e.l.f. is a hit-or-miss brand, cheap enough that it’s worth trying new products without much concern if you end up hating it, and sometimes hitting bullseye with a great, low-price item that really performs.
e.l.f.’s Therapeutic Conditioning Lip Balm is one such product. It promises no miracles, doesn’t try to plump up your lips, doesn’t proclaim to give you color that will last through the end of time. This product, according to the website is “Salvation for parched lips. This innovative lip balm coats lips with natural nutrients and skin soothers to condition even the most sensitive lips. Infused with Shea Butter and Vitamins A & E for long lasting protection.”
Setting me back one dollar, I decided to try Strawberry Creme. It also comes in orange, vanilla, and blackberry creme. There’s no color to the lip balm, and I really can’t discern a strawberry taste or scent, but I love this lip balm anyway.
I’ve mentioned before I’m not a big fan of lipstick. Give me something I can grab from my purse and slick on without fussing with a mirror. This lip balm is smooth and not sticky, and it protects my lips and keeps them soft. Recently I had a very bad cold and my lips were getting chapped, so I started wearing this lip balm even to bed, and it did the trick. No more chapped lips!
The worst thing about many lip balms is the sticky, thick, unpleasant feeling they leave on my lips. Yuck. I like that this lip balm is light but still conditions and softens. And hey, it’s a dollar.