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      06.12.2012 20:37
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      Ok for younger kids

      I will admit to the only reason I bought these is because I was after a quick mini gift for my daughter for her birthday, I had bought her main presents but just wanted a few filler gifts to open as well. I saw them and thought they were perfect, we have a shop here called Discount UK and they sell all sorts of odds and ends for cheap prices and are great for that little gift you never knew you needed. I saw these and thought they looked funky and very much aimed at the youngster. They are packages in clear tubes which show a delightful range of colours, once you unscrew the lid you have a slanted side with a hole in it, this is where the lip gloss comes through. They have numerous shades and these are: Tutti Frutti - Orange Sweetie - Light Brown Sorbet - Pink Sugar - Peachy/ornage Candy Floss - Pink/Red Jelly Baby - Pink These shades have a shimmer to them and although all seem to be different colours when in their respective tubes, when actually on the lips they are all pretty much the same. Due to the shimmer in them they feel gritty when you apply them. This is a little off putting and weird for a lip gloss. Although they are jelly like in consistency (hence the name) they smell similar too. I found the scent of these quite nauseating after a while purely because they are so sweet and sickly. My daughter however loves them and due to buying all of them at £1 each, she has a hell of a lot to get through. Gournet - Clear Moreish - Light Pink Delicious - Darker Pink Tasty - light orange These shades have no shimmer to them, so lack in the gritty texture. Although they may not contain the shimmer aspect the look of these is no different to the other named above. In fact in my honest opinion, there is no real difference in the look or colour of any of them either. I may have listed above what colours they look in the tube, they all look glossy when on and have no outstanding colour difference while on the lips. I would leave this product to the younger people and stick with normal lip gloss in future.

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      10.10.2011 06:41
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      Not one I would reccomend

      I picked this up a few weeks ago as Boots had a 3 for 2 offer where you get the cheapest item free. This was the cheapest item so I got it for free thank God, but the RRP is £3.99 which I personally think is a bit of a rip off because the product lacks in quality. This lipgloss sounded really good which is why I picked it up. It is enriched with vitamin A, C and E and has all the benefits of Royal Jelly. There are a few different shades (around 10) to choose from, but I have it in 'Moreish' which is a baby pink. The colour in the tube is gorgous - quite vibrant and it has a really lovely hint of shine to it - the perfect shade of lipgloss. However when I swatched it (I always swatch my makeup before using it to ensure it's the correct colour to match my skin tone as I am quite pale), it's very sheer - almost transparent, with shimmer. Okay, not a disaster, I could still use it, or so I thought. As soon as this stuff touched my lips it felt disgusting.. like a greasy, gloopy, smelly mess. Applying it is quite awkward because of the thick and gloopy texture and it feels thick and heavy on the lips. The smell is supposed to be fruity. It definetly had a hint of something sweet in their but the chemical, splenda-like smell definetly was much more prominant. Taste wise.. hideous. It tastes literally like waxy petrol. Anyway, despite this, I decided to see what it looked like. It did look okay, to be perfectly honest. It gave my lips a subtle glisten but did definetly look quite greasy and noticeable - it's not the most natural looking lipgloss. It feels sticky and is very drying, my lips felt dry and generally unhealthy once i'd removed the lipgloss. The only plus side to this product is the packaging - a cute, transparent genorously sized 10ml squeezy tube which is small enough to take out and about with you for top-ups (which are frequent as the lipgloss lasts for 20 minutes maximum.) Anyway, overall I would not reccomend this. There is no colour pay off and it looks, feels and smells disgusting. Don't waste your money!

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      16.07.2010 00:13
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      great lip gloss

      Jelly gloss is BY FAR my favourite lip gloss. I am lost without it, so much so I made my mum send me over some when I lost mine whilst on my gap year in East Africa. Packaging: Now, the picture is incorrect. I have a nice tube of jelly gloss, it's clear, with a bright pink top. It's not anything overly special, but it's an attractive tube and a perfect size for the handbag. It's a simple circular and block tube, not squeezy. I prefer this. Application: The brush is not like normal brushes, and took a little while to get used to. It's a flat, plastic brush, which is good as there are no fibres to come dislodged and get stuck to your lips! Application is easy and the coverage is even and thick, but not too thick. Colour and texture: I have the bright pink version, as I do like my striking lip gloss. It's see through though, so not too bold. It's not too sticky or gloopy and instead is perfect and makes my lips look kissable and yummy! :) Give it a go, it's a great day to night lip gloss.

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      07.04.2010 21:18
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      A cute little lip gloss, perfect to take on nights out, or for younger girls!

      Every party girl needs a lip gloss in her bag, and this is the perfect candidate! In a cute, transparent tube, you can see the colour of you lipgloss. From flirty pink, to quirky orange, the selected colour is guaranteed to be cute. The tube has a silver tip, with Rimmel written on, and then in simple silver writing it says 'jelly gloss'. The transparent lid protects the slanted applicator, which is perfect for applying to your lips. The gloss itself is called 'jelly gloss' because of it's texture. Although it's smooth, it has a jelly like feeling, a bit like vaseline except more fluid. It comes out pretty transparent, with just a hint of the colour. They each smell delicious, so good in fact, that you'll probably want to have a little taste! Unfortunately, they don't have a taste to them! It's pretty cheap, you'll find it for just a few pounds. So you don't have to be earning big bucks to purchase one of these! And at 10ml, it'll last you a good while too! Unfortunately, there isn't much staying power with this gloss, so expect to have to reapply. If you're having a drink, there's probably not much chance of keeping your lips glossy! So for glossy, great smelling lips in a second, swish a bit of jelly gloss onto your lips!

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      25.07.2009 10:57
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      A classic case of you get what you pay for.

      *Introduction* Lancome's Juicy Tubes are one of my favourite lip glosses. During my time at sixth form, unfortunately I could not afford these. Instead I opted for a cheaper copy-cat version in Rimmel's Sweet Jelly Gloss. I recently started reusing this as I had finally finished my Lancome Juicy Tube and needed an interim until I had the chance to go to Lakeside to restock. It was at this point that I remembered why it was still unfinished and my reason for not using it anymore. *About the Product* Rimmel Sweet Jelly lip gloss with fresh translucent mouth watering colours, good enough to eat. Fruity colours to really make your lips look and feel luscious. *Application* The application of this lip gloss is relatively easy although it can turn out to be a little messy. Let me explain why. You put this lip gloss on by unscrewing the cap of the plastic and gently squeezing so that the lip gloss comes up to the hole from which it is released. The tip of this tube is slanted to make things it easier for use although I haven't found this to be to case with this lip gloss as the consistence of this lip gloss isn't particularly thick. This leads to the gloss coming out in excess at the tip and going all over the place. Not ideal at all. I have found the only way to apply this lip gloss is by wiping off the excess with a tissue. Then glide what you have left onto your lips via the slanted tip. *Price and Availability* Rimmel Sweet Jelly Gloss is available to buy for £3.91. This is extremely cheap but you need to remember that this is for just a 10ml tube. And if you read the negatives that I have found whilst using this lip gloss, I think that you will agree that it isn't great value for money. This lip gloss can be purchased from stores like Boots and Superdrug as well as in the make up section that can be found in Tesco. Rimmel concessions are also in a number of your local chemists, so you may find it for sale there. Alternatively you can buy it from www.rimmellondon.com. *My Opinion* The packaging: This lip gloss comes in a clear, squeezy plastic 10ml tube with a screw cap. The transparent tube allows you to see clearly the colour of the lip gloss that you have selected. The cap of this tube does tend to get a little sticky and messy due to the poor consistency of the glosss so be prepared to clean up mess every time you use it. The applicator of this lip gloss is a slanted tip with a small whole in the middle. The size of this tube is a great size for your handbag, but the packaging on the whole is fairly plain and boring. The silver writing comes across as being a little cheap. Texture and Colour: The texture of this lip gloss is not particularly sticky or gloopy but this is because it isn't a particularly thick lip gloss like others that I have used. It has a jelly-like consistency (hence the name of the product). The texture leads to it being runny when trying to apply which is extremely annoying. The colour when initially applied is very glossy with a great shine. The problem I have found is that all of the colours seem to be clear and don't reflect the colour that you have bought. I found this very disappointing as I would have bought the clear gloss if that was the colour that I wanted. Smell and Taste: The smell and taste of this lip gloss is something that I do quite like about this lip gloss. It has a sugary, sweet taste but not necessarily flavoured for each colour. If you prefer a plainer tasting lip gloss, Rimmel Sweet Jelly Gloss probably isn't the one for you. Range of colours: The range of colours has diminished significantly since the range was first released. I think it began with 13 but has since gone down to just four colours which are pink, red, clear and orange. A pretty poor selection I think. And if I'm perfectly honest, they don't particularly have that great a colour, it is more like they are all just a clear gloss. Longevity of the product: If you are disappointed with this gloss as I was, this gloss will last you forever as it will be stashed in a make up drawer or bag until you finally get around to chucking it out. Or on the other hand, you will persist with it and I presume use it very quickly because you will constantly have to reapply it. Staying power: This is laughable. This lip gloss has virtually no staying power at all. In my experience, it lasts approximately 5 minutes before it begins to rub off. Extremely sub-standard for a brand as popular and highly thought of as Rimmel. I suppose a benefit is you won't have your hair sticking to your face if it is windy as the lip gloss doesn't stay put on your lips! If you can see that as a positive that is. *Would I Recommend This Product?* If I'm honest then not really. I don't think I will be buying this lip gloss again so I would be a hypocrite in recommending that you as a consumer buy it. The lip gloss does look great when you first apply it. Unfortunately its staying power is severely lacking and only lasts a few minutes. It's a shame because if it did last longer, my opinion of it may well have been different. *Overall* It is safe to say that I won't be buying this again. Although it is a cheap alternative to the Lancôme Juicy Tubes, it doesn't even come close to being in the same league. I would definitely recommend that you save up that little bit more to buy the real thing, rather than a cheap imitation that is completely and utterly useless. If I were a dragon being shown this product, I would unquestionably declare myself out.

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        01.04.2009 18:24
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        For the price there are better ones out there

        I had a lip gloss phase last summer and bought this in the colour YUMMY for around £2.99. I do not think there is much colour pay off at all, but as a clear gloss it works very well. It is not at all sticky, and I am used to sticky lip products as I mostly use MAC lip glosses so it is a strange sensation having a smooth yet non sticky lip gloss, but I actually like it - I feel cleaner and fresher and not caked in makeup. From my experience, these glosses do not have shimmer in them, so really help with the natural look I am aiming to achieve most days. However, they do have one major down side - because they are such a thin consistency, they do not last very long on your lips. If I apply other brands of gloss, they will still be on my lips after lunch, however, this wipes off completely! EDIT: These taste really nice too, I worry about how every time I apply it I want to eat...pure chemicals!

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        12.02.2009 00:31
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        Shimmery lip gloss with a hint of glitter

        I have a tube of this lip gloss in my handbag as it is one of the lip glosses that I use a lot while out and about. There are lots of different colours available in the range, but the one that I am going to predominantly review is the clear type. In terms of the colour, it is a clear lip gloss with hints of glitter. When applied to your lips, it creates an ultra-shiny effect that shimmers when the light hits in. The overall effect isn't too glittery though (more shimmery), so it's a good look for wearing during the daytime. The lip gloss tube requires you to squeeze the lip gloss out, so it's probably easiest to apply it with your fingers. This can be a bit messy as the lip gloss is quite sticky in texture. Despite this, it is still relatively easy to apply to your lips. I simply smear it across my top and bottom lips in roughly two strokes and spend a few seconds ensuring a smooth coverage, so it's just as quick to apply as lip glosses that have a built-in application brush. This is one of my favourite lip glosses as I like the fact that it's not just a bog standard clear lip gloss, and the glittery shimmer that is visible in sunlight or under bright lights gives your lips an interesting look that isn't too dramatic.

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          17.01.2009 15:34
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          Not a gloss I rate - hardly noticeable besides the awful scent.

          I just found this gloss whilst digging around in my make-up drawers. I was given it by my mum a while ago because she'd somehow acquired it and doesn't like wearing lip glosses. I gratefully took it, although wasn't convinced I would like it and as such I've only really worn it on a couple of occasions. To look at, this gloss is nothing special. It comes in a 10ml tube with silver writing and is applied by squeezing the gloss through a hole in the slanted nozzle. Everything about the packaging screams cheap. I know Rimmel are not a high-end brand, but they are well-respected for "drug store" makeup and as such I would expect packaging to look a little plainer and classier rather than garish. It does look a bit like a gloss you would buy from Claire's Accessories for a kid! That said, on my lips the texture is pretty nice, smooth and thick rather than sticky, which is great for me as I have fairly long hair and am not a fan of the hair-stuck-to-face look! It is more of a wet look than a high-shine gloss, and honestly not very noticeable. I have shade 080 Tasty, and despite looking quite a dark pink in the tube, I notice absolutely no difference in colour on my lips (admittedly it is very sheer). I know glosses are never going to last a particularly long time, that's what lipstick is for, but I did have to apply pretty frequently in order to make the gloss noticeable as it's so subtle to begin with. While it's okay for day and casual wear, it is not up to much for a night out, especially as it will wear off after a couple of sips of your drink! The major put-off for me is the flavour/scent. WATERMELON! It is a total pet peeve of mine that lip gloss manufacturers seem to forget that there are other things than watermelon. Things that actually taste and smell nice. I'm not sure if they all taste like this or if I've just been extremely unlucky with the one I have, but it's very strong-smelling and does tend to bother me. There are 13 shades in total to choose from, which swatches on the Rimmel website show as ranging from sheer white to purple and red. Honestly I'm not sure so many shades are necessary because pigmentation is so low. My Tasty gloss is swatched as being lilac, and in fact is a deep raspberry pink "in person", so I'm not convinced how different they all are! You can find Jelly Glosses pretty cheaply, I believe they are now known as "Sweet Jelly Gloss". If I'm honest I think that just adds to the tacky factor. They should be available at Boots, Superdrug, or wherever a good range of Rimmel is sold and usually cost £3.99. You can also find them for as little as £2 online, particularly on eBay. I wouldn't buy another of these but now I've remembered it I may try endure the flavour and wear it a little more for everyday when I don't feel like just wearing a lip balm. As a personal preference, I'm not all about the high-drama shine for my lips, but I do feel these were severely lacking in any kind of oomph and make the whole buying, constant reapplication, trying not to hurl at the scent a little pointless. I'm sure there's a perfect gloss out there for me somewhere, I just haven't found it yet!

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            17.12.2008 12:31
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            I ended up buying this lip gloss (despite having far too many already) on my local shop at Asda. I ended up wandering past the cosmetic counter and couldn't help but be lured in by the display of these cute looking lip glosses on top of the Rimmel counter. They reminded me of the Lancôme juicy tubes, except a lot cheaper, and I thought I would buy one just to try them. I chose no40-moreish, mainly because it is a really nice pale pink colour. It was £3.80 for the 10ml bottle. **Packaging** It comes in a clear squeezy bottle with 'Rimmel, Sweet Jelly - Sheer Lip Gloss' written on the front in silver. It has a screw cap and a sloped plastic applicator with a hole where the gloss comes out. **My Experience** The first thing I noticed about the gloss was the smell, it's a lovely a really sweet smell, that could only be compared to a pack of refreshers or something like that. I love the smell but I think others might find it a bit sickly. The next thing I noticed was the texture, it is quite watery. This is a good thing in some ways because it means it glides on quite easily and is easy to get out of the tube. But it feels really wet on your lips and soon seems to disappear. I'm not sure if this is because it has literally dried out because it is watery or because it easily wipes off, but either way I was really disappointed. To begin with it feels like it would be quite moisturising, as it has a smooth feel and is quite soothing. But as soon as it has gone, which is quite soon, it actually leaves my lips feeling quite dry again and like I need to put some more on. In the short time it did stay on my lips it looked nice, but not different to any other clear lipgloss, which made me think I wouldn't choose it again. Another thing which bothered me is that sometimes far too much comes out, because it is quite runny if you're not careful it will literally pour out. Once it ended up all over my desk at work! This is annoying and a waste. It also has caused the bottle to leak, as it sometimes keeps coming out even when the lid is on. **Overall Opinion** I wouldn't advise this lipgloss. It looks nice and has a nice smell, but the texture lets it down and there a far better alternatives available.

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            03.10.2008 20:12
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            Good enough to eat!

            I don't tend to wear make-up anymore, but I do like to keep my lips moisturise and often wear some lippy or lipgloss. When Rimmel's Jelly Gloss first came out it got a fair amount of press and I saw it in magazines all the time to decided to give it a try. Rimmel London's such a popular brand, especially now it has Kate Moss modelling the range. Since 1834, Rimmel has produced products within the UK to cater for all of our facial beauty needs, so you can rest assured that their years of experience will give you quality. Jelly gloss is a small tube of lip gloss, perfect for purses, bags & pockets, and is available in 13 shades. I bought mine from Boots at £3.99 but they're available in many pharmacies and those supermarkets which sell cosmetics, so they're easy to get your hands on. Because you only get 10ml, paying around £4 may seem to be quite expencive. I don't think this is the case because I love this product and it does seem to last quite some time. To apply, simply unscrew the clear cap and there's a slanted edge with a hole for the lip gloss to come out. You need only squeeze a small amount of the gloss to get good coverage, and it glides onto lips smoothly. All lipglosses will be slightly sticky but I don't find this one too bad compared to some I've tried. It also has a nice scent and pleasant taste, just don't lick your lips too much even though it's tempting! The product seems to last a while, but I like reapplying every couple of hours just to make sure. It doesn't easily smudge or leave your lips too dry, which again I've found with several lipglosses. As it's a lip gloss, it's important that it has a good shine, which it does! It makes you lips luscious and plumper I think, perhaps because of the way light reflects off your shinyshiny lips. I don't have anything negative as such to say about this product, except that the end can retain gloss and if it's in your bag, dirt can sometimes get in the cap which is unhygenic and not nice, so maybe give the end a clean once in a while to prevent this happening. I would definitely recommend these good-enough-to-eat tubes. They're a perfect size, fab colours to choose from, fairly priced when comparing to other similar products and applies smoothly and easily with no mess. Jelly gets a thumbs up from me :o)

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              17.06.2008 15:56
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              Good value for money

              I recently was given Rimmel Sweet Jelly Sheer Lipgloss as a present. I have the flavour/colour - Yummy (020). It is described as a sweet tasting non sticky lip gloss. The colour is unnoticeable on my lips, it just looks like a clear gloss. It doesnt seem very moisturising, actually I find it quite "wet". It smells sweet and sugary, and also tastes like this! I was amazed with the taste, I often apply it just to taste it hehe :) It isnt sticky and is easy to apply, but if you over apply it then you look abit strange! It doesnt enhance your pout or anything, but is a great day time gloss. It is quite good value for money, and lasts for months, however, you have to re apply it alot because it isnt as long lasting as, for example, Lancome Juicy Tubes gloss. Great drugstore lip gloss! Thanks for reading, ratings and comments - much appreciated :)

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              19.10.2007 20:37
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              It's not called 'jelly' for nothing, not that sticky though...

              ~ Rimmel Jelly Gloss ~ ~ Kiss Me Quick! ~ I usually buy Rimmel Cool Matte Mousse Foundation and I went into super drug to pick some more up to find that they had an offer on - Free Jelly Lip Gloss when you buy selected Rimmel products - well if something is free you don’t refuse, whether you really wear lip gloss or not, I’m not really a lip gloss lover, I forget to keep re-applying it and prefer lip balms. ~ The Price ~ Although I had it free (not sure if this offer is still on at super drug) it’s usually around £3.99. I wouldn’t pay this for a lip gloss, but then again I wouldn’t pay any amount for a lip gloss although recently I have become partial to a bit of gloss. ~ The Packaging ~ The gloss comes in a small 10ml squishy plastic tube with a hard plastic screw top. The tube is transparent revealing the colour of your selected gloss, I bought ’sweetie’ (a pinkish colour) there didn’t seem to be a large selection of colours, they were all pinky/peachy colours apart from the colourless gloss. I don’t suppose the colour mattered though because once applied I didn’t notice any colour change from what my usual lip colour is, it just seemed like a normal see-through gloss, so now if I wear it, I wear it over lip stick (which is a pain because when it comes to re-applying you have to re-apply two things instead of one!) There’s silver writing reading ’Rimmel’ in its usual font style and then ’jelly gloss’ in jelly style writing. After doing a bit of extra research I’ve found that some of the other glosses are called; glace syrup and sherbet. ~ The Gloss ~ ~ Taste ~ Well, the gloss names are a bit misleading, they don’t seem to actually taste of anything! Obviously you aren’t supposed to squirt the stuff into your mouth but if you happen to lick your lips you would like them to taste ‘sweetie’ (as mine was called) and gloss should cater for our HAB’s (Husbands and boyfriends) needs too, after all, they are the ones that put up with sticky gloss smudged into their faces! How disappointing - no taste! ~ The Texture~ It’s very thick and slightly sticky but applies well, you just squeeze the tube gently and smooth it over your lips. It one of them types where you can’t help but rub your lips together ALL THE TIME once it’s been applied which only results in constant application. ~ Durability ~ Well if you resist temptation and refrain from rubbing your lips together it lasts a satisfying amount of time, maybe an hour maximum but it loses its shine with time. ~ The Look ~ It does look very glossy and adds a very nice shine, especially over lipstick. It also compliments your lips without lip stick, just adding a nice shine to them. It’s a nice enough lip gloss, I just prefer lip balms even if they don’t shine as much. ~ Links ~ www.boots.co.uk

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                14.10.2007 18:49
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                Lip gloss in a tube

                I used to wear a lot of lip gloss when I was younger, but now I’m a bit older I tend to go more with lipstick. I do still own the odd lip gloss though, and one that’s still lurking in my make-up bag is Rimmel Jelly Gloss. ~What is it?~ This is lip gloss which comes in a tube. I think Lancome were the first brand to do this, their product juicy tubes are still a bestseller. Of course whenever a premium brand makes a product that takes off the lower end brands like Rimmel are soon to follow with their version of the same thing, and now lip gloss in a tube is widely available. This Jelly lip gloss, is so called because of it’s jelly-like consistency and there are approximately 13 shades available, ranging from vibrant dark purples, to more subtle light pinks. The tube describes this as ‘delicious sheer lip gloss.’ ~Packaging~ This comes in a small 10ml clear tube. It has silver writing and the style is quite cute. The only issue I have with it really is that it can become quite sticky as the gloss tends to run a bit, and then you tend to get bits of fluff sticking to the top of the tube (yuk!), so it has to be wiped before each use. ~Application~ The tube has a slanted tip with a small hole from which the gloss comes out. I used a similar product before buying this (although I can’t remember which brand it was), and that had a rounded tip which made application quite difficult. The slanted tip makes application much easier as you can simply sweep across your lips like a lipstick, whilst applying a small amount of pressure onto the tube to make the gloss come out. Applying directly from the tube is not as precise an application as you would get with a wand, but as this particular gloss isn’t too thick, simply pressing your lips together makes it spread out and look even. ~Taste~ This does have a sweet sugary taste to it, and also smells quite fruity when you open the tube. The taste isn’t too bad, but I wouldn’t say it’s flavoured, so it’s not like a fruity lip balm that you keep licking off. ~Results~ The colour I bought was called candy floss, a pale pink with a sort of orangey tone to it. After applying it, my lips felt sort of glossy, but not sticky as I have experienced with some thicker glosses - Natural Collection springs to mind. The gloss contains a bit of a silver shimmer, and straight after application my lips looked a nice colour, and the silver made them look really shiny. Around five minutes after application I realised though, that most of the gloss in the centre of my lips had worn off, leaving gloss on the outside - it looked like I’d used some sort of weird glossy lip liner! Even worse than that, the silver shimmer had stayed in the centre of my lips, which just resulted in a bizarre half-done effect. I also found that as soon as I had a drink the whole lot seemed to come off, therefore making the stuff a complete waste of time. ~Price~ I think this cost around £1.99 in Boots, which is quite reasonable for a lip gloss. ~Overall conclusion~ I won’t be using this again - in fact I’m not sure why I even kept this stuff in the first place. The fact that it’s none-sticky is a big advantage, and the slanted tip makes it easy to apply, but that seems to pale into insignificance when you consider that this stuff wears off extremely quickly and has the potential to make you look ridiculous. Maybe if you wanted a cheap way of experimenting with colour then this would be a good idea, otherwise I would suggest trying another brand or sticking to lipstick!

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                  29.09.2007 00:00
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                  The product that does everything from enhancing your lips to slaying your sugar cravings.

                  I'm not the world's biggest fan of lipgloss. I tend to find that it oozes over the face making your skin look greasy and acts as a magnet to hair and so impractical in windy weather. However this opinion was shattered by my discovery of the jelly gloss. I received it as part of a promotional offer at Superdrug as it came free with mascara. At first it all seemed rather difficult as there was a great array of colours and it was a bit of a nightmare for some one as fickle as me. However my recommendation would be to choose a tube containing a translucent colour without shimmer as these look more natural and can be worn during the day. The tint you choose should then be based on skin tone. I have pale skin and so avoided the orange and the darkest of the reds, but these could look amazing with deeper skin colours. In the end I settled on the shade 050 jammy and I'm delighted with it; it enhances my natural lip colour without being too obvious. The texture of the lip gloss, as the name suggests, is jelly like. In want of a better word its gloopier than most other glosses and more viscous. This greatly improves its durability and prevents lips from drying out, which is a hazard of other glosses boasting a higher percentage of water. It also looks much better on the lips leaving them looking plump, healthy and relatively natural. Probably the most special aspect of this gloss is its taste. There are about a million flavoured lipbalms out there but Rimmel have been the first to pickup on how good these are and create the innovative flavoured gloss which is a truly tasty treat for your lips. It’s very sweet and a little bit fruity and has been likened to the taste of children’s Calpol which in my opinion is really really good. This isn’t the case with the clear gloss which just tastes odd but with mine it was divine. The only real problem with this is that it tastes so good you end up licking it off again, but luckily it is pretty long lasting and for a person with an average level of self-control the tube should last about three months. The packaging of the product is fairly nondescript; clear tube with silver writing. The tube also does not display a list of ingredients but these can be found on the website. However with a product this good such things seem a bit irrelevant and should be ignored. I especially like the fact that the gloss comes in tube form as it means application is quicker than with a stick and does not require a mirror so the gloss can be applied anywhere and everywhere. The slanted tip of the tube ensures even coverage and no need to blend with fingers leaving them all sticky. Perhaps my biggest quibble is that the hole in the tip has left some raised plastic which can irritate sensitive lips but this only occurs in a minority of products. The gloss can be bought from Boots and Superdrug as well as many other chemists. Its price is generally £3.99 for a 10ml tube which is a little pricy but all in all it is definitely worth the splurge.

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                • Product Details

                  Smooth jelly lipglosses, with fresh translucent mouth watering colours, good enough to eat / Packaging in clear 10ml tube /