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Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Spring Lipgloss Edit

If someone had told me a year ago that I would be writing a post on lip glosses I would of said there would be no way! I have always been a lipstick kind of girl and have bypassed any sort of lip glosses due to not being a fan of that sticky or tacky formula lip glosses have got a name for. Fast-forward to now and I have actually been reaching more for glosses and have really been enjoying the more understated look they give! They can be more subtle, and give you a very fresh look – especially with dewy skin. I definitely think it comes down to the quality of the gloss as there are so many out there that are actually very comfortable and beautiful to wear.

As spring is well and truly here, lip glosses in shades of pinks, nudes and corals are the perfect addition to a fresh, dewy look. Here are four lip glosses that I have found are not just a beautiful shades, but a formula that is very comfortable and pigmented!

The Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in Petaline is a beautiful warm toned soft pink with a very subtle golden shimmer. I find although the texture is on the thicker side for a gloss, it is not at all sticky and feels very lightweight. The brush is a soft brush tip applicator so you have plenty of control when you are applying it and overall provides a high gloss shine with a lovely pigmented colour pay off. This is definitely a great shade for the spring time.

This is actually the first Smith’s and Cult product I have ever tried, and after hearing so many great and positive things about the brand, it has not let me down! The Smith’s and Cult the Shining Lip Lacquer in Hi Speed Sonnet is a ripe melon pink shade with golden shimmer. It is infused with portulaca pilosa extract and is enriched with coconut, both of which have moisturising benefits so you don’t have to worry about it drying out your lips.
This shade is honestly so so beautiful. It has a typical sponge applicator that helps to distribute the gloss evenly and smoothly. The golden flecks are slightly more evident in this gloss but still not overwhelming, and the ripe melon shade make it the perfect shade for those spring days under blue skies.

Mac’s Cremesheen Glass in Sweet Tooth is a pastel medium pink lipgloss with a warm undertone and fine gold pearl. It is a cremesheen glass, a formula that fuses the popular cremesheen formula we see in their lipsticks, with the shine of the Mac lip glasses. I think the combined formula works great to offer a moisturising formula with a glossy finish, it does not feel tacky or drying at all and it lasts a good two hours or so. It is more sheer than the other lip glosses in this line up, but looks beautiful with a glowing base and an understated eye.

A very long name for a lipgloss! The Dior Dior Brilliant Lipshine and Care Couture Colour in Flora is a lip balm gloss with lip care oil which means it is formulated like a liquid balm, and has a mix of 3 lip care oils and complex that teams vitamin E with an active ingredient known for reactivating collagen synthesis. I do love a product that is enriched with beneficial ingredients! Flora is a muted coral nude with a very slight shimmer which gives the gloss some dimension. It applies smooth and leaves a pigmented colour on the lips that lasts around two hours or so. I am interested to try more in this line!
See swatches of all four shades below. From left to right, Revlon, Smith’s and Cult, Mac and Dior.

What are your thoughts on lip glosses? Any shades you would recommend?

Until next time, Emma x


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