ELF Essential Lip Balm Tint In Berry – Review, Swatches & Photos

 

 

 

Product Description
Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.

 

Over the years I have tried a lot of elf products and although some of their products have been misses they still have some products that work beautifully. I decided to purchase the new Lip Balm Tint in Berry from elf and at only $2 I knew it could have either been a huge hit or a huge miss.

Packaging
It’s obvious that a lot of thought didn’t really go into the packaging and I can’t really fault elf  for that considering the price for this product. The lip balm comes in a small plastic jar that depending on the day the lid screws on right. Besides that there’s not much to the packaging. The shade name is located on a tiny sticker that place on the side of the jar. The packaging doesn’t wow me and to be honest it’s not all that impressive.

Formula
Your either going to really love the gooey formula or your just going to hate it, it’s all about preference. It has a jelly consistency which I found odd at first because I haven’t used this type of formula since  I was 12 years old. I’m personally not a fan of the jelly texture but on the positive side the formula is very thick and moisturizing and applies like a dream. It’s very creamy so if you have dry lips your going to love the formula. This lip balm has coconut, grape, shea butter and rice wax infused into the formula which all aid in moisturizing the lips. It has a slight vanilla taste but it’s not overpowering.

Color
When swatched it’s more pigmented then I thought it would be, but when applied it looks very sheer on my naturally pigmented lips. It’s not a big deal to me because if I wanted intense color pay off I would just apply a lipstick, but since it’s a lip balm tint I’m okay with the pigmentation.

Staying Power
The staying power is pretty average. It lasts about 2 hours which doesn’t leave me impressed but since it’s a lip balm I’m not overly disappointed. This lip balm is best suited for someone who doesn’t mind reapplying lip balms throughout the day.

 

ELF Essential Lip Balm Tint In Berry - Review, Swatches & Photos

ELF Essential Lip Balm Tint, Berry
ELF Essential Lip Balm Tint, Berry

 

 

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ELF Essential Lip Balm Tint In Berry - Review, Swatches & Photos

 

 

 

What I Like

  • Inexpensive
  • Creamy
  • Applies smoothly
  • Moisturizing
  • Thick consistency
  • Cruelty-Free

 

What I Don’t Like

  • Flimsy packaging
  • Not a fan of the jelly consistency
  • Sheer coverage
  • Some might not like the jelly consistency
  • Doesn’t last longer than 2 hours on me

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO BUY
$2 / 4g
ELF Website, Target
      Product Description Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.   Over the years I have tried a lot of elf products and although some of their products have been misses they still have some products that work beautifully. I decided to purchase the new Lip Balm Tint in Berry from elf and at only $2 I knew it could have either been a huge hit or a huge miss. Packaging It's obvious that a lot of thought didn't really go into the packaging and I can't really fault elf …

Review Overview

Packaging - 6
Pigmentation - 5
Formula - 8
Staying Power - 7
Price - 10
Value - 6

7

Overall I think this is an average lip balm. Even though this lip balm leaves my lips moisturized I still would not purchase this product again because it doesn't last that long and I'm not a huge fan of dipping my fingers into lip products. I think someone who is younger would appreciate this product more in my opinion.

About Beautetude

My name is Simera and I'm the blogger behind Beautetude. Beautetude.com is a place where I will be reviewing skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, and anything else beauty related. I will also be posting makeup looks and in turn I hope it inspires everyone. Outside of blogging I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful 10 year old boy who keeps me on my toes all day. I also do freelance work.

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  • The colour looks beautiful and so natural! I love your swatch Simera!

    ♥♥♥

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  • Anshul Bhargava

    Elf products for me too are either a miss or a hit. I am so sorry that this proved to be average 🙁 But love the review..I also dislike that jelly-ish feel :p So probably I am going to be skipping this 🙂

    http://anshul90.com

    • I would definitely not repurchase this product. Maybe younger girls would like it more.

  • Sarah M

    It looks great on your lips… Keep in touch ya. 🙂

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  • So wish we had ELF products in South AFrica!!! AHHH have to resort to online shopping and that takes months to arrive

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    ♥♥♥

    • It’s very hard to find elf products in Canada too I buy them online. I didn’t know you were from South Africa I want to visit one day. It looks like some a beautiful place.

      • Yes I am, hehehe I am from Cape Town,South Africa You should definitely come visit 🙂

  • Not a fan of lip balms in pot packaging but the color is pretty!

  • nunzia sofia

    i love elf products, thi butter for lips looks amazing 😉

    Kiss from Italy

    Check it out my new post: http://honeyandcotton.org/a-san-valentino-con-dalani/

    • Thanks. I would not repurchase this again though.

  • I am with you about the packaging Simera… I don’t want to dip my finger in to apply it… I like to apply lip balm on while I am on the bus or even working… I would then have to have something to clean my fingers off… it would be a miss for me xox

    • Oh I can imagine it’s very inconvenient.

  • Carolina

    I don’t like jelly too, they are not my kind! Otherwise the shade is really cute hun!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    http://www.theworldc.com

    • Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t enjoy this type of consistency.

  • hello sweetie!

    Great review, I’ll try it FOR SURE. Seems amazing!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kisses,

    Maggie D.

    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

  • Jackie Harrison

    I will like to try this product the shade is so pretty and glossy.

  • I’m not sure I’d like the texture but I think this lip balm is still worth a try!

  • Light and pretty color, and I love how moisturizing it is!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

    • It’s a very natural shade. I usually prefer something more pigmented.

  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    i might try this but i usually freak out about anything in pots. i’m so weird!

    • Me too I try to avoid them and the color doesn’t really show up on me.

  • I like the color a lot! But not a fan of pots
    http://crazybeautyland.blogspot.com/

    • It’s a nice color in the pot but too bad it doesn’t show up on my lips.

  • Wow, that make-up look so beautiful!

  • Natasha Bhatt

    Vow so much tint to a lip balm.. looks so good…

    • Too bad the color doesn’t show up on my lips.

  • Marinella Rauso

    what a beautiful shade. This is super super cute.
    xxx
    mari
    http://www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

  • rakhshanda

    What a lovely shade, looking pretty on your lips Simera <3

  • This is such a lovely berry shade!
    Have a nice day!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  • Lady parisienne

    Thanks for sharing this reviw with us! Nice article!

    http://ladyparisienne.fr/

  • Great review- the pigmentation could be better. xoxo, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

  • Hmm, this sounds like an interesting product, not sure how I feel about it. Might check if any is left at Target, the e.l.f aisle is pretty much wiped out due to the liquidation sale.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I know it’s so sad that pretty much everything is gone but I like to buy elf online it’s more cheaper than the stores anyway.

  • Akaleistar

    What a great color! But, I’m not sure how I feel about the jelly consistency…

    • I’m not a fan of the consistency or the color since it’s so sheer.

  • Anshul Bhargava

    Thank you so much Simera for your lovely comments as always!! <3 And have I ever mentioned how much your reviews have helped me? <3

    http://anshul90.com

    • Thanks so much hun. I really appreciate it.

  • You’re right the color is so much more intense in swatch. On the lips too it looks pretty gorgeous for a lip tint! Love your review.
    xoxo

    • I love how it swatches but I wish it was more pigmented on the lips.

  • Reichel

    The shade is lovely, but I always choose strong color in my lips 😀

    http://www.paseandoamissreichel.com

  • I thought it would look great on lips but not very impressed with how it turned out..Too sheer as compared to what it looks in the pot… Staying power can be compromised for a balm though

  • You look so adorable! Love this shade so much <3
    http://beautyunearthly.blogspot.com/

  • Jessica (What To Style)

    Seems a nice product even though it doesn’t last on the lips! The color is pretty! =)

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

  • It gives your lips a nice dose of sheer color but I’m not sure if I would care for the jelly-like consistency.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • Me too I’m definitely not a fan of the consistency.

  • Farah

    Great review.

  • Yasmin

    Nice pictures and honest review.

  • Pilar Bernal Maya
  • Ufff… this time I know this brand. But I never used this lip balm. Look nice.

  • Pure & Complex

    I’m not a huge fan of the jelly consistency either, so I think I will wait to purchase this. Thanks for this review as always

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

  • borka gamero

    nice lip gloss
    xox
    borka
    http://www.chicfashionworld.com

  • not very impressive but good foe a tinted lipbalm 🙂