e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream
I have another budget gem to share with you today – e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream ($3). This weekend I went out wearing my favorite drugstore bright orange lippie and realized that I never talked about it on the blog. As you can probably see by the wear at the tip, I use it quite a lot so it doesn’t look super pretty in the photos anymore. I don’t care though!
You guys know I am not a bold lipstick person in the first place and usually prefer something more muted, like rosy mauves and pinks instead. There’s something magical about this summery orange though. It brightens my complexion and doesn’t really look as intense as it seems at first glance.
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream (arm swatch)
e.l.f. Cosmetics describes the formula as having ‘velvety, satin texture’ that ‘glides on lips with vibrant color and luminous shine.’ It’s not uncommon for different shades to look and feel different on the lips even within the same formula or collection, but Orange Dream to me is not shiny at all, if anything it has matte or demi-matte finish/ Do you think it’s shiny in my lip and/or arm swatches? I actually prefer it this way, to be honest.
Orange Dream leaves a slight stain on the lips so they never look bare even when the color wears off. However, on me it can last all day even without touchups as long as I don’t eat anything greasy and use a straw for water. That’s not a realistic scenario of course, but as far as creamy lipsticks go, this longevity is impressive.
e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream (lip swatch)
The list of pros and cons below is for Orange Dream color only, and does not represent my opinion of e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipsticks in general. The way different colors look, feel, and perform seems to vary from shade to shade.
You will LOVE it if:
- You prefer warm-toned colors.
- You like to support cruelty-free brands.
- You use vegan cosmetics.
- You are on a budget.
- You prefer to shop at mass retailers where you can see the color in person.
- You like matte or demi-matte lipstick finish.
You will HATE it if:
- You prefer cool-toned colors.
- You have very dry or chapped lips.
- You were expecting this lipstick to be actually moisturizing.
- You prefer lipsticks with creamy or satiny sheen.
- You don’t like lipsticks that stain the lips.
- You avoid mineral oil in cosmetics.
- You avoid fragrance in cosmetics.
- You are sensitive to any of the ingredients.
Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Petrolatum, Ceresin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Didecene, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Polybutene, Ozokerite, Paraffin, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Fragrance (Parfum), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Neotame, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Retinyl Palmitate (Va), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc) MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).
Not the most flattering angle, but you can see that the color doesn’t really look that bold in real life. I wore it when I went out for coffee and it pretty much stayed put all day.
It’s always fun to discover budget-friendly drugstore gems, isn’t it? e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in Orange Dream earned a spot in my collection because a) it’s gorgeous and b) it performs just as well as my department store favorites from brands like Urban Decay, Dior, and Bobbi Brown.
Have you tried e.l.f. Cosmetics lipsticks before? What is your favorite drugstore or budget-friendly lipstick? Let me know in the comments below!