e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star Review & Swatches


e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star

Hey there!

The Clinique Chubby Sticks are a product that are raved about in the blogosphere. But I find myself incapable of shelling out 1k for a glorified lip balm. While I am sure that a lot of you have and love the products to death, my allowance doesn’t allow me to. 😛


e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick


Nevertheless, I set out to do what I do best- finding an inexpensive alternative. The product I am now going to review is one of the first products that I looked into.

  • Price: $2.You can buy from Amazon if abroad


About the e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star:

The Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick is a tinted lip color that glides on like a lipstick but looks like a gloss. With nourishing Jojoba, Soybean and Vitamin E key ingredients, it conditions and moisturizes the lips. The twist-up component and smooth glide formula is easy to use for on-the-go application.


Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylexyl Palmitate, Ceresin, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Disostearyl Malate, Microcrystalline Wax (cera microcristallina), Polyethylene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycine Max (Soybean) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red No.27 Lake (CU 45410), Red No.7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow No.5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019)


e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick Details


My take on the e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star:

While this colour looks dramatic and pigmented in the bullet it is actually very sheer and slightly waxy. It looks like a warm oxblood red but is actually a very beautiful English Rose-esque pink red that just brightens up the face.  It does not have any shimmer, like most of the Jumbo Glosses in e.l.f. do. Thanks to the twist up style packaging, it is also very easy to use this product.


e.l.f. Jumbo Gloss Movie Star


The colour payoff is pretty decent especially because it is a lip gloss, which justifies the slightly weak pigmentation. The pigmentation can be built up with multiple swipes of the product but these multiple swipes may sometimes look a tad patchy so be sure to build with care.


e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick Movie Star


This product does moisturise my lips and lasts for a decent 2-3 hours. But within 2 hours it loses its glossy shine and remains as a stain for an hour (at best) more. But the worst part of this product, is it’s noxious smell. It is so very strong that I can’t even bring myself to take a whiff if I can avoid it. It disappears after application of the product, but even that  1 minute is just too much to take. But then again, I have a very sensitive nose and even a strong perfume sends me ranting. My friends find the smell unpleasant but by no means unbearable, so maybe it’s just me.

e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star Swatches:


e.l.f. Movie Star Handswatch

e.l.f. Movie Star Lipswatch


Looking through the Clinique Chubby Sticks swatches online, I can honestly say that this seems like a very close dupe of The Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry. Don’t take my word for it, seeing as I have never owned a Chubby Stick and have an untrained eye but they do seem very close.

What I like about the e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star:-


  • Suitable for all skin tones
  • Easy to apply
  • Lightweight
  • Travel safe packaging
  • e.l.f. products are not tested on animals
  • Inexpensive
  • Glossy Finish
  • Lasts 2-3 hours


What I dislike about the e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star:-


  • One of the most expensive than the regular Essential line in e.l.f.
  • May clog pores for certain people
  • Contains parabens
  • May look patchy once layered
  • Unhygienic application
  • Slightly waxy textured
  • Godawful smell
  • Gloss wears off after 2 hours, leaving behind a stain which lasts a while longer

Would I repurchase the e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star?

Nah! Not right now at least, I want to try the Revlon chubby sticks first.

Would I recommend the e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star?

Of course I will.

Rating: 3/5

Have you tried the e.l.f. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star?

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  1. I had been waiting for your elf reviews after hearing of your elf haul…this looks decent for the price…you should definitely try out Revlon ones…i am a huge fan of those and own quite a few

    • I am so glad that you paid heed. 🙂
      I am certainly going to try that one. They look beautiful and are quite decently priced too.

  2. nice review nivyana 🙂 , i had one of this, i didnt remember name, its ok one, i tried revlon ones, but those very dry for my lips, so i feel ELF one better for my lips, but recently i bought clinique chubby stick, it is worth penny, i so so loved it, u need to try

  3. Lovely review, My first encounter with ELF started on a bad note. I bought their gel eyeliners for $3 and was quite excited to try. But they are totally awful, since ethan haven’t spent anything on ELF.

    But your swatch looks lovely, now I might pick up a shade in this 🙂

    • I havent tried their gel eyeliner but i have noticed that other than Maybelline or Mac all gel eyeliners dry up pretty fast which inludes inglot, coastal scents etc.

    • I have three and I love all of them! All gel liners should be stored upside down to prevent them from drying out fast and even if they do, they can be reanimated with a small drop of olive oil.

      • Baby oil also works very well for dried out gel liners. I resuscitated my Maybelline one with plain old Johnson’s baby oil and its better than before! 🙂


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