ELF Lip Crayon Shade Balm 041 Review , Swatches and LOTD

6/10/2015 Unknown 0 Comments

Hello beauties !!
If you remember my ELF makeup haul which I shared a while back then you might know that I bought two gorgeous lip crayons along with few other makeup goodies. Today I am going to review the shade Balm 041 out of those lip crayons. 

ELF Lip Crayon Shade Balm 041 Review
ELF Lip Crayon Balm 041

Price: $5 in Australia ( can be less in other countries and online)
Availablity: ELF website, Kmart Australia, US Drugstores

Product Description: For glossy, beautifully tinted lips, this Lip Crayon delivers instant colour and shine, leaving them feeling perfectly polished. Rich in colour for longer lasting wear and infused with Jojoba Seed Oil and Shea Butter to help lock in moisture, it's ideal for everyday wear.

How to use: Remove cap and gently twist Lip Crayon base. Apply Lip Crayon directly to Lips. Un-wind and re-apply cap after use.

ELF Lip Crayon Balm 041 Ingredients

My Observations about ELF Lip Crayon Shade Balm 041:

Packaging: ELF lip crayon comes in a beautiful chubby stick styled packaging with shade name and number indicated at the base and can be twisted from the bottom to take out the lipstick bullet. Although the lipstick bullet doesnot go completely inside the tube yet it remains mess free while opening and closing the cap because there is lot of room in the cap so the sides don't get dirty. It is colour-coded, attractive, sturdy and light weight. The cap is tight and closes securely. It's travel-friendly, durable and easy to pop in your wallet. Color coded packaging makes it easy for me to find it out from my makeup stash. It gets full points for the packaging.

Shade: The shade 'Balm 041' looks reddish brown in the chubby stick but comes out much lighter on the lips. It looks orange based brown in bright sunlight but a brown based soft pink in natural day light. 

Have a look of the swatches of ELF Lip Crayon Balm 041

Texture : The texture is another asset about this lipcrayon. It's buttery soft and so smooth that it just glides on the lips and feels non-sticky at the same time. It's softer than a typical lipstick and harder than a Lip gloss. No pulling or tugging even if you have dry lips. Being soft it goes on smoothly even when applied with a light hand. It does go into the fine lines but does not settle there. It feels extremely light on the lips and does not cause any discomfort.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation is lovely. One swipe gives a good deal of colour and does a great job to cover the pigmented lips. With two swipes, the colour gets built up a bit and becomes more opaque and looks even better.

Finish: It has a glossy finish which is extremely subtle and does not look over the top. It also has a slight volumising effect. My lips looked fuller when I had this on. It's one of the ideal lipsticks that you can wear everyday. It contains absolutely no shimmer or glitter yet gives a subtle sheen to the lips. People who neither like matt lips nor extra glossy, will love this. 

Staying power: The staying power of this lip crayon from ELF is better than Revlon colorburst lipstickIt stays 4-5 hours on me and does survive meals and drinks. Although it keeps becoming slightly matt gradually but does not fade away much for 4-5 hours. After that, it starts to fade away evenly and leaves a lovely pink stain behind which lasts for entire day on me. Some people might not like the stain but i personally found it to be looking lovely on me.

Application on lips: ELF lip crayon applies best when applied directly from the crayon stick. Being buttery soft it applies really smoothly.

Transferability: It does transfer but not to an extent that will bother you to reapply it frequently. 

Who should buy: Everyone from olive/tanned to fair skinned, teenage to old and housewife to working women. I am a fan of these type of shades which you can wear pretty much everyday and everywhere. I love to pair this with strong eyes. It looks lovely with navy-blue winged eyeliner look.

My Final Comments about Elf Lip Crayon Balm 041:
It's an affordable, moisturising, light weight and non-sticky lipstick which is ideal to be worn on daily basis. It's lasting power makes it better than a typical lipgloss and light weight nourishing oil-based formula along with medium pigmentation makes it much comfortable than a typical lipstick.

1. Affordable and easily available 
2. Moisturising 
3. Decent staying power
4. Weightless formula
5. Non-shimmery and non-glittery
6. Gives a subtle shine which does not look OTT
7. Fades away evenly leaving a lovely pink stain behind
8. Contains goodness of Shea butter, Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil
9.Claims made about the product are true


'Go for it' or 'No for it':
Yes, go for it. You will love it. I will definitely repurchase more shades from this lip crayon range.

BFE Rating: 4.9/5

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