Elle18 Color Pops Matte | Swatches | Everyday Shades for Dusky Skin

A pop of color on my lips instantly brightens up my day, this is why lipsticks are my favorite makeup products. Ever since internet is raving about matte lipsticks, I am buying only matte lipsticks. Truly speaking I am not a big fan of liquid matte lipsticks as they really make my lips dry, chapped and often settle into my lip cracks. So, I prefer semi matte finish and cream finish lipsticks.

Some of my current favorite formula’s to apply are Lakme 9 to 5 crease less, Maybelline color show, Lakme 9 to 5 weightless matte mousse lip colors, Nyx & Miss Claire soft matte lip creams.

I mostly reach out only to these lipsticks more than any other liquid lipstick that I have in my vanity.  I like to wear lipsticks on a regular basis. When I am out, I am too lazy to reapply and touchup. So I look for lipsticks that stay on for long and doesn’t dry out my lips.

Today I will be reviewing Elle18 Color Pops Matte, I have three shades from the range.

Elle18 Color Pops Matte

Price: Rs.90- Rs100


Elle 18 Color Pops Matte are the cheapest matte lipsticks available in Indian Drugstore. These lipsticks are mostly available everywhere, but if you don’t find them near your house then you can surely buy them online from www.amazon.in or www.flipkart.com





  1. 1. Elle18 Color Pops Matte:  W-11 CHERRY WINE


It is a very pigmented Deep wine color, this shade is bold not for faint hearted. This is a beautiful fall/winter shade and will highly compliment deeper and dusky skin tones.

Elle18 Color Pops Matte



2. Elle18 Color Pops Matte: W-12 MAUVE DATE

This is my absolute favourite from all three shades. It is a perfect mauve color for everyday wear. This shade will look good on all skin tones and will be good mauvey nude for deeper skin tones.

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2. Elle18 Color Pops Matte: P-25 RUST RAGE

This is a beautiful red shade with al little bit of orange in it. This is a great shade for parties or weddings.

Elle18 Color Pops Matte | Swatches | P-25 Rust Rage



Shade Range of  Elle18 Color Pops Matte:

The shade range of Elle18 Color Pops Matte is quite good. There are about 20 shades, which have good color selections in the families of Pinks, Oranges, Mauve, Reds, Browns and Wine.


Finish of Elle18 Color Pops Matte:

Elle18 Color Pops Matte are certainly not full fledge matte lipsticks, they have a semi matte or cream finish. These lipsticks are very comfortable on the lips and leave a very nice shine on the lips. These lipsticks how ever after some hours loses its shine and leaves a slightly matte finish.

However, If you want make them completely matte then you can dab on some loose powder over a thin tissue by placing it on your lips.


Formula of Elle18 Color Pops Matte:

Formula of these lipsticks is really nice. These lipsticks are very pigmented and gives an intense color in just one swipe, however you need to build it up for complete opaque coverage. Although they are not completely matte but these lipsticks leave a comfortable matte finish after some hours. The formula is not at all drying on the lips and It is really comfortable on the lips. Due to its creamy texture these lipsticks do transfer on to the things.


Stay of Elle18 Color Pops Matte:

The staying power of these lipsticks is about 3-4 hours without eating. Deeper colors like wine shades do leave a nice red or a slightly brown stain on the lips after wearing off. Since these lipsticks have a creamy texture therefore, they transfer whenever you eat or drink. So, you need to retouch these lipsticks afterwards.



  1. 1. Very affordable
  2. 2. easily available in the market
  3. 3. Highly Pigmented
  4. 4. Good shade range
  5. 5. Suitable shades for deeper skin tones
  6. 6. Comfortable to wear
  7. 7. Leaves a tint behind
  8. 8. Doesn’t dry lips
  9. 9. Very nourishing formula



  1. 1. Flimsy packaging
  2. 2. They are not completely matte
  3. 3. Do transfer on to things
  4. 4. Very few nude shades
  5. 5. A lot of similar shades in the range


If I Would repurchase it?

Definitely yes, these lipsticks are very affordable and very pigmented. These lipsticks are great for people who are a little low on budget. These lipsticks are perfect for everyday use. So I would definitely buy them.