Wednesday, 8 June 2011

e.l.f. Studio Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15

This is my attempt at speeding blogging. I shall start off by saying that e.l.f. Studio range is 25% off at the moment for UK and Europe using the code STUDIO25 (or STUDIO25IT if you're in Italy). I won't be offended if you go off and do a spot of shopping first as the code is only valid until Midday today!


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.

Disclosure: This was sent to me without cost for review purposes. The links in the post are for information only and are not affiliate links.


  1. Great review, thanks for sharing! I'm always on the look out for new lip balms, vaseline is just so boring! I have been considering these for a while, good to know they seem to be worth it :)


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  2. I ordered a few bits on Monday, I wish I ordered this too!! It looks yummy.Great review!! x x x

  3. V suprised by the price, was reading and looking at pics and was way higher then £3.50 in my head, always nice when its that way round!

  4. I liked the look of these and was thinking about ordering a few bits but it's so easy to splurge at ELF, have. to. resist. I have missed the code so that makes it easier!

  5. This looks really nice actually! I've shopped on their website a few times and, I have to say, their customer service is excellent.
    Clearly, it's time for another look...
    By the way, your photos are becoming increasingly amazing Jane :))
    Nina x

  6. Looks great I ordered one of these in Peaceful Pink this morning, can't wait for it to arrive :-)x

  7. Love the look of these but not loving trying to get the product out with long nails! x

  8. Great review! Love a bargain! I agree with Nina your photo skills are terrific! x

  9. Thanks for all of your comments and I’m so sorry to be slow in replying.

    @Zoe: Yes, I agree that these sorts or pots must be tricky to use with long nails.

    Jeanie and Nina, thank you so much for the kind comments about my pictures. I really have no flair in that way but I’m trying hard to take good photos so I really appreciate your feedback x

    @Debbie: Yes, I agree about the price. I didn’t look it up until I wrote the post and was very surprised. It definitely has the look and feel of a more expensive item.

    Jane x


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