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Philosophy Candy Cane Lip Shine

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Brand: Philosophy / Type: Lip Gloss / Suitable for: Lip

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      01.05.2013 10:34
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      sweet and soft minty lips with Philosophy

      ~Candy Cane~

      Philosophy is a premium beauty brand which offers a range of skincare, bath and body care and make up products. Today, I will be discussing my use of the 'Candy Cane Lip Shine'.

      This lip shine is described as being a high flavour lip gloss. Philosophy promise that this lip gloss will nourish and relieve lips whilst softening them. This is down to the emollient formula it has. Philosophy also promise that this lip gloss will leave no sticky residue and will leave your lips looking sheer and radiant. The flavour is described as 'refreshing peppermint'.


      This lip gloss is presented in a simple, clear plastic tube with a screw off lid and black writing. The lip gloss itself is dispensed through a small hole at the end of a slanted applicator. I personally prefer lip glosses to have an application brush but will happily use a slanted applicator. This lip gloss has a 12month shelf life from first use and the tube can be recycled once empty.

      ~Where To Buy~

      Candy Cane Lip Gloss is a season edition lip gloss so isn't available from the Philosophy website all year round. It can currently be purchased on Amazon UK where a 14g tube will set you back £13.45.

      ~My Thoughts~

      I love the Philosophy range! Most of my Philosophy collection is made up of gifts I have received. Last year, I received a trio of Philosophy lip glosses and in this set was a Candy Cane Lip Shine. I also received other limited edition lip glosses and love using them all but Candy Cane is by far my favourite of all three. It is expensive but it is sooooo good to use!

      This lip gloss is one of my favourites in my rather large collection. I wear lip gloss or balm everyday and prefer it over lipstick. This lip gloss is very easy to apply thanks to the slanted applicator and can be wiped over to keep it free from any sticky residue. The gloss itself is thick and substantial. It feels heavy when spread across my lips and at first, feels like it won't spread well. It actually starts to melt onto my lips within seconds and a small blob is more than sufficient to coat my lips in an even layer of gloss.

      This lip gloss is absolute heaven for lips. It feels incredibly cool and soothing which is perfect for my often dry and cracked lips. I can detect a slight tingling experience which is actually really nice and comforting for my lips. The peppermint flavour enhances the cooling aspect and it tastes gorgeous. A sweet, candy like mint flavour is evident and it leaves my lips tasting minty fresh. Ideal for applying after brushing teeth to enhance the minty aroma!

      My lips feel amazing with this lip gloss on them. It does feel quite heavy at first but not tacky in any way. This lip gloss doesn't leave any sticky residue and my hair doesn't cling to them when the wind decides to blow it about. My lips are left feeling super soft, moisturised and refreshed. Candy Cane in the tube looks like an off-white sort of colour but when applied to lips, it is crystal clear. My lips are left with a gorgeous, glossy shine and a natural, healthy and moist appearance. When the sun catches my lips, they glisten but not in a glittery way, just a light reflecting way.

      This lip gloss lasts well on my lips. I notice the cooling sensation for a good few hours and the minty flavour is noticeable for about an hour or two before it fades. The gloss is noticeable for two-three hours if I haven't been eating much or drinking but less time if I have. Topping up this gloss is a doddle and my lips are given a burst of minty coolness within seconds of slicking it on. It all feels very natural and the flavour is realistic. It is much nicer to apply and wear compared to other minty lip glosses.


      The main appeal of this lip gloss for me personally is the cooling sensation and sweet minty flavour. It lasts well compared to cheaper lip glosses and leaves my lips in amazing condition. When the gloss fades, my lips remain soft and moisturised which is an added benefit. It is an expensive product but the quality is excellent and as only a small slick is needed per use, a 14g tube lasts well. I can highly recommend it.

      Thanks for reading :)


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