28 August 2011

ELF Haul - Conditioning Lip Balm & Mineral Lipstick

A while back, I went on a bit of a spending spree on ELF's website. They always have a fantastic deal on, whether it's free delivery, 50% off... Keep checking their twitter to find out! I can't remember what the deal was when I kept adding items to my virtual basket, but it was so good, I ended up buying quite a few things...

I decided to be good and buy things that I generally needed. You may have noticed the Brush Shampoo and the Toe Separators, but yes I do actually need them, and I'm happy I bought them since they're generally cheap anyway! I was also tempted to buy some foundation or blush, but I'm very wary in case it wrecks my sensitive skin, so yet to take the risk. But now onto a couple of the items that I really do love (I'll write about the others in separate posts).

I was very intrigued when I saw the new Conditioning Lip Balm. I've always been a lipstick or lipgloss girl, but don't wear it very often. I know I should as it adds a bit of life onto my face but once the first application disappears, I forget to reapply. Lazy girl. I decided to buy the lip balm and see how I get on with it. The fact that it says it's conditioning made me want it more, as my lips get very dry now and again - another reason why I don't wear lipgloss or lipstick that much!

It does feel really nice on my lips. I love the strong red colour, as I always thought lip balm had a more subtle tone to it. This photo really doesn't do the colour justice - the red is so powerful, but it looks really dull.. stupid lighting. My lips don't dry out more from it, and the fact it has added SPF is even better! No stickiness either - it just sits there and feels like you haven't got any on. The smell of it reminds me a little bit like Play Doh, but it tastes quite fruity.

As for the lipstick...

I don't quite understand why this colour is called Fiery Fuchsia... To me, fuchsia is bright pink, but this is more of a darker subtle red. I understand that 'fiery' makes it more red, but I feel it's not doing justice to the name. I expected it to have a bit more 'oomph', like the lip balm! It just fades into my natural lip colour. That said, it does feel really nice, and again is not sticky. I'd probably save this for daytime use as it's not too bright - it's just right to stay looking professional yet natural.

Have you used any of these products before?


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