Friday, September 30, 2011

Review: E.L.F Studio Conditioning Lip Balm

E.L.F Studio Conditioning Lip Balm's have gotten so many raving reviews that I was pretty excited to try them.

What the E.L.F website claims:
With the e.l.f. Conditioning Lip Balm, lips get treated to a sheer splash of color that’s super smooth, velvety soft and non-sticky. Not only are these sheer, natural shades beautiful, they’re also beneficial, with natural ingredients that condition dry, chapped lips including Vitamins A & E. SPF 15 to protect delicate lips against harmful sun damage.

  • Affordable at $3
  • .26oz of product
  • A good verity of colors to choose from
  • Good pigmentation
  • Moisturizing
  • Bulky packaging
  • Formula varies with color of product
  • Smells like plastic
  • Difficult to apply
  • Tastes funny

These are the two I own Nice & Natural (L) and Blissful Berry (R).

The first thing that bothers me is the bulky packaging! I know it drives everyone crazy. I mean it's cute but... how do you store this stuff?? The second thing is the taste/smell. I don't really require all my lip products to have a smell or taste, but it's always a nice perk. These however kind of smell and taste like plastic. I also noticed that with the Blissful Berry it was a struggle to apply. Maybe it was just my pot, but it was a bit dry. Where as Nice & Natural was the opposite. It was easier to apply and creamy (okay maybe a little too creamy).

I do love the colors though. It has wonderful pigmentation and I find it to be very moisturizing. Also $3 for .26oz of product? That's a great deal! 

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner, I would give these a try!


habbott2 said...

Do they actually hydrate lips well? I have super dry lips and am always looking for great balms!