I love a nude lip...and if you do as well then you'd definitely fall in love with Natural Nymph & Runway Pink. Costing just £3.50 each, not only are these lipsticks a great bargain but they are very easily comparable to higher end lipsticks out there.
Natural Nymph is a true nude - think of a concealer type nude shade but with a bit more of a sheen - not everyone's cup of tea but it surely is mine and that's why I'm so excited.
Runway Pink is definitely a shade that I'll never ever be able to do without. It's a light baby pink nude so if you like a nude lip but don't like the look of an 'erased lip' then you surely will love Runway Pink as it just adds that bit of candy pink to your pout.
Left to Right: Lip liner in Peachy, Runway Pink, Natural Nymph
I find the formula of these to be pigmented and rich, they go on smooth and have good lasting power. I only find myself having to reapply once I've had something to eat or drink.
The colours have a slight sheen to them but are mostly matte.
The colours are not buildable though so one layer is more than enough - I've found that the more you tend to pack the colour on then it just starts to look uneven and will settle into the lines of your lips.
Although E.l.f states that these lipsticks will keep your lips hydrated due to their moisturising formula, I don't tend to find them hydrating at all but they also don't dry my lips out either - I have however heard a couple of persons mention that they've found these to be very drying on the lips - this has not been the case with me.
Top Tip for great looking lips: Exfoliate your lips often or even daily - it's easy to do - you can exfoliate them with your toothbrush by gently rubbing the bristles over them or make your own yummy scrub with honey and sugar for example. Always moisturise with vaseline or a lip balm after.
Apply lipstick with a lip brush instead of straight from the bullet. This helps for more of an even application and works the lipstick into the lips, giving it longer staying power.
The lip liner in Peachy is such a gorgeous peach colour. It's smooth and very easy to apply - no tugging at the skin and I've also been wearing it all over my lips as a lipstick - LOVE it!