Name: Candy Shop Lipgloss in Frosting Fanatic
From E.L.F.’s website:
Got a sweet tooth? With double the amount of gloss you can enjoy the candy without the cavity! A modern twist to an old favorite, the unique ultra durable sliding lip tin holds your favorite lip gloss in 7 deliciously juicy flavors to choose from.
What I liked:
– sheer with glossy finish
– texture a bit moisturizing
– the scent
– the packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– slightly sticky (doesn’t bother me but others may not like it)
– doesn’t last long
– don’t like having to apply with my fingers (I usually use a brush instead)
I’m a sucker for lipglosses especially when they are cheap and come in cute packagings, so I was delighted when late last year my good friend Dao sent me E.L.F. Candy Shop Lipgloss in Frosting Fanatic in a swap. After playing with it for a few months now, I thought it was about time to share my thoughts about it.
Let’s start with the shade. Frosting Fanatic looks like a plain gold color in the tin. It may look a bit scary at first but it is actually very sheer and on the lips, it looks like a nude shade with golden shimmers that give your lips some sparkle and that beautiful gloss look. The picture doesn’t do this justice, it looks more glossy and pretty in real life.
The texture is only slightly sticky, so it doesn’t bother me, and somewhat moisturizing. I wouldn’t say this is as moisturizing as a lip balm and if you have dry lips I suggest you still apply that underneath, but while wearing it my lips felts a bit hydrated and not at all dry.
Being a lipgloss, and not a sticky (well, just a tiny bit) one, this lasts about a couple of hours, less if you eat, drink or kiss, before it completely fades. I think that is average for a lipgloss and considering how cheap this is, I can’t say that I’m disappointed.
The scent, on the other hand, is either love or hate. It is very sweet and a bit artificial, which may put some people off. I read reviews that said this smells horrible but surprisingly (I usually don’t like scents that are overly sweet) I really like this one. I think it smells rather yummy, just like candy! In any case, it is not overpowering and you won’t be smelling it once the gloss is on your lips.
The sliding tin is pure love for me. I’m really digging the retro feel of the packaging, it’s really pretty, isn’t it? And the small tin actually contains A LOT of product so that the gloss will last for ages. The only thing I don’t like about this type of packaging is that you can’t apply the gloss straight from the tin. I hate using my fingers, so I use a lip brush instead and the problem’s fixed. 🙂
Overall, I’m loving E.L.F. Candy Shop in Frosting Fanatic. It’s a very sheer gloss with golden shimmer that looks great on its own or on top of lipsticks to add a touch of sparkle. Not drying, somewhat moisturizing and only a tad sticky, the gloss is inexpensive and comes in a cute little tin. However, the staying power is average and some may not like having to apply it with their fingers (I use a brush instead).