Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick – Hot Pink Review

Elle 18 has always been a brand close to my heart. I relied on it since my teenage and the bonding is still strong. The ‘Color Pops’ range by Elle 18 impressed me very much as soon as I heard of it. I’ve tried quite a few shades from it and ‘Hot Pink’ (Shade no. – 26) is just one of the best among them. Read on the review below to know how ‘HOT’ it actually is 🙂

Product Description:

According to the company: “Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick is a blast of color with the sheer indulgence of cocoa butter. Now get soft, supple and luscious lips with Elle18 Color Pops. Cocoa butter and jojoba oil packed into a moisturizing core and sure to provide you with intense color soaked lips. Available in more than 40 shades. So go ahead, pick the color of your kiss from Frosted Cherry to Iced Chocolate, from Spice Ginger to Grape Rain.”

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick


The packaging says that it comes with Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Oil, which is found at the center of the lipstick. But there is no full ingredient list available.

Shelf Life:

30 months


Rs. 110 for 4.3 ml.


Very easy to access. You can get it both online and offline.

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick

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It is a typical Elle 18 packaging, with an added quotient of cuteness. The lipstick comes in a small black tube case with dark pink designs on it. The shape of the case is quite unique and I simply love it. The black twist-top cover sets tightly on the black base making it a nice and convenient option to carry. The shape and size of the packaging is so that it can be slipped easily into your purse. The whole thing is sturdy enough and also very much hygienic.

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick

My Take on Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick – Hot Pink:

The texture of Elle 18 Color Pops Hot Pink Lipstick is very smooth and creamy. Honestly speaking, finding such a buttery soft lipstick, especially when you are on a budget, is really tough.  It is so soft and creamy that the stick might break at the base point, if you do not apply pressure very gently during the application. The white inner core of the stick is made of cocoa butter, which is clearly visible from outside. It is super moisturizing and I really love this feature of Elle 18 Color Pops a lot. Because of this moisturizing core, my lips remain hydrated for a long time (no matter whether I’ve used lip balm or not). Amazing! No?

The shade is truly a ‘hot pink’ one and I got delighted to see that it has a nice mauve undertone. Unless and until your complexion is too dusky, you are definitely going to rock it. A single swipe can add a pop of color to your lips and you will be ready for a daytime outing in minutes. On the other hand, multiple swipes will give you a pair of bold lips, which is just perfect for a night party.

Elle 18 Color Pops Lipstick

Two things that I found not-so-good about it are its low staying power (it fades away gradually and disappears almost within 3-4 hours) and the stain it leaves when I eat or drink anything. But still, I can’t help but love this product for its awesome moisturizing quality and high-end brand-lilke pigmentation. After all, we can’t expect more in as less as 110 bucks, right?

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  • Creamy, buttery soft texture
  • Very smooth to apply
  • Beautiful shade of pink
  • Pigmentation is really good
  • Comes with cocoa butter to keep lips well-moisturized
  • Doesn’t leave stains
  • Lots of shades are available
  • Very easy to access
  • Affordable
  • Travel-freindly
  • Packaging is very cute and girly


  • Not-so-good staying power as it fades away fast if I eat or drink something
  • No full ingredient list
  • Being very soft in texture, the stick can break at its base if not used carefully

Rating: 4.5/5

Will I Recommend?

Oh yes! Absolutely! If you are also a pinkaholic like me who does not mind using a lipstick with average staying power, do give it a try. It is a boon for college girls, who run on budget.

About the author


A digital media professional, an ardent beauty lover and a passionate foodie - this is what describes Nilankeeta in a nutshell. She is in a serious relationship with music and can't think of a life without family, friends, and online shopping. When not working on projects or experimenting with foods or humming a new tune, you can find her relishing sarcastic stories saturated in humor and wit.