Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Budget Tuesday: ELLE 18 Color Bombs Lip Color Cranberry Review, Swatch, LOTD

Hey Everyone!

I hope new week is treating you great! Today in Budget Tuesday feature I’m going to review a beautiful brick with tint of golden shade from ELLE 18 Color Bombs, Lip color ‘Cranberry’.

Price: Rs.100 for 4.3ml

  • Has cocoa butter

My Take on the Product:

ELLE 18 Color Bombs Lip Color comes in black plastic packaging. The packaging is very simple for the price and you can tell the price of the product by the packaging itself. Though the plastic is not vulnerable, it‘s quite decent. The packaging is sturdy and the bullet swivels easily. Also the bullet breaks easily within 3 or 4th time of usage and that is very disappointing. The cap is quite good and easy to use.

The texture of the lipstick is soft and smooth. It has cocoa butter in the centre of the bullet. This helps to moisturize the lips while using the lip color. Also the lip color is very buttery soft in nature. The pigmentation is medium to average and you can swipe 3 or 4 times to get an opaque coverage. The lip color has some mild golden shimmery particles which add shine to lips. Also it brings bit rich look to lips. The single swipe can give very medium coverage with light golden particles. The multiple swipes gives you opaque coverage where else the lip color doesn’t feel heavy on the lips. It’s quite normal. It has bit glossy finish due to the presence of cocoa butter in the middle of the bullet.

The lip color gets easily transformed to glasses or water bottle. The pigmentation is good for 2 to 3 hours then it bleeds little and fades off. The cranberry shade is daily wearable shade. The shade matches to pigmented to semi-pigmented lips and moisturizes the lips. Lip color has a strong fragrance which I couldn’t bare after few minutes of application.

The fragrance is too strong for a lipstick! The lipstick does a good job for the price but the bullet is vulnerable a lot.

GOOD about ELLE 18 Color Bombs Lip Color Cranberry:
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Availability and very affordable
  • Smooth texture
  • Good pigmentation
  • Nit drying the lips
  • Wide shade range

NOT-SO-GOOD about ELLE 18 Color Bombs Lip Color Cranberry:
  • The bullet is too weak
  • Annoying fragrance
  • Easily transforms and bleeds

Overall Verdict:
Overall the lipstick is good for the price with few glaring drawbacks. Lip color has a decent texture and medium pigmentation.

Rating: 3/5



  1. i really like elle 18 lipstick..quality is good and budget friendly..but the only thing i don't like about product is that after some time the tube or the container is just broke down...
    nice review dear

  2. yeah it is !! thank you roobi and I like ur name :) sounds pretty ...

  3. I have cranberry.. It's a very pretty shimmery shade!!
    Pretty lip swatches Gowme.:)

  4. Lovely shade.
    Hate the shimmer though!