elf minty lip gloss: swatches

A while ago, I fell for the elf minty lip gloss in the shade ‘New York’ (yes, 90% because of the name) but I also loved the red colour, and the fact it smells good and tastes good too. I made my way through the tube at a very fast rate and don’t like to think how much of it I basically ate.

So here are three new shades from the bargain-tastic brand elf of the minty lip gloss. With the typically American-city themed names ‘Chicago’, ‘San Diego’ and ‘Houston’.

Top-bottom: Chicago, Houston, San Diego.

So for a bling pout, the golden Chicago is one for you. Could add a pretty bit of glamour over the top of other lip colour shades.

Like a girly pink loo? Then go with Houston – it’s a mid shade pink with lots of shimmer (all of these shades have shimmer/glitter).

San Diego is bit of a shocker, in the package when photographed it looks like a creamy peachy pink, but it’s actually a lot redder than that.  In real life in the package, it looks somewhere in between the swatch and the photo above. Although the swatch shot is pretty accurate – it’s just in the tube the colour alters slightly.

So there we have the three shades. What do you think?

I’d love to see a shade named after my favourite American city ‘New Orleans’… perhaps a peachy pink shade? (just putting it out there in case your listening elf….)

These lip glosses are part of the Studio range and cost £3.50 each. Make sure you are following elf on twitter and facebook as they often put discount or free delivery codes out there…



  1. Kirsty T
    October 27, 2010 / 9:31 am

    Been looking at these for a while and ws stuck on what to choose! love houston so thanks for review

  2. October 27, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    Love the to shades from the bottom..

  3. October 28, 2010 / 9:16 am

    I agree, I think the gold one is better suited to darker skin tones or combined with a lippie. I might have to try it over a bright red!

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