♥ Elle 18 color pops lipstick in shade 20-Mystery Mauve

Elle 18 has always been one of my favourite brands. The name ‘elle‘ attracts me always:). I started wearing lipsticks recently and I wanted to buy a second one (the first one being Street Wear Satin Smooth Lip color). It was the time when the color pops and color bombs ranges were launched. So my second lippie was Elle 18 color pops in shade (20) Mystery Mauve.

Packaging: The packaging is cute in black (bullet) but it is not that sturdy. The girl pic looks good(in the kajal stick also). The shade name and number is given at the bottom of the package and the only ingredient known is cocoa butter.

Elle 18 Lipsticks: Elle 18 lipsticks have cocoa butter in the centre for moisturising. It does the job well. The lipstick is not very pigmented. They smell really well and all of them give a shiny finish. They don’t dry out the lips.

Ingredients: No ingredient list except cocoa butter. In fact I bought this one for the ‘cocoa butter’. Sounded like a chocolate and smells the same! Delicious…hmmm…:)

Shade: 20 Mystery mauve. It is a mauve shade that suits suits all skin tones. Since there is no tester available of these lipsticks, choosing the right shade is difficult. The SA showed me the brochure but all the shades were flattering (I wanted all of them:D). I couldn’t select which one will fit me. So I had to search the shade number first and then open and see if it will suit me (phew…!). At last I found this shade. 

With flash

With flash
Staying power: The staying power is bad and it lasts only for half an hour if u keep your lips without doing any work (eating, drinking, kissing,etc…). It fades quickly and requires reapplying as and when needed. 

Price: Rs.100
Quantity: 4.3ml

+Budget lippie
+Nice shades (all are flattering)
+Delicious smell
+Cocoa butter
+Smooth to apply

-No tester
-Staying power is bad
-No ingredient list

Take care


  • Reply preethi April 21, 2012 at 16:15

    i like the packaging and shade too..good choice..

  • Reply puja malhotra April 21, 2012 at 19:05

    nice shade….

  • Reply Beautilicious Blogger April 22, 2012 at 04:23

    Pretty Shade 🙂

  • Reply shy April 22, 2012 at 05:54

    Preethi, Puja, Beautilicious- Thank you:)

  • Reply Niesha K. J April 22, 2012 at 07:24

    Shy.. i loved the shade so much that i am thinking of buying it immediately..:)

  • Reply Chelsea Morgan April 22, 2012 at 12:01

    Pretty color! Very nice blog Luv! Thanks for following my blog…I really appreciate it! Checked out all of your blogs..you have a new follower for all 3! XO 🙂

  • Reply shy April 22, 2012 at 13:38

    Go ahead Niesha. It is really a good choice for people who want to try different shades on a budget.

  • Reply shy April 22, 2012 at 13:39

    Thanx Chelsea:)So nice of you.

  • Reply sunaa April 22, 2012 at 16:20

    pretty shade shylu…nice review

  • Reply My Bathroom/Wardrobe Is My Castle April 22, 2012 at 16:33

    Thank you for sharing! Looks amazing! Great blog, following you now.
    My Bathroom Is My Castle – Beauty Blog

  • Reply Marianne April 22, 2012 at 22:03

    I tried Elle 18 lipsticks once…I think they were called Dewlipz or something at that time…with a pink packaging…and the shade was Wildberry Wet…very very light pink…almost transparent. From this range I have the liquid liner (i use that one almost daily) and recently got one Eye Sparkler (not so happy with that).
    And as for the cocoa butter thing…I recently got the Himalaya lip butter…smells soo good !
    And one more thing…they have testers for these at Jaya emporium ! And at Nilgiris too as far as I know…where did u get this from ?

  • Reply Namita April 23, 2012 at 05:03

    That's a pretty shade Shy 🙂 you have a nice blog girl 🙂
    m your newest follower 🙂

  • Reply shy April 23, 2012 at 07:26

    I got in Jaya emporium only and the eye sparklers don't do so well.

  • Reply shy April 23, 2012 at 07:44

    Thank you so much Nami:)

  • Reply My Bathroom/Wardrobe Is My Castle April 23, 2012 at 08:22

    Wish you an amazing and joyful day!

  • Reply RAY April 23, 2012 at 12:43

    nice blog you have…thanks for visiting mine.

  • Reply RAY April 23, 2012 at 12:45

    I m a princess like you now….Have a good day

  • Reply rubi May 11, 2012 at 11:13

    i have exactly same shade..ell 18 launch pretty good collection of nail and lipstick…

  • Reply Anonymous July 20, 2012 at 11:50

    very fantastic colour, jst i bought it

  • Reply Anonymous July 25, 2012 at 07:09

    Im having dark upper lips and little pink and black combination lips….
    will u suggest this coaco butter for me…. for daily use…?

  • Reply ZatZ September 28, 2012 at 14:52

    want to try these!

  • Reply neha mishra October 19, 2012 at 06:46

    Love the cute packaging…..n the shade is really pretty….will give this a try sumtym… 🙂

  • Reply nazia khatoon October 22, 2012 at 15:47

    Can u please tell me the name of that pink one iwanna to buyit

  • Reply shylu November 8, 2012 at 06:49

    Its shade 20 Mystery Mauve Nazia.

  • Reply shylu November 8, 2012 at 06:49

    Sure Neha!

  • Reply shylu November 8, 2012 at 06:52

    I have absolutely the same way. Yes, cocoa butter helps to some extent, but not so effective. I would advise you to try applying lemon juice or coriander leaves juice every night. And scrubbing also helps:)

  • Reply shylu November 8, 2012 at 06:52

    Thank you Ray!

  • Reply shylu November 8, 2012 at 06:53

    Yes Rubi, and affordable too!

  • Reply shylu November 8, 2012 at 06:53

    Thank you Suna:)

  • Reply shylu November 8, 2012 at 06:54


  • Reply Rasa nandini December 16, 2012 at 16:17

    I have Two shades and loving it lot 🙂

  • Reply Tejinder Kaur February 25, 2014 at 21:19

    wow..sucha pretty shade dear..nice review
    my recent one :http://www.wellnessandvanity.com/2014/02/25/mac-fix-review-pictures-fotd/

  • Reply alina angle June 29, 2014 at 11:25

    Love this shade…. *drools* ^_^

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