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Having used a lot of Nivea products in the past (mainly cleanser, toner and moisturisers) I was sure I'd love their Glamorous Gloss lip shine. I paid £3.50 for this from Boots a while ago now but it's no longer in my make up bag and it's been relegated to my Marks and Spencer green plastic carrier bag which is stuffed at the back of my wardrobe, along with all the other make up 'disasters' I have bought over the years. My daughter occasionally plays with this lip gloss now as I really cannot bear to use it and it was such a waste of money.
Goodness knows whey I decided to buy a lip-gloss in the first place. I usually wear lip balms (and I have so many of balms which give me a great shine anyway, as well as protecting my lips from the elements). This was a hasty spur of the moment purchase which I have lived to regret. I bought this from Boots as I had some points on my Advantage Card so I suppose I didn't really 'pay' for it, as such.
The lip-gloss itself was called Pink Sugar and I am sure that Nivea used to make a slightly darker shade of this gloss a few years back but it had a different name at the time. It comes in a squeezy tube with a sort of slanted applicator, which is designed to make it easier to apply to your lips.
The first time I used it my lips were slightly chapped anyway, which in hindsight, probably wasn't the best time to choose to use a new lip gloss. It actually hurt my lips as soon as I put it on but I have to be very careful with some new make up products, especially lips things, as I suffer really badly from dried out lips (hence all the lips balms I own). It feels incredibly thick and gloopy and I felt the need to keep pressing my lips together all the time I was wearing it.
As well as the chapped lips, I also stepped outside in a force nine gale, which meant that all my hair blew right around my face and the lip gloss sort of acted as a sticky magnet and I ended up with hairy lips and sticky glossy ends to my hair. That annoys me so much when that happens.
I have used this lip gloss loads of times since, mainly when we have been going out for the evening as I just find it far too 'wet and thick' to use on a day to day basis. I've used it when my husband and I have been going out together, to give me a 'natural shiny pout, but all I do is end up looking like I have just eaten a greasy chop! It's not nice. It also comes off really easily on a wine glass and it needs really frequent re-application.
I'd actually say that this lip-gloss goes a long way to DRYING my lips out, rather than adding any moisture. It just doesn't agree with me at all, which is why I allow my daughter to use what's left of it when se plays dress up.
Although Nivea have named this gloss Pink Sugar, there is actually very little colour to be seen, as it's primarily just a thick wet gloss. It has no taste or smell that I am able to detect, but it just feels awkward and heavy on my lips and makes me feel slightly self-conscious whenever I've worn it.
Not a product I can recommend, unfortunately, and I shall be sticking to my tried and trusted lip balms from now on as they do a much better job that this stuff.
I received this Nivea Glamorous Gloss lip gloss as part of a Nivea gift set that I got for Christmas last year.
The lip gloss on its own costs around £3.50 and is available at Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinsons.
~ Appearance ~
It comes in a bright pink squeezy tube with 'Nivea Glamorous Gloss Pink Sugar' on the side. The tube stands on its plastic lid, which twists off to reveal a slanted plastic applicator which is where the lip gloss comes out of. The tube contains 8.5ml of lip gloss.
~ Use ~
The lip gloss is a light pink colour and the plastic applicator makes application comfortable and easy. On my lips it looks reflective with a light shine. It is nice, but does not appear as glossy as other lip glosses I have used.
It isn't as thick as other lip glosses I have used. It is quite thin, but it is still quite sticky and I am constantly aware that I am wearing this product on my lips, which is irritating and makes me want to remove it almost straight away.
It does not look like I am wearing colour on my lips, when I wear this lip gloss. It just appears to give a light shine to my lips, which is fairly subtle.
I think for the subtle results, it is not worth the discomfort of wearing this sticky lip gloss.
I have never really got on with lip glosses anyway, often finding them to be really sticky and the minute I leave the house and the wind blows, my hair gets stuck to my lips. I occasionally do find a lip gloss that I quite like, but I much prefer lipstick usually.
I don't think this is meant to happen, but I also find that this product feels quite tingly on my lips, which I find irritating. To my knowledge, I do not have any allergies and have not had reactions to any other products I have ever used. If this lip gloss was meant to feel tingly I'm sure it would have mentioned that on the packaging.
I won't stick around to find out how long this lip gloss lasts on your lips, but I'd guess it would need topping up every few hours like I find with most lip glosses and of course it will need to be reapplied after eating or drinking.
~ Conclusion ~
Overall I am not a fan of this lip gloss. It is irritating, uncomfortable and sticky. It looks nice, but is quite subtle on my lips and I don't feel that it's worth the hassle and discomfort for such a subtle change to your appearance.
I would not buy this product again and I would not recommend it.
At Christmas time I received a lovely Nivea gift box which contains lots of mini Nivea goodies. I really like the Nivea products and I was pleased that there were some mini items in there that I had never tried before and I couldn't wait to give them a go. One of the items was a glamorous gloss in sugar pink and to be completely honest I don't tend to go for glosses that often as I find them to be sticky to the lips and the hair on windy days. I had the item so I gave it a go anyway.
The gloss came in an 8.5ml attractive pink tube which was sheer enough to see the colour of the gloss underneath. The tube has a few silver graphic designs which makes it look girly and attractive if you were to choose it from a shop it would definitely stand out. The tube had a clear colour crew top lid that it opened and closed easily.
The gloss has a nice and useful applicator on the end which is flat and tilted and makes applying the gloss easy as it glides over the lip and coats perfectly without covering more than the lip. The gloss is rather thick and only a small amount is needed just basically squeeze the tube and run the applicator over the lips till coated. There isn't a colour as such to this gloss as it is very subtle it's slightly pinkish but apart from the fact that it is super shiny you probably wouldn't tell that I had any on.
The scent is also very nice it is subtly fruity with hints of vanilla and extremely moisturising on the lips. When you rub your lips together you can feel that they are smoothed. This gloss also contains SPF which is an added bonus to be used on sunny days. When using this gloss the lips stay moisturised and rather wet for some time and for me I get tempted to just wipe it off. It is in no way tacky and as far as glosses go it is a good buy however I would rather go for a lip balm which does the same job.
I've had this lip gloss for quite a while now (as I barely use it!) and it's rubbish. I got mine for Christmas as it was in a gift set from Boots but I think theyre £3-£4 individually which I think is around the right price but a little on the expensive side, but it lasts for a while and is of an okay to decent quality. The lipgloss comes in an 8.5ml squeezy tube which is squeezable and it's transparent so the shade of the lipgloss can be seen which I like. The lip gloss looks really pigmented in the tube but when it's on my lips or swatched, it's very sheer with a sparkly tint to it too. The tube is a good size and can fit easily into my pocket, makeup bag or handbag. The lip gloss applicator on the end has a slanted tip which makes application easy and messy free - you don't need to use your fingers at all.
The lip gloss is quite thick and sticky in texture so feels quite noticeable and heavy on my lips which I don't like as it can blob up easily and feel greasy. It isn't very hydrating and doesn't aborb into my lips very well at all, it just sort of sits there no matter how much I try to rub it in and it also feels quite gritty. This is why whenever I use it I make sure that I only use a tiny bit and spread it evenly. It doesn't really taste of much but it has quite a sweet, fruity candy-like smell to it which is pleasant but does definetly have a chemical undertone and also tastes quite artificial. The effect that this has on my lips is anything other than out of the ordinary - it's very basic and quite tacky in my opinion. It doesn't moisturize them but makes them feel a tiny bit smoother. The lasting power is quite rubbish too and it only lasts for around 10-20 minutes before it needs reapplying which isn't great! On a plus side, because it is sheer it does look quite natural and the sparkle gives my lips a healthy and moist look, although if you put more than a tiny bit on it looks quite greasy and tacky.
Overall this is an okay product, but a bit tacky in my opinion so once i've used my tube of it I will not be repurchasing.
I have used Nivea Care Gloss and Shine for a long time now, and have loved its combination of moisturising ability and shimmering appearance on the lips. I discovered recently however, that Care Gloss and Shine has been replaced by Glamorous Gloss. Like Care Gloss and Shine, there are several shades of the product available. The two that I most often use are Natural and Pink Sugar. The Natural shade seems identical to its Care Gloss and Shine predecessor, being smooth and natural in appearance. The Pink Sugar variation is a little different, however. In its former incarnation Pink Sugar was viscous and much darker in shade, but the Glamorous Gloss is of a lovely consistency and shows just a hint of rosy pink even when a good slick is applied.
The Glamorous Gloss comes in a long tube that is 'sliced' at an angle under the lid so that you can apply it very easily to the lips. The gloss will emerge when little pressure is applied to the tube, and not much is required to adequately cover the lips. This is not a sticky gloss at all either, so the problem of windy weather gluing hair to the face is not an issue when using Glamorous Gloss!
The gloss has fantastic moisturising ability. I tend to get sore/dry lips quite easily, but even when they are at their worst after a few hours of wearing the gloss the transformation is miraculous. I would say the gloss even rivals the likes of Vaseline for imbuing the lips with much needed moisture.
If you are looking for a well tinted rosy gloss, then perhaps the Pink Sugar gloss is not for you. As previously mentioned, the tint is only subtle. I prefer this, as I like the more natural look, however. A set comprising two tubes of gloss - Natural and Pink Sugar - and a small container of lip glitter is currently being sold in some Bodycare stores for £2.99. This is a great deal considering one tube of the gloss normally retails for about £2.10. The problem I have found recently is that many of the stores I have previously relied on in which I could purchase individual Glamorous Glosses - Bodycare, Superdrug - no longer seem to stock it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when my current stock runs out, but this is my favourite ever gloss, and I really need to get some more!
I am a big fan of Nivea's products, when this first arrived, I had just ran out of my Nivea pearl and shine moisturiser and thought I would give this a try to see which one I liked best.
This comes in very nice packaging, a hot pinkish tubes with a twisty lid which you unscrew to get the product out. Also on the front is the classic Nivea label with a pretty design. The lip gloss smelt incredible, very fruity and I couldn't help but lick my lips!
This lip moisturiser is very nice, made my lips very soft and got rid of my dry areas. It also smelled lovely, none of that off putting smell that some lip moisturisers have. It also gives your lips a really nice shine, so your getting the benefits of lip moisturiser whilst getting a lovely glossy glamorous look!
The only downside is that the gloss itself can tend to be quite sticky, which is a really big turn off for me when I buy a product, so I only tend to use a small amount at a time which is really all you need for a lovely shiny look.
I bought this product from Sainsburys for about £4 which isn't too bad for this product as it does get to work quickly and smells very yummy! I must say that I do prefer my Nivea shine and pearl as it isn't sticky, and give my lips this really like pinky pearly colour as well as the moisturising.
Overall a lovely product for a reasonable price, but I'm afraid it hasn't beaten my usual lip moisturiser! Great for putting over a lip stick for a nice shine.
I received this lip gloss in a gift set for Christmas and it's not something I would normally buy for myself. I keep it on my desk at work as it's a no nonsense product that you do just apply like a lip balm. You don't get too much lip gloss at once, so it doesn't get wasted or make you look too over made up.
The subtle colour is lovely and suits all colour tones as it is so subtle. It is very softening for the lips, with the right balance of moisture and colour. It's a nice alternative as a daytime lip colour. It has a slight sweet fragrance to it and has a shimmer in the finish, without looking too glitzy!
I will buy some more when it runs it; but it's lasting well so that may be a while! The price looks good - so it won't break the bank.
Nivea is a brand I would normally associate with skincare and so when I received a gift set full of Nivea mini products from my sister this Christmas I was surprised to see that it included a lip gloss.
The gloss in question was Nivea Glamorous gloss in the colour Pink Sugar, but it is also available in Natural. I think had I had a choice I would have gone for natural, simply because I prefer neutral colours for make-up.
These glosses contain SPF15 to protect against UVA and UVB rays, which is a bonus as the lips are often forgotten about when it comes to sun protection. They are also supposed to lock in moisture and the pigments give 'dazzling shine'.
The gloss comes in a tube with a slanted tip, a design I believe was first introduced by Lancôme in the form of their juicy tubes, but has been replicated by many brands since. I personally prefer gloss which is applied with a wand, just because I feel I can be more accurate in the application that way. The tube is a rather bright pink colour with silver accents, and I think it looks very ordinary and certainly nothing special.
The fact that it comes in a tube had led me to believe that it would have a very thick consistency. In actual fact, it's quite thin. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's watery, but it's a runnier consistency than any other gloss I've used from a tube. The bonus of this is that you don't need to use a large amount per use and it spreads across the lips very easily. The downside would be that if you squeeze too hard you could end up losing loads of the product.
The slanted tip of the tube makes this easy to spread over your lips, and it feels nice against the lips and not sticky or gloopy. I was surprised to find that the gloss actually got quite a strong scent to it, which is not something I was expecting. It has quite a sweet, fruity scent to it, which reminded me of mango. It also has a quite sweet taste to it, and it can be difficult not to just lick it all off!
I think my biggest surprise and the thing I liked most about this gloss was the way it looked on my lips. It gives a shine, but the gloss is like a natural sheen rather than an over the top sparkly gloss. I was worried that the colour of this gloss might be too intense as the tube is a very bright pink. In fact, whilst the gloss is very pink it's also quite sheer and just gives a subtle hint of colour. For me this is perfect but if you want an intense colour then this probably isn't the best one to choose.
When on the lips this feels very light and most of the time I can't feel that I'm wearing it. It has quite a smooth feel to it and isn't sticky at all which is fantastic as I hate having my hair stick to my lips when it's windy! I also found that it was really moisturising and a good alternative when I have accidentally left my lip balm at home!
Although I like the way lip glosses look I often buy lipstick instead as I find that lip gloss tends to wear off very quickly and I am forever reapplying it. This one unfortunately was the same. I found that even without eating or drinking it wore off within about an hour which was disappointing. If I did eat or drink the gloss would disappear completely, so longevity isn't this products strong point.
A 10ml tube of this costs £3.26 from Boots, which I don't think is too bad a price, as other than the fact it needs frequent re-application this is quite a good gloss.
Overall I am quite pleased with this gloss. I love the way it feels on my lips and the fact it isn't heavy or sticky is a huge bonus for me. It looks really subtle when on and not too OTT, and like I say the only downside is that it wears off quickly.