E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm ($5) are a fairly new, permanent lip balm infused with Jojoba Oil that promise a sheer wash of color but come at you with plenty of pigment! I know I’m pretty late with this review but I’ve been using this since their released and at this point I can honestly say YOU NEED them. These are not only super affordable and cheap as day old chips but they pack such a great punch of color and shine.
I swear E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm are what I wanted from Colourpop So Juicy Plumping Gloss!
Absolutely love them and I think you will too!
E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm are available in seven shades and flavors and come housed in a squeeze tube that holds 0.42 oz of lip balm for $5. They kinda remind of the old MAC Paints packaging but on a larger scale. Sadly, they don’t come with a brush for application nor a slanted applicator or even a sponge. These are a squeeze and apply with your finger type of deal which doesn’t make them particularly travel-friendly.
I think I have all except one of the shades but I just brought out two of my favorite colors for this review those being Tough Cookie which is a dusky nude caramel and PSL which is a pretty bright burnt orange. I love how they label all these “sheer”! Stop! These are anything but sheer! They provide full color on lips and are extremely pigmented! Not only that but they are highly moisturizing, wear for three to four hours, aren’t sticky nor tacky, and they provide excellent shine.
The formula is a little weird and inconsistent across shades but that’s not a bad thing. Like PSL is a very thick formula where as Tough Cookie seems thinner and creamier. I found the same holds true with other shades. The formula just isn’t really consistent. That being said the color, moisture, and shine they provide all match up. One thing I did notice is color does separate in some shades which means these might not have a long shelf life. E.L.F. says 12 months upon opening but I feel like I’ve already noticed that some shades squeeze out clear or separated after only a few months of having them. Not a major deal as once you squeeze enough out the color does mix but it’s something that does deserve mentioning.
I absolutely loved them. I have drier lips so this is a dream formula for me. I love color and I love shine and this formula delivers both! It’s thick, heavy, and cream-like with a balmy texture that breaks down as it hits the heat of your lips and goes thinner and lighter in consistency. It feels very moisturizing on lips and has a very smooth finish with plenty of shine! All the shades have different flavors. Tough Cookie has a brown sugar-y vanilla flavor and fragrance where as PSL sort of has a snickerdoodle-like flavor and fragrance (even though it’s supposed to taste and smell like a Pumpkin Spice Latte).
E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm are literally a ride or die lip balm! Truly a great formula for fans of thicker, super glossy, moisturizing lip products!
Where to buy
E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm are $5 each and 0.42 oz in size. E.L.F. markets these as sheer but theya re anything but! These are a super pigmented lip balm with a creamy texture that applies balmy at first but thins out to a smooth, shiny finish that leaves lips beautifully hydrated with plenty of pigmented color and a wear of a three to four hours! The downside would be they aren’t travel-friendly due to the squeeze tube but all in all these pack moisture, shine, and plenty of color into one very affordable lip balm!
- Very pigmented.
- Super affordable.
- Great color range.
- Not travel-friendly due to the squeeze tube.
- Contains flavor and fragrance.
E.L.F. Ride or Die Lip Balm are a must for fans of thick, shiny, colorful lip balms!