Friday First | e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator


I realise I'm about to say something I'll never be able to come back from but step aside Lush... I've actually found a replacement for one of my staples from you.

As much as I love the bubblegum lip scrub from Lush, it becomes quite messy and I don't use it as often as I should. When I saw the lip exfoliator from e.l.f. I was instantly drawn to it being in a tube, meaning I can use it as soon as I've got my base makeup on while I'm working away on my eyes. I'm a huge sucker for a good flavour of anything going on my lips, so naturally, I grabbed the Sweet Cherry flavour. e.l.f's lip exfoliator is a sugar exfoliator, "infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect" your lips, who knew that all those could be good for your lips? e.l.f. recommend that you "follow up with a nourishing lip balm" afterwards to really look after your lips, but considering that the lip exfoliator itself "smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel", I personally find that using this before I apply any kind of lipstick, liquid or normal, will leave my lips feeling perfectly prepared and not dry at all (www.elfcosmetics.com)!

I'm very aware that I'm going on about a lip exfoliator, it's not the most exciting product for me to be raving about but this has changed my lip game entirely. As much as I love the Lush lip scrubs, I rarely reach for them. I find them very difficult to use while I'm doing my makeup, as its difficult to keep the scrub within my lip line, however, e.l.f. has given me a solution to this. Being a lipstick shaped scrub, I can apply this just before my lipstick and be on my way with no mess! Also, the flavour of Sweet Cherry doesn't hurt at all.

Will I continue to use e.l.f's Lip Exfoliator? I'm genuinely reaching for this every single time I wear lipstick, but also with the winter months fast approaching I'm using this at least once a day to keep my lips looking their best!
Will I repurchase e.l.f's Lip Exfoliator? I initially picked this up while I was in Florida on a whim, but for £4.50 this will definitely be staying in my makeup bag. The difference in my lips has been incredible, and it's definitely earned its place.
Would I recommend e.l.f's Lip Exfoliator? If you wear a lot of lipstick then you definitely need this in your life, or if you struggle with dry lips then definitely give this a go. For me, the main benefit it that it's clean and tidy, instead of getting everywhere.
Overall score out of 5? A very high 4.5. This has made a huge difference to my lips, and it's so easy to use, I can easily apply this in the dark with my lips closed. The sugar scrub melts instantly, but there is enough there to get some benefit for your lips.

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