New e.l.f. Products: Foundation Stick, EX-Tra Lip Gloss, and Quick Dry Top Coat

This post contains affiliate links e.l.f. released a slew of limited edition products in the run up to Christmas, but the past two months have been relatively quiet. The wait is now over as e.l.f. showers us with three new products: the Studio Moisturizing Foundation Stick, Essential EX-Tra Lip Gloss, and Essential Quick Dry Top Coat.

Studio Moisturizing Foundation Stick

e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing Foundation Stick

Pricetag: $6 USD
Shades Available: 8 shades
Weight: 0.49 oz
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Interesting how e.l.f. releases a foundation stick just after Tarte released their Colored Clay CC Primer. I’m super interested in both, but e.l.f.’s version—while admittedly not as cool—is much softer on the wallet.

I don’t think I ever got around to try the now discontinued makeup standard, the Max Factor Pan Stick. I’m not sure my dry-prone skin can handle the stick format, but I plan to give it a shot anyway.

The Studio Foundation Stick is available in the following shades: Ivory, Natural, Nude, Honey, Caramel, Tan, Almond, and Coffee. I noticed that the usual lightest shades Porcelain and Sand are absent from the line up. The packaging is clearly identical to the Studio Daily Moisture Stick (my review here).

Essential EX-Tra Lip Gloss

e.l.f. Essential EX-Tra Lip Gloss

Pricetag: $2 USD
Shades Available: 6 shades
Weight: 0.09 oz
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I can’t but think that these are lifted straight from Urban Decay’s handbook, specifically the discontinued Pocket Rocket Glosses (minus the nifty packaging). All of the shade’s carry a super descriptive name in the form of a boy’s name.

They don’t really seem all that different to other Essential lip glosses. I think this would have been a better fit in the Studio line where they could have been given more distinctive packaging.

Shades include: Brian (neutral pink), Scott (peach), Joe (coral), Marc (pink), Brett (wine), and Michael (red).

Essential Quick Dry Top Coat

e.l.f. Essential Quick Dry Top Coat

Pricetag: $2 USD
Shades Available: 1 shade
Weight: 0.34 oz
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Let’s hope this works better than the infamous Matte polish. As the name states, this is top coat nail polish that speeds up the drying process.

Oddly, one of the ingredients is Synthetic Jojoba Oil. I’m not sure what that means. I couldn’t find much info except that is a synthetic oil meant to simulate jojoba oil.

New Shade(s) for the Studio Tinted Moisturizer

e.l.f. Studio Tinted Moisturizer

Pricetag: $3 USD
New Shades: 1 (?)
Weight: 0.7 oz
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In addition to the three new products, e.l.f has also recently expanded their range of the Studio Tinted Moisturizer by at least one shade. I can see they added a new light shade in Ivory, but I can’t tell which, if any, of the other shades are new. None of the other shades have a “new” sticker.

I usually find the e.l.f. Studio shade of Porcelain to be sufficient for me in most cases—excluding the Tinted Moisturizer that usually turns too orange—so I’m curious to see if Ivory will be a better match.