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Elf has beat out the competition with yet another product

Elf’s Glow Reviver Lip Oil has surpassed its inspiration by many factors.

The other day, I was scrolling through TikTok and came across an ad for the new Elf Glow Reviver Lip Oil. The brand has experimented with duplicating many famous products, their new one being the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil. 

Although I have only tried the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil once, I can say that Elf did a pretty good job recreating it.

The formula of the Glow Reviver Lip Oil is smooth and glossy, acting as a very moisturizing lip gloss. I have tried many different brands’ attempts at lip oils, many of which are uncomfortably sticky, but Elf has somehow made theirs the exact opposite. It is so comfortable and feels like an added layer to the lips.

Elf has added many unique ingredients that are not only amazing for the skin but also are suitable for the planet. This list includes squalane, jojoba oil, avocado oil, apricot oil, and pomegranate oil, all of which have nourishing effects.

The oil itself has a discrete minty taste, which often makes the lips feel tingly or cold, but in this case, it adds a cooling feeling to the mouth and a sense of refreshment.

The large, plush applicator on the packaging makes for a swift application, covering almost all of the lips with one swipe. One downside of the shape is the difficulty of coating the whole thing. Most of the product stays on the tip of the applicator when removing it from the bottle. Although that’s not a large problem, it makes applying the oil slightly harder when not using the utmost precision.

Elf has made a product that will take the world by storm.

With the initial release came seven different shades; my favorite is the light pink Pink Quartz shade. It adds a sheer, pink tone to my lips, which I absolutely adore. It looks incredible with whatever usage you may take upon with the product.

Another favorite feature of mine is the versatility of the product. A person can wear the oil by itself or atop lipstick. It lasts much longer when on its own, but it still lasts a decent amount of time when paired with another product.

Not only is the product itself remarkable, but the advertisement was creative and enticing. When I first stumbled upon the ad for the release, I knew I needed to have it. Elf has always been very good at representing its products. They express their new items even better than their inspirations. I have seen way more videos on the Elf Glow Reviver Lip Oil than on the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil. Elf may beat out Dior in this competition of lip products.

In a comparison of the two brands, it is clear to see that Elf’s morality is also a beneficial factor in its popularity. Dior is a known animal tester, which brings down their reputation. Elf uses all vegan and cruelty-free ingredients, making them more desirable. Their products are free from harmful ingredients, such as phthalates, parabens, triclocarban, and many more.

In the heat of the lip oil craze, Elf has made a product that will take the world by storm. I have bought my fair share of lip oils in the past few months, but Elf’s product has the best formula, shade range, and overall usage; Elf has made a desirable product in many factors.

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Lily Bouma
Lily Bouma, Staff Writer
Lily Bouma is a senior entering her first year on The Central Trend. Since she was young, Lily has held an intense fascination with two things: music and words. She has spent her life singing and listening to music, and writing has always come easy. When she isn't writing, singing, or working, you can find Lily spending time with her friends and family. Lily goes about her life with a sense of compassion and love. She loves anything that has to do with nature, especially flowers. She enjoys making other people smile, whether it be with her jokes or cracking out her horrible Eric Cartman impression. She is thrilled to spend the last of her high school career on The Central Trend and cannot wait to see what this school has in store for her. Favorite movie: Tangled Car: 2003 Ford Focus named Nancy Favorite song: Mirrorball by Taylor Swift Favorite Flower: Lily of the Valley (Ironic)

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