Product Type: Beauty UK makeup
Newest Review: ... the test, starting with the lip gloss. The packaging ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The 'Plump and pout' lip gloss comes in a long, clear tube, with a sc... more
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Beauty UK Pump & Pout Gloss
Member Name: famouslastwords
Beauty UK Pump & Pout Gloss
Date: 06/01/09, updated on 06/01/09 (133 review reads)
Advantages: Very cheap without smelling cheap or feeling sticky
Disadvantages: Not the plump pout as promised!
Every new year I go through a stage of deciding I need all new make up and topping up my make up bag. A few traditional stalwarts remain, but on the whole I like to find a few new products which attract me through special offers or lovely glittery and shiny packaging! On this occasion, I found a whole new company in BeautyUK, and I thought I would give there 'pump and pout' lip gloss a go!
From the website, BeautyUK promise to be 'introducing the latest innovative products and shades into the range whilst ensuring the highest quality and the most competitive prices.' Also, they challenge consumers to 'Compare our products with prestige brands that sell at premium prices.' Also, the website has the fantastic guarentee that none of the there products are tested on animals. With that, I thought I would put the products to the test, starting with the lip gloss.
The 'Plump and pout' lip gloss comes in a long, clear tube, with a screw top lid. The bulk of the gloss is just under 3 inches, and in a clear plastic, flared tube. The BeautyUK intertwined heart logo is on the tube in silver, with the product name and details also in silver. A full contents list is printed on the tube for those with allergies. The gloss also claims to contain 'Maxi Lip', but im not certain what that is!
The lid is also made from flared plastic, but is silver and just under 1 and a half inches. The brush is a basic white sponge style applicator. The gloss is 12ml, or 6m and describes itself as 'Plumping, shiny lip gloss.'
I try not to start my reviews with a negative, but I feel I have to be honest from the outset. I have squinted and looked from new angles, but I really don't think this products has increased the size of my lips. As with more expensive 'plumping' glosses, you get a tingle, but again as with the others, I can't see any difference. I really think its just a placebo statement. However, the lovely shine certainly made my lips look fuller.
Having said this, for £1.99 this is a lovely gloss. I went with the clear gloss and unlike cheaper glosses, this isn't sticky or cheap looking. It gives a lovely gloss and shine to your lips. Also, it doesn't smell cheap or horrid, it actually is scentless which is nice as it means the product contains less allergens. The size is pretty good too, and very little is needed for a nice shine and gloss, making this product even better value.
Whilst I went for the clear gloss, there are 11 colours overall;
- Glittery light pink
- Light pink
- Glittery deep pink
- Deep pink
- Pearl pink
- Light Mocha brown
- Deep red
- Medium brown
- Glittery pink
Please note - These arn't the names that BeautyUK have given the products, I can find the 'official' names online, so these are just my descriptions.
Where to buy?
I brought my gloss from Superdrug for £1.99. According to the beautyUK website store finder, their products are also available from Select and Internacional.
You can find the store finder at; http://www.beautyuk.info/index.php?substance=links
Honestly, if you are looking for a massive botox effect gloss, you will be disappointed here. Im afraid this isn't Angelina Jolie lips in a bottle! However, if you want a bargain cheap gloss without being feeling or smelling cheap, give this one a go. Im going to treat myself to the pink glitter next week!
Summary: Very good price for a basic lip gloss