Works well but doesn't last very long. I'm going to repurchase this because of the price though. It works very well for the price so if you have chapped lips I would get it.
I wanted to love this with all my heart, say it was a holy grail, etc. I was so excited when I finally found it in stock at Target. Man, I was giddy.
Then I got home and starting playing with my new treasure, and...I was disappointed. It took a few tries to get through the smooth top layer, and I felt some satisfaction upon feeling the gritty sugar. Felt I was finally getting somewhere!
First I used water to aid in the exfoliation, but it didn't seem to help. (This is how ELF directs on the package.) Disappointed, I then coated my lips with Nivea's lip butter and then used the lip exfoliator. My lips felt smooth but tight, almost dried out. I put on another coat of lip butter. My lips are fine with the lip butter on them, but once it fades away my lips started flaking and chapping...something which never happened to that extent before.
At first I thought it was just because I overused it the day I bought it, so I calmed down to use it once or twice a week. Same effect. It tastes sweet and feels luxurious, but unfortunately the long terms results aren't what I expected. I'll stick to a toothbrush/washcloth and honey or something.
For a cheapie product, this is surprisingly effective. Unlike a lot of other bulleted lip exfoliators where you can't feel anything (hello, The Body Shop), this one has actual grit--sugar--that I can feel. Unlike lip exfoliators in a pot that are a mess to apply (hi, Fresh and Tarte), this applies precisely, conveniently and without mess. It does the job and leaves my lips soft and flake-free. My only complaint is the packaging: the bullet was easily dislodged. But I'll give this five lippies anyway since it's one of the better exfoliators on the market. And for $3, you can't go wrong.
The only thing that kept me from giving the maximum rate is that such package looks cheap and so unreliable.
I purchased this product after hearing rave reviews about it - not only on the site, but from several YouTube makeup gurus that I follow/watch. Unfortunately, I did not have a good experience with this product. It seemed overly "gritty" and harsh on my lips, and instead of making them feel soft and supple, they became, red, irritated, and scaly. Not sure if there was too much "grit" in the stick I purchased, but I'll stick with my overpriced SUGAR lip exfoliator over this one.
I saw this in the store and quickly checked MUA. :) I saw the glowing reviews so I picked it up, knowing that the price was good. I do have some facial scrubs I hardly use that I had occasionally used on my lips, but this pleasantly surprised me in how much better it was than that method. Firstly, it tastes way better lol and actually seems to work. But what I really love is that it's like a lipstick. How freaking convenient! I think this is my only 5 lippie package review. How perfectly obvious! I love it. Also it has all these nice oils and even my kids will use it (FINALLY to help their dry chapped lips!)
I am a lip exflolating addict. I have several products from ETSY vendors which I love but ELF I love because I can stick it in my bag and tote it with me to use if I need to exfoliate my dry lips before using highly pigmented lipstick.
The formula at least on my stick is a little too gritty and dry on the flat end so I gently rub that on and then flip it to the otherside that's a bit more creamy. I'll get a weird shape I know but because it's not my color I can live with it.
The smell is honey and brown sugar and it tastes that way too. I do lick mine off then apply a balm like blistex renewal or silk and shine. blot it off then add my color.
Yes I will repurchase again. IT's my on the go product!
Love this to exfoliate my lip. Overall cant go wrong with this. It scrubs all the dead stuff off your lips. And perfect for when you apply you lipstick. My lips look fuller and healthier.
Great product that does exactly what it promises. Its used as a regular lipstick but instead of applying color it gently exfoliates your lips. I like to use this and then slather on vaseline before I go to sleep at night. When I wake up my lips are soft and fuller.
This is an awesome product. It is cheap and effective. It only takes a little bit of product to achieve the desired result. Within a minute I had nice, smooth lips. The tube is portable and elegant as well. I could not ask for more.