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e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color + Quick Outfit

February 2, 2015

Happy February lovelies! Not a big Valentine's Day person myself, but I do love that this is the shortest month, which means we are getting closer to spring! Anyway, I wanted to do a post on an e.l.f. lip product called the Studio Matte Lip Color in "Tea Rose." I've been wearing it lately and figured I would give it a review combined with a quick outfit.

If you haven't heard of e.l.f. (eyes lip face) they are a super affordable cosmetic line that is also cruelty-free. PETA approved! I am not a proclaimed vegetarian or vegan, but I do support cheap products that are also kind to animals! This retails for only $3 on the website which you can find here and also comes in other shades. I actually purchased this specific color at T.J. Maxx where it was $2.39 I believe, so I got a little deal on it. A few shades are out of stock on the e.l.f. web site, so I definitely suggest checking out your local T.J. Maxx or Marshall's if there is one near you. They always carry the same products the major stores do, and are always cheaper!

Color swatch courtesy eyeslipface.com

I'm a bit of a lipstick noob and am still getting used to the feeling of it on my lips not only when I eat and drink, but just in general! I felt this color was safe to start my transition into lipstick land. I have worn a bright shade of red before, but wanted to try a more neutral shade that makes me feel a little more comfortable. My life doesn't consist of important meetings or a bustling night life--I'm a student and work in a library! I wanted something I can wear everyday without being OTT and this color definitely fits the bill. I also love that its in the form of a crayon/pen as it is a lot easier for me to apply. With an even application and smooth finish, I love how creamy and matte it is...and there is actually a sharpener at the bottom of it which I had no idea until I read the online reviews. For only $3 this is a great product and I definitely want to try other colors!

For this look I just paired a black band tee with the thrifted shorts from my last post, and a flannel. Pretty simple and casual! Also added my rose stud earrings which I love (goes with the whole tea rose thing too, ha!) I feel like the earrings and pink in the flannel went well with the lip color. Since it's winter I just had some thick tights on underneath and would pair it with my ASOS ankle booties. In the warmer months I can ditch the tights and add some knee highs and tie the flannel around my waist. Totally me!

Lip color in Tea Rose: e.l.f.  /// Plaid shirt: thrifted /// Top: Birds in Row band t-shirt (no longer available) /// Shorts: thrifted

Get this look for $21+ on Lookastic: Light Blue Shorts, Black Print Crew-neck T-shirt, and Blue Plaid Button Down Blouse

 **This post is not sponsored! All opinions are my OWN!**


  1. Hello :)) So pretty blog :) I'm following you on gFC and waiting follow me back

  2. Nice shade!
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  3. Love that shade! I love e.l.f products, they're quality is not bad at all and it inexpensive!


  4. You look lovely and that lip colour is stunning.

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  5. You look so pwetty! This lip colours looks amazing on you!


  6. Perfect look and I love the lipstick :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo


  7. I am in search of a really nice pale lipstick/gloss for work and this looks perfect! Especially for the warmer months too, it's a beautiful colour on you. :)

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  8. Wow love this lip color on you! You look really pretty! :)

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  9. i used to be obsessed with this colour ^.^ i love your glasses!!

  10. Great color, I'm looking for something similar!

  11. I'm a huge lipstick fan and I've never tried a crayon/pen one, are they long lasting? Oh and it has a sharpener, so rad! :D AAaand, loving the outfit, especially the cute hair and nerdy glasses, you're a doll! ^^

    1. I only had to reapply after I ate so I would say it's pretty long lasting, especially for the price! thanks, Keit :)

  12. You look so cute! I love this lip color, nice plaid shirt!

  13. wow!! i`m in love with this colour )))))
    kisses from ukraine :-***


  14. your style! your glasses! everything about you im loving! lovely blog post also xx


  15. i always love your hairstyles!


  16. nice!!
    follow to follow?

  17. That lip color looks great on you and I love your choker! Where'd you get it?


  18. Love your style! You're gorgeous. I'm definitely gonna follow you! And I live in Pennsylvania too!!
    Enclothed Cognition

    1. thank you! and yay, a fellow Pennsylvanian! :)

  19. The color looks great on you! I really want to start experimenting with my makeup more... I always do the same thing.
    Love your glasses too!

  20. i love the subtlety of the lip color. e.l.f. is such a great brand and so affordable! plaid is my favorite :) love your bangs!

  21. Hi Sheila Joy,
    That shade is so gorgeous, looks like the perfect nude!

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