Monday, November 2nd, 2009

E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick

E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick ($5.00) is a deep red with a plum twist. It’s just red enough to be part of the series, yet it’s definitely not the true red we often think of when we think red lips. Not everyone loves or wants to wear true red lips all the time, so reds that deviate in various ways are always fun options to consider. The lipstick itself is scent- and taste-less, so if your nose is sensitive to scents, you may prefer these scent-less shades. E.L.F.’s Lipstick lasts about average on me (three to four hours), and it does leave a bit of a waxy feel behind once the color has faded away. This is a budget-friendly lipstick option that goes on sheer and builds into an opaque shade after a few layers. It’s hard to go wrong for $5!

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick

E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick

E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick

E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick

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38 thoughts on “The Scarlet Season: E.L.F. Royal Red Lipstick

  1. Roxanne

    That is one gorgeous lipstick!

  2. aksaiyo

    not bad~ would look great topped with a gloss!

  3. That’s a great colour for christmas, I think :)

  4. Faiza

    I’m actually loving that color!

  5. inuchan

    Thank you for the review and for the whole Scarlet Season segment!

  6. Laura

    So pretty! This may inspire me to take a closer look at this brand! =)

  7. Lorna

    not bad for $5

  8. daphne

    Surprisingly pretty for E.L.F.! I’m confused though, I thought all their makeup was $1.00 – guess they have branched out a bit?

  9. Adriana

    woow!! soo coool!!!
    i’d love to try it
    any dupe from mac??

  10. Rae

    Pretty! I love the gold sheen — and the price =D

  11. Gorgeous! But it reminds me of a MAC lipstick I used to wear…but I can’t remember the name! Gah, I hate it when that happens.

  12. Crissy

    I’m so mad at you! Where was this swatch when I placed my order a few weeks ago? Lol

    I love this color! I’m such a red girl, but I ordered “Barely Bitten” mineral lipstick instead. It’s pretty, but a little too peachy for my taste.

    And for anyone who cares, Target is going to be carrying ELF soon.

  13. J

    Im in love with that shade, and the price!

  14. I really like the gold shimmer in this. it adds a little luxury/glamor when the formula alone can’t make it a standout because it’s a budget line.

  15. greentangerine

    I have this lipstick and love it- so far it is the only red I can actually pull off! :))