E.L.F. Studio Conditioning Lip Balm Review, Swatches, Photos
The new E.L.F. Conditioning Lip Balm has hit E.L.F.’s website. Seems like we were awaiting its arrival for far too long eh? Anyone order it? Some of the shades sold out way fast so I’m guessing its quite the popular little item.
I ordered two shades which arrived late last week. I’ve been mucking around with them for a few days so I thought it was about time to tell you my thoughts.
Sheer tinted lip conditioner with natural ingredients that condition dry, chapped lips including Vitamins A & E and SPF 15 to protect delicate lips against harmful sun damage.
These come housed in a rather large plastic jar. It could be deemed a tad bulky but I actually kinda like it. It’s about twice the size of a traditional lip balm size.
At first glance the balm looks unappealing and hard textured but count me delighted upon digging in that it actually turned out to be smooth and creamy. For a tinted lip conditioner I’d say this is quite pigmented and it leaves behind a nice pop of color. The formula wears well on my lips and feels hydrating and quite smooth. Formula runs somewhat similar to a MAC Lip Conditioner however a bit more on the creamy side and not as a emollient or slippery feeling. This has a cream finish so you aren’t going to get any shiny, glossy finish from it. The balms have a sugary frosting-like taste and smell.
I got two shades which were Blushing Berry (warm rosy, berry color) and Peaceful Pink (baby pink). Peaceful Pink definitely doesn’t work well for me and drowns me out but Blushing Berry leaves behind a nice rosy shade of a berry on my lips!
Dipping into the pot for application will evoke horror in germ-a-phobes like myself!
Although moisturizing they aren’t as hydrating as my other lip balms.
These have a small plastic covering over the rim of the lid after opening the main topper. I imagine E.L.F. included it so the product would remain fresh. I do wonder if these will get hard or go natty after a few weeks. The jar seems sturdy enough but the top seems to let a bit of air into the product so we’ll have to take a glance back in a month or two to see how they fair.
- Budget beauty shoppers seeking a tinted lip conditioner for a quick, natural look!
- Anyone who can’t afford MAC’s $14.50 Lip Conditioner price tag (this is a decent dupe not the same mind you but leans towards being very similar).
- Anyone who favors no nonsense makeup or doesn’t wear alot of makeup (if you aren’t really a gloss or lipstick kinda girl this is a nice way to get a quick dash of color on lips).
- Anyone who already owns and loves MAC Lip Conditioner (you don’t really need this if you own MAC’s version already).
- Anyone sensitive to scented or flavored lip products (this has a sugary vanilla-like scent and taste).
- Those who hate lip products in jars!
I wouldn’t call this the best lip conditioner I ever tried to be honest. It’s very nice but it’s not nearly as hydrating and moisturizing as I expect my lip balms/conditioners to be. For a quick dash of color on my lips or tossing in my bag it’s well worth the very inexpensive $3 buck price tag. Those on a budget will appreciate it way more than those who enjoy higher end product. Anyone who chronically applies and reapplies lip products will find this a nice balm for tucking into their desk drawer or purse however don’t expect it to offer super hydration to dry, cracked lips.
Nice overall but nothing I got too excited about.
Have you tried it?
What did you think?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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