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L'Oréal Glam Shine 6 Hours Lip Gloss
Member Name: xmum2threex
L'Oréal Glam Shine 6 Hours Lip Gloss
Advantages: Nice colour if it was a little more visable
Disadvantages: Very little colour, too much glitter
When I spotted this lip gloss on sale for just £4 from its usual retail price of £9 I decided I would give it a go. It is available in a range of colours that will suit all skin types. I chose the wild rose shade which I think suits my medium skin tone perfectly. The tube is large, and curved a little which does provide a better grip while holding it, but there is something about it I just do not like. I think it is a little too heavy and this adds weight to the application brush.
On twisting the lid to reveal the wand applicator, again there is something about it I just do not like. The wand is angled a little with a nice shaped applicator that looked like it would be very easy to use. I was able to coat my bottom lip with the gloss very easily, and I was actually rather pleased with the applicator. Then because of the angle I was a little stumped at how to apply it to the top of my lips, and I found that it was really a pain to do. I had to keep holding the brush in different ways until I found a comfortable way to apply it so you really do learn with time.
**In use **
You need to apply just the right amount of pressure for it to move over the lips evenly which takes a lot of practise. I have to use a mirror every time that I use this gloss, whereas with others I can just run it across my lips quickly without any trouble. It just sits at a strange, and although the applicator is a good shape to sweep over the lips once it is a lot fiddlier to apply than other glosses I own. The first time I applied this I found I put way too much gloss on my lips making them sticky, and I found it seemed to sit in the middle on my lips a lot more. The results from this gloss are nice in small amounts. It does have a tint of the pink colour in it, but to get a noticeable amount you really need to pile it on. The consistency is a little thick, and you can see the glitter in the gloss while it is still in the bottle very easily. When you put it on your lips it does feel a little heavy at first, but this reduces very quickly until it is light and unnoticeable. If I pres my lips together it still feels a little sticky, but not so much that it is uncomfortable.
The glitter is also very noticeable while on your lips rather than just shining in the light, I find it has more of a full on sparkle. This is not something I like to wear in everyday use as I just find it a little too glittery. I like subtle finishes on my lips, and this just seems to be a little too glamour. I would wear it on a night out but the problem is then drinking just does not mix with this gloss at all it disappears after one cup of tea. The finish is a wet look rather than just a shine which I am not very keen on, and I find you should only apply a small amount otherwise it makes the gloss look very cheap and unattractive. This is a downside for me as you need a lot of the product for the colour to shine through otherwise it just looks like you have added a tub of glitter to your lips. It would be a lot better if there was less of a sheer finish, and more colour as then it would be more subtle.
My problem with this lip gloss is the claim that it will last up to 6 hours. I found this to be total rubbish, if anything it has one of the worst longevity out of any lip gloss I have ever known which is saying something. I find if I add it in the morning while I am getting ready after my first cup of tea it has completely disappeared. It does not seem to slowly reduce it just disappears instantly. If you do not eat, talk drink then it does last a little better but only a few hours at the most but who want to sit silent, and dehydrating just so a lip gloss will last? There is no scent to the gloss which I really like, but the taste is disgusting. I don't go out my way to taste lip products, but it is difficult not too especially with such a foul taste as this gloss has. It tastes really chemically not nice at all. It does not moisturise you lips while in use, and I do find that my lips are a little dry once it has been removed.
I was really disappointed with this gloss, I like a little colour on my lips, and I found this to be very disappointing on that front. Also I find that you can really only use a small amount of the product otherwise it just looks really messy. The 6 hour lasting power claim is complete rubbish I find I am lucky if it last one hour at the most so it does need to be reapplied regularly. The retail cost is around £8 although Amazon often has them reduced so it is worth shopping around if you still want to purchase it.
Summary: Very disappointing