I love Bobbi Brown cosmetics but I can't always afford their products as they are quite pricey. However, their shimmer lip glosses are something I can make an exception for as they are so flattering on my lips and make me look great so I will always purchase and use these.
Bobbi Brown say, "
Bobbi's Shimmer Lip Gloss offers beautiful, non-sticky shine with a touch of iridescence and is perfect on its own or over your favourite Lipstick. Formulated with Aloe Extract to soothe and soften lips; Vitamins C and E for anti-oxidant protection; and Jojoba and Avocado Oils to moisturise lips."
I just prefer to use this lip gloss on its own as they have different colours that are nice and subtle and in my opinion do not need to be layered over another colour of lipstick. There are five different colours that Bobbi brown offer, Kir sugar, lilac sugar, rose sugar, ruby sugar and spun gold, all very different colours but beautiful in their own way. My favourite is spun gold which is a goldish pink colour and when applied gives my lips a subtle lightish pink hue with a hint of gold and some sparkle and keeps them looking sexy and stylish but not too over the top.
The lip gloss comes in a see through tube with Bobbi browns signature writing on the side. I like the fact that the tube is see through so you can see what colour lip gloss you have inside. The top unscrews and becomes a wand with which you apply the lip gloss. At the end of the wand is a little sponge applicator which holds a nice amount of the gloss in it so when you apply it to your lips you get a really nice transfer of colour. The sponge applicator makes the gloss go on really softly and evenly and doesn't leave any lines or patches on your lips. The gloss is a tiny bit sticky but I quite like that as it holds onto my lips well and makes them look shiny and pretty. A tube costs £18.50 so yes, a bit pricey but well worth it in my opinion.
My husband bought me the High Shimmer lip gloss in Pastel (a bright pink) as a gift. As always the Bobbi Brown packaging is elegant and stylish, a nice rectangular tube with a screw top black lid which pulls out to reveal a soft brush applicator, and a transparent tube showing the gloss. At first look I saw the shimmery pink gloss in the tube and thought it was too much for me but thought I would give it a try.
The scent of this lip gloss is beautiful - it is slightly pepperminty and smells really fresh and revitalising. The brush is lovely and soft and a very good shape for applying the gloss evenly (big enough to get a good amount of gloss but still allows you to be precise in your application). When I applied the gloss I was shocked at how lovely the colour looked. There was quite a bit of shimmer, but instead of looking overly sparkly or tacky it gave a volumising effect and I felt able to wear it as an everyday lipstick rather than having to save it for parties.
The texture is absolutely perfect, with a big hit of moisture and no stickiness whatsoever. It glides onto the lips with no need for primer or lip balm and lasts for hours. When the pink glossy colour has worn off, you are left with a bit of sparkle, which can look a bit odd, but it is easily removed (or a quick reapplication fixes the problem). I absolutely love this product and look forward to extending my collection!
Product name: Shimmer Lip Gloss / Bobbi has sized up all her glosses to give you an extra dose of shine / Shimmer Lip Gloss offers beautiful / non-sticky shine with a touch of iridescence and is perfect on its own or over your favorite lipstick / Formulated with Aloe Extract to soothe and soften lips; Vitamins C and E for anti-oxidant protection; and Jojoba and Avocado Oils to moisturize lips /