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e.l.f. Cosmetics

Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick

for $ 2.00
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Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick is essentially a supersize lip pencil that goes on like lipstick yet has a glossy finish. The retractable stick is easy to use and applies evenly, distributing sheer color in a variety of shades, some of which are glittery.

The slick texture lends itself to feathering into the fine lines around your mouth, but if that's not an issue for you, this is a decent option.

Note: The peppermint oil in Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick is a low enough amount that it is unlikely to be a problem; but, in any amount, irritating ingredients are not the best for lips, and given there are other options that don't include this problematic ingredient, you're better off trying one of the dozens of great glosses we recommend in our Best Lip Gloss/Lip Paints/Stains list.

Pros:
  • Retractable stick is easy to use.
  • Sheer color applies evenly.
Cons:
  • Contains a small amount of peppermint oil, which is potentially irritating.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

e.l.f. At-A-Glance

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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