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e.l.f. Cosmetics

Studio Lip Lock Pencil

for $ 3.00
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Lip Lock Pencil is an automatic, retractable lipliner designed to help prevent lipstick from feathering, and it indeed does just that. The waxy texture applies smoothly without feeling greasy and helps stop lipstick from bleeding into lines around the mouth. The fact that it’s colorless means you can wear it with any lipstick shade.

E.L.F. exaggerates the claims when they say that this also can keep lip gloss in check (gloss has too much movement and no pencil can keep it from slipping into lines around the mouth), but otherwise, this is a great product for anyone struggling with lipstick bleeding into lines around the mouth.

Pros:
  • Retractable, colorless lipliner prevents lipstick from bleeding into lines around the mouth.
  • Waxy texture applies smoothly without a greasy feel.
Cons:
  • Despite the claim, the anti-feathering effect doesn’t work if you are wearing gloss.

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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