Jelly Pop Juicy Gloss
Jelly Pop Juicy Gloss by e.l.f. Cosmetics delivers sheer, moisturizing, glossy shine and a cushiony texture that feels surprisingly luxe. With just a couple of tweaks, this inexpensive gloss would earn our wholehearted recommendation.
The four shades currently offered include a pink-toned Watermelon Pop, an orangey-red Apricot Pop, translucent red Cherry Pop, and purple-hued Grape Pop. Each comes in a clear squeeze tube so you can easily see the vibrant color through the packing, but interestingly, once applied the color sheers out to almost undetectable.
In use, you end up with what looks like a clear gloss. That won’t be a deal breaker for everyone but is something to keep that in mind if you were hoping the candy-colored hues would translate to a pop of color.
Where this lip gloss really shines is in terms of its plush yet lightweight, non-sticky, high-gloss finish. Avocado, castor and coconut oils assist this lovely feel while adding nourishing moisture to lips. We’re also happy to see hydration-enhancing sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid) in the mix.
Unfortunately, the presence of fragrance sets the formula back a bit, as it has the potential to cause irritation. Jelly Pop Juicy Gloss would easily earn five stars if it were based on feel alone, but the fragrance issue and surprising lack of color land this gloss in the middle of the road.
- Cushiony yet lightweight, non-sticky texture.
- Beautiful glossy finish.
- Beneficial formula includes avocado, castor and coconut oils for nourishing hydration.
- Contains fragrance, which puts lips at risk for irritation.
- Doesn’t add much (if any) color.
Infused with lip hydrating ingredients, hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, castor oil and coconut oil, this cushiony gloss gives your pout a shiny, sheer pop of color while hydrating.
e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.
For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!
For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.
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