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E.L.F are a cosmetics brand selling a wide range of make-up items and tools which can only be purchased from their website www.eyeslipsface.co.uk. I've made a few purchases through their website over the last year and a half and I generally find their products to be a little hit and miss. Whilst they're all at extremely competitive prices (this really is 'budget beauty') sometimes the quality of items reflects this. It is, however, not uncommon to find something really good, offering pleasing results and still at that low price which is why I continue to place an order with them from time to time. By signing up to their e-mail list you'll receive up-to-date information about any offers E.L.F may have on at any given time, and there often is something. Usually I find these offers to be so much off a minimum spend, free delivery or just a general sale on selected items. All offering savings on some already pretty cheap items but never anything majorly exciting in my opinion. So when I received an e-mail recently informing me that, for a limited time only, I could get 60% off absolutely everything on the website I went about stocking my make-up bag up! One of the many items I purchased was this Luscious Liquid Lipstick usually costing £1.50 for 1.5g of product. At this price this isn't exactly an expensive item but by the time I'd applied my discount it only cost me 60p, it'd be rude not to try it at the price! The liquid lipstick is available in eleven shades, the vast majority of which of just different shades of pink with a couple of purples and reds thrown in for good measure. I have shade 'perfect pink' a pale, candy like pink which I thought would be good for just everyday use. I believe this is the shade displayed to the left in the Dooyoo picture. The lipstick came in a little black cardboard box with the E.L.F logo and product name displayed in silver. Opening the box revealed my long, thin, clear plastic tube of liquid lipstick which, again, displayed the E.L.F logo and product name. A sticker on the base confirms the shade of the particular product. The appearance of the product resembles lip gloss slightly. The bottom piece of plastic twists which pushes up a little product through the white sponge applicator at the top. The see through tube allows you to clearly see the shade of lipstick and how much is left and a little clear plastic cap allows you to protect the rest of you make-up items from the product when not in use. On first application you'll have to twist the bottom of the tube a fair few times to release any product but it'll come up eventually. One application after the first use I tend to twist the bottom completely round twice to dispense enough product for my lips. Application is really quick and easy. The sponge tip is on a slight slant and is relatively soft making it easy and comfortable to coat all of my lips without getting the product everywhere. It glides onto my lips easily and application is basically problem-free in my experience. The first thing you'll probably notice is that this has a really minty scent to it. I like this as it smells quite crisp and fresh and gives quite a calm cooling effect on my lips too without the usual 'tingling' minty lip products give. The second thing you'll notice (and probably will have already guessed) is that 'liquid lipstick' is actually just lip gloss. It gives a glossy 'wet look' effect on the lips and doesn't actually give that much colour to your lips at all. Maybe this is because I have quite a pale shade or maybe this is true of all the shades, I can't say for definite. But I did experience some disappointment with the lack of colour this left, whilst I expected this to be more of a lip gloss than a lip stick I did think that maybe it had more pigmentation to it than a standard lip gloss giving a deeper, more noticeable colour. Alas this isn't the case. The good news is that this isn't a sticky lip gloss. Not in the slightest. It does feel a little heavy on the lips for the first few minutes though (no matter how little I apply) but I do find it 'settles' and feels much more comfortable and much less noticeable soon enough. For a cheap lip gloss it doesn't have bad staying power. Maybe an hour or so, not great but I've tried similar products costing much more than this which pretty much disappear after ten minutes or so. I don't think any lip gloss has a particularly long staying power. It even manages to withstand a drink or two which is virtually unheard of in my experience of lip glosses! If you should wish to remove this before it wears off on its own then this is easily done just with a wipe or tissue, even the back of hand if that's how you like to do things! For 60p I'm pleased, for £1.50 I'd be less pleased but still wouldn't feel ripped off. As long as you're expecting nothing different from the bog standard lip gloss then I don't think you'll have many qualms with this. I do think the name is misleading though, it left me expecting something more and subsequently disappointed when I didn't receive that something more. Little of its colour is transferred onto my lips but this has a decent staying power, nice scent and isn't sticky.
I bought 3 of these in a recent ELF haul when they had a 50% off offer, just to bring up my total to get free delivery. They come in a long thin clear tube, so you can see the colour inside and how much is left which is useful. The tip is a doe foot applicator like with many lip glosses I've used before, and to apply you twist the bottom and the product comes out through the tip. I've found this very easy to apply but I'm not overly fond of the texture as it is quite sticky. I got the shades Strawberry, Ruby Slipper and Cherry Tarts and with all 3 found that they are not very pigmented at all. Ruby Slipper is a deep red colour in the tube but comes out much lighter on the lips, which was quite disappointing, it is however still a nice colour, just not what I was expecting. All of them are quite sheer and I wouldn't describe them as a lipstick as they're certainly not like any lipstick I've ever used ! They are however good for a quick wash of colour on a day where I'm not wearing a full face of makeup. Unfortunately they don't have much staying power and I would need to reapply quite often, especially if I'm eating or drinking, but I find this is the same with all lip glosses. They have quite an odd smell that's odd to describe, sort of minty, but it's certainly not unpleasant or overwhelming and doesn't really bother me. They are really good value for money at £1.50, and I managed to get them for only 75p each when they were on offer ! All in all a good lip gloss and a complete bargain ! Would definitely recommend.
Recently I decided to buy a few products from the ELF range, I had been recommended them by a friend and wanted to check out a few products for myself. Among the list of things I bought, was the luscious lips lipstick. Colours Available This lipstick comes in a great range of different colours, there is a good range of pinks, purples, reds and more neutral colours. Some of the colours available in this range include: Pink Lemonade Baby Lips Brownie Points Strawberry Raspberry Ruby Slipper And loads more. I decided to pick up the Ruby Slipper colour, which is quite a dark red colour (as I am loving wearing dark reds this winter). Application This lipstick is really easy to apply you simply take the lid off and drag the colour across your lips. It is important to keep the lid on this lipstick as it is quite messy and sticky. Results I didn't really like the consistency of this lipstick, it feels really sticky and goupy. I found it quite hard to spread this lipstick over my lips evenly. I found that this lipstick didn't really have good staying power, I felt that when I had applied it, I wanted to remove it or lick it off straight away because it was so sticky, and my hair kept sticking in it. I did however like the colour of this lipstick, it is quite pigmented and comes out a lovely colour on my lips and it also had a nice shine. I think that I prefer lipstains or normal lipsticks, I probably will not repurchase this liquid lipstick and can't really say id recommend it to anyone I know. Though it may be good for teens as a cheap lipstick. Price and Availability You can buy this lipstick on the ELF website for £1.50. I think that this is a good price for a lipstick, this product I think would be well suited to teens or people who wear a lot of lip glosses and like the stickier texture. Overall Overall I wasn't really that impressed with this liquid lipstick. It looks good when it has been applied, but it just does not have great staying power and I hated the texture and how it felt on my lips. Overall I would give this lipstick 2 out of 5 stars. *also on ciao under lorrainek90
I am a fan of lipstick but not so much of lipgloss, I find it too sticky and uncomfortable to wear coupled with the constant reapplication I much prefer slicking on a lipstick and forgetting about it so when I came across this 'Liquid Lipstick' I was more intrigued than thinking it would be less of a lipgloss and with the 50% sale meaning this was costing just 75p instead of £1.50 I added it to my basket. When the gloss arrived it came in exactly the same packaging as the hypershine lipgloss so there is no real way of distinguishing at a quick glance which product is which which I was annoyed about. There is a small sticker on the top telling you the colour and some writing down the side of the 'pen' however this soon rubs off and there is no real way to tell so it's pot luck as to whether you get a gloss or a 'liquid lipstick'. This is packaged in the 'modern' way i.e it's not a traditional tube with a wand which pulls out instead it's in pen form with a base that twists, a transparent section to let you see the colour and how much product you have left and then a sponge applicator which the lipstick squeezes through and a transparent cap to keep it clean. I have a couple of these one is in a lighter shade and one slightly darker as I wasn't entirely sure how pigmented they would be when they arrived. The colour in the tube looks extremely pigmented and my hopes were slightly lifted by this as I thought it's probably be more colour than a gloss would give. To use you simply twist the bottom of the pen a few times to get some of the product to come through the applicator, the first time you use this you need to twist it quite a lot to get anything to come out although you'd be best to do this slowly as once the contents do start flowing it comes out very quickly. After first use just 1 twist is normally enough to coat my lips so it does have that longevity which is good for the price. As I applied it to my lips I could feel the soft, spongy applicator and it was really nice, the lipstick felt very wet and sticky to be a lipstick and the colour was no-where near as pigmented as the tube would have you believe. When I applied it there was a tinge of colour you would expect with lipgloss but nothing that made my lips stands out. It wasn't as sticky as other glosses but it still had that sticky feel to it that I'm not really a fan. There was a slight shine to it but more than you would get with a lipstick and again much more like a lipstick. I had this on around a half hour before it started to disappear and this was without drinking or eating so it doesn't stay on the lips long at all which I thought it may have. Overall i am really disappointed with this product, of course I didn't expect it to be exactly the same as a traditional stick of colour but I didn't expect it to just be a regular lipgloss either, I thought it would be a compromise between the two but no this is a gloss through and through. If you like gloss then this is ok but there is no dramatic colour, no long lasting application on the lips that I would have expected, instead it is sticky and shiny and not what i was looking for at all. They still lie in the bottom of my make up box however that's probably to do more with my make up hoarding than anything else.
~~~~~~~~~ Mixed feelings ~~~~~~~~~ I have tried quite a few E.L.F. products in the past with very mixed results, but one of my definite faves is their hypershine lip gloss - a lovely fruity gloss at a bargain price of £1.50. For those of you who aren't familiar with the E.L.F. cosmetics company, it is an an online-only cosmetics brand that was founded in the US and is now available here in the UK. The company has a few different ranges of cosmetics, with the main range costing a mere £1.50 per item. As I liked the hypershine glosses so much, I decided to give one of these a try when I last made an order online. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Colour and moisture ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The luscious liquid lipstick is available in around 15 shades and, according to the website, contains "intensive hydrating agents along with natural pigments" to "leave lips with long-lasting colour and moisture". One of the main problems with E.L.F. is that you can't, of course, see the products in the flesh. So when it comes to ordering it is a bit pot luck as you never quite know what you may get. I opted for the Pink Lemonade shade of lip gloss, which online looks like a subtle pink-brown shade. However in real life the colour is quite different! I would say it is a much more reddy pink, and I wondered if the colour would be a bit much for me as I prefer subtle colour on my lips. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Twist and shout ~~~~~~~~~~~ The packaging of these is like the hypershine lip glosses - a pen style format which you twist the base of. As you twist, little 'droplets' of the gloss appear on the sponge applicator at the top of the pen - this applicator is soft and slanted so you can then simply slick the gloss on. It's an unusual format but one I quite like - although I am not sure if everyone would get on with it or not! This feels lovely to apply as the gloss if actually quite a rich texture - it feels quite creamy on the lips and it does feel as though it is giving the lips a little boost of moisture as well as colour. It also tastes of mint which is unusual as coloured glosses tend to have a fruity flavour, but this isn't at all unpleasant. ~~~~~~~~~ Pretty in pink ~~~~~~~~~ In terms of the colour, I was actually pleasantly surprised. Although it looked nothing like the colour on the website, it is not as pigmented on as it appears in the tube - instead it is a nice, quite subtle shade of pinky red. As I say this feels lovely on the lips and it certainly doesn't feel like a cheapo lip gloss. It also has pretty good staying power and it will survive the odd cup of tea or glass of wine! ~~~~~~~~~~ In summary ... ~~~~~~~~~~ Overall I have to give this gloss five stars. It's cheap, easy to apply, feels nice on the lips, is moisturising AND gives the lips a nice touch of colour! Basically it ticks every box and I am a fan! Next time I order from E.L.F. I will definitely add one or two more of these to my basket - let's just hope that I don't get a dodgy colour next time!
Having read lots of reviews on eyes lips and face products I made a decision to order a few things on their website. The bulk of the make up on the site does seem to sell for £1.49 which is unbelievably cheap really. One of the items I purchased when I placed my order was a luscious liquid lipstick. The lipstick comes in a long thin tube which is much like a pen really to look at. It is made from a clear plastic through which you can see the lip colour which perhaps fills around half of the tube. You can also see the sponge tipped applicator through the packaging. I have to say that I think this product looks really cheap and whilst I appreciate it is a cheap product it is not something that I would like to take on a night out with me because of the cheap look. To use the lipstick you need to pull off the plastic cap to reveal the applicator and then twist the bottom of the product to push some of the lipstick out. The first time you use it the colour does take a while to come through and I probably had to twist the bottom about twenty times before I could use it! Now I only need to twist it two or three times to get sufficient colour for my lips. The colour I chose was called cherry tart which is quite a deep reddy pink. I did think it would lean more towards red but there is a definite pink tone there. I suppose this is a chance you take when you purchase a colour online but I am quite happy with the colour despite it not being quite as I had expected. Applying the lipstick is really easy with the applicator and I have found that the cherry tart just enhances the natural colour of my lips a bit which is nice. I find that my lips tingle slightly when I first apply the product and they do feel quite sticky initially which is a feeling I don't like. The lipstick goes on more like a lip gloss I have to say and this sticky feeling does settle slightly after a minute or so and it doesn't feel quite as uncomfortable. The product does transfer quite massively to the skin should you give someone a kiss and the same applies to a glass so it would be nice if it stayed on a little better I think. For the price of this product I have to say that you do get what you pay for here and if you are looking for a day to day lip colour product then this isn't too bad but if you are looking for something for evening wear I would not recommend it as it needs frequent reapplication and is quite sticky. You can purchase it in various colours from eye, lips and face for £1.49. Thank you for reading my review!
If you read my reviews, you are probably aware that ELF is one of my favourite make-up brands as the products are usually of a good quality, and quite affordable. I'm always buying bits and pieces from ELF and I ordered one of these luscious liquid lipsticks when I placed an order a few months ago. What ELF Says Lip therapy is here. Intensive hydrating agents along with natural pigments leave lips with long-lasting colour and moisture. This luscious liquid lipstick creates wearable colour that flatters a multitude of skin tones and looks. Directions To activate, twist pen 10-20 times or until color is seen. Layer on color. Re-apply anytime. Packaging The lipstick comes in a pen style tube with a slanted foam applicator at one end that is covered with a cap. The cap clicks on securely and I carry this lipstick around in my bag a lot and the cap has never come off. To use, you twist the other end of the tube until the liquid lipsticks appears on the foam applicator. ELF says you need to twist 10-20 times the first time, but it's more like 20-30 times. You only have to do this the first time though so I didn't really mind. Once the pen is "activated" you need to be very careful when twisting, so as to not dispense too much. The Product This liquid lipstick is available in 12 shades, ranging from pinks to reds to nude shades. I have it in Brownie Points which is a nude brown-ish shade. I was a little worried it might not suit my fair skin tone, but it actually looks really good-definitely a "my lips but better" shade for me. I do think that this is a shade that would suit all skin tones. Honestly, I would describe this as a pigmented lipgloss rather than a liquid lipstick. While it is pigmented, it is not as pigmented as a lipstick and doesn't give as much coverage. That said, it is a really good product. It is easy to apply evenly using the foam applicator and gives a glossy finish. It is a little sticky, but this means that it lasts longer so I don't really mind the stickiness much, but a lot of people really hate sticky lip products, so keep this in mind before buying. It lasts for a good 5-6 hours, unless I eat or drink something in which case I need to reapply. It also moisturises my lips, and as long as I have it on my lips feel soft and hydrated. Price and Availability As with all ELF products, this is available from the ELF website, www.eyeslipsface.co.uk, where it retails for £1.50 and can occasionally be bought for less on offer. As far as I know, ELF products do not retail at any physical stores. You get 1.5g of product for the price, which really isn't a lot, but given the price I don't really mind. Final Word Although this isn't what I would call a lipstick, it does work quite well as a gloss, and it is quite good value for money. I really like the shade as well, and think it looks lovely on my lips. It is a little sticky but I don't mind that, and will definitely be purchasing this again, but if you don't like sticky lip products, stay away from this one. This review may appear on other sites under the same username.
I wanted to try this liquid lipstick because it just seemed a bit different to the ordinary. One of the major draws of this product was that it really seems to be quite a bargain. At only £1.50 you can buy this and not too feel guilty! Catch one of e.l.f's sales which are frequent and you could pay even less - i paid just 75p for mine during a 50% off sale! The lipstick itself is in a clear container and is quite long and thin. You don't get loads for your money I have to say, however for £1.50 it would probably be quite unreasonable to expect too much! The applicator one end is a sponge tip shaped like the top of a regular solid lipstick and is covered by a see-through lid. The product is dispense through the sponge tip by twisting the other end. Despite being a budget buy, the packaging is quite nice looking and doesn't look 'cheap'. You can easily see how much product is left which is a nice idea when you are dealing with a liquid product. The sponge applicator is quite firm so it allows easy application and whilst it seems like a nice idea it just really doesn't feel very hygienic too me. Each time you reapply there is residual product form last time and i'm not keen on that. The range of these lipsticks currently has 12 colours and they are all really nice shades in addition they have a fragrance to them. They are described as 'vanilla mint' and it's a bit strange to have fragranced lipstick to me, i more expect that from a lip balm of gloss. I don't really think it's necessary if i was going to be super picky and i can't say that I can smell the vanilla in the mint! In terms of coverage I don't think this is very long lasting. I actually only find it lasts one or two hours and even then that depends on whether you are planning to eat or drink. I only have one of these and to be honest I probably won't buy any more because I do think that e.l.f have better lip products.
Firstly I would like to mention that although there are a couple of items from the main £1.50 line from e.l.f I am much more of a fan of their studio and mineral ranges. That said, when I saw the 'liquid lipsticks' I thought AWESOME pigmentation of lipstick with the lightness of a gloss. True that is not what it states on the website - infact it doesn't actuualy explain what about theis products makes it a hybrid of liquid and lipstick. But my assumption was based on produts other brands had released with similar titles and hybrid ideas. So after having a look at the shade options (which are not massively reliable by the way for alot of e.l.f products) I chose 'Baby Lips' a light - mid bubblegum pink, vibrant but not overly barbie looking. When it arrived (in about two days - e.l.f are nothing short of excellent when it comes to speedy and well packed deliveries) I found that the image of the product on the website was exactly right ( I hate misleading advertising) a pen shaped product where you twist the bottom and it pushes the liquid product through a foam doe foot shaped applicator at the other end. Simple, clean, efficient, white and clear packagaing - not the look of luxury but for £1.50 I didn't really expect that anyway. My dissapoint lies within the product itself as when i twisted the pen to test the 'liquid lipstick' I was met with a extremely sheer (infact practically clear), vaguely shimmery, very sticky gloss that reeked of sythetic sugar and mint. Dissapointed would be an under statement. The shade, pale though it may have been in the image on the website was completely invisible once applied to the lips. There is no link between this product and a lipstick, not in colour, texture, taste, longievity, pigmentation. I truley am baffled as to why they have named this 'liquid lipstick' when it is just a cheap gloss. Being described on the website as giving 'Long lasting colour and moister' is a claim that falls flat on it's face as there is no colour and its as moisterising as any other sticky gloss I own. Not recommended at all unless you're not actually looking for a gloss/lipstick hybrid and just want a super sheer lipgloss in a nice twisty pen. (and can cope with the scent and taste).
I have never really been a big fan of lipsticks and especially lip glosses. Up until recently I saw lipstick as the more "grown-up" option and had great difficulty finding a shade that I would wear. With lip glosses the major issue was that awful moment where a breeze brings you the windswept look and your hair sticks to your lip gloss, leaving it an awful, sticky mess. I saw the liquid lipstick as somewhat of a compromise; I found a shade that I liked and it was only £1.50 so I decided to give it a go. The packaging was quite simple but really nice, like the usual clear, pen style packaging. It was not a liquid lipstick with a wand though (maybe this was not used in an effort to differ it from the usual gloss), it was one of those twisty lip gloss pens where you twist a few times and the desired amount of gloss comes out. The shade I chose was "Bark" and was a basic, natural pink that would just add a subtle colour to my lips. The twisting of the top and application of the liquid lip stick was simple, but I was not as over the moon about the results as I have been with several other products from the e.l.f brand. As you will notice, throughout this review I have referred to it as lip gloss as opposed to liquid lipstick, as I feel that it is in fact a lip gloss. Although the colour was indeed beautiful, it did leave my lips feeling immediately sticky and I had fear for stepping outside the house should it have been windy. I used a piece of tissue to kiss off the initial gloss and I did like it more after having done so and the majority of stickiness was gone. The colour lasted pretty well despite the fact it was more like a gloss; it also required the occasional top up just like lip glosses usually do. Although I was kind of pleased afterwards, I was initially disappointed with a product that had been described as something other than lip gloss, maybe I was just being naive. It is definitely a step up from the ridiculously tacky and sticky lip glosses that we all used in our early teens and I know a few top end brands that have created similar products to this for a much higher price, but it was definitely given the wrong name. For the price it is still a great buy and a great quality product, but maybe I expected too much from the product initially. If you are a fan of gloss I would definitely recommend it, but if you were looking for a more modern and effective twist on the traditional lipstick, I would not consider it a wise investment.
When finding elf I was intrigued by a lot of their products and wanted to try this product for a nice moisturising lip product with good pigmentation. Unfortunately I didn't really find this in this product. There are many colour choices of this product which I think is very good. However, I had ordered a deep red and when received and tried, the colour was not a pigmented as I would have hoped. You could see some colour but it did not imitate the colour pay off of a lipstick. The packaging of the product was simple and you can see the product in the tube. You have to twist the base to allow the product to come out the top. Unfortunately, when I did this, nothing came out. So I twisted again and still nothing came out. This then resulted in the product falling apart in my hands and meaning my money had been wasted as I could not keep an open and messy product. As for price, you can't complain. Even though my money was wasted, it was only £1.50. This is a bargain price even if it is just for a try or a whim buy. As for scent, I don't think there really was one. It may have smelt a little plasticky or definitely artificial! I can imagine it wasn't that great. I think calling it a luscious liquid lipstick is a bit misleading as it is basically a lipgloss that they tried to make more pigmented. As far as I can remember it was easy to remove as it doesn't have a lot of staying power. Overall, it could be an all right lipgloss and I know I had a bad experience (that is probably a one off!). However, I wouldn't buy the product again as it simply is a lipgloss and look more interesting that it really is. If you're a bit of a lipgloss fanatic, then don't expect much. If you just want a simple, cheap, coloured (yet not well pigmented) gloss then this could work with you! Just hope the packaging lets you get the product!
Being a massive fan of ELF, I want to try every product. So I got round to buying to buying this product. I got the shade 'Maple Sugar' Packaging - The packaging is really simple looking. You can see how much product you have left which I like. To get the lipstick out you twist the bottom and it pushes the lipstick out through the applicator. In the past i have used these types of applicators and i always get too much product come out and I usually find that product continues coming out even after your finished using it. With this I don't get either of these problems so I'm pretty pleased about that. Price - These are £1.50 each which is incredibly cheap Product - This product comes in 11 different shades so you're bound to find a shade to suit you. What i found with this product is that it has more of a lip gloss look and feel about it, just slightly thicker than most lip glosses. I don't find them to be strongly pigmented either, when I wear it, it looks like I have lip gloss on and not lip stick which is fine as long as your not expecting a lipstick look from the product. One thing I like about this is that it makes your lips feel tingly when you put it on but after a while it can leave your lips feeling sticky. I would like to try some of the darker shades to see if they are the same consistency. This is probably not one of ELF's best products but for the price its worth trying
My sister ordered some Elf items from their website before I discovered Elf, and she was always going on and on about how the Luscious Liquid Lipstick was amazing, and how I HAD to buy it. Just to shut her up, I added this to my 'basket' of Elf items and ordered them. I received the package the next day - that was simply amazing seeing as I had chosen 'Standard Delivery' instead of 'Next Day Delivery'! I wasn't really that interested in the lipstick, I just opened it and chucked it into my makeup box. But one day I was going out and couldn't find the perfect lipstick. I looked at this liquid lipstick and thought 'Maybe I should give it a try?' So I did. I had never used it before so the sponge applicator was clean and unused, and I had to twist the bottom loads of times for the lipstick to come out. I had twisted it at least 50 times but there was no lipstick coming out, and I thought it was broken. But just as I was about to give up lipstick started to appear. Hallelujah! I applied it to my lips and my first thought was 'Hmm.. a bit sticky?' The colour was gorgeous, I had to admit. This lipstick/gloss stays on for ages and tastes really nice - like a vanilla-mint sort of scent. I quite like this and to be honest I am going to buy this in the near future! It was only £1.50 which was a huge bargain and I would definitely recommend this to a friend! Elf website for UK: www.eyeslipsface.co.uk Elf website for US and Canada: www.eyeslipsface.com You can also purchase Elf products in the US in places like Walmart, Target, and some drug stores.
Recently I ordered a few bits from E.L.F (www.eyeslipsface.co.uk) and when my parcel arrived I found they'd given me a free gift. The item in question was a Luscious Liquid Lipstick and they'd chosen well and picked me a kind of nude colour which would go with my skin tones so I decided to try it. I don't usually wear lipstick because I can't be bothered with reapplying all the time and prefer to just use lip balm. I also don't really go anywhere that warrants lipstick and generally I'm the only person who sees my make up every day! However, free is free so I thought I'd try it. The Luscious Liquid Lipstick is in a pen kind of tube with a foam section at one end that is slanted to use on your lips and a twist section at the other that pushes the lipstick down the pen and onto the foam. Rather than lipstick it looks like lip gloss. It comes on a cardboard backing like most of E.L.F's products do and claims to be hydrating and have natural pigments for long lasting colour and moisture. The first thing I found when I went to use this was the twist section needed twisting for a very long period of time before any liquid appeared on the foam section, I actually thought it was broken at one point but kept going and eventually some liquid squeezed through. I applied it like I would any lipstick or gloss onto bare lips and noticed a fragrance I couldn't quite place, apparently it's "vanilla mint" but I couldn't taste anything so it does seem to just be a scent. The best word to describe this is gloopy. It's thick and sticky and well, gloopy once on and if you're like me and don't like having sticky lips you aren't going to like this much! I could see my hair ending up in this if I ventured outside with it on and the whole sensation was one of something heavy on the lips. It looks nice however and produced a gloss effect but if I'm using gloss I like a nice light slick one that doesn't stick my lips together. Once on I left it to give it a proper trial but one cup of coffee later it was all gone and on my mug instead so long lasting isn't a fair claim. In fact neither is moisturising or hydrating since this feels like you've eaten something sticky and have it on your mouth so it wasn't a success for me. To be fair though I don't like lipsticks much anyway so perhaps those of you who are used to wearing it wouldn't be bothered by the stickiness. If you are still interested the Luscious Liquid Lipstick comes in 11 shades and all have the same scent, it costs £1.50 for a 1.5g tube and would be handy for taking out and about with you in the pen style tube. You would need to take it with you too as it comes off so fast. Overall it was a big miss for me and gloopy, sticky lips don't appeal. A low 2 star rating for the handy packaging and the gloss effect it gives when on.