E.l.f. Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks are a newer item that launched about a month ago. The e.l.f. Essential line is kind of hit and miss, so I wasn’t sure how well these Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks would perform, which is why I only purchased two of the eight shades available. Before we get into my review, though, let’s take a look at what e.l.f. has to say about this product:
“The Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick is a tinted lip color that glides on like a lipstick but looks like a gloss. With nourishing Jojoba, Soybean and Vitamin E key ingredients, it conditions and moisturizes the lips. The twist-up component and smooth glide formula is easy to use for on-the-go application.”
I’m going to go ahead and say it, I love these Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks. I purchased the shades Tiki Torches and Sangria Starters. Both Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks glide on smoothly without tugging the lip. They feel moisturizing like a lip balm. In fact, if I were to classify these Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks as anything, I’d say that they are tinted lip balms in jumbo pencil form. They behave exactly as you would expect a tinted lip balm to perform. The pigmentation is sheer, yet buildable. They feel fantastic on the lips. And, like a tinted lip balm, they fade after a couple hours, so you will need to re-apply. Personally, that is not an issue for me. I like my lips to feel nice and moisturized, so I am used to fiddling with my lip products often. If longevity is a deal breaker for you, though, you may want to skip these Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks.
One unfortunate thing about the e.l.f. Essential line is that they sometimes have this horribly artificial plastic-like or petroleum-like odor. Not all of the Essential items smell bad, but several of them do. Luckily, that is not the case here. The Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks do have a faint, slightly artificial minty smell and a light tingle when applied. Both the smell and the tingle fade almost immediately. There was no discernible taste.
Tiki Torches is a lovely sparkly coral shade. It leans more peachy-orange than pink. The sparkles are apparent on the lips and really catch the light. It’s a gorgeous, fun shade that will be great in the spring and summer months especially. There is a glossy sheen on the lips when applied, but it does not look like you just applied a lip gloss. I’d say the sheen simply makes the lips look moisturized.
Sangria Starters is a smooth, creamy dark neutral shade. It would look good on anyone because of the variety you can achieve by either wearing it sheer or built up. The shade is a perfect, all around shade that fits all seasons. I would definitely classify this as a “my lips, but better” shade, and think that if you get any of the Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks, you should get this one. Sangria Starters also leaves that glossy sheen I talked about that makes the lips look healthy and moisturized.
These swatches are a little thicker so that you can see how the shades can be built up. You can also really see how the shimmers in Tiki Torches catch the light and bump it up a few notches. The Jumbo Stick form makes these products really easy to apply, and I love that they are self-sharpening.
All in all, based on these two shades, I’d highly recommend e.l.f. Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks. That is, as long as you don’t mind having to re-apply your lip product. They feel fantastic, and I really like them. I think I may need to get a few more. Oh yeah, did I mention that these babies are only $2.00 each at eyeslipsface.com? Yes, I definitely need to get a couple more. I do not know if we will be seeing the e.l.f. Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks at Target, but I hope we will.
By the way, e.l.f. has extended the Cyber Monday sale, so everything is still 50% off through midnight. Just enter the code 50WIDE on orders of $25.00 or more.