Written by Diana M. Lowe on April 30, 2018
e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Primer & Plumper for Lip Plumper

e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Primer & Plumper - Does it Work?-Review

What is e .l.f. Cosmetics Lip Primer & Plumper?

This review examines e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Primer & Plumper, the manufacturer has formulated a two in one applicator to provide firstly a base for smudge-proof lips and secondly for an enhancing effect to the lips to give them a larger, fuller more opulent look.

Ingredients & How It Works

  • Ceresin
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate
  • Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
  • Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina)
  • Ozokerite
  • Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
  • Neotame
  • Fragrance (Parfum)

Ceresin is used because of the benefits it provides such as moisturizes and treats or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations. Ethylhexyl Palmitate is used to adjust consistency. Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax is used in cosmetics because of its hypoallergenic and emollient properties. Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina) and Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax are used in cosmetics as a viscosity agent, binder and emollient. Ozokerite helps keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components.

Based on the ingredients list provided, can we not find any evidence that this product could be effective. For a Lip Plumper to be effective it should contain key ingredients for daily use including Wheat extract, WIllow herb Flower, Peppermint oil, Pink Purslane to name but a few. It should be formulated to contain vitamin E and C for smoother, fuller lips by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid, it should contain amino acids which regenerates and protects the lips by retaining moisture and water, increase collagen and elastin production, and improve hydration. And most importantly, according to industry standard requirements, it should contain 10% active ingredients with a minimum of 5 patented, clinically proven ingredients such as Volulip, Syn-Coll, Stay-C 50, Trylagen PCB,  and Argireline NP.

This is a Vegan-Friendly, Animal-Friendly Product.


After the lip primer has been applied (allowing for it to dry), the lip plumper has to be applied over the primer. A tingling sensation will be experienced, the consumer should wait for this sensation to subside before applying more of the lip plumper.
The manufacturer does not mention how many times per day the lip plumper should be applied.

The Cost

This lip primer & plumper will cost the consumer $3.00 and may be purchased from the manufacturer’s website as well as third-party retailers. This product is sold at a sale price at the moment, the manufacturer does offer free shipping and free gifts on orders above $25.00.


The manufacturer offers to replace an item which was damaged while it was shipped. Unfortunately, the manufacturer is not able to offer any returns or exchanges due to the low-cost nature of their products. The consumer reviews are good.

Our Review Summary of e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Primer & Plumper

The manufacturer offers this product to the consumer at a very good price and includes sale prices as well as free shipping on purchases above $25.00. It is a Vegan-Friendly and Animal-Friendly product and the consumers are pleased with the product. However, the guarantee given by the manufacturer only covers damaged goods, the instructions could be more specific and the most significant fact of all is that the formulation of ingredients should contain clinically proven or patented ingredients to provide for striking results.

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