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Tuesday, July 12

e.l.f. Mineral Moisturizing Lip Tint SPF 8 in Berry and Rose

e.l.f. mineral lipstick in Rosy Raisin on the right
I've had not so good luck with e.l.f's lip products lately: Studio lip stains were a serious disappointment. The mineral lipsticks were ok but even there one out of three (Cool Coral) felt dry and streaky on the lips. Well these are Cool Coral all over again - I cannot seem to make them work on my lips. 

They feel drying and can only be applied to the outer side of lips, they wont stick to the inner side, closer to the mouth (basically it looks as if you'd eaten something and lipstick has faded away). Sizewise they're also a lot smaller then the mineral lipsticks and seem to break easily (so thin!).

Lets get down to ingredients now (please note the large content of mineral oil and that all the natural oils are at the bottom of the list):

Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 4% (that's where the SPF comes from)
Inactive Ingredients: Paraffinium Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (coconut oil product), Isooctyl Palmitate (palm oil product), Synthetic Wax, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Petrolatum, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019) (all colorants)

The product is totally out of stock (at the US store, UK store is not carrying them yet) and the reviews are all too good to be true - I wonder - did I get mine from some bad batch? Good thing about these is there's no smell but on the other hand they taste sweet. It bugs me that I cannot see any artificial sweeteners listed amongst the ingredients.

Would I buy these again? Hell no!

Jätke need poodi - ei niisuta ja ei ole ka kuigi kergesti pealekantavad. Lisaks on nad kõige tavalisemad mineraalõlipommid, vaid parabeene ja sünteetilisi värve pole sees. Ma ei suuda siiani uskuda, et neil USA poes nii head arvustused on. Siiani olen veendunud, et e.l.f.'i Studio seeria pintslid on siiski e.l.f'i absoluutne tooteparimik - ülejäänud kaup on nii ja naa.


Rakhshanda said...

The shades are pretty but bad they didn't work out well :(

Lise M Andersen said...

My guess from your description: you got a batch of stuff that was past date.

LiisK said...

I hope it's just the way Lise says - they sent me the bad apple. I have studio spf 15 lip balms coming over - and if those also suck, I promise never to order any lip stuff from e.l.f. again. :S

Silja said...

nõustun täiesti sinu arvamusega ELF toodete osas. Ja ka pintslite puhul esineb kvaliteedi kõikumist.Minu kõigil näopintslitel on varred tagant ära logisenud. See pole suur viga, kuna saab tagasi liimida. Puudripintslit enam ei kasuta, kuna ajab karva. Kindlasti paljud arvavad, et minu viga, aga no ma tõesti hoian oma pintsleid. Kõik minu siiamaani proovitud ELFi huultele mõeldud tooted on olnud täielik pettumus.

LiisK said...

Silja, kas räägid Studio pintslitest? Powder brush hakkas karva ajama? Pagan... ma arvasin, et vähemalt Studio pintslid (kui see varte loksumine välja arvata) on oma raha väärt :S