Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Boots No7 Liplicious Lip Gloss
Member Name: daniella2202
Boots No7 Liplicious Lip Gloss
Date: 10/05/11, updated on 10/05/11 (97 review reads)
Advantages: Super shiny yet natural at the same time and a lovely tube and very moisturising
Disadvantages: The colour is almost too sheer looking as though it is clear gloss
---- First of all I would like to point out that the photograph given to this lipgloss by Dooyoo has now been repackaged and is a longer, narrower juicy tube than the photograph shown ----
I often buy items on the spur of the moment. But I bought this item simply because I was given a No7 £5.00 off voucher so I thought I better use it (I'm not sure why!) I was after a coral/orange lipstick or lipgloss. I was hoping to find a lipstick that was very moisturising with a sheen to it, so more of a mix between a lipstick and lipgloss. However, I saw the colour of this No7 Liplicious lipgloss and fell instantly in love with colour (called Tangerine Twist) and knew that I would go for that one. I have several items of clothes in coral so it would go perfectly with those. Its retail price was £10.00 so with my £5.00 off voucher I paid £5.00... not too bad.
I think No7 is a brand that I tend to see in the middle of self serve counters like L'Oreal and premium cosmetic counters like Clinique. I think it is in the price as well as the quality.
---- Packaging ----
Liplicious has a squeezy tube which only needs a slight squeeze to allow enough product out of the end of the applicator. It has a plastic lid to the applicator to ensure no product comes out if accidently squeezed for example, in your handbag. I actually really love the packaging. It is like a long, narrow juicy tube and it has a gold rim at the top of the tube by the applicator which makes it look very smart. It almost looks nicer than most of the No7 packaging but this may also be due to the lovely colour that it shows through the tube.
---- How does Liplicious feel when first put on the lips and how does it apply? ----
So after squeezing a little bit onto my lips I noticed that it had a sort of fruity smell which I was not sure if I liked or not. I am used to using fragrance free items like Clinique so I always notice the smell of items with fragrance probably more than most people. When on the lips I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting it to be quite sticky like most juicy tubes but it was not at all. It was just very moisturising and it felt almost silky on the lips. I absolutely love the feel of it. However, the big but was that unfortunately the gorgeous coral colour that the lipgloss looks to be from the outside of tube isn't half as bright or obvious when on the lips. It almost looks like a clear gloss with a slight shimmer to it. But despite the colour not showing up as I had hoped the feel and natural look of the gloss overcame that disappointment.
---- Does it last for the test of time? ----
I was pleasantly surprised that it lasted on my lips for a good few hours. However, because the lipgloss is so moisturising I often rub my lips together when it is on which I would imagine would start to rub the lipgloss off. However, like most lipglosses and lipsticks it doesn't last after eating, but I expected that.
---- A second person's opinion... ----
My mum actually asked one day I went out for lunch with her what I was wearing on my lips. I showed her the lipgloss and she instantly said how gorgeous the colour of it was but that it didn't look that colour on my lips sadly. But she tried some on after we had finished eating and she also loved the feel of it. She actually ended up also using a No7 £5.00 voucher towards buying one of these but she bought a different colour that she hoped would show up a little bit more but it had the same problem.
---- Additional good points about this lipgloss ----
First of all No7 is hypo-allergenic which for some reason always gives me a sense of relief when buying items knowing that it does not contain ingredients that are known at causing allergies. However, I would just like to point out that allergy testing and hypo-allergenic are two completely different things. Allergy testing goes beyond hypo-allergenic by not only leaving out ingredients from the product that are known allergy causers but it also tests each individual batch of products on a huge panel of people to ensure they will not react to the product. I know this because I was told the difference by a Clinique consultant one day because I was curious if there was a difference.
The lipgloss also contains Shea Butter to moisturise the lips and vitamin E to protect the lips. The back of the lipgloss also states 'sheer non-sticky super shiny colour' which I have only now read whilst writing this review. Perhaps if I had read that earlier I would have been more inclined to realise that the lipgloss wouldn't shower my lips in a rich coral colour. But what I love the most is that the description of the lipgloss is identical to what I found with the lipgloss. There is definitely no false advertising there. The last lipgloss I bought prior to this one from Dior I was told was not sticky but that was a complete fabrication because it was the stickiest lipgloss I had ever tried and I was so disappointed particularly for the money I paid for the item.
---- Overall ----
This is a fantastic moisturising lipgloss which despite having a high shine to it is still very natural looking with a slight shimmer to it and it is not in any shape or form sticky! I would pay £10.00 for this lipgloss but it was a bonus that I had the £5.00 off voucher that tempted me to buy it in the first place. I have been using this gloss for a few months now and it barely looks like it has been used so I think it will last me a very long time.
Summary: A super shiny, natural, moisturising, sheer lipgloss