I Never Thought I’d Be Enthusiastic About Scented Lip Gloss Again — Until Now

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One of my makeup staples during middle school was definitely scented lip balm. If it didn't smell like candy or soda, I didn't want it. I remember swiping them countless times each day just to experience the sugary-sweet flavors, like pink lemonade or cotton candy. Losing a tube was a true travesty.

As time went on, I lost my enthusiasm for scented lip balms. How a product smelled just wasn't as important as its color or high-shine finish payoff. But a recent beauty collection discovery has reminded me just how fun scented lip products can be. Trust me, the lip products in the e.l.f. Cosmetics Jelly Pop line could certainly compete with the delightfully flavored lip balms of my youth.

Every single product holds a detectable watermelon scent and flavor that is comparable to a watermelon popsicle or piece of hard candy. If you were a collector of scented balms in the '90s and 2000s like me, you would have wanted a tube with this exact fruity flavor.

My journey with the collection started with the e.l.f. Cosmetics Jelly Pop Luscious Lip Mask ($6). I added it to my cart because I had gotten in a really bad habit of not moisturizing my lips, and I wondered if the enticing watermelon flavor would get me back into the groove.

Well, it did — and it also hit a nostalgic chord. I was instantly flooded with memories of the beauty products of my youth.

Now, I am adamant about getting my hands on all four of the watermelon-scented e.l.f. Cosmetics Jelly Pop Juicy Lip Gloss ($5) shades too. I love lip gloss that delivers a very sheer tint of color and a high-shine finish, and that's exactly what this product is designed to do. Even better, the formula prioritizes lip health. It's made with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, avocado oil, castor oil, and coconut oil to soften, smooth, and hydrate the lips.

With benefits like these, the gourmand aspect of this gloss really becomes icing on top of the cake.

I won't lie, though: I fully expect to be swiping it on all day long just to experience a mouthwatering whiff of juicy watermelon.