Lip Products Makeup

E.L.F. Plumping Lip Gloss

I am going to let you in on a secret.  I despise wearing lip products.  It’s not that I don’t love the look, because gosh darn it, I do.  I love a beautiful colored lip.  I LIVE for a look that just won’t quit.  Daring, edgy, alive! plump2.jpgThe reality, on the other hand, is a cruel mistress.  I usually find products that migrate to my teeth, flake, peel, wear off unevenly, and it’s ugly.  I have had some decent luck, but I tend to migrate away from lippies to my own detriment.

I have the same love-hate with glosses.  I love the look, I hate that they stick to EVERYTHING.  Enter this plumping gloss from ELF, available at Walmart for $7.  It comes in four different colors.  Offering a sweet light scent, and an oversized doe-foot applicator; this gloss is actually pretty decent.

The Good:

  • Beautiful shine
  • Sheer Tint
  • It does plump lips
  • Minimally sticky
  • Affordable
  • Nice scent
  • Nice sized applicator
  • Has Vitamin E to nourish lips
  • Has Coconut Oil to soothe lips
  • Lips look very full and kissable

The Bad:

  • It is still lip gloss, and everything will still stick to it
  • Don’t apply over other lip products, it will remove the other product
  • The plumping burn may be a bit intense for some people
  • It does not deliver for anything other than natural no makeup looks
  • Did not notice any change in the condition of my lips post use

I like it, I am wearing it right now.  I wear this product when I am in a situation where I won’t be able to check my makeup, and I need to be super confident that everything is on point.  Is it worth the money? Yes, definitely.  This is an excellent product from ELF, and it is in my purse everywhere I go.

As described on the Ulta website:

This Lip Plumping Gloss from e.l.f. Cosmetics helps plump the lips with nourishing hydration. The invigorating high-shine formula provides a soothing sensation while it volumizes. Enriched with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil to nourish and hydrate the lips for a soft, supple feel.

Ingredients:

Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Menthyl Lactate, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Caprylyl Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisostearyl Malate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

You may wish to give this product a pass if:

  • You are allergic to dyes
  • You want a fragrance free product

 

Do you have a favorite gloss or lip plumper?  Sound off in the comments below or chime in on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @everydaybeaut11.  Find us on Flipboard at Beauty to the Test magazine.

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Kerry Hruschak

Freelance Copywriter. I write about anything and everything.

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