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L'Oreal Glam Shine 6 Hour Wear Lip Gloss
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
L'Oreal Glam Shine 6 Hour Wear Lip Gloss
Advantages: Lovely colour
On my search for another long last lip gloss I came across the L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine 6 Hour Wear Lip Gloss. I bought from Boots for just over £8.00 which for a L'Oreal product was I guess a fair price. The L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine 6 Hour Wear Lip Gloss is apparently L'Oreal's first lip gloss that can shine for up to 6 hours which obviously was something I was looking for. It not only offers a long lasting shine and staying power but also claims to give plump and glossy looking lips.
The shade I opted for was Forever Sweet as I wanted a pink gloss which although quite pale and subtle I wanted it to be noticeable and add a lovely hue of pink. The one that I have gives the colour I am looking for. Not only does it give a gorgeous pink hue but the lip gloss itself has a lovely metallic hue to it giving a lovely depth. The range of shades available is actually quite extensive and most of them are actually quite pale and subtle rather than bold and brash which for me is actually quite nice.
The lip gloss comes in a clear plastic curved tube with a shiny silver chrome top. The shape of the tube varies from others available and is easy to hold when applying the lip gloss. On the front there is the usual L'Oreal logo together with the product name. Because the tube is clear you can clearly see the shade of the lip gloss you have chosen together with knowing when you are coming to the end and it needs replacing. On the back of tube there is the product information and anything else you would need to contact L'Oreal.
The applicator has quite a large heart shaped foam applicator (attached to the screw in top) and for me personally I prefer smaller applicators and generally the brush type ones but this is simply personal preference. The heart shaped applicator does seem to pick up a lot of the lip gloss and I find when I do apply it I get a little too much that I'd like. Since learning this right at the beginning of using this lip gloss I do drag the applicator along the sides of the tube just to get the excess off the applicator but then I am sure the more you use the lip gloss the less the applicator will pick up.
The lip gloss goes on incredibly smoothly and as long as you are not applying too much it gives a lovely even look but of course it is quite glossy but the trick is only applying a thin application which although gives a nice gloss it isn't over the top and is actually a nice subtle gloss. The colour on the lips does look exactly like the one in the tube which is of course nice. If you want the major gloss effect then all you would need to do is to apply a few layers of the lip gloss so that it builds up but I just prefer the more natural gloss look.
Now despite giving a lovely colour and natural looking finish it does have a slight problem. It is incredibly sticky when applied on the lips and I cannot stand sticky lip glosses. It doesn't seem sticky when you first apply but as the hours go by you are left with although I lovely colour a sticky residue on your lips which I find not particularly pleasant. At this point I generally apply a layer of Vaseline over the top to stop it from feeling sticky and for it to be absorbed.
But does it last for 6 hours with a lovely gloss and shine? Well kind of. The colour does seem to remain for at least 4 to 5 hours but the gloss and shine does wear off after a few hours but I am basing that on wearing it whilst at work so it has to endure me drinking tea/water and eating. Whether it would fair better on someone who does nothing then it may be different. But for me it doesn't last the whole 6 hours which because of its stickiness is fine by me!
Overall, this won't be a lip gloss that I will be buying again simply due to its horrible sticky residue it leaves after a few hours of application. If it only lasted say 4 hours and didn't have a sticky residue then even though it didn't live up to its claims I would still be happy with it as I love the colour it gives and the even finish but I just cannot stand the stickiness. For the price I paid I would not recommend it as it can be found cheaper elsewhere. Not for me and I'm only giving it 3 stars.
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Price: £8.69 (Boots Sept 12)
Availability: L'Oreal make up concessions in stores and stockists online
Summary: A lip gloss with a lovely colour but sticky residue