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I was pleased to receive this lip gloss as part of a free goody bag in Boots. I usually find pink a bit too bright and go for darker colours instead, but I found this was a pretty, natural looking shade. I thought my lips looked plump and shiny, although if you're after a really glossy finish this might not be the lip gloss for you. It has a nice non-sticky texture, a pleasant scent, and even tastes quite nice. As someone who is outside a lot my lips can get battered by the weather, so the SPF 15 is and added bonus and I really like the hydrating qualities. I find some other brands tend to dry out my lips. Now, if I have dry or cracked lips, I just pop some of this on and it repairs them as well as any lip balm, while covering up the damage and making them look good. Although it does need one or two reapplications throughout the day, I think the shine lasts longer than many of the price-comparable brands. This is the best freebie I've received from Boots and I will definitely be buying more of this when it runs out.
I have many No7 make up cosmetics within my collection and this is one of them.. Disappointed to say the least. The gloss is available in a selection of colours bright and bold down to the more nude and subtle colours, the lip-gloss currently retails at £9 but if you want to try this item don't pay full price at least wait until you get a voucher or they are on offer or even using your boots club card points. The lip-gloss is a normal size very handy to pop in your handbag. As always when you purchase a new lip-gloss you can't wait to have a go and find out what it like. Twisting the top off I found it was quite tough and the gloss was a bit gooey - I applied it to my lips and not the best lip-gloss I bought I had to apply a few coats before it was a good coverage but my god it's so sticky it did have a good shine but a few seconds after I left the house I had practically the majority of the front of my hair stuck to my lips.. Not a good look. doesn't last long before you have to apply another coat especially if your on a night out and you find yourself re applying every time you're at the loos! Didn't like this lip-gloss at all and wouldn't buy it again. Personal preference maybe but defiantly a no no and its quite rare I don't like a No7 product as I use allot of them.
I use quite a few No7 products as they're all hypoallergenic meaning they're gentle on my skin, they're normally good quality and Boots often hand out vouchers offering £3 off cosmetics and £5 of skincare. In the past, I've used their foundation, blush, nailvarnishes and skin products and found most of them to be great. When I got my most recent No7 voucher, I thought I'd give the lipgloss a try as I didn't have any.
I opted for the No7 high shine lipgloss as it sounds lovely for a night out having soft, glossy lips. I bought the colour 'smile' which is like an off-red almost brown colour but isn't too bold or bright. It matches the shade of lipstick I'd normally wear and I thought it might be good to put it ontop of my lipstick.
The lipgloss comes in a standard plastic tube, clear at one end so you can see the lipgloss, and black at the top. The black bit unscrews to reveal the wand attached to it. It is a good sized wand allowing you use it easily.
The lipgloss itself is a really nice colour and although it added colour to my lips, I didn't find it too bold. The lipgloss is quite thick so needs to be applied with more than one dip in the tube to get a good coverage but I find most lipglosses to be the same. I love the look of the lipgoss, my lips had a hint of colour and looked very glossy and shiny. I don't care much for the feel of it on your lips though, you can feel it there and its a little sticky but it's not too bad.
I love the look of it, but it doesn't stay on at all. I know I'm quite bad for licking my lips but I tried not to. Also a few drinks and this is gone and needs to be re-applied so probably not great for a night on the town where you may drink a lot. I've also tried the gloss ontop of my lipstick which was more bold as it was coloured and glossy. It looked lovely but again after about 45 minutes the gloss needed re-applying.
I think this is a shame, this product goes on nicely and looks great but it doesn't stay on. Unless you're wearing it and not eating or drinking, I can't see it staying on for more than an hour. It's ok if you want to keep re-applying, but when you pay £8.50 (£5.50 with voucher) you want it to last a little longer really. I don't want to give it a really low rating as it looks so nice but it's not great for it's purpose I guess and that's what you're rating.
Whilst my make up bag would previously solely consist of Boots No 7 products due to the fact that they best suited my skin and were of a high quality, over recent months I have discovered suitable alternatives at a fraction of the price. However, when it comes to lipsticks there is no other brand that will compare, as I love the moisturising effects and long lasting colour that No 7 delivers.
I made a couple of purchases from the No 7 range a couple of weeks ago, which resulted in me qualifying for a free beauty gift set with one of the items being their High Shine Lip Gloss in a colour named Whisper. Whilst I would choose to wear lip glosses during my teens, which was a good many years ago, these days I prefer a matt colour and cannot bear any stickiness. However, not wanting to waste my freebie I decided to give it a try with this review discussing my experience.
The 9 ml lip gloss is presented in a sturdy plastic tube, which is transparent on the one end to enable us to see the colour with the other end consisting of a good length wand. The comfortable grip wand is easily unscrewed to reveal a good size sponged area, which offers a small flat edge for application. However, I was slightly deterred at the slurping sound as I removed it from the tube, which gave me the impression that it would be sticky. On a positive note a sufficient amount of gloss had transferred to the sponged area in readiness for application.
It is important that my lipsticks offer a high level of moisturisation, as I suffer terribly with dry lips with the condition being kept under control by regularly wearing lipstick. The list of ingredients displayed on the Boots website is considerably scary and differs dependent upon the colour. Whilst I did not count each and every one of the ingredients I would estimate Whisper to contain no less than fifty different ingredients; many of which I did not recognise. However, Boots claim that the lip gloss contains vitamins that protect and care for the lips although they fail to advise the consumer of which vitamins have been added. In addition, the lip gloss contains SPF 15, so you have the assurance that your lips are adequately protected from the sun's harmful rays.
I also learned that the lip gloss is collagen boosting where it is claimed it will offer a voluptuous smoothing shine. Applying the gloss was easy enough, but I had to dip the wand back into the tube in order to obtain a full coverage, as it was a little thick to apply. As my skin is very pale I always wear darker lipsticks, but unfortunately, the colour Whisper was far too pale for me and delivered only a peachy sheen as opposed to delivering much colour. As far as the lip gloss was concerned, it did not feel heavy on my lips and offered an effective smooth finish although it delivered too much shine for my liking. I also found that after drinking a cup of tea there was only a trace remaining and I needed to constantly reapply throughout the day.
It didn't feel anywhere as moisturising as my usual No 7 lipsticks, which surprised me especially for a lip gloss. However, I cannot speak of any dryness when using. Whilst there was a slight tackiness remaining on the surface of my lips, it was not as sticky as I had anticipated. I am sure this product would appeal to those consumers who like wearing lip glosses, but sadly it's not for me, as I cannot be converted from wearing moisturising lip sticks.
Boots currently have a great offer on their No 7 cosmetics as with any purchase of two items you will receive a free Glam Gift Box worth £29 containing a 4.5 ml Extreme Length Extend Mascara in black, 1.5 g Stay Perfect Eye Shadow in brown, 1.6 g Stay Precise Felt Tip Eyeliner in black and the product I have just reviewed; namely a 9 ml High Shine Lip Gloss Whisper. The offer proves to be excellent value for money especially as the lip gloss is full size and retails at £8.50 when individually purchased.
Due to my experience and preference for lip sticks as opposed to glosses, I feel I am able to only award two stars although my sister who also received this freebie was absolutely thrilled with hers.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
=Boots No.7 High Shine Lip Gloss=
I do find with Lip Glosses, that if I buy a cheaper brand, it does not always last long, but when I had one of those No 7 till vouchers, I thought I deserve a treat, so I choose the lip gloss.
Boots have three own brand ranges within their makeup collections, the base range is Boots Natural Collections, where everything is £1.99 and sometimes on offer at 3 items for £5, great value product, the mid range is Boots 17, and the top range is Boots No 7.
The Price of the High shine gloss is normally £8.50, but as the voucher was £5, it cost me £3.50, although the last set of till vouchers I received, the reduction for the Boots No 7 make up was £3.
This is quite a posh looking bottle the gloss comes in. It is made from a hard durable plastic, and the bottom half of this is clear, bar the N0.7 logo which has been printed on it, and the name of the product. This gives a clear impression of the colour of the lip gloss.
(I brought Plum Blush - a deep purple/pink colour)
The top of the container is the lid, and this is black plastic, and twists off, this reveals the applicator, which is fixed into the lid, with the applicator at the bottom. The applicator is a thick sponge, and comes out already covered in lip gloss. The applicator has a almost rounded / pointed tip so gives good control and application of the gloss.
There are 15 shades available within the gloss range (this was last year when I brought my gloss), i found the colours are quite similar to the lipsticks, so it does make choosing one quite easy.
I applied the lip gloss, I was pleased with the shade I brought, as I am normally a brown lipstick girl, but if I get a voucher, then I make an effort to step out of my comfort zone, the gloss was easy to apply as the applicator was a good shape, and it gave me an outline then I could fill in the lips on the second application.
My Lips looked fuller with this Gloss, as it is a collagen boosting, included in the mix. I found that the gloss stayed on slightly better than some lip glosses, but within about 2 hours the gloss had disappeared.
=Good while it lasted=
It was good while it lasted, I just seem to have lips that don't suit lip gloss, although I found the gloss again a couple of months ago and I used a lip lock, on top which is designed to lock in your lipstick, it worked ok on the gloss, although it was a bit messy in the application.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this range of Lip glosses, there are a variety of colours, and the collegen booster did the trick, so for the fuller lips, I got, I would buy the gloss again and even pay full price.
Seeing as Boots/ No. 7 kept throwing vouchers at me recently, I decided to treat myself to some lip gloss. I'm more a fan of lipsticks really but I wanted to try something different. The No. 7 High Shine Lip Gloss stood out to me as there was a great range of colours on offer. This product costs £8.50 normally although with my £5 off voucher, it only cost me £3.50.
The lip gloss comes in a sleek looking bottle. It is made out of a hard plastic which means it can withstand quite a bit bashing about in a handbag. The bottom half of the tube is mostly clear plastic with the No. 7 logo printed on and the name of the product. The lid is black plastic and twists off to reveal a long handle which has the applicator at the end. The applicator is thick and comes out covered in lip gloss.
The applicator is fairly large and pointed slightly at the tips. I really like the applicator as it has a large enough part to cover the thicker parts of your lips but the pointed tips make it possible to use the applicator as a sort of lip liner. With this, you are able to outline your lips in the gloss and then fill in the middles which gives a very even application.
This range from No. 7 has a total of 15 shades on offer and I bought Plum Blush, which is a mix between purple and a dark pink. This is very much like the colours of other lipsticks I have from both No. 7 and other make-up brands so I knew I was going to like the colour regardless. You can use this on top of lipsticks and on its own which gives great but different effects as it can make the colour look very different.
The No. 7 High Shine Lip Gloss claims to be collagen boosting, meaning it gives you thicker and fuller looking lips. I am quite happy to say that yes, it does do this. My lips are quite thin and after using this, they did look a lot fuller. This also claims to be moisturising but I haven't felt the effect of this claim too much.
While this lip gloss looks great on, it doesn't last very long. Unlike a lipstick, this doesn't last through eating, drinking, smoking etc. It only took an hour or so for every bit of lip gloss to wear off on my lips and I don't like having to reapply so often. If this product had lasted longer on my lips, I would have liked it a lot more. I will probably only use this when I know I only need it on for a short amount of time.
This is a review of Boots No.7 High Shine Lip Gloss which was one of the items I received in a gift set this Christmas. I do prefer lip gloss to lipstick anyway so it's one of those items I find I can never have enough of. Fortunately the shade in the set was precisely the shade I would have picked for myself, a browny pink glittery shade (no name or number on the tube) so I knew it would be one I would be happy to try.
I knew I loved the colour in the tube but hoped it would suit me on. I waited until I was wearing make up as I prefer lip gloss on my face when I've made a general effort. If I'm not bothering I just use minimal coverage bb cream and some lip balm. I really wasn't disappointed when I used it. The colour was sheer and glossy and the glitter was subtle and not in your face.
I haven't even mentioned this yet but this may just be my favourite thing about this lip gloss besides the fact I love the colour and performance! First off the shape is a squashed tube (!) which means it sits in your tight jeans pocket without particularly sticking out. Secondly, the applicator is slanted calves foot in clear plastic rather than a dippy sponge or brush which to me is far more hygienic, the product in the tube stays fresh and un jabbed by this foreign object and you can see how much is left as you squeeze the tube to release the product. I've used plastic slanted applicators before but this plastic tip is solid, not squashy plastic and its triangular shape makes it easy to apply. Wow, I've gone on a bit in this section haven't I? I hope it makes sense, I think a lot of research and intelligence has gone in to this product, that's all!
Out of curiosity, I looked up the price of this lip gloss and the Boots website priced it at £8.50. As I got it in a gift set the unit price could be different.
OK so you know I like the packaging, I won't go on any more about that but the quality of this product is something I could rave on about too for a while... it's not at all a sticky gloss thank goodness, it's just not what we want in a gloss is it? Wind, hair, sticky gloss = shudder. But we'll have none of that here thank you. This gloss feels like it is moisturising your lips as you use it. I can detect the tiny glitter particles if I rub my lips together and really think about it but it's not really that bad! The gloss has a lightly sweet taste to it but again nothing sickly or significant which is good. I can't fault this gloss, highly recommended and yet another winning product from No7.
I'm not a massive make up fan, I wear it every day but only a minimal amount so my skin looks even and to hide any blemishes that might have decided to appear. I tend to use some of Boots No 7 products and Max Factor products too and both are often in some sort of deal in either Boots or Superdrug. This lip gloss was no different and I bought it as part of a Boots 3 for 2 that was on their No 7 range. The lip gloss was the 'free' product as it was the cheapest item I was getting - for some reason that day I was drawn to the colour 'Lust', even though it's not my usual shade and I tend to go for more subtle colours. It was quite an impulse buy but as it was the freebie one I went ahead and got it. It normally retails at £8.50 per tube when not part of any special offers.
The lip gloss is available in a wide range of other shades as well as 'lust' and comes in the form of a small, thin clear tube around 10cm long with a shiny silver screw top. The top has a long brush attached that reaches into the tube so that the lip gloss can be applied directly onto your lips, no need for messy hands. The tube holds 8ml of lip gloss and I've found mine has lasted a long time - 9 months in total and still going strong! I have to point out though that mine is probably only used once or twice per week and maybe wouldn't last this long with continual wear. With the tube being clear, I can tell where the gloss is up to and will know when to replace it.
The colour 'lust' is quite a bright red that I wouldn't have normally chosen for my skin type - I have very fair and sensitive skin - but I thought I would give it a try anyway, just to see what it was like. This shade seemed to be quite popular when I bought it, there was only one left on the stand. Now I've tried it, it is a shade I'll buy again because I think it looks really nice on. It proves that you should always try before making a firm decision on make up - I used to always stick to neutral shades as it had been drummed into me that those were best for my skin type. I only tend to wear this shade for nights out, meals out and special occasions, it's not a colour I would wear to work or a day at home. This isn't to say that it's not suitable for work or home, I personally would just choose one of those more subtle colours from the range for everyday wear as I'd feel more comfortable.
When applying the lip gloss, I find that I need two applications with the brush, once on the bottom lip and once on the top lip. The brush head gets well covered when submerged into the tube. I then smudge it in by rubbing my lips together - this works pretty well and I don't usually need to use any tissue to get rid of excess gloss. I find applying it like this gives quite good coverage. It states on the tube that it is a 'high shine' lip gloss. I would say that this is a fair reflection, although it's not as shiny as I was expecting. I was thinking I'd look in the mirror and go 'whoa' because it would hit me how shiny it was, but in all honesty I didn't. I just noticed it was perhaps a little shinier than my usual lip glosses, but I wouldn't say that it is significantly shinier than other ones available. It may be that some shades look shinier than others in the range though, perhaps this just isn't one of the shiniest colours in the collection. Sometimes I feel that lip balms I use have been incorrectly labelled as lip glosses instead, but with this, I would definitely call it a lip gloss - even though it has a moisturising quality too, this is a bit of an added bonus.
It states on the tube about being a moisturiser for lips too and I have to say that it does makes my lips feel very moisturised. I find my lips get chapped as soon as we have any sort of cold weather and this gloss has always made my lips feel much better, so much so that they are no longer flaky like they sometimes get with freezing temperatures. The brush also makes it very easy to apply the gloss, the brush seems to moves across my lips at great ease - it does exactly what they state on the tube and 'glides on' easily with very minimal effort.
When applied, I feel it gives quite a sticky texture, although once smudged in by your lips, the stickiness seems to disappear slightly. I find that I can't stop touching it with my tongue but this is true of most lip glosses I wear. I suppose this defeats the point, as it doesn't seem to then last as long on. This lip gloss I find has an average lasting effect I would say, even putting aside my tongue wiping it away - if I drink from a glass, I find that there is a big lipgloss mark left on it afterwards and my lips then don't look or feel half as covered as they were. I would even say that they look quite patchy sometimes after taking a drink. This is more noticeable when using the brighter lip gloss colours I find. I would say that the gloss lasts around 1-2 hours normally before it needs to be re-applied, unless I'm out drinking anything and then it only lasts until my first drink.
There is a slight smell to the lip gloss, although it isn't strong and doesn't hit you immediately when the top is unscrewed, but it is when I take the top off that I notice it slightly. The smell isn't your usual lip gloss types - bubblegum, fruits etc, I think it genuinely is just the smell of the lip gloss ingredients. If I'm honest, I think I would prefer it to have a nice, sweet type smell - when it's applied I don't notice any sort of smell at all. Although when lip glosses have a taste of bubblegum or fruits, this is when I seem to wipe it off straight away because I can't resist the taste!
This is a gorgeous looking lip gloss when on, and generally quite a good product. I give it 3 stars in total, because the only thing letting it down is the fact that it doesn't last as long as I'd like, especially on nights out eating and drinking when I tend to wear it the most. To me, one of the most important things about a lip gloss, apart from colour, is it's staying power. I wouldn't buy it at full price, but will definitely get as part of their special offer deals that seem to be on quite often in store and online.
Thanks for reading :o)
Anyone who knows me knows I adore No7 products and lipgloss! So No7 have made this high shine gloss, but does it really give you a high shine?
How it works...
No7 say that This works by boosting the collagen in your lips to make them nice and plump ready for a high shine, apparently it keeps your lips hydrated by using natural vitamins in their ingredients.
This lipgloss in delivered in a plastic see through tube with a black lid, it is very simple however you can see the colour of your gloss, and it's very hand to put in your hardback. Very sleek.
How to apply....
This gloss is very simple to apply, you just undo the top and you have a long stick with a brush on the end, apparently they have now changed the application brush to a sponge, but I have yet to buy one with a sponge tip.
Smoothly apply this gloss very thinly on your lips, smack your lips together and see how it feels!
Goes on amazing and smoothly, it smells absolutely beautiful a very nice sweet scent.
When applied to your lips you can taste the sweetness. It's not a particular taste of something, it's just sugary sweetness.
In my opinion I enjoy the slight stickiness you get with this gloss, I don't enjoy watery gloss in the least.
Looks amazing, I'm used to gloss that contains a little bit of glitter so make my lips look glam, but this lipgloss is a kind is shiny translucent matt colour.
My fiancé bought me this in a set for my birthday, so as you do with new makeup, you prepare your face and out it on, so that's just what I did. All of the makeup was brilliant however this stood out to me because I have not had a lipgloss like it, it did not stain my lips, dry out or bleed. I'm used to buying the cheaper brands of gloss because I didn't believe there was much difference in the way they worked, but I am definitely turned on by this high shine gloss and I would never go back to cheaper brands after having used this.
Range of colours....
No7 offers this lipgloss in 15 different colours. Ranging from pales to pink to browns to reds
You can buy this in any Boots store by the makeup aisle. You can also buy this online on numerous websites.
This gloss can be bought from £8.50 upwards depending on the store. If you buy it from Boots for £8.50 you also get 850 points going on your boots card.
This gloss does last a long time especially if you are not putting stuff constantly in your mouth like drinking from cups, smoking etc.
It does not dry my lips out and stain them.
The SPF is 15 so I don't have to worry about my lips in the sun.
I love the sweet taste, I have a sweet tooth anyway and I think this is a great advantage to the gloss.
I love the range of colours, I'm more of a pink girl myself, I don't have bright white teeth and with some glosses they make my teeth look a yellowy colour, this one does not.
The price I old say is a big put off for me, yes if you buy it from boots you do get point however 8 pounds is a lot to spend on lipgloss if you have other priorities.
I adore this lipgloss even though I have not bought it for about a month since I ran out of my last one. I love everything about it and it is probably my favourite gloss.
Would I recommend?
I would recommend because this lipgloss does give an added feature to your face and it enhances your lips.
I bought this lip gloss from the Boots No. 7 range when I had one of their £5 off vouchers, which I seem to get nearly every time I shop in Boots. The full price of the lip gloss is £9.00 so with my voucher it cost me just £4.00, which I felt was a bit of a bargain.
The lip gloss is available in 12 different shades. My favourite of these was a pale pink shade called 'happy' which I chose to buy. The lip gloss comes in an 8ml clear tube through which you can see the colour of the lip gloss. The lid is a silver screw on/off lid which has the brush attached to it. The lip gloss brush is a proper brush with bristles as opposed to a sponge tip applicator. I prefer these types of brushes for applying the gloss with precision.
The lip gloss is easy to apply with or without a mirror. I found that the 'happy' shade tints my lips a light shade of pink only, although I'm sure other shades have bolder results. The lip gloss is nice and shiny but felt very sticky on my lips (a lot stickier than other lip glosses!), to the point where the stickiness was unpleasant.
I found that compared to other lip glosses, this one did not last for that long on my lips and needed frequently reapplied. This lip gloss didn't however dry out my lips, in fact they felt well moisturised after using this.
No. 7 say this lip gloss contains collagen which has lip-plumping effects, I didn't notice any such effects when using this lip gloss. One good thing is that this lip gloss contains SPF 15, which meant I was happy to use it on a sunny day to protect my lips.
All in all, for the price of £4 with my voucher I was happy enough with this lip gloss. However given the fact that it doesn't last long on your lips and that it is extremely sticky, I wouldn't buy it again and certainly wouldn't pay full price for it. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
I received No.7 high shine in a No.7 gift set the Christmas before last.
I am not a massive lip gloss fan as I usually find it too sticky and I always manage to get my hair stuck to it, which isn't an attractive look.
The lip gloss that I received comes in a squeezy tube and is a bronze colour and is incredibly shimmery.
The lip gloss usually comes in a tube with a sponge tipped applicator, but mine is a small 5ml tube.
~ Price ~
The lip gloss is available in 6ml tubes from Boots for £9.00 and is available in 3 colours; whisper (which is the colour that I have - a bronze shimmery colour), flirt (a light pink) and berry (a dark red/ purple colour).
~ Use ~
No.7 says, 'Immerse your lips in luscious shine and intense colour with this vitamin enriched lip gloss, which will protect and moisturise your lips. Experience fuller looking and poutier lips. The clear gloss is perfect to gloss-up any No.7 lipstick.'
I would not agree that this is an intense colour. It looks like I have applied clear lip gloss with shimmer in it. The only colour is the gold coloured shimmer. It is very reflective.
It does feel moisturising on your lips, but it also feels quite sticky and there is no doubt that your hair would stick to it if it was to brush over your lips. It isn't the stickiest feeling lip gloss I have used though.
After application my lips look no fuller or 'poutier'.
I'd say this lip gloss looks quite nice on. This shimmer looks quite pretty on my lips, but I would have to say this is still a pretty average lip gloss and I think it is well overpriced at £9.00!
It is fairly long lasting if you are not eating or drinking, in which case it will need to be reapplied.
~ Conclusion ~
I think this lip gloss is nice, but really overpriced at £9.00! I would never pay that for this lip gloss and would not recommend anyone else to buy it at this price.
It is an average lip gloss. It does look pretty with the shimmer in it and it is easy to apply, but it has that sticky feel that most other lip glosses have.
I would give this 3/5 stars, but due to the ridiculous price I will have to knock another star off, just 2/5 for this gloss!
When I am wearing a lip tint or lipstick I often want to keep it looking better for longer by applying a clear lip gloss over the top. This particular lip gloss is one that I purchased in 'ice' (clear) from Boots for just £4 thanks to a £5 off No 7 voucher. These vouchers make the rounds at Boots often and when picking up lunch at work for myself and a few other people (we have staggered lunch breaks so take it in turns to pick up each others lunch) I often seem to get them. I like to use them every time I get one even if I am not necessarily in need of anything at the time because I am always going to run through make up quite quickly. When I picked up this lip gloss I was looking for something with a high shine and of course the name of this product drew me in with its 'high shine lip gloss' tag. In addition to ice there were several other shades available but I really just wanted a clear lip gloss to spread over my tint so I didn't pay much attention to the pinks, reds and purples that seemed to be on offer.
This lip gloss contains SPF15 to protect lips during the summer months (which didn't seem to appear for long this year!) as well as light reflecting pearls, like many lip glosses contain now it would appear, and collagen boosting ingredients to give your lips that plumped up look. There seems to be a lot of spiel that accompanies lip gloss now all I basically want is something long lasting that looks shiny. This lip gloss is a little different from some others that I have tried before because you apply it using a brush rather than an almost cool wool bud tip wand.
This gloss, as I've said once or twice already, is used by me to apply over the top of lip tint and lipsticks. The brush is very simple to use as long as I wipe off some of the excess first. I can be quite precise on my sometimes thin lips and this is ideal if I want to use just a lip gloss on my lips too. I always apply my lip gloss in front of a mirror but if I wanted to top up without a mirror I am sure that I could because of the ease of using this brush.
Once the gloss is on my lips it doesn't feel over the top or too sticky. Of course like with any lip gloss I am aware that I am wearing this and when it is starting to wear off and I do need to re-apply quite frequently, like with any gloss, however overall I like the look of this lip gloss on my lips. This is a clear gloss so there is no colour transference on to anything when I eat or drink but of course some of the lip gloss does transfer on to glasses or cutlery. This looks wonderful in the light and it definitely has a high shine effect. When I have my photograph taken with this lip gloss on I am aware that I am going to look great and my lips look nice and full when I have applied this. I would say that I apply this several times throughout an evening out but this is normal for me with any lip gloss as I find that none of them will ever have the staying power of lipstick alone. This makes my lips look fuller but it doesn't necessarily leave them moisturised or cared for the following day. This could be because I normally use this over another lip product but even on the occasions when I have worn this alone there isn't anything special about my lips the following day. It doesn't dry out my lips though and if I have any traces left on my lips they are easily removed with either soap and water or a make up removing wipe without causing any damage to my lips at all.
This lip gloss isn't actually my favourite and while it does work quite well without being overly sticky I would say that it does transfer off my lips a little easier than other glosses that I have used and it isn't as long lasting and others that I have tried in the past. Because of that I am going to give this lip gloss 3/5 stars and would say that while I would recommend it it definitely wouldn't be my first choice for a lip gloss and likely isn't one that I would rush out to buy again in the future, but then again I always like to try new products so many products I wouldn't rush out to buy again really!
Unless I am on a night out, I tend not to wear lipstick, but during the winter months, I suffer with dry and chapped lips. Last year, instead of using lip balm, I opted for a lip gloss to see if this helped. Because I had a £5 off any No 7 product from Boots, I decided to buy their High Shine Lip Gloss.
This lip gloss costs £9 (although currently on a half price offer at the time of writing). As this is part of the No 7 range, it is exclusive to Boots and is available both online and in store. The lip gloss comes in six different shades one of which is translucent; I chose this one as I just wanted to give my lip a little extra shine.
The lip gloss comes in a clear bottle which as the No 7 logo down the side, each tube holds 6ml of gloss; the lid is black and attached to this is the applicator wand. The wand is quite long and more or less reaches to the bottom of the bottle which is handy when the product starts to run out, unfortunately, I never got this far. The reason I stopped using the product was I found it far too sticky, as soon as I left the house, the slightest bit of wind and I found that my hair was stuck to my lips, I found that pulling my hair away would smear the lip gloss across my face, whilst this wasn't too much of a problem as I used the clear version, I would hate to see what mess it made is I had chosen one of the red colours available!
Boots actually state that the product has light reflecting pearls giving a nice shine and also collagen boosting ingredients making your lips feel fuller. Whilst I agree with the shining element of this statement as my lips did look really nice, in no way would I say that my lips looked any fuller. The lip gloss does have SPF15 in which is a bonus.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this product, although it did moisturise my lips and give them a good shine which is what I wanted, but I found it far too sticky, it didn't have much staying power and therefore would only give 3 out of 5 stars.
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Certain product information taken from www.boots.com
About a year and a half ago I got a goodie bag that was full of make-up items, some of them gorgeous everyday goods that I had tried and some that were a bit out there colour wise and not something I would wear on a general day. I forgot all about my N07 high shine lip gloss until about 6 months ago when I was going on a night out. I had kept my make-up neutral in order to put my bright pink lip stick on but I couldn't for the life of me find it. I went rummaging through the draw and still couldn't find it yet I came across the N07 lip gloss. The shade was lush which is a darkish pinkie red colour, I decided to wear it instead and it definitely makes a statement since then.
The product has changed packaging wise now however the one I have is a clear tube which displays the high shine logo in gold. You can see the colour of the gloss through the tube which resembles the true colour perfectly. The gloss has a black lid which can be twisted easily to reveal a white sponge applicator brush inside. The sponge applicator is small which makes the gloss very simple to apply without over loading the lips. The colours that are available in this gloss are:
The consistency is lovely and isn't sticky at all in fact it seems like this product has a stain in as well as gloss as it lasts for ages even when the product loses a bit shine you can still see the highly pigmented colour. The product contains collagen boosting ingredients which are known to make the lips appear fuller and I definitely agree with this, lips do look more volumised. The gloss also contains SPF 15 to protect against the suns harmful rays and vitamin e to moisturise the lips. After applying the lips do feel super soft and moisturised.
This product will set you back around £9.00 but it is worth it as a treat item, colours are good, it is long lasting and super soft. I would definitely recommend.
I was bought a selection of number seven products for my birthday from a friend in April this year. When I first opened the present, I was not so sure what to make of this product.
This is a lip gloss, available in 6 shades from boots, where 8ml of product will currently cost you £4.50. The shades available are glaze, smile, hint, lust, whisper, and happy. These range in colour from the almost red to the very pale pink hint. The shade I have is whisper, which to me is a peachy pink shade.
I do like wearing pink colours on my lips, but as my colouring is quite dark, I can't get away with all pinks. I tend to be better with the darker ones. So I was not sure what this one would be like for me, and I don't think I would have picked it for myself in a million years if I were buying it.
When it came to using it, I think this is really more of a 'going out' type lip gloss rather than one to wear on the school run for example. I find it has a bit too much sparkle to it for me to feel confident dealing with school runs wearing it.
The tube is nicely contoured so it is a little thinner where the tube meets the lid. The tube is clear so you can see the product, and the lid is silver, so I think it looks quite classy. The countouring means it is really easy to open the tube compared to a straight one.
Inside the lid is attached a wand with a small applicator sponge. Other lip glosses I own have larger sponges, and this is a little better for applying quickly to the lips, but I found it was nice and soft and did apply the product well even if I felt it took a little longer to get an even looking coat, though I am sure some of this is because this shade is a little light for me.
The smell of this product is quite fruity, and I find that the taste is a little sweet and not unpleasant in the slightest.
The product does not really have much staying power on the lips, and when I am wearing it I find that I need to regularly reapply especially after eating and drinking. I'd expect this from any lip gloss to be honest though. However, my lips still have a bit of sheen and sparkle to them and feel like I have soft lips.
This is more of a luxury lip gloss than I normally treat myself too. It has SPF 15 in it for daytime wear, light reflecting pearls, special glossing agent and collagen boosting ingredients, and contains Provitamin B5 and vitamin E which are known for smoothing skin.
While wearing the colour, I liked it a lot more than in the tube. I still think one of the other colours might suit me better. However, it was really nice to wear, I felt nice wearing it, and it was a thoughtful gift from my friend. It is a way of making myself look a bit more glamourous quickly, and it is a modern look. I think I would want to have a look at these in store at Boots rather than the online pictures of the colour as I find the one I have is definitely more pink looking on screen than in real life.
I think I know what my next £5 off No 7 products might go towards.
For a sultry, yet dewy look! Gloss up with High Shine /