Sunday, 6 May 2012

ELF Glossy Gloss Review

Hi my lovelies!

I recently received a promotional email from ELF (Eyes Lips Face) about the Glossy Gloss range.  I'd tried the minty lip glosses previously and was quite impressed by them so when ELF were selling the Glossy Gloss's for only £1 each from £3.50,  I couldn't seem to say no!  The only downside of the deal is that you had to buy six of them or spend an amount (i'm not quite sure just how much) to qualify to get them for a pound.

One thing that really annoys me about all ELF products is the unnecessary packaging.  This packaging in particular was so difficult to open - argh! I  can understand why they do it though as I do think it gives the product more of a luxurious feel.  I've only included 5 lip glosses in the picture because i've seemed to misplace the other one.  It's a tad annoying.  Anyway from left to right on the swatches; Ballet Slippers, Wild Watermelon, Pink Candy, Funky Fuchsia and Merry Cherry.  The names are so sweet! Aww!

I absolutely love the colours on the swatches but these are an absolute nightmare to apply with the brush that they come with.  The bristles just seem to go everywhere and shed horrendously leaving me looking a bit like a toddler that's experimenting with her Mum's makeup.  The pigmentation is alright though - nothing too special.  For £1 I don't think I can complain but if I had bought them at their original price of £3.50 I'd feel a bit mugged off.  I thought that maybe they'd all have a different scent to each other too but it's just the same bog standard lipgloss smell throughout them all.  I was maybe asking for a bit too much after all, they're hardly Barry M!  I don't think they would make it to my daily makeup bag but i'd give them a try again I suppose.

Have any of you tried these lip glosses?  I'd love to know what you think of them!

Grace x


  1. These look so disappointing, the Barry M lipglosses are the perfect drugstore gloss - love them! xx

    1. totally agree! the Barry M glosses smell amazing too! xx

  2. the colours look really nice, shame about the brush xx

  3. These look pretty, I never really order from elf though unless I'm planning on bulk buying. I might pick up a couple of these when I next do an elf haul x

  4. These colors look so good swatched on your hand! Too bad they are a nightmare to deal with!

    Fashions on Top

  5. They look so pretty! Shame they're so disapointing! :(x


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