E.l.f. Mineral Lipstick-Ripe Rose

Product Claims and Description: Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft color naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturizing formula. The sleek lipstick has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup are mineral-based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes. How to use: Apply to lips with a lip defining brush and blend in the color for lip hydration. Re-apply as often as desired.

The packaging is good and sturdy, like most elf studio packaging is, and hasn’t broken on me. The lid snaps on tightly, no need to worry about it falling off, but at the same time it’s not hard to remove the lid. The tube is matte black like most of E.l.f.’s studio line. It contains .13oz of lipstick, which is good for $5. I didn’t pay that much for it because I received it in a beauty bundle from E.l.f. Elf claims that this is a long wearing lipstick, but I disagree. It lasts until you eat something afterwards you will need to retouch. I own two colors, both of which have been discontinued, but one shade called Nicely Nude is still available on the elf website as of 3/9/17, but I have not tried that one.

This lipstick is smooth and hydrating, stays where you put it and has good pigmentation. The only complaint that I have is that it can be a tad patchy if your lips are a little dry. I like the formula. It has no taste, but if you find smells off putting then you might not like this one because it smells like crayons. It is not strong and cannot be smelled once it’s applied on the lips.I would recommend this lipstick to anyone.

Pros-Hydrating as it claims to be, smooth and doesn’t bleed off of lips.
Cons-patchy, smell of crayons. Four out of five stars.

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E.l.f. Cosmetics Volumizing and Defining Mascara

Procuct Claims and Descriptions: This mascara creates voluptuous lashes that are full and defined. The vitamin B&E enriched formula conditions lashes, and the silicone brush effortlessly combs through lashes, coating them evenly for a rich finish. How to use: Start at the base of your lashes and wiggle the mascara brush upwards from root to tip to coat lashes. Apply a protective top coat of clear gel for instant waterproofing.

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This is a good mascara, but it isn’t my favorite by any means. It’s okay if you just intend on wearing it for an hour or so, but any longer than that it will start to flake off.

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The brush is one of those with short bristles that are meant to really define the lashes. I love these kind of brushes and that is a plus for this mascara. It is just the formula that is a little disappointing. It is liquid-y and too much of it sticks to the brush. in order to apply it to lashes without super big clumps it to wipe off half of the product and that, in my opinion is a waste.

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over all I give this elf product a 3 out of 5.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Eye Primer

Product claims and description: Preps your eyelid for smoother, longer-lasting and crease-proof eyeshadow. The lightweight liquid formula quickly absorbs into the skin for comfortable wear and increases eye color longevity. How to Use: Apply a thin coat of the e.l.f. Cosmetics shadow lock and eyelid primer to the eyelid and blend in using a blending brush. Allow the formula to dry before applying eyeshadow.

This primer is nothing amazing, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth its two dollar price tag. Most primers that I have seen claim to 1-Prep the eyelid so as to have a smoother canvas for eye shadow’s, 2-Even out skin tone and cover any vanes that may be on the eyelid, 3-Intensify colors and make them more vibrant and 4-Prevent creasing and smudging. While this primer does not even out skin tone or intensify the color of eye shadows it does keep them from creasing and give a smooth canvas for you to work with. I don’t know about other people, but for me the reason I needed a eye shadow it to keep the eye shadows from creasing. So for two dollars doing two out of four claims isn’t that bad. Besides the description of the product only claimed to keep eyeshaows from creasing and make them long lasting, which it totally does. I also love the doe foot applicator. Some may consider it unhygienic, but it don’t bother me.

Sheer is, as the name suggests, a sheer beige that almost fades away as you blend it in. It does nothing to cover up any imperfections that may be on your eyelids.

Pearl is just white with glitters. If you do not like glitter or sparkly, I wouldn’t suggest this color. It will make any matt shade that you apply over it have sparkle.

All in all I give this product a four out of five because pearl came come off a bit chalky looking at times.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Extra Lip Gloss

Product Claims and Description:
This ultra-smooth, rich colored gloss is loaded with extra ingredients to moisturize and condition. Create lips so gorgeous, they’ll have your exes wanting you back! Enriched with Vitamins A&E, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower, Avocado, and Grape to nourish and protect the lips. The unique applicator shape applies precise color for a perfectly pouty look. Directions: Apply to lips as often as desired. Wear alone or layer over any other lip color.

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When it comes to packaging these are nothing to rave about. These glosses are in a clear tube with a white lid. It feels cheap, but at $2.00 a pop this is to be expected. The tube shorter than most, (about an inch shorter than your average writing pen) and as big around as a chapstick. The cap twists on securely, but the cap of both of mine have cracked and I’ve hand them for a little over a year. The only other complaints that I have about this product is the lettering wears off of the tube super easy and the gloss tends to get globed up in the top of the tube then gets on the threads of the screw on cap. This may cause the product to leak out of the tube, but it has yet to happen to me. This gloss has a flat paddle type applicator instead of the usual doe foot.

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Michael, a Berry tone pink with gold sparkles.

This gloss is exactly as it claims to be. It’s smooth, despite the micro glitters all the colors have. They are very pigmented and don’t need a lipstick underneath unless that’s just how you want to wear it. I hear the lighter shades can be patchy, but I don’t know from experience, because the ones I bought are not the light of shades. These glosses have a sweet vanilla smell that doesn’t linger and a slightly sweet taste. These will transfer onto mugs and other things because they are a regular non-long wearing gloss. With me they last about 2 hours and don’t wear off patchy or funny. They don’t leave a weird ring around your lips or anything. I believe that these will suit any skin type or age.

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Scott, a mid tone beige. This one also has gold micro shimmers.

There are 4 shades as of 2/13/17: Scott, Michael, Luke and Brett. I own two of them, Scott and Michael. I forgot to mention that these glosses are named after men, supposedly your ex-boyfriend. I personally think this is cute of elf, but others have found it creepy or weird.

Pros: Pigmented, smooth, long wearing (for a gloss).
Cons: Transfers like all glosses do, cheap packaging.

 Over all I really like these lip glosses and give them a 4 out of 5. They lose a lippy for the cheap packaging.

E.L.F. Cosmetics Long-Wear Lipliner Pencil-Bitter

Product Claims and Description:
Formula glides on to prep lips for color. Pro-vitamin complex helps gently lock in rich, natural-looking lip color. Directions: Gently shape upper and lower lip line, starting from center and working outward in short strokes.

—Product—
~No smell or taste.
~Not creamy.
~Tends to tug on lips when filling in.
~Last me three hours/up until I ate dinner.
~Will work just fine on any skin type or age.
~Did not leave a stain behind when wearing off.
~Leaves lips feeling dry.
~Transfers a little bit, but not much.

—Packaging—
~White pencil with color swatch around the end.
~Color name isn’t on the pencil anywhere (Kind of aggravating).
~Has a sharpener built into the cap. It is both convent and a downfall because with there being a space that air can get into it tends to dry out the product.
~The cap doesn’t like to stay on.
~Costs $1.00. ~Only once shade available.

—Over All—
I don’t like or dislike this product. It’s just kind of is what it is. It’s functional, but I feel like there are some better lip liners out there for around the same price. Two out of five stars from me because it did actually last for quite a while on me and probably would have lasted longer had I not eaten dinner.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil

Product claims and Description: Instantly brighten eyes with e.l.f. Cosmetics shimmering metallic liners that put the spotlight on eyes. The smooth formulation glides on effortlessly without tugging at the delicate eye area. Choose from an assortment of vibrant shades designed to add depth, definition and a special sparkle to create a very glamorous look! Pencil includes a convenient sharpener cap for easy use! How to use: Apply to the lash line alone, under or over eyeshadow as desired. Create a special occasion smoky eye by lining both upper and lower lash lines, then smudging out with a smudge brush for a colorful, trendy eye look.

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This eyeliner pencil in Black is a very good pencil eyeliner. It is soft and easy to apply, doesn’t smudge and stays on all day. The only downfall that I have found is the fact that even though it says shimmer eyeliner, there really isn’t much shimmer to it. Also, since the lid to it is also a sharpener, air gets to the product and makes it dry out. So if you haven’t used it in a while, then you have to sharpen it to wake it up, so to speak. In doing this you waste product and therefore money, but it is only 1$ so whatever lol. All in all I like this, but I don’t love it. It’s just kinda meh.

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E.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Stain

Product Claims and Description: Get beautiful precision color that lasts for hours with this pigment rich lip stain marker. The pen-like tip lets you draw on color easily for a streak & smudge free professional look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to hydrate and moisturize lips. How to use: Apply lip stain marker directly on to dry, clean lips and build coverage as desired.For longer lasting color and a full pout, use it over our Lip Primer & Plumper.

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What it great about this product is that it is a true lip stain. They last practically all day. A few touchups may be needed after eating a hearty meal. It has little to no smell and no taste at all. The felt tip is nice on the lips and doesn’t drag or pull on the lips. The packaging is nice considering that these lip stains are only $2.00. The caps stay on securely, no need to worry about them falling off, and the tube itself is made of sturdy plastic. They only problem with the packaging that I have found it that the metallic lettering on the tubes rubs off over time. If that is something that will bug you the problem can easily be solved with a little bit of clear nail polish brushed over the lettering.

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This stain comes in three different colors as of 3-2-17, but I’ve only tried two. Pink Petal and Nude Nectar. Pink Petal has been discontinued. Pink Petal is almost a Barbie pink while Nude Nectar is nowhere near nude in my opinion. It is a dark red-ish brown that I think will look good on all skin types. Pink Petal will also suit a wide range of skin tones.

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While I personally love these stains, they were not made to be kept in the hot of a car for several days in your purse or something of the like. I forgot my purse in my car for a few days and the picture below is the result. A weird greenish brown fuzzy mold or something started growing on it. Ick! Needless to say I trashed it and bought another the next time I went to wal-mart.

All in all these stains are one of my favorites. They last all day, have no smell or taste and are pretty pigmented. Just don’t let them get hot or they weill get ruined. I would recommend these to anyone wanting to try a stain and not spend a ton of money. E.l.f.’s products are the most affordable out there that I have found. Four out of five stars from this beauty blogger.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Moisturizing Lipstick

Product description and Claims: The velvety, satin texture glides on lips with vibrant color and luminous shine. Enriched with Shea and Vitamins A, C and E to nourish and hydrate the lips. The rich, creamy formula seals in moisture for long-lasting wear and comfort. Directions: Apply to lips as often as needed.

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These lipsticks are your normal, no frills lipsticks. They are creamy and smooth in texture and have a slightly waxy feel, but it doesn’t bother me. They are pigmented and are not sheer, but it takes 2-3 swipes to build up the color. They last about 2-3 hours, but if you eat or drink anything touch ups will be needed as they transfer. These lipsticks also have no flavor, so that’s a bonus. If you have a lot of wrinkles and creases in your lips please note that this will sink into them, but it doesn’t necessarily accentuate them. For this reason I do not recommend this lipstick to older women.

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The packaging is pretty and sleek as most all of elf’s studio packaging is. The tube is matte black with a clear little pot on the bottom that contains a little of the product. So what you see on the bottom of the tube is the true color of what’s inside. The lid snaps on securely so you don’t have to worry about it coming off in your purse or makeup bag. The rest of the packaging is durable as well, so far the lettering hasn’t worn off of my lipsticks and I’ve had Party In The Buff for over a year now. The tube is the same size as all standard lipsticks and contains .11 oz (3.2g) of lipstick.

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Left to right: Flirty and Fabulous then Party in the Buff.

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Party in the Buff,(Seen above) a peachy, slightly orange nude shade. This one smells awful, like crayons and applies patchy. This one is only still in my collection for reviewing purposes. The color and the way it applies makes my lips look chalky even though the formula is very moisturizing. If you have dry lips I would stay away from this one.

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Flirty and Fabulous, (Seen above) a bright fuchsia pink with a blue undertone. This one smells slightly sweet, kinda vanilla-ish. It applies like a dream and is my favorite of these lipsticks.

Pros: Cheap ($3.00), comfortable on the lips, Moisturizing.
Cons: Some colors apply weird and Patchy.
All in all I give these lipsticks a 4 out of 5.

E.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Lip Exfoliator

Product Claims and Description: Gently exfoliates lips to remove dry chapped skin with a sugary sweet and smoothing sensation. Infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oil to nourish and protect. Treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel. Directions: Apply to clean damp lips and message in a circular motion to exfoliate. Use a moistened cotton pad with water and gently wipe away scrub. Follow with a lip balm or gloss to condition.

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I absolutely love this lip scrub. Not only is it conveniently shaped like a lipstick, but it actually performs as it claims to. It has a maple sugar scent that makes you want to take a bite out of it. The smell is awesome, but the taste? Not so much. That is the only down fall considering it tastes like sweet chemicals. Anyways, back to performance. On first application there are excess oils that give this scrub a lipstick shape that needs to be worn down before the grit starts to show and work. But when the grit starts showing is when this product really shines. The grit in this looks to be made up of brown sugar and little brown beads. The brown sugar (med. Grit.) really gets in there and scrapes off dead skin while the smaller brown beads polish your lips and smooth them out. The natural oils in this finish things off and give your lips the moisture they need. Unfortunately though, the oil sometimes get wiped away when removing the sugars from lips. So I’d suggest putting a good moisturizing balm on after using this.

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If you live in a dry climate or are just one to have dry cracked lips more often than not then this will be a life saver for you. I on the other hand usually have soft lips and only have to use this before I decide to wear a matte lipstick or if my lips have recently became sun or wind chapped.
The packaging is another thing that makes this product awesome. It is house in a square, metal lipstick type tube. It is matte black and looks high end. However the lid doesn’t snap on securely so I wouldn’t suggest tossing it in your purse or to roll around in the bottom of a makeup bag. The tube contains .16oz (4.4g) of lip scrub. A good mount if you don’t use it every day, but if you’re going to be using this often then I suggest getting more than one at a time. Oh and if you press too hard while using (which is easy to do) the product will break away from the base. It’s kind of aggravating, but not a big deal to me.

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Pros: Removes dead skin from lips, Moisturizes, smells good, convenient packaging, only costs $3.00.
Cons: Tastes bad, some people consider it too harsh on the lips, product can break out of tube base.

Overall: I love this stuff. I have repurchased it and will continue to do so unless I fine one cheaper that is just as good. And I would recommend this to anyone looking to have softer, smoother lips. This gets a 5 out of 5 because it’s just that good despite the taste and tendency to break.

E.L.F. Cosmetics Luscious Liquid Lipstick

Product Claims and Description: Get long lasting color and shine with smooth glide applicator. Formula helps hydrate, condition and soften lips. Directions: twist bottom of pen to activate color release. Layer on color and re-apply any time.e-l-f

So on with the review. I’d like to start out by saying that this is not a lipstick, nor do they look anything like the swatches on the website. These are a decently pigmented lip gloss. The texture is slightly thick, but not uncomfortable. The gloss aspect of it is obviously glossy, but this is not one that will make your lips look like glass. I think the thick consistency of these glosses is what makes them last so long, 3-4 hours. Eating and drinking will of course make them wear off sooner. These are also very moisturizing, as they claim to be, and do not dry out your lips as they wear off.

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The lip gloss itself is housed in an all clear round pen that is a little skinnier than a chapstick. To use this product you simply twist the bottom of the pen until the lip goss comes out of the 10 tiny holes on top of the plastic applicator on top of the pen that is covered with a thin layer of felt. The clear cap snaps on securely and the silver lettering has yet to rub off, (I even had it in my pocket all day). I have heard however in other reviews that the twist up mechanism is prone to breaking, so be careful. Each pen contains 0.05oz (1.5g) of gloss. Not a lot if you ask me, but hey they’re only a dollar.

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The formulas of these Luscious Liquid Lipsticks vary by color. The shades Pink Lemonade and Maple Sugar smell and taste minty while the other one, Ruby Slipper, doesn’t have a taste or smell. I’m not sure about the formula of the other shades. There are 4 shades available as of 2/13/17: Baby Lips, Pink Lemonade, Ruby Slipper and Cherry Tart. I own three of them, Pink Lemonade, Ruby Slipper and Maple Sugar. Pink Lemonade and Ruby Slipper are actually very similar.

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Pros: No bad smell or taste (Ruby Slipper). Moisturizing and soothing. Not sticky or uncomfortable on the lips. Long lasting (for a gloss) 3-4 hours. Cheap, $1.00. Cons: Minty taste and smell (Pink Lemonade and Maple Sugar). Pen is prone to breaking.

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Left: Pink Lemonade is, as the name suggests, a pink gloss with tiny gold shimmers that give the gloss a metallic effect.
Middle: Ruby slipper is more of an orangey gloss with tiny gold shimmer that give it the same metallic effect as Pink Lemonade.
Right: Maple Sugar is a light brown that also has gold shimmers. Please note that this one has a stronger sweet taste than the others that I own. It has also been discontinued.

Over all I give these a 4 out of 5. I took off a point for the poor naming.