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Elle 18 Color Bombs Review & Swatches

Elle 18 Color Bombs caused quite a stir when they were launched. It's like people went crazy or something. The press release post about the products is the most popular post in this blog and till now it still gets a lot of of hits every single day. I got comments & emails with questions and more questions from people asking:  where to buy them?, how's the quality? Some even thought I'm a manufacturer and asked: "May I know wholesale price of all the products?" and "Can you send them to France?" =D

Now I have the some of the products, and will be doing mini reviews on all of them. I hope they'll answer some of your questions.

About Elle 18 Color Bombs 
This exciting and funky range of color cosmetics has been designed for young trendy girls. The range designed in cool shapes has explosively vibrant colors for lips, nails and eyes. The products are packed with the goodness of Cocoa butter, Jojoba Oil, Rose Water and Almonds.

1. Elle 18 Kajal (Rs.65) ~ First of all, I love the the packaging. I was worried it was going to look cheap but no no, not cheap-looking at all. It's all cute! Now about the kajal, it's very black like most kajals, and smudges like most kajals. The key is too apply some powder around your eyes before applying.
*Ingredients are not listed anywhere, so I hope it doesn't have harmful stuff in it, like lead.
Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 3.5/5

Elle 18 Kajal Swatch ♥

2. Elle 18 Eye Sparklers in Purple Pataka (Rs.85)~ This eye crayon can be used as liner, as a cream eyeshadow or as an eyeshadow base. It glides on smoothly and is super blendable. I love this shade. I wore it alone all over my lids and it looked really nice.Yes, it creases, which I expected. Compared to NYX Jumbo pencils, this pencil is a little harder and more matte.
Tip: Apply (dab) some powder on top of it to prevent smudging. 

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 3.5/5

Eye Sparklers Purple Pataka

3. Elle 18 Lip Smoothie in Vanilla Heat (Rs.85) ~ Pretty shade with non-gritty shimmer, moisturizing formula, cute squeeze tube, BUT horrible horrible smell/taste! Oh my gosh! It's like kerosene or petrol, both of which I can't stand. It's incredible offensive! Some people love the smell of kerosene & petrol (why?!), so this could be the best lip product ever made, for them.

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥ 1/5

Vanilla Heat Swatch on hand

On lips. So pretty, isn't it? Sigh...what a shame.

4. Elle 18 Color Burst in Raspberry Ripple (Rs.100) ~ Looking for one of the best cheap lipsticks? This is it. Cute packaging, non-drying formula, doesn't wear off quickly, and available in 25 shades. I usually wouldn't have picked this shade myself (you know me, pink pink pink!), but I was surprised that it's not bad, not bad at all. It has a mild fragrance...umm...bubblegum mixed with something, I can't really put my finger on it, which doesn't bother me. For 100 bucks, I have no complaints with this one. I'm definitely buying more shades. 

Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4/5

Raspberry Ripple on hand

Raspberry Ripple on lips

To sum it all up, I would buy all of them except for the Lip Smoothie :\. I so hope that it's just this one shade that smells like kerosene, coz there are some other shades that I really wanted to try. What are the chances?!

Availability: Elle 18 Color Bombs are now available in most cosmetics counters.

*Go HERE to see whole range & shades of Elle 18 Color Bombs.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

Disclosure: Products sent by PR for review. Honest opinion, as always.


  1. the lipstick color looks phenomenal on you !!!!

  2. I own the eyesparklers in blue blast and its AWESOME!! i love it!! :) :)

    I am on the look out for the lippies now...!

  3. Wow! I like Elle 18! There makeup range looks pretty good!

  4. pretty colors! love the Vanilla Heat

  5. I love the packaging :) But the products don't seem to be something innovative and worth trying

  6. I too was surprised by the quality of these products! Somehow you do not expect much from these!

    I have the lip smoothie in melon and it has a tingling bubblegummy flavor...! too bad the vanilla smells so bad :(

  7. Lovely looking shade of lipstick.

  8. Hey I got almost al the shades of the eye pencil . My lip smoothie doesnt smell so horrible!! it rather smelss quite yummy!

  9. d color of the lip smoothie is pretty...

  10. I have a thing for this looks like the cuter cousin of Guerlain's Kajal eyeliner. I want, can't wait to go back to India :( I somewhat miss it :(

  11. this collection is so trendy looking !
    raspberry ripple is yummy looking !

  12. Hey, I dunno if you were awarded this already, but I awarded you the Versatile blogger award. check it out in my blog :)

  13. Ooo..i <3 the smell of Petrol :D but not on my lips..eckh :/

    I must add, the nail polishes are really low quality..i bought 4 of them. 2 had broken brushes :( and the dark colours "clump" on the nails..

    I think the old formula was better..

  14. Ohh I love the smell of petrol haha :p Their packaging is very cute indeed!

  15. Me getting a pink lipstick for sure :) But y the smell of kerosene in lip gloss !!!!

  16. i <3 the pink lipstick love the sheen !1 awesome products

  17. where are these avalible in mumbai even beauty center doesnt stock it

  18. the colores are butiful

  19. Lovely lipstick, but hate the shimmer on the Elle 18 one!


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