September 11, 2012

Review/Swatch: Elf Lipstick in Gypsy

Hello lovely followers! Remember in my previous mini-haul post, I bought an ELF lipstick and said I would do a review on it soon? Well, I gave it a week and now here's what I think about it.

Here's how it looks like.

So this lippie is housed in a silver plastic tube, which I'm not a big fan of. I find myself going easy with this thing every time I use it because I feel like if I don't, its going to break or something. This isn't a biggie for me though since I have my make up bag to take care of that. 

So here's another picture: 

What a unique and fancy name for a lipstick, don't you think?! This is my first encounter with a lippie whose name has got nothing to do with the color! Cos I've had ones like Pink About It, Mauve it Over, Papaya Punch, and other names where you get an idea what color it is because of the given hints but not with this one. NUH-UH! Tell me, what color, if any, comes in your mind when you hear the word Gypsy? Thought so too! Haha! :)

So anyway. Here's a swatch taken with natural lighting: 

Le naked lips: 

And TA-DA! 

And last picture is taken with flash:

Overall, I love this lipstick. Its creamy that it doesn't leave my lips looking dry. In fact I don't have any lipbalm underneath this thing! As for the color, for me its a deep pink, more like fuschia pink actually, but for some unknown reason it appears like a lighter pink basing from the photos above, not so sure why but I swear its a few tones darker when worn. Its very pigmented so one layer of this thing is enough for a simple, everyday wear. But if you're going for a more dramatic look, then by all means, layer on some more. 

So the finish has a little bit of moist to it but don't worry, it is barely noticeable on broad daylight so its no biggie. Staying power is pretty good too, although for it to really last longer, I apply lip liner first although I tend to skip this when I'm in a hurry. 

I'm not sure if I should even mention this as its not that important but for some reason, this lippie tends to look a little "red" on me after a few hours. My classmate even commented on it and told me, "Ikaw na naka red lipstick", which took me by surprise because this isn't even red to begin with. And then I checked the mirror and indeed, it turned a little red on me. I'm guessing the lipliner is the culprit here because from the pictures above, I did not use lipliner at all and it looked okay on me. It did not even turn red after a few hours. Oh welll! 


.I love this product nonetheless and I can't wait to try out their other shades! 

This is available at all ELF counters at all Watson's and SM Department stores. Got if for 129php. 

Let me know if you have tried anything from this line! Would love to hear about it!

As always...


  1. The color is really stunning!

    1. Very true! Have you tried anything from this line yet? Do share! :)

  2. LOL! I immediately thought Gypsy red because I have another lipstick that is red and its name is Gypsy as well.

    1. Haha! I wonder what brand that is! Are you're sure its not from ELF? :)

  3. Nice color! Suits your skintone so well. :)

    1. Very true! By the way, thank you for following back! It means a lot! :)