Rediscovered Love: ELF Hypershine Gloss
Ever have those products in your collection that you haven't paid much attention to...
until someone ELSE says they love them?
Then you remember how much you love them too.
This was the case for me with ELF's $1 Hypershine Lip Glosses after I read PinkLouLou's blog on Favorite ELF things.
A few key points about these glosses...
-They're $1 each
-They won an Allure Best of Beauty Award
-They claim to have glass-like, conditioning shine
-You can find them at eyeslipsface.com or Target (limited selection)
-They have a built in brush...
so when you twist them at the bottom, the product comes out through the top.
I have 6 or 7 of these total, but there are a few in my collection that are my favorites...
and in a recent ELF order I placed, I'm picking up a few more! :)
For now- the ones I have that I enjoy the most!
This soft, pearly pink has a bit of iridescent shine. I have enjoyed this one for awhile now, and even named it one of my "Favorite Summer Lip Glosses" last year at this time! Worn alone, it gives lips a soft pearly appearance, but I also love layering this gloss over pink or nude lipsticks to give a light lip look a little more life. (enough L's in that sentence for you?!)
Joy is probably one of the few sheer glosses (in any brand) that I really like. It looks borderline lavender in the tube, but takes my not-super pigmented lips and makes them look like a fresh, shiny pink. It also seems to have a little pearly shimmer like Fairy, but much more pink on the lips.
LOVE this color! This is like the exact color of my natural lips but with great shine! It's the ultimate natural lip. A true "nude" lip doesn't actually look that natural on me. But this does- because it's basically a match for my lip color. It doesn't have the pearly shimmer like the others. It's beautiful, and is one of my most recent purchases! This is going to get a lot of use! :)
I have some pretty heavy-duty glosses in my collection that provide a lot of shine and a lot of thick color. I like those! However these are like their less shiny but still gorgeous little sisters. The shades that I've dubbed my favorites don't make your lips look drastically different from the way they naturally are, but they end up having a little extra shine and color. They're cheap as can be, and actually feel comfortable on my lips- not too heavy or sticky at all, yet not so light that you wonder if it's even there. I also love the brush-tip applicator- it's very easy to get a precise application and the product doesn't feather outside my lip line. A great buy! :)
- A thunderstorm popped up this afternoon- 70 mph winds! Blew some of the trim off of our house in one spot. Dang it! Should be a quick fix though, and power was only out for 15 minutes, so I can't complain! You know that wreath mom & I made? It fared just fine!
- Cupcake flipped out and raced all over the house- ending up under our bed. Once the annoying storm passed, she was a calm, happy cat again.
- I love bumping in to people in Target and ending up in a conversation about beauty-related stuff. Seriously, I'll talk beauty products anytime, anywhere. Today the topic happened to be self-tanner :)
- I picked up Coconut Water- as advised by the Tone it Up girls. This is gonna take some getting used to.