Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Shimmer Lip Gloss Collection

e.l.f. Shimmer Lip Gloss Collection

This is a review for e.l.f.’s Shimmer Lip Gloss Collection. You can find this set on for $5.00. The set includes 5 colors: Victoria, Miami, Pink, Houston, and New York City.

Company’s Description

Shimmer and shine with this dazzling assortment of Shimmer Glosses. Mix and match colors to create your own custom blended shade or pick your favorite individual color to reflect your personal style. The satin smooth formula glides on easily to instantly hydrate lips for a beautiful long-lasting shine.

Packaging: 9/10

These glosses come in clear, plastic tubes. The applicators are doe-footed.

Quality: 7/10

This set comes with 5 colors, but the colors are very, very sheer. As you go from left to right across the set, the colors look more vibrant in the tubes, but only give a slight tint to the lips.

The glosses aren’t sticky, but they aren’t the smoothest either. They also don’t seem to last as long as a normal gloss (about an hour less). All the colors have a small amount of glitter in them and are moisturizing.

The other negative about these glosses is that they have a very strong, sweet smell. The smell will subside after you apply the gloss.

Ease of Use: 9/10

Due largely to their sheer color, these are very simple to apply. You don’t need to be precise because the color is pretty much clear. You will need to dip the applicator multiple times because the doe-foot picks up too little product.

Price: 8.75/10

These glosses are 2.5 g and $1.00 each. You can’t really complain when a gloss is a dollar, but it’s also notable that the other glosses e.l.f. sells give you much more product for the same price.

Final Grade


Toss if: you want noticeable color
Buy if: you want cheap, decent glosses and don’t care about color

e.l.f. Shimmer Lip Gloss Ingredients

e.l.f. Shimmer Lip Glosses: Victoria, Miami, Pink, Houston, New York City

e.l.f. Shimmer Lip Gloss Names

Shimmer Lip Gloss Applicator

Victoria Applied

Miami Applied

Pink Applied

Houston Applied

New York City Applied

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7 Responses to Review & Swatches: e.l.f. Shimmer Lip Gloss Collection

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Aw, it’s too bad about these…I had high hopes for New York City, at least, to give some color…but for a $1.00, well…sometimes, you get what you pay for with ELF…

  2. Sadi says:

    Thankss for the swatches.
    wanna ask are these pigmented enough , can i use these alone without any lipstick beneath ???

  3. Dipti A.C says:


    I like the pink’s so subtle


  4. Soesje200 says:

    Thanks for the review!

  5. Jenny says:

    thanks for the swatches! -i guess im going to have to skip these for my next elf order.. whenever that is. lol

  6. Amber says:

    Love your swatches! I prefer my gloss just a little more opaque, but the shades are cute.

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