So week two of my new ;lipstick of the week’ series is a colour I have never reached for before, but much to my utter surprise I loved wearing - who would have thought?! I do apologise that this is late, I had a VERY busy sunday, but more of that in this month’s update post!
Colour: It is a maroon/burgundy colour with a hint of brown. Absolutely perfect for the colder months as it has a hint of vampyness, but it’s not too dark for a newbie to lipsticks which fall into the not-nude category. It actually really reminded me of a colour my mum used to wear all the time, around 10 years ago and it bought back fond memories. Beautiful berry is pigmented in one swipe but you can apply two layers to get a deeper shade.
Formula and Lasting time: The mineral line lipsticks have a slightly creamy formula with a hint of shine. Not glossy by any means, but certainly not matte, they’re equally in-between. Whilst it is labeled a moisturizing lipstick, I don’t feel like it does moisturise the lips and it can catch on dry bits (though not as intensely as matte lipsticks) Under a lipliner this lasted a decent 5 hours when I didn’t eat anything greasy. However after my KFC trip the middle part had totally disappeared..which is pretty normal so I can’t complain. Without a lipliner underneath it lasted round 3.5/4 hours before fading evenly. I was really pleased that I wasn’t left with a horrible line around the edge of my lips! I would recommend using a lipliner with this lipstick in particular though because it can bleed and look a bit uneven when worn alone.
Favourite Way To Wear It: I loved pairing this with Rimmel’s lipliner in Epic (far right) which is a lipliner that is several shades darker than my natural lip colour and it has no hint of burgundy or red in it. Instead it’s pretty much an awesome brown. The creamy formula of the lipliner meant that it was easy to put it all over the lips and then layer Beautiful Berry on top, which not only extended the longevity, but it also made the lipstick look even darker which I liked. However, having said that I do love thr colour of the lipstck alone and for work I work it as more of a stain, dabbed on and it looked equally as nice. So its a very versatile shade!
Overall: Beautiful Berry took me by surprise, I really enjoyed going for a deeper colour and found it pulled my whole face together effortlessly. After using this for a week I will definitely be reaching for this more often in the future and when I go back to buying makeup here and there I will probably be looking for a similar colour in more of a matte formula too. The mineral line from E.L.F are all formulated without parabens, preservatives or chemical dyes which is awesome. I’m so glad this brand have reopened up in the U.K again! Although the prices have risen a little, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll still have generous sales from time to time - I do love me a bargain!
Available from: E.L.F UK
Repurchase? Yes I 100% would!
Have you tried any lipsticks from the E.L.F Mineral Line?
Thank-you for reading ♥