I was checking out the e.l.f products in Kmart's beauty aisle. I purchased the Essential Super Glossy Lip Shine - Angel and a few other products. I didn't open it, I didn't even swatch it or smell it. I was waiting until I had finished either of the 2 lipglosses that I was using at that time. I wasn't going to open the new lipgloss just to satisfy my curiosty and risk it's expiration before I was ready to really put it to use. (CLICK HERE for makeup expiration tips).
The day I had been waiting for had finally come - approximately 1 year had passed, and I was so excited. Who wouldn't be, after seeing a product description like this:
This Super Glossy formula leaves your lips with a healthy glossy glow. The delicious flavor and sweet scent will leave you licking your lips in delight. The perfect on-the-go tube that is mess-proof for easy application anywhere and anytime. Wear alone or layered over your favorite lipsticks for gorgeous, glossy lips!
The first thing I noticed while applying the lipgloss was the smell. It smelt old and musty. Next was the consistency, it was unusually thick and wasn't spreading easily. I thought nothing of this since I was not familiar with the product. Soon after, I was gazing at my lips in the mirror when my lips started to tingle slightly. I checked the ingredients for menthol but even if it had in menthol in it, this was a different kind of tingle.
Well bearing in mind my current lip strategy (CLICK HERE for the details ), I wiped it off immediately and threw away the gloss. I was not taking any chances.
I have a low tolerance right now when it comes to lip products. This was the first e.l.f Lipgloss that I had used. The price was right so I bought it to give it a try. I wanted to see if it would give the more expensive glosses some competition, but it didn't.
So what if it only costs $2 on e.l.f.'s website? A product's price is not always a true indicator of it's quality (CLICK HERE to read about that ). I don't even think that I will buy another one to try. There are too many lip products out there that I haven't tried yet. Plus, buying that e.l.f lipgloss was a waste of my money which is a huge "no-no".
I'm not sure what went wrong because the lipgloss has some good reviews on e.l'f's website. Also, I've never had a problem with any of the other e.l.f products I have used before (CLICK HERE and here for the reviews). Nor have I ever had a problem with the lip products from other brands that were not opened for a long time after they were purchased.
This is strike one for e.l.f, but since this is the first offence after a good track record, I won't hold it against you.
"...because your make-up should always BE (Blend and Enhance)." - Nakita Squires