ELF Lip Crayon Shade Balm 042 - Review, Price, Swatches and LOTD

7/21/2015 Unknown 0 Comments

ELF is an affordable makeup brand which hails from USA and is known for making quality products at a very pocket friendly price. Today I am going to review the shade Balm 042 from the ELF lip crayon range. I have reviewed another shade which is Balm 041 also which is a beautiful orange and brown sort of a shade so don't forget to check that out.

ELF Lip Crayon Shade Balm 042 Review

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

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.


My Observations about ELF Lip Crayon Shade Balm 042:

Packaging: ELF lip crayon is packed in a very sleek and cute looking, colour coordinated chubby stick which can be twisted from the bottom to take out the lip crayon. The shade name as well as number are both mentioned on the bottom part of the tube. 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. It is colour-coded, attractive, sturdy and light weight. The cap is tight and closes securely. It's travel-friendlydurable and easy to pop in your wallet.

Shade: The shade 'Balm 042' is a lovely pink colour which looks deep pink in the chubby stick but comes out really light on the lips. It is a lovely shade that will suit all ages and medium to fair skintones beautifully.

Texture : The texture is 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 much easy to use without any 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'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. 

Lasting power: The staying power of this lip crayon from ELF is better than Revlon colorburst lipstick. It 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. 

My Final Comments about Elf Lip Crayon Balm 042:
It's an affordablemoisturising, 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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