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Bargain Basement II

Hey folks and fellow makeup aficionados, it’s ya girl ‘Vita back with a new edition of “The Bargain Basement” where I highlight and review cosmetic purchases made at discount places like Big Lots and the Dollar Store. In this edition I will be reviewing some E.L.F. lip products and a Chapstick lip balm that I picked up on a recent trip to BigLots.

I originally went to BigLots to check out a Wet and Wild 6 pack of shadows that they had for $5. A friend of mine had purchased it and told me to go check it out. When I saw the shadows they didn’t really speak to me. There was no shadow in it that really made me want to spend the five dollars to buy it. For someone who doesn’t have a lot of eyeshadow, however, it’s a great deal.

What I did end up getting was three E.L.F. lip glosses, an E.L.F. liquid lipstick and a Chapstick lip balm that came in a pot. Each product had a whopping $1 price tag! Can’t beat that with a stick! Here’s a link to my YouTube video as well as photos of each product:

E.L.F. Lip Gloss: (from top to bottom) “Goddess”, “Watermelon”, “Pink Kiss”

Swatched on my hand: (left to right) “Goddess”, “Watermelon” & “Pink Kiss”

And on my lips: (top to bottom) “Goddess”, “Watermelon” & “Pink Kiss”

"Goddess"

"Watermelon"

"Pink Kiss"

 

So what is my take on these glosses? They were ok but not great. They had a very strong smell, sort of like strawberries and they weren’t sticky but they were thick and kind of frosty. Too frosty for me. I think my favorite one was Watermelon. These seem to me like what you would keep in your purse to just brighten up your lips during the day but not what you would use with your regular makeup application.

Overall Opinion: OK

Would I buy again: Maybe if I could find some other colors

Value: You can’t beat a dollar!

E.L.F. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in “Maple Sugar”: 

Swatched on my hand:

On my lips:

I liked this. It gave my lips a nude sheen and I am all about nude glossy loveliness. I think the only drawback to this was it had a kind of minty smell that I didn’t really like. It smelled like cheap gloss. But I can live with that and I am sure it fades after a while.

Overall Opinion: A nice product

Would I buy it again: For a dollar? Yes. More than that, maybe not….. there’s just too many better products out there.

Value: At a dollar it can’t be beat

Chapstick Ultra Smooth Rejuvenate Lip Balm:

This was probably the best purchase. It has a very smooth texture and makes my lips feel velvety soft without feeling greasy.It also has a slight cooling effect. I wouldn’t use it alone, it’s not hydrating enough for me but as a pre-moisturizer before I apply my lipstick or gloss, it’s perfect. I find that the regular Chapstick is too greasy to use under my lip makeup. I really liked this lip balm.

Overall Opinion: Great Product.

Would I Buy It Again: Yes

Value: Very good price

Well that’s it for this edition of The Bargain Basement. Let me know if you pick any of these up and Love/Hate them and as always STAY FABULOUS and STAY TUNED!!!!!!!! 🙂

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