauty.com


  1. I am a sucker for lipsticks these days. I enjoyed that or creamy finished however matte is a lot better it comes to summer months but creamy is even better when it comes to winter months because of the cold is here in the United states specifically Wisconsin. Thank you for sharing.

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