How has noone come up with this a million years ago, I’ve got no clue. Well, someone had come up with it ages ago – it was MAC. See below, that’s a picture of the lip scrub MAC used to sell, it cost more than a tenner (talk about overpriced) and it was apparently a bit meh, so it has been discontinued, I believe.
Now, e.l.f realized that the concept was a good one, developed a better formula, put a reasonable price tag on it & voila – the best lip scrub product ever was born! It’s just a simple bullet in a simple black sleek packaging – I was actually really nicely surprised by the quality of the packaging – it ain’t a cheap plastic material, it’s a very sturdy metal one! The product itself is made of sugar, shea butter, wax & loads of oils (avocado, grape seed, jojoba seed). It comes in an actual lipstick bullet, but instead of smooth texture & pigment, it is pretty rough, smells like coffee beans to me (I guess that’s the mixture of shea butter & oils) & all you need to do is massage your lips with it in circular motions to exfoliate. It works absolutely perfect, makes my lips super smooth & lipsticks have never looked better on them! Plus – and it’s a big plus! – it doesn’t make mess & you’re not forced to eat it – the little bits of sugar just dissolve on your lips and disappear, no fall-off, no nasty bits of sugar everywhere.
You can get it off the e.l.f. websites for £3.75 (for 4.4g), and take this from someone who doesn’t like lip scrubs – this is an actual revolutionary product for me & it’s one of those that I won’t stop buying for a long, long time (until they come up with one that smells like roses or lavender, haha!). And, well, I don’t say this often, but hell – you NEED this!