I have e.l.f Conditioning Lip Balm in the colour Nice and Natural. These are lip balms that are tinted, with enough pigment to actually show a colour on the lips rather than being sheer. I suppose they are similar in concept to the MAC Tinted Lip Conditioners. They come in a fairly large pot which, although it looks like glass, is made from a perspex type material. There's also a little protective cap under the lid.
The balm smells lovely, it has a vanilla and cinnamon type scent to it that I really like. It's quite thick and slippy in texture. Although they're described as non-sticky, I detect a hint of stickness and it's enough to catch your hair against your mouth on a windy day. On the lips, the balm feels quite nourishing and I believe they contain vitamins A & E. They also have an SPF of 15 which is good news for this time of year. This is not the kind of balm that I find I can use under a lipstick. I wear it as a lip colour in it's own right. I think that's definitely worth bearing when you're selecting a colour.
Nice and Natural is a buff colour with a hint of pink. On me this is definitely a nude rather than 'my lips but better'. It's lighter than my lip colour and there's enough pigment to blot out my natural colour. I feel quite comfortable in this, I'm not normally a nude lipstick kind of girl as you probably know but I find it looks strange in photographs (hence the lack of lip swatch). It's available in six other shades and I'm especially drawn to Romantic Rouge and Blissful Berry.
The Studio Conditioning Lip Balms cost a bargainous £3.50, obviously less with the current discount code. They're well worth a try if you're after a tinted balm for the Summer and I have to say that they feel much more luxurious than the price tag would have you expect.
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