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      25.06.2013 16:41
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      Overall this gloss is a nice colour, feels nice on and smells good too.

      I wear lip gloss or balm at all time, I even have one under my pillow so if I wake up and my lips are dry I can apply some. This isn't really a vanity thing (although I guess it is the curse of an initial vanity) I just do it because my lips feel REALLY dry if I don't wear any and that comes from when I first started to wear lip sticks/glosses. I'm sure my lips got used to wearing them and I eventually needed to use something all the time. I have gone through quite a few different balms, glosses and lipsticks so this will be one of many reviews. Mainly I change due to one not being very good but at times I have had to change if one becomes discontinued or is hard to get hold of.

      Item: The Body Shop Hi-Shine Lip Treatment
      Colour: 16, Coral Spice
      Price: £3.00 (I got this one in one of their many sales, look out for 40 or 50 % off sales)
      Bought in: The Body Shop


      Packaging, design, contents and size:
      This comes in a tapered tube. Wide at the bottom and smaller towards the lid. It is 10cm long and contains 14ml of gloss. The nozzle that the gloss comes out of has a small hole in it and is slanted so it can be used to apply the colour directly to your lips. The tube is a standard size and shape of most lip gloss's and has a clear body (with a silver section at the end) so you can see the colour of the gloss and a clear lid. The writing on the front and back is not clear at all and although the words "The Body Shop" are big enough to see everything else on the front and the back of the packaging is really small type and is shiny too so you really need to squint to read it. If you were going in for the first time to pick a glass you can just choose from the colour you see, but if you were going back to get a replacement it would be really hard to read the name/number on the back. The lid does screw on really tight but the gloss bleeds in to the lid really easily, and although it doesn't come out at all, it is really annoying as you need keep cleaning the lid as it gets really gunky and sticky and doesn't look nice. (One star off for this)


      Colour/Consistency/Smell:
      Coral Spice looks like an iridescent burgundy/raspberry colour and looks a lot darker and opaque that the way it goes on. You need to squeeze the tube lightly in the middle and you can apply the gloss directly to your lips. As you apply it direct and it doesn't need to go on a brush or your fingers you don't really waste any as all you use is what goes directly on your lips. This gloss is quite thick, approximately the consistency of toffee sauce you would put on ice cream. Not as thick as lip stick but certainly thicker than lip balm. Once applied to your lips the colour is not opaque, it is actually more of a shimmer adding to your own lips natural colour. This is ideal as you can apply it without a mirror without fear of looking like a clown, as it's not so dark that if you get it near the edge of your lips, it won't show up. It smells like tutti frutti sweets, I'm not sure why as this isn't mentioned on the packaging at all as a selling point, but it is a pleasant smell.


      Does it do what it says on the tin?:
      "Hi-Shine Lip Treatment"
      I would say that this is a medium shine gloss rather than a high shine treatment. Not sure what way it is meant to treat your lips, but aside from making them looks nice and shiney it doesn't seem to do anything nourishing for me.


      Length of use/lasting throughout the day:
      I already mentioned that I feel I need to wear gloss/balm on my lips quite frequently so the length of use for me is based on that. MY lips feel dry but are never actually dry (maybe it is all in my head haha) but when wearing this I probably reach for it around once an hour to reapply it. It does come off quickly when you eat or drink, and that's fine as it doesn't state that it is long length or will last all day so I am happy to reapply at that frequency. The tube just now has about a quarter left and I have been using it for 2 weeks. I would be surprised to get a month out of this but after having only paid £3 for it in the sale I think that at £1 a week it is great value. I think it was around £6 at full price so even at full price I find this reasonable.

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        30.12.2012 17:22
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        shiny shiny lips

        I bought this recently in the sale in Body Shop, costing me a bargain price of £3 rather than £9 (which I never would have paid for a lipgloss).

        I dont normally like lip gloss but I decided I wanted one to get nice shiny looking lips rather than wearing a lipstick. It comes in a small squeezy tube and a screw off cap which reveals the applicator inside which is shaped like the end of a lipstick but with a small hole in the middle for the lipgloss to come out.

        I normally dont like lipglosses as I find them to be too sticky and I dont like the feel of them on my lips - this one is no different - its sticky - but im not going to mark this one down for that as it just seems to be a trait of most lip glosses. It smells quite nice and fruity, but it is a very faint and subtle smell which I like, I dont want to be able to smell my own lips all day! Application is really easy, and its easy to control how much comes out the bottle and onto the lips. I find that its really easy to get a nice even coverage and it blends with the colour of my lips well, making them look lovely and shiny and kissable (which of course they aren't as they are so sticky!) It also makes my lips look bigger and more plump, which is great.

        Overall I would definitely recommend this lipgloss, although not at full price as I think that is a silly mount of money to spend on a bit of gloss! It smells nice, moisturises the lips and makes them look fuller and shiny!

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        19.12.2012 16:14
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        average

        I bought this from ebay for £2.99 which was a lot cheaper than buying from the body shop but I had to pay for postage so it ended up costing me £4.99 which is still a bit cheaper than the retail price, so it pays to shop around.

        The lip gloss is thick and can be squeezed onto the finger and applied to the lips, this way you get an even coverage without it beeing too thick on the lips , but you can squeeze it from the tube if you prefer and it that you do this, but I like to use a little and try and get a natural look without plastering the lip gloss on.

        There are a few colours to choose from as it comes in a variety of choices.

        Pink Cream
        Mauve Dream
        Bronze Beam
        Red Gleam
        Party Pink
        Perfect Pink
        Juicy peach
        Cherry Glimmer
        Coral Spice

        So , theres something for everyone to choose from. this has a passion fruit scent but to be honest I can't really tell this from smelling it as it's not a strong scent.
        I find that I have to re-apply this often as it leaves marks on cups and glasses when your drinking which I'm not too keen on doing as I hate that when visitors come to my house and do it, so don't like to do this myself.

        For evening wear this is not too bad as it looks good on and protects the lips against the cold air in winter, it's easy to pop in your pocket or handbag so you can re-apply it when needed.
        It isn't tested on animals and keeps the lips moisurised when worn.

        For me this is an average product that I'm not really happy to recommend, but if like me you buy it cheap from ebay then it's not too bad.

        Ingredients:-

        Polybutene (Binder), Dextrin Palmitate (Emulsifying Agent), Ricinus communis (Castor Oil) (Emollient), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (Emollient), Diisostearyl Malate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Lanolin (Emollient), Sclerocarya birrea (Marula Oil) (Skin Conditioning Agent), Persea gratissima (Avocado Oil) (Emollient), Mica (Opacifier), Aroma (Flavour), Propylparaben (Preservative), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Flavour), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 15850 (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).

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        30.09.2011 21:22
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        Not for me.

        My friends and family all know how much I love Body Shop cosmetics. After a stint as a Body Shop consultant a few years ago, I really fell in love with the natural, ethical, good quality ranges. So every birthday and Christmas I am pretty much guaranteed to receive something related to The Body Shop.

        This hi-shine Lip treatment was a gift that I received for my birthday back in July... I know Dooyoo calls it 'Lip Shine' in the listing, but this is the old name for the gloss - it is now known as the 'Hi Shine Lip Treatment'.

        The colour I received is a deep pink colour (like the one in the picture). I wouldn't usually go for a shade like this, it is a bit deep for my tastes, but there are nine shades available on the website, so there is lots of choice when it comes to colour.

        Each 14ml tube costs £9.50, which I think is quite a heavy price tag for a lip gloss. To be fair though, my lip glosses usually get lost after a few weeks, so I resent paying more than a fiver usually. However, this lip shine has lanolin oil, avocado oil and marula oil - these natural properties all help to moisturise the lips - and I presume that they are also rather expensive to source, which probably goes some way to justifying the price tag.

        This gloss comes in a long thin tube which can be lightly squeezed and applied directly to the lips. Personally I like my lip glosses to be applied with a stick, so this isn't the best design for me, but its still perfectly useable.

        I find the gloss itself rather thick and sticky and it always comes off as soon as I put a glass to my lips. I also find that I don't really like the taste of this - yes I know you're not meant to eat it - but when lip gloss gets in your mouth (like it often does), it its nice if it tastes half decent. This product, unfortunately, doesn't.

        I am quite disappointed with this item and I don't think it meets The Body Shop's usual high standards. I like the sound of the product ingredients, but the price, packaging, texture, longevity and taste didn't impress me.

        I am awarding this a disappointing two stars.

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          30.12.2009 21:46
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          What more could you ask for in a lip gloss?!?

          This is easily the best lip gloss on the market bar none. I have used it daily for the past 5 years and it has not let me down. This is the only lip gloss that does not dry out your lips that I have been able to find. It is actually quite moisturising, even more so than lip balm (which needs to be reapplied every hour or so) and it lasts for a long time. Barring when I eat, I only need to reapply about once in a day.



          The only negative point is that when it eventually is nearly empty, the less lip gloss there is, the more effort you have to put in to get the remnant out. Sadly, there has often been a tiny smidgen that I could not get out, leaving me with some regret. The price has steadily been increasing over the years, but given that I only need to buy 2/3 per year, I can't complain. I would probably spend the same amount on rubbsishy lip balms that I would have to reapply ten times a day.

          The lip gloss not only looks good (and can be built up to a high gloss or more subtle sheen), but it also tastes good and smells good too.

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          08.09.2009 11:42
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          A Fantastic Hi-Shine Lip Gloss That Gives Me Kissable Lips.

          I'm not normally one for expensive cosmetics but when I received this as part of a Christmas present almost two years ago I fell in love with it and then started to buy the larger tubes for between £8.50-£9.25 (price increases all the time!).

          There are 10 colours available and I always stick to the same one, 'Perfectly Pink' as it suits the colour of my lips perfectly and it's a funky colour anyway.

          This 'Lip Shine' is known as the 'Hi Shine Lip Treatment' now but was called 'Lip Shine' when I first began using it and I believe that some of the proceeds of the sale now go to help stop violence in the home (this depends which version you buy though) and upon visiting the Body Shop website now to check on shades I can see it's currently on offer with a 14ml tube for just £4.63 so perhaps it's time for me to visit again and stock up on some more.

          The Lip Shine comes in a long thin tube which can be lightly squeezed to dispense some of the gloss through a slanted end which is ideal for applying straight on to your lips. There is a handy screw top lid to keep it nice and hygienic and I think that the design of the tube is brilliant and it works really well.

          The lip gloss is shiny and scented with a light fruit scent which I sometimes find a little sweet but other times absolutely adore. It has been dermatologically tested and I don't have any problems with using this. The lip gloss normally stays on my lips for between 1-2 hours but this is dependant on where I am and whether I'm kissing, eating or drinking etc. Overall I am happy with the shine and the scent of the lip gloss but I don't think it lasts as long as I would like as some days I find myself applying it numerous times.

          This lip shine contains lanolin oil, avocado oil & marula oil (apparently from the marula tree native to Southern Africa. These ingredients do give it a lovely shine and I'm always left with soft lips after use.

          This may seem a little expensive at it's usual price of £9.25 but I don't mind paying it because I've found a lip gloss that I like quite a lot and I just wish it was a little more long lasting. For that reason I am going to rate this 4/5 and I would definitely recommend it.

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          05.09.2009 20:18
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          5 stars

          Price: £9.25
          From: The Body Shop
          For: An ultra-shiny, sheer tinted wet look with intense moisturisation and conditioning for the lips.

          The packaging is clean and simple but looks high quality. It's a clear tube so you can see the colour of the gloss and see how much you have left at all times. It has a screw on lid which fastens well for taking out and about with you.

          The end of the tube has a slanted applicator on it. Squeeze out some of the gloss and smooth this slanted bit over your lips to apply the colour. It's very easy to use, but the end of the tube does get messy unless you wipe it after each use.

          It feels really moisturising on the lips and not as sticky as most glosses. It doesn't dry my lips out even after hours of wear, which most glosses do. It stays on really well too, lasting a good few hours longer than most glosses before it starts to wear away.

          It looks really nice on, the colours are great, and it's a sheer wash of colour with a very intense shine that looks fantastic but not overly wet or glittery. I've had several people asking me what lip gloss I use whilst wearing this, it looks that great! There are also plenty of colours to choose from so there's something to suit everyone.

          All in all this is a fantastic lip gloss.
          Thumbs up from me.

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            03.09.2009 14:58
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            Looks great, tastes bad!

            I was given this lip gloss for my birthday as part of a make up and body care set from the Body Shop.

            My first impressions of this were that I thought it was great that the tube was clear so you could see immediately what colour it was. Upon closer inspection I could see tiny glittery glimmery particles in the gloss!

            Upon opening the tube the first thing that hit me was the fruity smell, this is certainly one great smelling lip gloss!

            It glides on easily and gives your lips quite a 'wet look', they are right when they call this Hi Shine! The tiny glimmery particles reflect light and make your lips look great.

            The first time I got a bit onto my tongue though, it tasted awful, very waxy and with a texture that made me want to cough, which is a shame as this is the only drawback I have found to this product.

            For this reason I don't think I will be buying once I've used the one I have already got as in my opinion there are much better tasting lip glosses out there!

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            11.07.2009 00:40

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            Not recommended

            I have purchased two Body shop Lip Shines and both of them have been poor quality. The colours are nice but the textures and smell are not pleasant. The product is advertised as being scented with a passion fruit fragrance but the smell is nasty and synthetic. The lip gloss itself is advertised as moisturising for the lips but is very tacky, it's messy if you get it on your fingers and your hair can end up being stuck to your lips. I have had mine approximately four months and recently I have noticed that the colour has started to separate from the liquid, so when I apply it only clear gel comes out, and it is really difficult to get any colour out of the tube. I would not recommend this product as it is expensive at £9.50 and probably the worst lip gloss I have used. There are many variations on the market of a higher standard which last longer at a similar price.

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            02.06.2009 11:26
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            **** Introduction ****

            Having being converted from Lancome make up to The Body Shops products, I was on the look out for a replacement for the Lacome juicy tube lip glosses.

            The juicy tubes have been part of my make up bag for many years, so if I manged to find a suitable replacement for these I would be over the moon.

            After hosting a body shop party a few months ago I came across these Body Shop Hi Shine lip treaments and glosses in one, so I thought they would be worth a go.

            **** The Hi Shine Lip Gloss ****

            This lip gloss comes in the same style squeezy tube as the Lacome juicey tubes and has a slanted easy application nozzle, which allows you at apply the gloss directly to your lips from the tube.

            This brilliant yet simple design of the tube is the thing that originally attracted me to these types of lips glosses, as they are so easy to apply at anytime and any place and they are small enough to carry in a bag of a small pocket.

            This is a hi shine lip gloss that has added colour and sparkle to really make your lips looks shiny and kissable, after applying this does feel very sticky and wet n my lips but after a few minutes it seems to dry slightly making much nicer to wear.

            As for the scent of these tubes, well they are not a nice smelling as many high class brands but it still has a fruity fragrance to it.

            **** Price ****

            You can currently buy this in four different shades, pink cream, Mauve Beach, Bronze dream and Red Gleam.

            All shades are currently available online of in a body shop store, these currently cost £9.00 which some may find very expensive.

            **** My Opinion ****

            The biggest benefit for me is the fact that you are getting 14mls of lip gloss and not 10 mls like in a juicey tube, so I am gaining on both price as it is half the price of a Lancome and I get more product.

            I really like this as it is much cheaper than my usual brand and it has the same effects, I do admit that this lip gloss is not as fruity smelling or tasting as the Lancome, but is is still very pleasant to use.

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              20.03.2009 15:57
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              A flattering lip shine.

              I went on a trip with my Mom last week and it was then that I discovered this amazing lip shine. My mother is a regular body shop customer, and while I have branched off and experimented with different products she has stayed very loyal, and with this purchase she had definably got her moneys worth.
              It was subtle yet bold, with a light fragrance and wet look, that enhanced even the sourest of puckers.

              About:

              This mini marvel comes in a variety of shades, a total of 13 so you will be hard pressed to find your favorite. The tube is 14 ml, and in the typical lip gloss packaging, a soft plastic tube that when squeezed makes the gloss come out at the spout, which is slanted with a small hole. Be careful when you squeeze as only a very small amount is needed.
              All of the lip shines have the same smell, which is a light passion fruit scent.

              It costs around 9- 10 pounds at the Body Shop and on their website is 9.25 pounds.

              Experience:

              I used the shade number 02 which is called Mauve Dream, it is a slightly dark color but when applied does not look gaudy but merely emphasizes your natural lip color making it more fuller and deep.
              It is creamy in texture, but a little sticky with small particles of shine visible but not dominate.
              The scent is very pleasant, and even though there really is no obvious taste, it makes you want to lick your lips.

              Even though initially I thought it would look too dark on me, it really wasn't as dark as it looks from inside the tube, it blends very well with your natural color and just gives you a more visible pout.
              The tube lasts very long, my Mother has been using hers for about 4 months and there is still a fair amount left, needless to say if your pour it on it will not last you, but in this case it is unnecessary as only a very small amount is needed.

              Conclusion:

              I really liked this lip shine, it didnt dry out my lips and it looked great, I used it every day for eight days and intend to buy my own now, my only complaint is that it uses lanolin, which is technically not good for your skin, as it clogs your pores (lanolin is secreted by the glands of wool bearing animals to help keep their coats waterproof). Lanolin is chemically similar to wax, which like lanolin, will seal anything it is covered with. Not good news for skin which is alive and needs to breathe.

              So minus points on that one Body Shop. otherwise a very nice effective and long lasting product!

              Ingredients:

              Polybutene (Binder), Dextrin Palmitate (Emulsifying Agent), Ricinus communis (Castor Oil) (Emollient), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (Emollient), Diisostearyl Malate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Lanolin (Emollient), Sclerocarya birrea (Marula Oil) (Skin Conditioning Agent), Persea gratissima (Avocado Oil) (Emollient), Mica (Opacifier), Aroma (Flavour), Propylparaben (Preservative), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Flavour), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 15850 (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).

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                08.03.2009 12:07
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                Another fantastic product from the Body Shop

                I am more a liptick fan than a lip gloss fan, purely because in the Highlands it can get windy and gloss can make your hair stick to your lips! I was given this product as a gift in clear/neutral form as I like to apply it on top of my lipstick at night.

                This product comes in an easy to apply tube where you can apply your lip gloss straight from the tube or with a brush if you choose. The packaging is eye catching amd is easy to place into a small evening handbag, the silver end of the tube means you can find it in your handbag when it is dark at night as well!

                I found this product had a nice flavour. The gloss wasn't too sticky or watery, it was a nice consistancy. I found the product added a nice shine to my lips that seemed to last for a few hours.

                Overall I would recommend this product to any lip gloss fan. Compared to all the lip glosses I have used this one is definately the best. I have used this without lipstick and it is very moisturising for the lips.

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                04.06.2008 18:31
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                I love them and keep buying them

                I made a large purchase from The Body Shops website which entitled me to a free gift which was New White Musk® Eau De Toilette 10ml, New White Musk® Sumptuous Silk Shower Gel 60ml, Vitamin E Moisture Cream 15ml, Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream 15ml, Passion Fruit Body Butter 50ml, Passion Fruit Bath and Shower Gel 60ml and Mini Hi-Shine Lip Treatment 04 Shade: Red Gleam. I am so pleased with my freebie! (Unfortunately this offer has ended, a long time ago, this review was originally written in March 07.) I am especially pleased with the lip gloss that is why I have chosen to review it.

                I like a natural look with my makeup especially with my lips. I tend to just go for nude shades of lipstick so this lip shine treatment as The Body Shop calls it didn't immediately grab me as something I would really use. I was wrong, yes I can admit that from time to time!

                This little tube I got free is smaller than the versions on sale in the shop and online but a great introduction for me. The website offer lots of other shades, Mauve Dream, Pink Cream, Bronze Beam, this one Red Gleam, Party Pink, Perfectly Pink, Juicy Peach and Gold Glimmer. These sell for £9.00 and are larger than my mini version at 13mls. I don't think that is that bad in comparison to some of the similar products on offer such as Juicy Tubes by Lancôme and Pure Pops by Estée Lauder.

                It looks as if my small version is identical to the larger ones except smaller, obviously. At just 6mls it doesn't sound like much but I am sure it will last me quite a while.

                To apply the gloss there is a small hole into the tube with a flat edge for you to use to smooth it around on your lips and get an even coverage. Getting some gloss out of the tube you just slowly squeeze. For obvious reasons this must be done with care otherwise it may well shoot out everywhere!

                The colour of this gloss is almost completely clear except for a few sparkly bits within it. Don't get put off by that sentence! I hate glitter and am not going to like anything with apparent glitzy bits, rest assured you will not look like you should be hanging from the ceiling of the local disco! The reflective specks are a red colour but not bright a very soft colour.

                When I put this on there is not a huge colour change in my lips they look natural in their colour with the sparkles not really showing at all but they catch the light a little and make my lips look more shiny than a plain clear gloss would.

                It smells lovely, apparently of passion fruit but I am not so sure myself, a little maybe but it smells like it tastes, sweet. I like the smell of it and it is not an overpowering smell that is overly noticeable. The taste is nice, some lipsticks and glosses have a nasty taste to them which puts you off of using them but this if anything makes you want to lick your lips which isn't that good really as it means it will come off quicker, oh the temptation!

                It gives great shine and gives the wet look that The Body Shop promises it will. I must admit this is one of the best lip glosses I have tried to date.

                It is a little sticky but no more than any other gloss it is just an expected part of using gloss as far as I am concerned. It will leave marks on cups and glasses and transfer onto someone else if you kiss them. It does need to be reapplied regularly but again all glosses are like that.

                This lip gloss contains Marula oil like all of the Body Shops products do. It is said to be a great moisturiser and provide essential fatty acids that are meant to help repair your skin. How true all these claims are I am not 100% sure but every little helps right? Not only is it meant to help your skin but also it is bought from northern Namibia through the Body Shops version of Fair Trade known as Community Trade. Good for your conscience as well as your lips! So you can look after your lips and improve them while looking made up.

                I think my lips look a little plumper when I am wearing this gloss, I am guessing that is because of the way the light is bouncing off of the gloss and the shine it gives. I like this aspect of the product. An altogether natural look with extra benefits!

                I am really pleased with this gloss and highly recommend it for anyone who doesn't want too much colour just some great shine. I will be buying a full size tube when this one runs out. I think I will try the Bronze Beam next time!

                *****Updated information*****

                I now own four of these glosses, as well as the Red Geam I now have Bronze beam which looks great with a tan and bronzer, Pink Cream which might be a little too pale for some I like using it when I have strong eye make up on to go for that sort of sixties look, and I also have Gold Glimmer I love this one in the tube it looks awful but on it really works and is fantastic over lipstick to give a different effect.

                The Body Shops website can be found at www. thebodyshop.co.uk they offer home delivery with charges starting from £3.25. I ordered on the Friday and received my order the following Monday! I think that is so quick! The website can also tell you where your local store is.

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                Ultra-shiny, sheer tinted, wet-look lip glosses that offer intense moisturisation and conditioning for the lips /