Thursday, 3 April 2014

Battle of the Balms: Elf Essentials vs Elf Studio Line

Hi Guys,

I thought it was time for something a little different. Today I will be focusing on two elf products.



The Studio Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15 in Romantic Rouge and The Essential Lip Balm in Berry.

The Lip tint costs just £1.75 here in the UK where as the Conditioning Lip Balm is currently at £3.95. These two look very similar in the tubs so how do they compare on the lips?

First of all they best taste sensational, all the ELF lip products I have tried taste just like sugar - I just cannot stop tasting them!

Packaging
The packaging is very different and this is where you can really see the difference in price points. The lip balm tint (as you can see from the pictures) is a small round tub that shows the product at the bottom and has a basic white lid with Elf stamped on the top. This does look like a cheap product - but then how often do balms look any good?


The Elf conditioning balm is a totally different story this is much chunkier and is a square with rounded edges. Again the lip balm can be seen through the bottom and there is a screw top black lid on the top. This looks much more expensive, in fact somebody asked me the other week is it was high end! This pot may be lovely, however it is not very convenient it doesn't slip so easily into a clutch or a pocket

On the lips
Both of these create quite a good colour and in both instances they last quite a while and it shows nice and even. The studio balm is much easier to apply then the essential balm but both offer a very similar amount of moisture and do not cling to dry patches. The top picture shows the Berry Lip balms and the bottom picture the more expensive Romantic Rouge.



Conclusion
These balms are very similar and I must admit that the packaging of the studio line balm is less convenient and is not as easily transported. They both do a very similar job on the lips and have a similar staying power.

On this occasion my winner is: Elf Lip Balm Tint.

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