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Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss is is one of the many lip glosses I have in my make up collection as, to be honest, I probably wear lip gloss more than I actually wear lipstick. Elizabeth Arden is a quality make up brand which I have used many times and I have usually been very impressed with the make-up that I have used from this brand. The Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss cost me just £5.15 from Amazon which included postage and packaging - and I think this was an incredibly good price, although I suspect it costs a little more in the high street shops.
The lip gloss comes in a plastic cylinder which has a screw top with the lip gloss applicator attached to the underside of the gloss. I wouldn't say that the packaging looked particularly stylish because there is nothing that stands out out about - and it's pretty plain and non-descript packaging. It's not that it looks particularly cheap, but additionally, it doesn't scream out as being a high end product either. Having said that, it's functional and really that's the main thing.
It does come in different shades (I have Pink Pout) and there are enough shades that there will be something for everyone. The shades are pretty standard and there is nothing revolutionary about the shades offered - but this isn't a bad thing as all of the popular shades are really covered. The Pink Pout is a gentle coral pink colour and it accentuates the natural tones of my lips perfectly.
Applying the lip gloss is fairly standard - and the applicator that comes with the product is more than adequate. The applicator is soft and fine and a good give to allow for neat lip coverage. The lip gloss is a little gloopy and sticky - but I don't necessarily find this a bad thing because I actually like that feel of glossiness and wetness on my lips. The lip gloss doesn't really dry, but it does become less sticky once it's been on for a few minutes. The colour comes up really nicely, although it's fair to say that the colour is quite subtle but just gives a slight tint and a lovely sheen and shine.
I do find that this gloss hydrates and moisturises my lips really well and leaves them in a better condition than before the gloss was applied. My only negative is that I really don't think that the gloss stays on my lips as long as I'd like it to. I usually have to reapply it after about an hour - and I have used lip glosses that have so much longer stayability.
Overall, I do think this lip gloss is fine - but it is nothing special. It gives a pleasant tint and sheen and it hydrates my lips well.....but equally it doesn't actually make me feel special or pampered.
I only wear lipgloss on a night out and never apply lipstick but was tempted into trying out the Elizabeth Arden lipgloss under the assumption that you get what you pay for.
- Price and Packaging -
The cost of this 6.5ml lipgloss varies and can be purchased on quite a few websites at a lower price than on the High Street but you do as always have to watch out for P&P charges.
I bought mine from Boots some months ago when Elizabeth Arden had an offer on and since I was buying products for other family members as gifts, I thought that I'd treat myself.
The gloss comes in a slim, transparent holder. It is quite basic looking with a gold band around the top and quite a long, slim black handle with a screw top. When you take the applicator out, I was a little disappointed with the quality of it as it didn't seem any better than cheaper brands I have used. It is applied using the sponge end which contains too much of the gloss for one coating thereby creating a little bit of waste which isn't good given the cost of the gloss.
- My Experience -
This lip gloss is said to give shiny lips, containing conditioning emollients to smooth and soothe your lips.
You can either wear it on it's own, which I do, or on top your lipstick in order to give more sheen.
Over the years I have used many lip glosses often having to replace them due to mislaying them.... With most, I find that the sheen and glossy look only lasts a very short while so I was hoping for better from this one.
Unlike some other glosses, this one doesn't have any hint of a smell and doesn't taste of anything sweet. It's easy to apply with a stroke across your bottom lip and then I coat the upper lip from the bottom one.
It's ever so slightly sticky on first application but the stickiness goes and you are left with lots of shine. For me, the colour is perfect, it's a very, very pale pink, unlike what it looks like in the tube which is a deep pink so it's well worth checking the colours available on your lips as they clearly don't look the same with one thin coating as they do when all clumped together in the packaging.
So does it last? In a word, no! This could be my fault as I am yet to find a gloss that lasts any longer than half an hour in fact, the mark that it leaves on a glass after sipping from one with this gloss on, lasts longer than it does on my lips!
- Overall -
~ Gives instant shine and gloss.
~ Is a little sticky but this I think is the nature of lip glosses, well certainly all of the ones that I've used over the years.
~ A good colour for me
~ Quite pricey in comparison to others on the market which for me give the same results.
All in all, not a lip gloss that I will be dashing to buy again given the price and the only satisfactory results. Adequate but not outstanding.
- Shades / Colours -
Different shades available ranging from pale pinks to light brown / skin tone colours.
N.B. Review also on ciao.
I was recently given one of these Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gosses as a gift (you can never have too many lip glosses!). The product was supplied by Boots who stock many items from the Elizabeth Arden range and who showcase the brand on their store website.
Although I can't find any information about the gloss on the brand's official online portal you can find details on suppliers pages such as Boots and House of Fraser. The lip gloss is currently available in a range of shades - there are eleven featured on the House of Fraser page. These colours vary from nearly nude to high pinks, intense purples and dark browns. I have the shade 16 Berrylicious which is a dark dusky pink. It has a fine glittery appearance with the shimmers appearing to be a warm golden pink which can also shine silver depending on the light source. The shimmer is mostly just a reflecting appearance though rather than over the top or childish sparkles.
The product comes in a 6.5ml tube which is long and square-shaped with a 3-4 inch wand. The wand has a soft padded applicator end about 1 centimetre long. I find the wand easy to grip and to use as the top is quite long and allows me to get a gold hold. It also feels like the right length of wand when I'm appying to my lips.
The consistency of the gloss is very thick and almost dough-like. It's almost as if the gloss has been left to semi-solidify. I find it quite hard to pull the wand out of the tube as the gloss is so sticky. The gloss (this only applies to my shade 16 'Berrylicious') has a dense colour and is not semi-sheer. It is not really suitable for using over lipstick unless you want to change the colour of your lipstick. The gloss is so thick that when applied it looks like a wax lipstick and gloss all in one. The gloss has virtually no fragrance which I found dissapointing - it's a nice feminine touch for products to smell a bit floral or fruity.
I am pleased with how the gloss looks on my lips. It definitely does create a high shine although it's not as impressive as the starlight glassy shine created by rival brand products such as Clinique's Superbalm gloss. This Elizabeth Arden gloss gives the lips a wet-look shine and allows the colour to glow through too. I don't think the finish is as impressive as it could have been due to the fact that my lips look a little fatty and the application can look uneven as if there are slight bobbles on the surface. It just looks like there is a bit of a powdery blend under a clear gloss rather than an even mix. However, this might not be as obvious with a different shade.
The gloss is long lasting as it's so thick and putty-like it just doesn't get licked off the lips - it's formula is so much denser than saliva! It's great that it lasts basically until you wipe it off, eat or otherwise. It doesn't smear or melt into skin creases around the lips either - which is a big plus. It doesn't seem to trap strands of my hair like a lot of glosses can and it's been a real moisturiser in the colder weather.
Whilst I like this lip gloss and it serves a purpose I'm not sure it warrants a £13.50 price tag. I have definitely seen similar results with glosses that are a heck of a lot cheaper. I'm very glad I got this as a gift rather than buying it as I would be unhappy at spending so much money for a what is really a mediocre result. I won't be buying this again but for those who want to try it you can find it at department stores, chemists and online at places like ASOS and Boots.
There are a few things I would not leave home without when heading out on the town of an evening and one of the most important for me is a good lip gloss. I tend to do bargain most things but I will spend whatever I need to, to get a good lip gloss.
My current favourite choice of gloss is Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss which is available in many shades. At the minute I am using shimmering pink and loving it. The lip gloss gives a natural looking shine, does not go on too thick and it is in no way greasy nor does it have a horrible taste, in fact it has no taste to speak of.
Although this applies very thinly and lightly it has great staying power and unless you are snogging men at an alarming rate you will only need a couple of applications per night. A lot of cheaper lip glosses end up all over the glass or bottle you are drinking out of and need constantly re-applied after every few rinks but this is not so with this one.
It may seem expensive to some people at £8 but to me you get what you pay for and what you are paying for here is an almost perfect lip gloss that I would gladly recommend to anyone. It gives your lips a truly glamorous look whilst keeping them moist and protecting them from the cold weather at the minute, what more could you want?
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With so many shades on offer you will surely find one that suits your needs colour wise and you can take it from me they will suit your needs lip gloss wise no matter which colour you choose!
The name of the product I'm reviewing is :
Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss
I started using Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip gloss two week ago; after purchasing Elizabeth Arden foundation around a month ago I decided to try out their lip-gloss range as I was more than satisfied with the results of the foundation and how flawless my skin looked even when I applied the product when I had hangover skin.
So I already had a positive view on Elizabeth Arden make-up as I felt they delivered good quality products with a great range of colours to choose from.
The lip-gloss cost me £8 which, I believe is a good price for a product that does exactly what it's supposed to do and more.
The product ticks all the boxes on what makes a perfect lip-gloss, it has good staying power, and it gives a glamorous but natural look and doesn't taste bad.
The Shades this product offers are:
Elizabeth Arden offers fourteen shades of this product.
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The fact Elizabeth Arden offer 14 shades is a complete advantage of buying this product as it's impossible to not find the right colour for you and if you like the product so much you can purchase more of the product in a selection of colours.
I have this product in three different shades: one for nights out, one for day time and one for a more sophisticated event.
What does the promo say about this product?
Glides over lipstick for brilliant shine or smoothes on alone for glamorous, glossy lips.
my lips look so plump when I wear this lip-gloss.
It's probably because it's such a high gloss lip-gloss; the light will reflect from the gloss at all angels and so will make your lips look bigger.
The lip-gloss stays on for hours! I was very surprised as it's so glossy I thought it would come off quicker especially when id consumed food and drink, but nothing would budge this gloss, it lasted about 4 hours which is tough staying power.
This is what really makes the lip-gloss worthwhile as you don't have to use much of the lip-gloss up as it lasts so long.
Taste and scent
the taste isn't too bad compared to some lip glosses.
The lip-gloss doesn't really have a strong scent but it isn't unpleasant anyway, I've purchased products in the past that are really nice and work very effectively but smell awful so I don't use them again but this product doesn't have a strong smell so it's good in that respect.
How many lipglosses can one none lip gloss fan own? 48 is the answer! I buy them hoping they won't be like sticking ten ton of pig fat on lips, or/and they won't smudge. As a smoker the worst problem I actually have had is putting a fag to my lips and almost tearing all my skin off trying to remove said fag! I find them irritating, lousy at giving colour and the fact they need reapplying so often a real pain in the..... However I continue to buy them in the vain hope I will be like loads of other people that love them. Besides I'm sick of my favoured LipFinity at the moment from Max Factor cos after the past few years I've been wearing them it's suddenly decided to hate me and make my lips sore and it's crumbling on my lips and just not liking me right now at all (yes distressing considering I own 15 of them!)! besides it's summer, time to lighten up baby!
Now I'm a fan of Elizabeth Arden products. I like them alot. Think sensible, every day make up with a touch of class. No unusual colours that come screaming into your life to make a statement and no passing trends. Fact of the matter once you find your favourite colour in any product by Liz you'll most likely get it in 5 years time. The range doesnt change regular, it's timeless beauty.
I find the products as a whole really nicely packaged, easy to use and simple so suits a gal like me!
So when I came across the lipgloss I thought well I haven't been disappointed with any other product in the range before so doubt I shall be now. When I make full priced purchases rather that things reduced in a bargain bucket I need some kind reassurance and with this range I really have it and therefore have confidence in it.
Well firstly I have mine in a compact and in tubes. They come in squared off tubes that are plastic with gold writing on them telling you clearly what the product is and who it is by. Very classy! The black plastic lid twists on and off and inside there is a 'wand' with a sponge angled applicator at the end. You can see your chosen colour throught the packaging of course and what is niice about it is that the colour you choose really is the colour that you apply to your lips so no nasty surprises.
About The Product.... High Shine Lipgloss....
An ultra shiny lipgloss.
Contains exclusive ingredients to prolong gloss wear.
Greatly helps enhance the softness & lightens up lips.
Effectively offers your lips with flawless volume.
Protects & comforts your lips from daily aggressions.
Dermatologist - tested.
Well it's simple. Colour in your lips and go! It looks thick in the tube but it isn't. It's quite sheer actually and you can of course apply as much or as little as you wish like with anything but for me less is more. The more you apply of lipgloss (in my experience) the stickier you get so it makes sense to me to be subtle about it. So for me less is more and I don't get a trout pout. Use loads lips are sticky, gooey and squidge all over the place. Yes mega shiny but uncomfortable is one way of putting it!
One swish over the lips is easy to apply and gives a nice gentle cover of the colour you have chosen. Mine smells of nothing and tastes of nothing. Although the product offers volume well I haven't had any and it hasn't made my lips tingle either but it is nice to use and goes on smooth. Lips so feel soft and hydrated but because I haven't used much I do need to 'top up' bout every hour. The shine is the first thing to go and then the colour chases after it fairly quickly.
For me this is an everyday lipgloss. It's not all singing and all dancing and in your face. This is just for a hint of colour and probably best suited to a more mature lady who hasn't given up on wanting to be a bit more modern. It's easy to use and as I have said and if you only want a hint of colour it's none sticky. However if you want to have big sticky out glossy lips I really wouldn't bother spending your pennies on this one cos you would be disappointed.
Would I buy it again? No not really for the price no although it not being sticky is a selling point, the choice of colours is limited (can't find list on web for these butI have tried), and durability is all limited. For the money this costs I could probably buy 6 Miss Sporty ones in Boot's or Superdrug that would deliver similar results! I wouldn't recommend boycotting this range but I wouldn't hail you all to go out and spend all your hard earned cash on it either. If your interested please do your research and test away ladies and gentleman! Oh talking men, yes it does transfer on to them lol
Now the price I paid was £11.00 Per gloss in Debenhams but do look out for discounts on line. Oh and do test them out first to see if they are worth spending out on is my top tip to you all!
Glides over lipstick for brilliant shine or smoothes on alone for glamorous, glossy lips /