Review of E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick in Wine Tour

E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick in Wine Tour review
E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick, Wine Tour

Greetings Beauts! Hope you are doing well! Love it or hate it, (I personally love it), Valentine’s Day is around the corner so I felt a little compelled to review this kinda lip color for the occasion! Normally I think of pink or red lips for Valentine’s day, but purple-y colors may also be up your alley. If you’re a little scared of purple, don’t be. You may find this one to be wearable.

I’ve purchased a few thing from E.L.F. recently. I reviewed some of their matte lip color lipsticks here, and today I’ll be reviewing the E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick, $3.00, in the shade Wine Tour. E.L.F. is such an affordable brand that has some good quality products-always nice to find cheap thrills like that!  So here goes my thoughts on this lipstick!

First, have a read at their description on the packaging:

E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Description
E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Description

The Color: Wine tour is definitely on the purple side, like a dark fuchsia. Nothing about it is red to me but I guess the color of wine isn’t really a true red in some aspects. This is definitely darker than their matte lipstick by a similar name, “Wine.”

In these pictures I’m wearing Wine Tour in indirect natural light, indoors then in my car:

Wearing E.L.F. Wine Tour indirect lighting,indoors
Wearing E.L.F. Wine Tour indirect lighting, indoors
E.L.F. Wine Tour Lipstick, outdoors
E.L.F. Wine Tour Lipstick

I also did some swatches on my arm and on a piece of stark white paper. No one’s skin is as white as paper but it gives you an idea of the exact shade:

E.L.F. Wine Tour swatch, indirect light
E.L.F. Wine Tour swatch, indirect light
E.L.F. Wine Tour paper swatch
E.L.F. Wine Tour paper swatch

How it applied: It doesn’t really “glide” on in the strictest sense of the word, but it applied smoothly. I used a lip brush around the outline of my lips for more precision. I feel like with colors this dark and pigmented, a lip brush/pencil is helpful for getting that precise line.

How it feels: Comfortable. Not sure if I’d use the word “moisturizing” alone-maybe moisturizing for pretty much a matte lipstick.  I do feel that “locking in” of moisture they talked about on the packaging, but don’t be surprised at the lack of creamy texture or shine.

How it wears: It’s definitely pigmented and these kinds of shades do leave some sort of stain behind. But in terms of evenness, you will have to reapply after a few hours as it can settle a little into lines a little. It doesn’t look awful, but if you look closely you will notice. Not a ton of transfer either since it isn’t a super creamy formula.

Overall thoughts: It’s a nice lipstick. Because it’s called a moisturizing lipstick, I was expecting it to be creamier or have some shine as described on the box. Maybe when first applied there was a little bit of creaminess, but that goes away. I still like it and will use it, but I wasn’t expecting it to look as matte as it did.

Would I Re-purchase? Yes. I actually have this lipstick in Ravishing Rose as well (love that shade) and it’s not bad! I think for the price, this is a nice lipstick that comes in a range of colors. I would get these again but with the expectation that it isn’t a super creamy or shiny kind of lipstick.

Have you tried E.L.F.’s Moisturizing lipstick yet? What were your thoughts? 


2 thoughts on “Review of E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick in Wine Tour”

  1. Oooo!! I love this color! And the great thing about it is that ELF is such an affordable brand!
    It would throw me off a bit if I was expecting moisture (because the package says it) and then it not being very creamy. But the shade and the price I feel is worth a shot to try. 🙂


    1. Yes! That’s what threw me off! Moisturizing gave me the idea it was going to be creamy. I thought I was going crazy for a second lol. I would’ve said maybe it was just a weird one I had but my other one was like that too! But yeah for the price it’s not bad lol.

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