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When I go out for the night, I like to feel more glam by wearing a good lipgloss, so I decided to give this one a try as I know L'Oreal sell good make-up. I bought '179 Sheer Pitaya' which is the same color that Cheryl Cole wears in the advert. Although when I first bought this, I was concerned that the color was designed for an olive-skinned tone person like Cheryl Cole. The product is quite expensive, about £6.50 for a 6ml lip gloss. I got a small discount on this in Superdrug (as I was a student with an NUS card) but you can get this in Boots too, for the same price. Like most Superdrug and Boots stores you can get offers like three for the price of two, or buy one get one half price, keep your eyes peeled!
In the advert, the brush was to design as a 'heart-shaped wand' but to be honest it does not look like a heart, more like a tear drop shaped wand' which is nice for a change from other lip gloss wands which are just brushes or look like cotton buds, and the applicant had a nice texture when applying, felt like someone was stroking your lip with the wand.
The aim of this lip gloss was that it had volume and mirror effect, when applied this effect did happen, but the mirror effect did not last as long as the volume. Even though after application and the gloss was wearing off, there was some volume in the lips, as the product also advertises 'lip plumping effect' which is accurate.
The good thing about this is when you use a darker color, like the one I used, it stained the lips with the color, which is good because people can't tell if you are wearing lipstick or it is your natural lip color.
One of my favorite things about this product is the smell, it has a gorgeous, sweet smell. Some sort of smell is common in lip glosses, but not as sweet as what is used in L'Oreal's Glam Shine Reflexion Lip Gloss.
The only disadvantage about this is that, you will need to re-apply quite often, and the fact it is 6ml it can run out quickly.
This is an amazing lip gloss to carry around in your clutch bag for a night out, and this particular color '179 Sheer Pitaya' is great for any skin tone whether you are pale, olive or dark, it will look amazing on anyone and make your lips really stand out with the volume, color and the mirror shine effect. Although small, another reason why it is good for nights out is that it does not take up took much room and color being so bright you will not have to spend ages trying to look for it when you re-apply!
I bought this quite a while ago, it was part of a 3 for 2 deal and the colour 'Sheer Cassis' caught my eye so I went for it.
Loreal is a drug store brand with a massive range of products available including make-up, skincare, fake tan, shampoo, hair dyes and hair products. It is available in Boots, Superdrugs and some smaller pharmacies aswell.
* Shiny, not sticky! Make your lips shine with Glam Shine lip gloss.
* With a lovely delicate fragrance, its formula leaves lips feeling moisturised and is easy to apply thanks to its heart shaped applicator.
I was pleased with my purchase as I usually am with Loreal. The shade I went for was a purpley shade with a glittery finish. The texture wasn't gloopy or sticky and went on very smoothly. The fragrance/taste was pleasant to. The product stayed on well and the applicator was a nice size and shape which helped me apply the product precisely. The colour was sheer and the finish very shiny. Perfect on it's own for a daytime look or applied over the top of lipstick.
There are 7 shades available in the range. I would say all the shades are really wearable, pretty shades.
The packaging is nice, a simple clear bottle so the colour is visible as is how much product is left. One thing that did annoy me was the length of the wand is a little short and therefore doesn't allow you to get all the product out. The applicator is heart-shaped and great for applying the product with precision.
VALUE FOR MONEY:
The bottle contains 6ml of product and the price is £7.69. I was happy to pay this and felt the product was worth the money. There are often 3 for 2 deals on Loreal in Boots so if you can get it on 3 for 2 even better!
A lovely lipgloss that lived up to the claims I'd happily buy another.
My local Sainsbury's had a huge basket full of reduced skincare and make-up goodies a few weeks ago and this lipgloss is one of the items that I bought.
I paid around £3.00 for it and after looking online I can see it usually retails at around the £7.99 mark depending on where you buy it from and it is currently on a 3 for 2 promotion in Superdrug.
Considering the retail price, the lipgloss packaging does look quite cheap in my opinion and it is an item that I always put away in my make-up bag after using it rather than leaving it out on my dressing table.
The tube is made from transparent plastic making it easy to see the exact shade of the lip gloss which I found handy when choosing which one to buy as there were so many color options. I ended up with 'sheer grenadine' which is a dark rosey pink colour. I have naturally pale skin and wouldn't usually buy this shade as I think it would easily wash me out but as I have a tan (from the bottle!) at the minute I think it looks really nice.
There are eight colours available in total and these range from baby pink to purple. The lipgloss is sheer but the hint of colour makes a noticeable difference to my lips and it makes them look fuller and they feel nice and moisturised as well. The gloss is quite high shine as you'd expect from a product with 'glam shine reflextion' in the name but it doesn't look over the top/tacky, nor does it feel greasy.
The applicator brush that comes with the lip gloss is made from a soft sponge and it's a decent size. It distributes the lipgloss smoothly and evenly over my lips and I find that one coat is enough to make a difference to my lips and they look instantly moisturised and glossy and they do look a little more plump - I feel like walking around pouting whenever I'm wearing it haha. Despite my initial worries the tiny glitter particles are not visible once I've applied it and it just makes my lips look a little moist and shiny.
I am not really a fan of lipgloss on its own but this does look really nice when I'm wanting a simple au naturale look and it makes a nice, glossy top coat over matte lipstick as well. I recommend this lip gloss as it is moisturising and looks nice and it lasts for a good few hours before it needs re-applying. The only major disadvantage that I can think of is that L'oreal test on animals.
I'm not really fan of lip glosses and it is such a shame really as I love a little bit of colour on my lips however a lipstick just doesn't seem right through the day and I do like seeing a sheer gloss on others, I just can't get away with it myself. The reason I am put off glosses is due to the fact that they tend to be wet and sticky and cause more problems than they are worth. In the wind your hair ends up getting stuck to them or 9 times out of 10 I wipe the gloss off because it annoys me. My friend had purchased the L'Oreal glam shine reflexions for herself but decided that the colour was too pale for her so she offered it to me. I love a freebie so I took it and decided to give it a go and if I didn't like it I could rule it out as yet another lip gloss I didn't like.
The lip gloss comes in a clear plastic 15ml tube that is slightly bigger at the bottom enabling the product to stand. You can see the colour of the gloss inside the tube which in my case looks orange as I have the sheer papaya variety. The chrome lid can be twisted off to reveal a heart shaped wand inside. The writing on the tube is silver in colour and it advises that this gloss has a lip plumping mirrored effect shine.
The heart shaped wand makes application so easy as it is slightly bent so it glides across the lips with ease. You only need to coat the lips once and they do appear to be slightly fuller with the tiniest hint of colour in fact with the sheer papaya you can't tell you have any colour on as it looks more like a clear gloss than a coloured one. Although the gloss feels wet on the lips it doesn't feel sticky at all and actually feels quite moisturising. It is a funny texture as I can feel it's there but it doesn't bother me due to its consistency like others would. The gloss is available in the following colours:
All the shades available seem to have the same effect as the papaya with being very subtly tinted but they do add a lovely sparkle and shine to the lips with added volume. You can buy this product for around £7.00 in boots stores however look around as they always have them on make-up barrels and t j huges for 3 pound. I have been using the product for day time use as I'm sure it is intended and I am actually very happy with it. On that note I would certainly recommend.
Some time ago, I embarked on a quest - I wanted to find the perfect replacement for my favourite but now discontinued lipgloss (Maybelline Fruity Jelly in Plum-Prune). I spent many happy hours on Google, eBay and the like, and splashed out on a few that I thought would do the job. Some were great, some less so. I reviewed one of these replacements, Maybelline's Shiny Licious Lipgloss, and in the Comments box, katyj10 was kind enough to suggest contacting the beauty pages of Take A Break magazine. Apparently they can help track down a product you can no longer find.
I duly sent off my email, with my photo as requested, and thought no more of it. Imagine my surprise when I was recently contacted by a couple of people to say that my photo and letter had appeared in that week's edition! My husband was promptly despatched to our nearby Spar, and returned home bearing a copy. And there I was! My question and photo appeared in the 'Where are they now?' section, and although sadly I was told that my Fruity Jelly lipgloss was no longer available, a replacement was suggested. This was L'Oreal's Glam Shine Reflexion Lipgloss in Sheer Cassis. The beauty editor commented that this lipgloss was 'seriously shiny' and 'lasts well'. I was delighted to see that each letter published would receive a payment, and a cheque duly arrived.
When I initiated my subsequent Google search, I was surprised to see how dark this lipgloss looked - certainly much darker than what I was looking to replace. Having had a couple of failures - ie ending up with a colour that was too dark for my tastes - when buying lipglosses online, I decided to wait for my next instore shopping trip so that I could better judge the colour. While out shopping with my mum in our local outlet/department store, we made our way to the L'Oreal stand. I found the suggested colour - Sheer Cassis - and thought that it really did look very dark, and not at all what I wanted. However, once I'd tried a bit on the back of my hand, I was relieved to see that the colour was paler than the bottle suggested. My mum and I both approved of the colour, and I then went home and bought the lipgloss online, making a good saving on the RRP. This way I was able to satisfy my lipgloss addiction without too much pain being inflicted on my purse.
After trying it out a couple of times at home, I then took this lipgloss with me on a recent holiday to Greece. As the weather was so warm (for warm read actually really quite hot - 36 degrees most days), my husband and I were able to eat outside each evening. He has a very good eye for what suits me, whether it's clothes or cosmetics, and I always appreciate his opinion. He pays me nice compliments once I've got all dolled-up, but then generally doesn't comment further. However, on this occasion, he told me during dinner how nice my lipgloss looked, and that it had a lovely depth of colour and shine. He's a man who, like me, tends to prefer subtlety to overt glamour for me, and so I appreciated his kind words. I knew that it meant that Sheer Cassis had been a good choice for me. It's also a good choice for Cheryl Cole, who is wearing it on the L'Oreal website's product page.
One of the special points frequently mentioned about the L'Oreal Glam Shine lipgloss is the 'patented heart-shaped wand'. On seeing adverts for this product in the past, I had always thought the wand an unusual shape, and assumed it would be rather unwieldy. But the wand actually makes the application process fairly precise, although I find that it does take up slightly too much product - I would prefer less, so that I could add an extra layer if I required. However, I was able to take care, and so could be fairly judicious with my application . The wand comes to a point at the tip, and I found this useful for getting into the corners of my lips, which is something I felt was necessary as I was using a darker colour than usual. However, I don't really see any great advantage to this shape of wand, and would prefer the more basic-shaped sponge-tip applicator.
Although Glam Shine Reflexion Lipgloss gives a fairly heavy coverage, I don't find it at all sticky. It has a pleasant fragrance - my shade smells nicely of blackcurrants, which is perfectly appropriate for a lipgloss in the shade Sheer Cassis. It has a lovely shine, described as a 'reflective mirror shine'. The lipgloss contains tiny little pieces of glitter, which I found a bit alarming at first, but you don't notice any individual sparkles once applied - they just help give the right amount of glossy shine.
I have found that this product lasts reasonably well while eating and drinking, and so I believe it fulfils the comment made by Take A Break's beauty editor about it being quite long-lasting. My lips feel nicely moisturised while wearing it and afterwards too.
I love the shape and feel of the 6ml bottle. It has elegant curves, you can see the colour of the lipgloss within, and the silver-coloured lid gives a classy finish.
This product comes in eight shades, ranging from soft pink to deep red. It costs £7.19 at Boots, where it is currently part of a 'Buy 1 get 2nd half price' offer on selected L'Oreal cosmetics. Superdrug have Sheer Cassis for £7.69, with a 3 for 2 offer available. If you shop around you can find it cheaper. Asda have it for £5.65, and it's available on eBay - Buy It Now, from £3.50 with free delivery.
I like L'Oreal's Glam Shine Reflexion Lipgloss very much, and would happily buy again. Next time, though, I might look to see if I can find an even more subtle colour (while retaining the glossy shine of this product). It delivers what it promises, and so I think it is definitely worth five stars.
Sheer Cassis is a lovely shade, but it's something I will probably keep for an evening out, or to go with specific outfits (I'm currently wearing a deep purple nightie, and it looks fab with that). I've recently discovered that I quite like pink lipglosses too, so another quest begins. Here we go again...
L'Oreal Glam Shine; Lip Gloss / a dazzling, glamorous, lip-plumping effect as stunning colours mix with sparkling particles / Use alone for a high gloss shine or over you favourite lip colour for a more dramatic effect.