As part of my April Beauty Wish List, I talked about my lusting for the elf Mellow Melon Conditioning Lip Balm*. So I’m really excited today to be able to show you how lovely Mellow Melon is in real life and how its every bit as gorgeous as I thought and hoped it would be.
As I mentioned previously, I first heard about elf Cosmetic’s Conditioning Lip Balms on an elf Show Live on YouTube and since then, I’ve wanted to try one, especially Mellow Melon.
What do elf Say?
‘With the e.l.f. Conditioning Lip Balm, lips get treated to a sheer splash of colour that’s super smooth, velvety soft and non-sticky. Not only are these sheer, natural shades beautiful, they’re also beneficial, with natural ingredients that condition dry, chapped lips including Vitamins A & E. SPF 15 to protect delicate lips against harmful sun damage.’
The Lip Balms come in six different shades; Nice & Natural, Peaceful Pink, Blissful Berry, Bombshell Brown, Romantic Rouge and Mellow Melon. For me, Mellow Melon seems the most Spring/Summer like shade, which is why at this time of year, I was dying to get my hands on one!
The elf Conditioning Lip Balms are just £3.95 each from here and come in a super cute square, chunky pot, that reminds me of a big jewel.
The lid of the lip balm is black, with the brand and product name on the top and the rest of the ‘cube’ is clear, so you can see the gorgeous product and it’s colour inside. I love any packaging where you can see the product inside, like with the famous MUA lipsticks and their clear, screw top lids, that had a little extra product inside. Such a cute idea.
The lid twists off and on with a fab click and the lip balm is protected with a little white cap, which just pops easily off, to reveal the gorgeous lip balm inside. The cubes are 7.5g and the lip balm contains SPF 15, which is pretty great too, especially at this time of year (when some people are getting surprised by how hot the sun actually is – i.e. the few red people at work today, ouch)!
The lip balm can be applied with fingers or using a brush. I like to use my fingers, which is now possible now that I have shorter nails. The product itself is really moisturising, as you can see from my swatch. The pigmentation is also really great and you get a great amount of product just from one single wipe.
You can also layer the product to build up the intensity and create different looks, which is great. The look I’ve shown is using three layers and as you can see, Mellow Melon is a really gorgeous pinky/orange shade. It’s such a Spring/Summer shade and something I know I’m going to wearing frequently
What do I think?
With such little product actually going onto the lips, you know that these little cubes of balm are going to last you a fair while, making the price point even more brilliant. Plus they have a multi purpose too, i.e. if you want to tint your cheekbones in the same shade, to tie in your whole makeup look, you can dab a little of these Conditioning Lip Balms across your cheek bones. Et Voilà! One gorgeous, fresh Spring/Summer ready look!
I think these lip balms are great value, cutely packaged and amazingly moisturising, which means my lips are left feeling really soft. I’m really impressed and will be sure to add another colour or two to my collection real soon! Plus, who would have thought that a lip balm could match my new shellac nail polish so perfectly too. Amazing!
Have you tried any of elf’s Conditioning Lip Balms? What do you think of them and which should I get next?