e.l.f. CosmeticsMineral Lip Tint SPF 8
0 for $3
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The “tint” portion of this product’s name is misleading because it’s a lipstick that provides more coverage and color than what most would expect from a standard lip tint. It has a smooth, slightly creamy texture that glides on and offers a soft, low-gloss cream finish.

The sun protection comes from pure titanium dioxide but it’s disappointing that the SPF rating stopped at 8. SPF 15 is the minimum for daytime protection, and that goes for lips, too! Still, given most lip tints don’t provide any sun protection, so one could argue that some is better than none!  This product is fragrance-free.

The colors are a standard but attractive mix of nude and soft berry tones most will find wearable and flattering. If this had a higher SPF rating it would earn our top rating—but it’s still worth considering and the price makes it even more enticing!

Last Updated:12.27.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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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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