Friday, 25 January 2013

Review + Swatches: ELF Hypershine Lipgloss - Mauve

It's seems like such a long time since I've reviewed an ELF product, although I'm sure in reality it's probably only a few weeks! But I do have a bit of an obsession with the brand, and although the better products are generally from the studio line, I decided to pick up one of these lipglosses from the essential line last time I ordered as I was more than a little curious of what they were like! 

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 




The Basics
Being part of the essentials line this lipgloss is a bargainous £1.50. However there is only 1.5g of product in the tube. But for the price, I think I can let that slide! These have a brush applicator to them, with a twist up mechanism that pushes the product into it. It tends to work pretty well, although perhaps not dispensing enough product at once - but that's much better than too much! In total there are 12 colours available





The Formula 
I'm not usually into sticky glosses, but sometimes I unfortunately come across them. This one being one of them. However this does have one bonus to it - sticky gloss usually last longer on the lips, with this one lasting 3-4 hours on me. Like most lipglosses this has no drying effect on the lips. 




Colour & Pigmentation
The colour of this is VERY sheer, which is alright sometimes, but generally for me I like some colour! In the tube this is a nudey mauve shade with some really subtle silver shimmer to it. However not much of this translates to the lips, but it does leave a nice gloss! 




The Good - cheap, lots of colours available. 

The Not so Good - On the sticky side, small amount of product, quite sheer. 

Would I repurchase? Probably not, it was too thick/sticky for my liking. 

Price & Availability - £1.50, ELF's Website. 

Sometimes I get writers block when it comes to writing this bit of the post! I hope you all have a really great weekend and remember to do at least one fun thing for yourself, even if it's just taking 5 extra minutes in the shower to give yourself a good body scrub! Thanks for stopping by, Hannah 


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12 comments:

  1. Like you, I'm not too keen on sticky glosses either so I probably wouldn't pick this but there are some other ELF products that I'm dying to try (still an elf virgin...)
    Glad I found your blog via bbloggers blog hop :)
    N xoxo
    The Blonde Ethos

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    1. Aww thanks lovely :) ELF do some fab products, it's always worth looking up some reviews first though as there can be some duds!

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  2. I don't know if this one's out in the U.K. yet or not, but e.l.f. has a Plumping Lip Glaze that's decently pigmented and not so sticky. It's also in their Essentials line.

    http://kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes we do, I actually have one - but have barely tried it. So will definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. I like these but found that all the colours looked really similar on!

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    1. I can imagine, this one is pretty sheer!

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  4. Just popped over from the BlogHop. I have avoided these, I'm glad now I hate sticky lip gloss. The colour suits you though :) xx

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  5. If you want something really colourful and pigmented from ELF try the mineral lipstick, it's a bit more expensive at £5 but its really moisturising and lasts a surprisingly long time x

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    1. They're fab aren't they - great colours too!

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  6. Amazing blog and I love your posts! Especially love the name haha! Am now following :D
    Would love a follow back :D
    icecreamandclara.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thanks Violet - I see why you like the name haha :)

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