Tested on animals:No
This is a basic, somewhat sticky lip gloss that is applied with a sponge-tip applicator. Interestingly, it was a bit of a chore to get enough of the product out of the tube and onto the applicator to evenly coat the lips (it took several dips of the wand).
Once applied, the result is a subtle shimmer with just the right amount of sparkle and shine. The shade range has some attractive options, including nudes, pinks, and raspberry shades. Although E.L.F. doesn’t list flavor or fragrance on the ingredient list, this definitely has a fruity taste (see More Info to learn why that could be a problem).
- Subtle shimmer finish with just the right amount of sparkle and shine.
- Shade range offers some attractive options.
- Requires several attempts to get enough product out of the tube and onto the applicator to coat the lips.
- Fruity flavor is a potential irritant (see More Info).
The inclusion of fragrance and flavor in cosmetic products has been well-researched and is known to be irritating to skin, including the lips. Irritation, whether you see it on the surface of your skin or not, causes inflammation and as a result impairs healing, damages collagen, and depletes the vital substances your skin needs to stay young. For this reason, it is best to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible, your exposure to known skin irritants, especially when there are brilliant formulas available that do not include these types of problematic ingredients (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22.)