“ Brand: E.l.f / Type: Lipgloss / Suitable for: Lip „
I've started so I'll finish...
Lipgloss. My Mastermind specialist subject. Over the years I have owned millions of the things, covering all brands, styles, colours and price ranges and, if I had to only ever use one item of makeup again I would probably opt for lipgloss.
Despite trying out many different types of gloss, I have never really found one that I constantly buy again. I was a big fan of the Lancome Juicy Tubes for a while but, coming in at nearly £15 a tube, this wasn't a good habit to have. And, although I loved the fruity colour and flavours, these glosses are quite heavy and sticky. Of course this stickiness helped give the gloss staying power and a lovely shine, but on windy days you could end up with half your hair stuck on your lips! Other glosses have either lacked the fruity flavour that I like, or don't have as much staying power. See, it isn't easy finding a lipgloss to truly love!
Cheaper than chips!
So while I was doing a big shop at E.L.F. I thought there was no harm in trying out one of their lipglosses. For those who are unfamiliar with the brand, it stands for Eyes Lips Face, and was established in the states in 2004. The main selling point of the brand is low, low prices - all it's main range of cosmetics comes in at a cheap and cheerful £1.50.
And at £1.50, these glosses are no exception and I decided I wouldn't try out one of their lipglosses but instead I would give two of them a try! There are 11 different versions available in all sorts of shades of pink and purple, although I actually purchased the two that are in neither of these shades - Honey, which is a toffee brown colour, and Cloud Nine which appears on the website to be clear. The glosses measure 1.5g and, according to the E.L.F. website these glosses give "hyper, glass-like shine infused with micro-mirror technology to reflect light".
So the packaging first. These are a little unusual as most lipglosses tend to come in a squeezy tube, or a skinny bottle with a sponge applicator in the lid. However these ones come in a pen-style applicator with a long, thin brush at the end. The idea is that you twist the tube at the bottom, and up comes the gloss. I have used cosmetics in the past that utilise this form of packaging and have had mixed results so I decided to reserve judgement on this aspect of the gloss till I'd had the chance to try it out for myself. In terms of style, the 'pen' is thin and white, with a plastic lid covering the brush. It is very plain packaging and, if you really like quite showy, luxe packaging for your makeup then this isn't a brand for you - the packaging reflects the prices! But actually I really don't mind it - it's simple and fuss-free, and easy on the eye.
Using this for the first time, you have to twist the end of the tube a lot to get the gloss going. And, just when I was about to give up, the gloss started appearing in the centre of the brush - slowly but surely! The brush itself is a translucent white colour and isn't a 'hairy' make-up brush as you may expect, but actually feels a bit plasticky. This may sound odd but actually it enables you to glide the gloss on really smoothly and easily. And it turns out this is a very nice gloss! Not too thick but not too thin, it lacks that stickiness you get with other glosses but still gives a nice shine.
On cloud nine...
The Cloud Nine version is a clear, slightly milky gloss and has a lovely, sweet flavour which is very nice and something I personally like - I am always disappointed if I buy a lipgloss which has no flavour! It glides on very easily and, as mentioned above, there is no stickiness despite the shininess of the gloss. It makes lips look very glossy but in a subtle way as it has no colour. It leaves lips with a nice, natural shine which looks very healthy.
... and a touch of Honey
The Honey version looks very pigmented in the tube - almost a bronzy brown shade, but once it's on it gives a very subtle colour to the lips. I love this as I don't like too much colour on my lips, so this is just perfect for me. It gives enough colour to look different to the clear gloss, but it isn't overly dramatic. In fact, as coloured lipglosses go this is absolutely ideal for me and I love this gloss - it also has that nice sweet flavour too!
One thing I would say about both glosses is to go easy with the amount you use. Once the gloss starts appearing inside the brush, it's time to stop twisting - don't be tempted to keep twisting till the gloss comes to the top as I find this leaves you with too much gloss. I tend to do a few twists of the tube, apply, and then add more if needed.
In terms of staying power, I think this gloss delivers pretty well. At this price, it isn't going to last for hours but it does give you a good few hours of wear and it continues to feel nice and smooth on the lips. I also think it moisturises the lips nicely too and even after the gloss itself has worn off, my lips feel nice and soft.
For this price I can't fault this gloss. It has a lovely flavour, glides on well, isn't sticky and looks great when on. This isn't the shiniest gloss I've ever used but it gives enough shine for me and I am a big fan. I think this is the best E.L.F. product I've tried, and I will definitely be trying other shades in the future!
I would definately say that E.L.F (eyes, lips, face) is a brand for people who are on a budget or who like experimenting a lot with make-up. I fall into both categories and so ELF is perfect for me and my needs. I have ordered off of them 4 times now and 3 of the products have been these Hypershine Lipglosses. My next order will have 2 more, they can be addictive!
I am a total convert from the more expensive premium brands of the same application method. These are a stick that is twisted, the gloss comes up the tube and through the brush allowing a smooth, clean, easy application. As you twist it you are completely in control of how much is applied. Keeping the lid clicked in place stops the brush drying out or becoming unuseable.
There are 12 shades to choose from which is a really good selection. From purple, to pink, to peach to clear there is a colour to suit everyone. I am not too struck on glosses to be honest. I much prefer a lipstick that isn't tacky and much too sticky, these however are not at all super sticky, they have a subtle shine with a hint of colour that isn't really strong and bright.
At just £1.50 they are a perfect budget product and if a special offer code can be found making them cheaper then it's even better.
I would definately recommend that everyone give them a try, I promise you won't be disappointed.
I had tried a couple of products from Elf and had been really pleased with them, and thought that Elf is a great makeup brand for people who are on a budget. I ordered a few more products from the website, this product included.
I searched up reviews for the lip gloss and got mostly positive feedback. So I decided to try it out.
It's a pen type tube which is clear in the middle so you can see the colour of the lip gloss inside of it. It's got a little thing at the bottom which you twist and that makes the lip gloss start building up on the brush. Even though I do prefer the sponge tipped applicators I do like this one as well.
I tested this product on three criteria - how long it stayed on, how it felt on my lips and applying it.
I only needed to twist the bottom about 3-4 times and that was enough to do both of my lips. Of course, if you want a richer colour or higher shine then you'll need to twist it a bit more, as I was only going for a more natural look.
This lip gloss is quite spectacular for me, as it stays on for quite a while and I only needed to reapply it every 2-3 hours. It didn't feel heavy, sticky or gloopy on my lips at all and it tasted really good - bonus!
I bought the lip gloss in Bubblegum and I am quite happy I chose that shade - it's a lovely Barbie pink colour and works well with so many lipsticks, and it tastes so amazing that I had to urge myself not to lick it off my lips!
When I was applying the lip gloss I didn't have to use that much as I was going for a very natural look. The brush applicator is really really soft and I could've stayed that all day stroking it across my lips! The lip gloss isn't thick or gloopy and when I rubbed my lips together it felt very smooth and thin and I loved it a lot!
About 2-3 weeks after receiving that lip gloss I knew that I HAD to buy another one, so I did. But I bought three at the same time. And a couple of months after I bought another. And later I bought another two. I was addicted to these lip glosses and I knew I would never be able to live without them!
They have a really good colour range for these lip glosses and all of the ones I bought I was really pleased with, and they all tasted absolutely gorgeous!
The only negative thing I would have to say is that the lip gloss doesn't really live up to its name. It is nice and shiny, but the shine isn't what I would describe a 'hypershine'. But this hasn't affected my thoughts on this product and this is one of my ultimate favourite lip glosses in the world!
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Fairy: See below
Joy: Pinkish lilac
Flirt: Bright pink
Sugar Plum: Neutral plum
Cloud Nine: Clear but cloudy
Honey: Golden bronze
My current hypershine is in the colour FAIRY. It's a delicate pink, with a light hint of peach. This is so easy to wear; any make up look, any ocassion and any time of year.
If you're new to E.L.F. I'd recommend starting with this shade, as it's a universally flattering shade.
The thing about the hypershine to remember is that it is a light, lip conditioner, so the shade's are all lighter then the swatch guides.
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The formula is prismatic, rather then glossy - similar to the way patrol shines varying shades in the light. The gloss feels soft and weightless on my lips. As the formula is sheer it doesn't stick or gloop.
Plus; it feels more like a lip balm and has a nice cotton candy taste, as opposed to the petrol-like taste to other less expensive brands.
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As the hypershine glosses are a prismatic formula instead of a traditional gloss, they are sheer and will need re-applying every two hours at most.
Not very good, but for the low price and minus the discomfort of a sticky, gloopy mess I think it's worth it.
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I have ELF blush, bronzer and colour sticks, and while the packaging on those is best described as cheap and cheerful, the Hypershine Glosses packaging is fantastic. It's exactly the same as Stila's glosses.
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At £1.50 it's cheap enough to buy a few tubes to leave in your office drawer, your car, different handbags etc.
Two of my first elf products were the hypershine lip glosses. I ordered a sheer pink/red and a neutral shimmer. I was impressed by the pen style applicator as I find these by far the easiest glosses to use (and have previously loved Stila glosses!)
The containers were slightly smaller then my usual brands but at £1.50 each you really cannot compain.
Both of the colours are good, everyday shades and weren't too 'gloopy' and sticky. However I did need to re-apply quite frequently throughout the day in order to keep both the colour and the 'shine'.
The glosses were both great fruity flavours/scents and were delicious to use. As with other orders from the company, I recieved my order the day after ordering it. The packaging was light and not wasteful - which is always a plus point when ordering online.
I would definately order these glosses again - and am going to try out the mini versions as gifts!
I bought this lip gloss along with loads of other make-up from e.l.f in an attempt to cut back on the amount of money I was spending on cosmetics. As with most e.l.f products it costs just £1.50.
It looks really nice and quite high quality despite being so cheap. It's a pen type tube, which is clear in the middle so you can see the colour of the gloss through it. It has abrush applicator, where you twist the bottom of the pen to get some gloss onto the brush, then just brush it onto your lips.
The brush makes it really easy to apply, and you can get very precise application with it, but I would still prefer the sponge-tip wand style applicator as I find these the most convenient to use.
It goes on really easily and smoothly, and you don't need to use a lot of the gloss to get a good finish. I find twisting the bottom 3-4 times gives me enough to do both lips, but it would depend on the kind of finsih you're after. If you want a deeper colour or a higher shine you would need to use more than if you just want a subtle, natural look.
The gloss does look great on, but it doesn't live up to it's name of hypershine. It is nicely shiny and a little shimmery, but it's certainly nothing special. I chose a colour called Fairy, which is a nice lightish pink whcih looks lovely on. It gives just a subtle hint of colour rather than a bold look.
It feels lovely on my lips, and it really feels as though it's moisturising them. It also doesn't feel too sticky, which is fantastic as I hate sticky, gloopy glosses. It lasts quite well for a lip gloss, and I find I only have to reapply it every couple of hours or so, as opposed to every half with most other glosses.
I'm actually really impressed with this gloss. Whilst it doesn't really live up to it's name, it is a really good lip gloss all the same, and I will definitely be buying it in more colours.