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When it comes to lip glosses I really am not a fan of them to be perfectly honest with you. Sure who doesn't like the idea of pouty, full glossy lips that shimmer and shine and begged to be kissed? The problem is though being a gloss is that I hate the feeling of ten ton of lard on my lips that's make my lips hard to control and make me look like I'm gurning! It transfers everywhere it shouldn't and wears off quickly too. All in all I actually, now I've written that realise I hate the stuff lol
However there are times when as I said I want a nice shine and a bit more of a natural look and I don't get that with my usual Lipfinity (by Max Factor). My lips can get quite dry in general, I'm sure to due to using these very dry lipsticks (as I like intense, long lasting, fuss free colour) and beyond that sometimes I just want a more fresh faced, natural look but not entirely naked!
I do own a few lipglosses to use when the fancy takes me of course as I'm a shop-o-holic. I like the sheerness of them if nothing else and so I do keep trying to get on and used to them!
This one I picked up online. I haven't seen them in stores such as Boots and Superdrug of late (I did at one time) however I'm sure that Revlon (the manufactures of this product) make something very similar of course you can buy so if your interested in this particular product if I was you I'd look at sites such as Ebay and online discount stores. I paid £4.99 for this one and that seems a general guide to what you can expect to pay.
15ml see through plastic, recyclable tube with a white plastic rounded lid/cap situated at the bottom that twists on/off to reveal the applicator which is rounded as well and joined onto the tube and has a small hole you get the product out of. On the front in small gold writing I'm told it is Revlon, Skinlights, Glosslights For Lips, (Gloss Luminere Levres). On the back of the tube also in gold writing I am told a bit about the product, lots of stuff in foreign languages is written (I don't understand), the recycle symbol is shown along with the size being stated and contact details for Revlon are given. All in all it's nice looking, good quality tube and you won't be scared to whip out in the pub loos and show it off as it doesn't look cheap and nasty and I keep mine in a handbag along with all the other rubbish I carry around with me and the lettering hasn't worn off either which I do appreciate as I don't like my products to look cheap and nasty over time!
A Bit About The Product (According To The Back Of The Tube)....
Light up your smile with Skinlights exclusive light-capturing crystal complex. Light and smooth, to wear alone or over lipstick.
Using it is simple enough. As said you can use this over lipstick (I'd advise one like Lipfinity for this though that is like a lip-stain and doesn't come off) or alone.
Either way you simply squeeze the tube a little and the product comes out very easily so you got to be gentle. It's almost a clear gel like consistency and in my case it's a very light natural see through pink with lots of tiny particles of smooth glitter. It applies easily and smoothly and feels hydrating.
The consistency is good. It isn't a soaking wet messy gloss but it's a gel with body that isn't stodgy at all. However although it has body to the gloss it is still very greasy on the lips.
The colour of mine is barely there making it great over a 'dry' lip colour. Mixed with moist lipsticks however my lips feel uncontrollably heavy and uncomfortable so much so one night I was wearing it with the above method and ended up taking it off with some toilet roll in club loos.
On it's own it's bearable but lips are not defined with a gloss (in general anyway) and for me it's all a bit too moist and greasy as the gloss doesn't 'set'. It does transfer off on to things and people and if I sit trying to look pretty doing nothing I get about an hours wear from it but if I'm having a drink or six or a bite to eat not only does it do a vanishing act quicker than you can say hey presto but it doesn't taste at all that pleasant on say a tuna sandwich and this is due to the flavouring of the product which to me smells and tastes a bit like vanilla. It is fine if you arnt doing anything though and tastes ok but careful you could end up sitting there licking your lips and drawing unwanted attention if you do like it.
All In All....
No better and no worse than many lip-glosses on the market. When applied (whichever way you prefer to use it) it looks nice enough. It's easy to use, has a nice smell, tastes ok (if not eating lol) but for me I'm not keen on the general greasy feel this has to it. It is glossy, is light reflecting and you know that it's a quality product so if your a fan of the mighty lip gloss I'm sure you'd love this one!