IMG_1941Ahhhhh Lipstick.

Although I am sort of obsessing over matte lipsticks right now there is no denying that they are way more high maintenance than a moisturising satin lip colour. I am constantly on edge when wearing a matte in case I unknowingly smudge it and have a streak of colour across my face. Why does this always happens with mattes?! Compact mirror and Lipcote sealer forever in hand means I usually end up reserving my bright matte lipsticks for a special occasion.

When I want a slick of hi-def colour with the combination of comfort then my go to choice is Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipsticks.

I have gathered my 3 favourite colours together to review and swatch for you guys.

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First Impressions

I don’t know about you guys but often I am sold on lipstick packaging alone! I feel so chic being able to produce a beautiful lipstick case from my handbag for a lip top up. EA’s lipstick don’t disappoint. I love how they are modelled after the famous Elizabeth Arden Red Door panels. This theme continues onto the actual bullet where the Red Door is imprinted as well. So chic.

IMG_1949IMG_1950Texture and Application

EA’s beautiful Colour Moisturising lipsticks are a true-satin finish. Like all EA colour cosmetics skin benefits are infused into each product. Beautiful colour lipsticks have many benefits I wont go into here, all you need to know is they are packed full of Vitamins A, C & E for optimal lip health and moisture infused pigments that have rich colour pay-off.  There is also a technology called Volulip which is said to increase lip volume, I can’t say I noticed this much though.

You can have full coverage from one application.


IMG_1952photo 1photo 4Pale Petal

A lovely nude colour, this isn’t a foundation lips sorta lipstick, it has too much pink undertone for that. It is the perfect shade for an English Rose complexion like mine. I would say this is a pretty good dupe for one of my favourite nudes ever, Hue by MAC (full review here). I actually prefer the quality and comfort of the EA Pale Petal so have made the switch from Hue. Also with only a £1.50 price difference I think you get more for your money with EA.


photo 3 photo 2Neoclassical Coral

I don’t usually rock a coral lip, I feel like this is a colour suited better to a more tanned or latino skin type. However, if I was to wear a coral Neoclassical Coral is a vibrant and tropical option with blue undetones, which means my pale skin tone can pull it off. This lipstick is sure to brighten up a rainy, dull day. Pair with a bronzed glow on the skin for a lovely bright burst of colour straight from the tropics.


photo photo 5Red Door Red

I am going to be straight with you, there is nothing modern about this colour. It is a truly classic red lipstick created especially for the 100 year anniversary of Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics. It is marketed as a universal red however,  the pinky-cerise pigment and blue undertones means it won’t particularly suit yellow skin tones. For pale pinky toned or neutral complexions it is pretty and very flattering on the skin and although it doesn’t satisfy my need for quirky lip colours there is no denying the vintage/retro pinup girl appeal.


You can tell this is a superior quality of lipstick as the moisturising benefits are still present post removal. I love the happy medium of Beautiful Colour lipsticks, not dry or slippery, just right. The longevity of the product I would rate at between 2-4 hours before needing to reapply.

Price: £17 each

Colour: Nude/Coral/Red

Undertone: Blue/Yellow/Blue

Finish: Satin

Opacity: Medium

Brand: Elizabeth Arden

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Have you tried any of the Elizabeth Arden Lipsticks? Have you found the perfect, everyday lipstick from another brand? Please leave all your comments below 🙂

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