Long time readers may know, I'm not really a lipgloss kind-of-girl.
I'll always opt for a moisturising lipstick but have secretly always envied girls that can just walk out the door with a sheer coat of lipgloss ... I could never be able to get away with this look, mainly because my natural lips are so pigmented and I hate it! Hence, I'm not a lipgloss kind-of-girl ...
But lately, I've discovered a few lipglosses that have really complemented (and covered) my natural lips
L'OREAL PARIS Glam Shine Stain Splash in Marilyn (left)
The Glam Shine is described a "It's a gloss that acts like a stain. It has a 30% water-based formula to quenche your thirst for shine AND lasting color. A stain finish that lasts up to 6 hours". While, there were a wide range of colours in the collection, I was only drawn to Marilyn, which is a beautiful vivid orchid pink. The gel-like finish means that the gloss is not truly opaque but does add a deep colour on the lips. To me, the Glam Shine lipgloss has a 'funny' formula. It's not sticky (which is a great) but not is it creamy either (which I would have loved) ... instead, the water-based formula gives it a very jelly-ish texture. And because of this, the gloss sits on top of the lips rather than sinks into the lips. I don't mind the odd formula but could easily understand why some people may not like it. It also has a subtle berry-ish scent. I find that the Glam Shine lipgloss is best applied on a bare lip and worn by itself, rather than over a lipstick, to truly allow the stain to work. Let's talk packaging, how chic is the gold packaging? This is what shamefully sucked me in. And the tear drop applicator just adds that extra touch of luxury.
L'OREAL PARIS Glam Shine Stain Splash in Marilyn (above)
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige #129 (middle)
I am late to the NYX party and boy o boy I have been missing out.
Recently, I picked up the NYX Mega Shine in Beige after the Youtube beauty world has been raving about it. Beige is anything but beige, it's a bright mid-toned mauve pink. The gloss has a creamy and non-sticky formula and provides an opaque wash of colour over the lips. Beacause of the creamy formula, I like to wear this alone (even on my pigmented lips) and over lipsticks. The Mega Shine Lip Glosses are famous for having a strong cherry-soda scent, which I don't mind and fades after a little while. With over 50+ shades, I can't wait to pick up some more.
NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie #BLG11 (right)
Not so late to this party, I picked a NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie described as a bright deep peach. True to its name, the Butter Gloss has a very creamy texture and non-sticky texture and (again) provides an opaque coverage over the lips. The Butter Gloss has a subtle but delicious vanilla scent. In terms of packaging, I really like the fact that the colour of the tube is pretty close to the actual colour of the gloss - super helpful, especially when shopping on line. There are so many delicious colours in this collection, will definitely be adding more to my small, but growing, gloss collection!
Hope this post finds you very well.
Lots of love Faye Lu xo
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