So e.l.f is now available in India and like any makeup enthusiast, the moment I spotted the ad on stylecraze, placed an order for some of their products. Classy was one of them. This was the first time I was trying out an e.l.f lipstick and I was really excited. The essential lipsticks are supposed to be one of the best budget lipsticks around and I’ve read some pretty good reviews of this particular shade. Bloggers have raved about how Classy is such a ‘classy’ product and some have even gone on to write that this is their HG lipstick! You can well imagine how much I was looking forward to it. Alas! All my excitement kinda vanished into thin air when I actually tried this on!!!Its such a big dud ((((…Read on to know why.
1. Packaging– Nothing extraordinary here. Its pretty basic but I liked the clear ring where you can see the color of the lipstick.
2. Fragrance – The first thing that hit me when I opened the package was the really strong smell. Dunno about you but I just hate lipsticks that have any kind of smell be it sweet, sour, salty, fresh, plasticky whatever and boy does this have one! Its a citrusy kind of smell which I did not like.
3. Color– Now this is something that I liked. Its a light blue-based pink with slightly purple undertones, perfect for everyday use. During the day, it looks more pink but you can see the purple undertones in the pic that I took at night. This is a color which will look good on most skintones. Im an NC 45 and it did not wash me out . For those above 45, this might be too light but fair and medium skin tones will rock this.
During the day
Under artificial light
4. Pigmentation – Before trying it on my lips, I swatched it on my hand (A gal has to take pics!) and was really disappointed. I had to rub the product nearly 3-4 times to get the actual color. Same for my lips and it didnt even apply evenly. For me, pigmentation of a lipstick is the real deal. It can be the most moisturising and long staying lipstick in the world but if there ain’t enough color, I’m not interested. What’s the point of buying a lipstick then right? And Classy just does not give me enough color.
Swatch taken during the day
5. Texture – It goes on really creamy and glossy and is pretty moisturizing. It did not dry out my lips so that’s a plus point.
6. Staying Power – Not that great. It stayed on for about a couple of hrs before fading away and no..it did not leave any pink stain behind.
OK so now that I’m done dissecting all aspects of the lippie, let me tell you what was the real deal breaker for me…Well, the thing BROKE!..First time I opened to swatch it on the back of my hand, it just broke into two pieces!!! Apparently, that is the case with the essential range of e.l.f lipsticks. Most of them are very susceptible to breakage so if you have one that did not, you’re lucky!
Broken into two!!
If I were in the US and this cost me $1.50, I would not complain at all but I live in India. Here, its priced at Rs 299 (I got it at Rs 269 from stylecraze) and with that money, I can get far better quality lipsticks ..read Colorbar, Maybelline, Lotus, Avon etc. However, even though this one let me down, I’m not ready to give up on this range yet. Will try maybe one more to see how that goes and then form an opinion.
As for you Classy, you just didn’t work for me baby
Let me know if you have tried Classy or any elf essential lipsticks? Or if this review helped. Share your comments below!
I was surfing the net today when I came across this UK website http://www.feelunique.com/ and was zapped by the range of products they offer.
This is what the company says about itself –
Launched in October 2005, feelunique.com is one of Europe’s fastest growing online beauty retailers bringing you outstanding value beauty, grooming and health products straight to your door for free!
Choose from a diverse selection of over 15,500 products across hundreds of well-known brands from luxury salon & spa brands to high-street saviours, as well as eco-chic natural & organic staples. With new products arriving every week, you’re sure to find something uniquely yours.
And believe me, they do have a huuuuuge list of brands available. Here is a sample..
Benefit, Bliss, Burt’s Bees, Caudalie, DuWop, Lancome, theBalm, Thalgo, IMAN, Rimmel, Yes to Carrots, Stila, The Big Brush Co, Palmer’s, Mavala, Kerastase, Essie etc etc….and the most awesome part….FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY!!!
I also checked out reviews that some bloggers have posted of the website and they all have very good things to say. What I noticed however was that unlike strawberrynet, there aren’t any discounts available so products are a bit pricey. Some of them are on offer but for most, we will have to pay the regular price. They do give some freebies though on certain brands.
Dunno if any of you have tried feelunique but to me this is a precious find and I had to share with you. Already planning my Benefit haul!
Do let me know if you have ordered anything from this website. A review will be very helpful. If not, wait for one from me soon….
Till next time…Ciao!
P.S- I have not been paid to write this post and I have not tried this website yet. Just wanted to share what I found while searching the net.
Having a good start to the week? Thought ill bring you some cheer and let you know of some of the sales that are currently going on in the online shopping world. I have featured both Indian and International shopping websites and these are sites that I shop from regularly. So let’s get started and save some of that moolah…
Stylecraze – Flat 10% off on all e.l.f and china glaze products. A community blog sale is on as well.
UrbanTouch – 20% off on selected H2O products and 15% off on Colorlife Beauty products
Goodlife – 10% off on L’oreal Paris and upto 7% off on Lakme products
Slassy – Upto 15% off on Chambor products, Save Rs 100 on any 3 FACES nail enamels (use coupon code FACESNAIL3) and Rs 200 on any 5 (use coupon code FACESNAIL5)
The Body Shop – 15% off on Body Butter and Beautifying Oil and you get a free gift with purchase of Rs 2500 and above (this one is in the store)
Strawberrynet – Upto 65% off on Bonus Pack specials. Includes both skincare and makeup.
Coastal Scents – The Essential Dream set featuring a Classic 5 Piece Brush Set, Shadow Worx Classic Primer, Creative Me #2 Palette, Reach Mascara and the Pristine Cleansing Blend now at $17.95.
Beautyjoint – Upto 50% off on makeup
Blanc to Noir – They have a sale on some NYX products but what’s made me very excited is to see the availability of Rimmel London. B2N here I come!!
Cherryculture – 25% off on all L.A Colors products till 20 June. Use code LAC12.
That’s about all that I have for this week’s edition of Sale Alert. Will be back next week for another round. Meanwhile, if you come across a good sale, do share the good news and comment below..
One of my favorite pastimes is to browse through online shopping websites, specially the makeup ones. I can do this for hours at end. Comparing prices, checking out what’s new, hunting for good deals, all of this gives me such a thrill!..It was during one of these lazy nothing to do but browse new makeup sites evening that I came across Shiva. More than the color, what attracted me to this lippie was definitely the name. I still can’t figure out the connection between Shiva and a fuchsia lipstick. But then if we can apply Poseidon, Apollo and Zeus on our lips, why leave Shiva behind?? Right?
If you are looking for an affordable (Got this for around 160 Rs from http://www.beautyjoint.com) fuchsia lipstick with purple shimmer and a decent staying power (about 2-3 hrs), this is not that bad. The round lipsticks are well known for its super creamy texture but this is actually quite matte. I like the fact that I don’t have to keep it in the fridge during summer as is the case with my other NYX lippies. Pigmentation is not that great. One swipe will not give you a whole lot of color so you will have to build on it. The smell is too plasticky for my taste but I’m living with it. A dupe of Shiva would be Maybelline’s Iced Orchid.
Other than the gorgeous color, there’s really nothing extraordinary about this lippie. Tad disappointed …kinda expected Shiva to knock the Apollo’s and Poseidon’s out of the park!
All celebrations must start off with a bang and to celebrate the birth of my blog, I will showcase the most amazing lippie that I have in my kitty….MAC’s Party Parrot released as part of the Iris Apfel collection. This color is really really BRIGHTTTTT….somewhere between a neon, coral and dark pink. Seriously, that’s the best definition I can come up with it. When I saw it first at the counter, I was like OMG who can pull that off?? But when the SA tried it on me, I fell in love. The color instantly brightened up my face.I do admit there were some nudges and glares while I was wearing this but who cares right? I felt beautiful and I bought it.
The color payoff is super and it lasts for a really long time. Being a matte finish, its not dry and quite comfortable to wear. This is a limited edition so not available anymore but gals do get it if it is released later in some other collection. You can wear it as a stain if you are not that daring but Ill say just go Full On.
Its 5.30 a.m and I won’t really shock you with my early morning pic wearing this so here is the swatch.