So...did you know, that when you need to save money for school, you should just spend it all on random make-up and clothes instead? YOU DIDN'T?!?! *Gasp* Well, honey, your doing it all wrong...
Moral of the story is...I will live in a cardboard box...with lots and lots of lipgloss! Woo!
I found this 5 pack of lipgloss by ELF (eyes lips face cosmetics) at Giant Tiger for a whopping 3$!!! I have seen it at Winners for around 8$ I believe, so for 3$ I couldn't resist!
If you haven't heard of ELF it's a make-up line, sold mostly in the U.S at places like Target (with a huge online store that does ship to Canada...read on for more about that soon!). The brand touts high quality make-up for cheap because they don't waste moola on fancy packaging and all that non-sense! I have heard great stuff about the brand, and recently started finding it at places like Winners (and Giant Tiger!). The brand's regular line is full of items that are only 1$, the studio line is a bit more expensive, but still VERY affordable! The web is full of reviews and what not, so I urge you to google it up/watch reviews on youtube of ELF cosmetics!
Anywhodinger. I found this 5 pack of lipgloss for 3$ are le Giant Tiger (Canadian discount/cheap/awesome store) and I am impressed! It's the 'Super Glossy Lip Shine' gloss from ELF, and the box I got was called 'Bare Basics'!
Left to Right: Malt Shake, Watermelon, Goddess, Pink Kiss, Candlelight
For comparisons sake...here are my lips with NO product
Let's have a swatch, shall we?
Here are all of them on my hand..
Left to Right: Malt Shake, Watermelon, Goddess, Pink Kiss and Candlelight
- fantastic price!!!!
- scent is kinda funky. very artificial-fruit smell...but it fades away
- colour pay off is better than I expected--and these would layer really well!
- not sticky AT ALL --very pleasant, moisturizing consistency without grittiness or tacky texture
- plastic applicator makes it difficult to apply precisely, so if you are worried about going outside the lines...you may need a lip brush (for me, I just globbed it on...!)
Would I buy again?
Absolutely! These are awesome and cheap and a nice way to add some colour and shine! The paler colours like Candlelight and Pink Kiss would look awesome over a nude lipstick to add some shine and dimension!
NOW! For the exciting part...right now there is an awesome sale!!!
Until August 30th you can get 50% off the Studio line which has amazing blushes, bronzers, brushes and more!!! I have personally fallen in love with the 'warm bronzer' and the blush brushes and eyeshadow brushes!!
For info on how to score the deal with cheaper shipping you need to go here! Which will tell you how it's done :)
Hope this helps some of you!