Makeup Review – ELF Lip Exfoliator (Brown Sugar)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a makeup review, so let’s kick this year off right with a product from E.L.F.

E.L.F. stands for Eyes, Lips, Face (clever!) and while they’re still considered to be a small brand, they have exponentially grown in size and popularity! I decided to test drive their brown sugar lip exfoliator:


Now, it’s supposed to help exfoliate and soften your lips prior to applying your lip treatment or color.


Ingredients for those who care:


It sounds good but the question is, does it work? Let’s find out!

I have to do a before and after so you can understand what I’m working with:


Yes, all me. No filters, injections, or fat transfers. Just blessed by God.


It looks like the standard lipstick. Putting it on, that’s when I felt the difference. It’s definitely a scrub. I put it on my lips and let it sit for a 1-2 minutes before scrubbing it off with water and a pad.


Obligatory scrub photo.



My lips felt fresher and rejuvenated on the first try. Not bad.

So, let’s review:


  • ELF is a respected brand.
  • Very cheap! I paid $6 for this but you can probably get it even cheaper at other places.
  • Available pretty much everywhere – ELF stores, CVS, Target, Walmart, Amazon.
  • It works!
  • The brown sugar scent is yummy and for what’s worth, it does taste great.


  • It’s rough! Which is a well, duh, but trust me, you might be a little surprised at how rough it is.
  • It’s not meant for everyday use. In case your lips need a little extra TLC, use lip balm.
  • Because it is a scrub, it might be as effective the remaining times because you are repeatedly putting it on your lips. (This is still a personal opinion but it’s something I have encountered).

Overall, I do recommend it for a cheap lip exfoliator.

What other lip exfoliators have you tried?


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