E.L.F. Essential Lip Balm Tint Review & Swatches
Sometimes you run into that hit of a product from E.L.F. and in this case that would be the E.L.F. Essential Lip Balm Tint. At a mere two dollars each the new E.L.F. Essential Lip Balm Tints are a welcome treat for lips with a pop of color that might just surprise you!
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E.L.F. Essential Lip Balm Tint ($2) is available in four selections and is a thick, creamy tinted balm. I actually didn’t expect much from these. First I figured, “Oh they’ll be subtle” after that I thought, “Oh they’ll probably be dense and hard and blah…!”
But they proved me wrong.
They come in a tiny plastic container which is a tad flimsy and temperamental as the lids screw of easy enough but sometimes don’t always screw on correctly…but hey what do you want for two bucks? They look like little jello shots don’t they?
Grapefruit, Berry, Peach
These have a gooey emollient texture which might be a turn off to some. Personally I love how thick they are! I find I have to warm them up a bit by swiping my finger across my lips a few times as I apply to thin the formula out and allow it to smear across my lips in a softer, more even finish. The texture is soft and malleable with a sweet vanilla taste. They have a bit of a chunkiness to them but as you blend them onto your lips they’ll heat up, melt down, and thin out leaving lips with opaque color and a high shine finish. I dislike the finger application and dipping into the pot, etc…due to bacteria, germs, etc…but it is unfortunately the best method for application here. The wear time varies but I can get about two to three hours before they begin to wear away. Through that wear they remain comfortable and never dry my lips out. They do like to migrate though so a transparent lip liner would be a good idea. I think the pigment will surprise many as they really are far from subtle on lips! They provide a good deal of color as well as shine.
Overall, E.L.F. Essential Lip Balm Tint is a boost in the lip balm world! Plenty of pigment, a emollient moisturizing formula, and a load of shine make these a rather fab beauty budget pick up!
Available now at www.eyeslipsface.com
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