high low lip gloss

I’m about to give you what you really come to Petit Elefant for: beauty advice.

high low

Don’t you?

Do you come for all my incoherent rambling and references to my Polish husband and his weird European habits?  Or is it my weird addiction to Diet Dr Pepper?

Well, anyway.  I’m here today to talk about lip gloss, because it’s what makes my world go round.

lip gloss high low

More specifically, I’m here to talk about high low lip gloss.  You know what I mean, right?  Like, high low fashion?  You mix and match the cheap stuff with the good stuff. I don’t actually mix up my lip gloss, but I do switch it out pretty often.  I won’t be exaggerating in any way, shape, or form when I tell you I own at least 30 tubes of the stuff.

High, low, inbetween.

stila makeup

Right now my purse has about 8 tubes inside, including these two: Stila Lip Glaze and e.l.f. Hypershine Gloss.

elf makeup

From what I can tell, in my seriously scientific research, {ahem} the two tubes are the same.  Aside from the color, I can’t tell any difference whatsoever when I wear the Stila Lip Glaze vs. the e.l.f. gloss.

Would you like to know the difference in price?

The Stila Lip Glaze is $22.00 and the e.l.f. Hypershine Gloss is $1.00 .

One dollar.

You can bet your bottom dollar Santa is planning to bring plenty of the cheap stuff for me this year. You could stuff a whole stocking for $22.00.

Good gift for: your sister, your mother, your girlfriend{s}, your daughter, your auntie, your teacher, your neighbor.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. christy :

    Everytime I buy elf I think, Allison would be so proud of me! :) I have been using their eye color a lot lately. An inexpensive way to try out new colors. I bought the $5 neutral collection as well as a few $1 pots & compact too.

  2. Petit Elefant :

    Good for you! It really is a super cheap way to try out new looks, love that.

  3. diamondgirl :

    Hey where do you buy that at. I need it for stocking stuffers.

    • Allison :

      Target & e.l.f. both have it.

  4. Stacy :

    I just picked up a 5 pack for $3.50 at my Target. It’s a holiday pack that was already clearanced. Merry Christmas to me:)

    • Allison :

      Saweeeeet! What a score indeed. Merry Christmas!

  5. stephenie :

    Have you tried their make up brushes?!? They are in the words of my four year old “SUPER AWESOME!”. Seriously they are a $1 each at Dollar General and it is the complete collection!!

  6. Jessica :

    I LOVE elf products. I have lots of their stuff- my faves are like you said- lipgloss- makeup brushes, bronzer & their concealer stick thingy!!! Yay!

    P.S. $23 lip gloss!?!!! Wowza!

  7. Katie :

    Oh I love lip gloss and I tend to buy the high end stuff, I’ll have to check out the elf brand tonight, I think we’re swinging by Target before grocery shopping. Thanks for the suggestion!