Product Type: Make Up Academy makeup
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Make Up Academy Lipgloss
Make Up Academy Lipgloss Tube 2
Author Name: daisylee3
Make Up Academy Lipgloss Tube 2
Advantages: Cheap, gives my lips a nice sheen
Disadvantages: Can easily go gloopy and the texture is quite sticky
When Superdrug brought out their £1.00 range of make-up last year, I went a bit crazy and bought pretty much every different product!
While I love a majority of the products, the squeezy lip glosses are one of the products that I am not overlly keen on. The lip gloss is available in quite a few different colours ranging from clear to red. I have two clear ones (shade 1) and one sheer light pink one (shade 4). Both colours are high shine.
The lip gloss retails at just £1.00 and Superdrug often have it on offer (eg 3 for 2) as well, so this is a great value for money product and a cheaper and just as effective alternative to Barry M/Rimmell etc lipglosses. It comes in a 16ml clear, squeezy tube which is a handy size to pop in my handbag. The tube is transparent which I like as I am easily able to see which shade is which. The tube has black writing on the front of it which simply says 'MUA Make Up Academy Lip Gloss'.
Although the packaging is very basic I don't think that it looks cheap or tacky. The tube has a black lid which screws on and off and stays on securely so there's no worries that the lid will come off and the lip gloss will leak in my handbag/make-up bag. Underneath the lid, attatched to the tube there's a slanted plastic applicator which dispenses the lip gloss from a hole when the tube is squeezed. Quite a lot of product comes out, even when I squeeze it gently, which is the first disadvantage because there is no way of getting the gloss back in to the tube, so a little bit goes to waste each time I use it.
The lip gloss is much thicker than a majority of my other lip glosses and it can easily become gloopy. Unless I make sure that I use a teeny tiny amount of product when I apply it, it can look really shiny and plasticky which isn't a good look. It also can feel like a thick layer of greasiness on my lips if I apply a little too much. I don't apply this with the applicator as it dispenses way too much product and I just squeeze a small blob of it onto my finger and rub it over my lips. The lip gloss isn't at all moisturising and I find that it can actually make my lips feel slightly dry.
It makes my lips look glossy, moist and a little more plumped up due to the shimmery particles in the gloss. It can easily look very greasy and shiny to the point of looking over done but as long as I make sure that I don't apply too much the glossy sheen is quite subtle and it looks nice. I wear the pink shade over bare lips and it makes them look more pigmented and nice and moist/healthy. I ocassionaly wear the clear gloss over lipstick and it works well. The gloss is quite sticky and can feel somewhat heavy on my lips but I don't find this too much of a disadvantage.
The gloss stays in place for around 2hrs before the sheen has faded but as I said above the tube is small and compact so you can easily re-apply it where ever you are. Overall, I give the lipgloss three out of five stars. It is cheap, gives my lips a nice sheen and makes them look smooth, moist and healthy but it can easily go gloopy and the texture is quite sticky.