“ Brand: Sanrio / Type: Lipgloss / Suitable for: Lip „
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One of these days I might grow out of liking cutesy childish things, but hopefully not any time soon! I'm a big fan of Hello Kitty and love the huge range of accessories and trinkets that are available. There seems to be a lot of Hello Kitty merchandise available on the high street at the moment, and I received this little lip gloss tin as a gift.
Because there are such a vast number of rip-offs and fake Hello Kitty items, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if you are buying a genuine authentic piece. The easy way to tell is to check the item you are buying and see if there is a Sanrio mark on it. Sanrio is the company behind Hello Kitty and pals, so if you're looking at the real thing it should have their mark on there somewhere. In this case this is an authentic product and it has the Sanrio mark on the underside of the tin.
This lip gloss has very cute packaging, and comes in a bright pink tin with a nice picture of Hello Kitty on the front. There is also a small beaded chain attached with a plastic Hello Kitty charm, and this can be used to clip the lip gloss tin onto something like a keyring, or alternatively you can remove it and use it to decorate other things.
To use the lip gloss you have to slide the lid off from the base of the tin. There is no catch to stop the lid and you can fully remove it, which is good because you can get to all of the gloss inside, but it's also bad because it is easy to put the lid down somewhere and then not be able to find it again 2 minutes later!
The gloss is set into the tin and has a semi solid consistency, which is like a firm gel. It is very smooth and easy to spread over my lips as it has a light texture. This feels nice on the skin, leaving a gentle moist feeling. It gives a nice subtle glossy finish which is pretty and natural, but it is not a high shine gloss like you would get from a liquid formulation. There is absolutely no stickiness which is a must for all long-haired lip gloss wearers! The only bad side is that because it gives such a light finish, it does wear off quite quickly. When I'm wearing this I need to re-apply it every 2-3 hours otherwise my lips start to dry out, and I prefer to keep applying rather than end up with chapped lips in winter.
The gloss has what appears to be a bright fuscia pink colour to it, although once I've applied it to my lips the colour is barely noticeable. The lip gloss is more effective in giving a shiny finish than it is for adding colour. To fit in with the pink theme, the lip gloss also has a strawberry scent to it. This is very sweet and fruity, and lasts for a little while after applying the gloss to my lips.
I think this is a fairly nice lip gloss that comes in a very cute Hello Kitty package. I probably wouldn't go out and buy it again for myself because it's not effective enough, but it was a thoughtful gift and it would be a sweet little stocking filler.