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I have never been a massive convert to lip glosses, as I tend to prefer lipsticks with a coat of Vaseline to steal that look. However, I was really in need of a nice red shade gloss, preferably one which matched it's colour once you applied it. I came across The Body Shop's Liquid Lip Colour range and saw there were 16 shades to choose from. The shades range from light and natural pinks, through to deep reds. I purchased shade 11/Raspberry (8ml) which I would describe as being a vibrant cranberry colour.
It was a little while ago that I purchased this, but I think I paid around £8 for this, although it's available for around £5 if you buy it on alternative beauty sites. I don't usually pay excessive amounts for lip glosses, however I always feel I am getting a good quality product whenever I buy from the Body Shop, so in my opinion it is worth the price.
The packaging is particularly suave, and certainly looks the price you pay for it. It is mostly silver with a screw-top mechanism lid, with about 1/4 clear plastic with the colour clearly shown through this bit, which is helpful when picking the right shade for you in the shops. There's nothing worse than buying make-up only to open it at home to find it is the wrong colour!
Upon opening the lip gloss, you are instantly greeted by a warm, Christmas smelling scent. It's not very often you are greeted by such a warm smell when dealing with lipglosses, so this is a nice surprise. I have found that because of the smell, I prefer using it in winter time as it doesn't conjure up summer smells, and it gives off quite a strong scent which would be best suited to winter days.
The applicator head is the typical foamy material wand you would find with most Lipglosses, cross brands. I find that although these are gentle on the lips, it tends to need a few applications to cover all the lips. Once I have put on the desired amount, I tend to find the colour is slightly duller than how it appears in the tube. This could be because it needs a bit of layering, i.e a dash of red lipstick underneath to make the colour hold, however although the results are pretty nice, it's not as vibrant as I was hoping for. The smell I previously described also really hits you again, and stays on as long as the gloss does.
In terms of how long this lasts, it really does depend. If I don't layer it and wear this on it's own, it will last to a certain extent but is not food or drink proof like the Maybelline Lipglosses claim to be (15hr staying power?!). Having said that, as it is a gloss and does have a certain about of staining properties to it, it's not exactly easy to rub off either.
When trying to fit this into my make-up routine, I prefer to wear this gloss when I have very neutral eye-make-up going on, as I like to let this stand out by itself. Alternatively, it does add extra zing to bright lip sticks (such as Barry M) if you use this as a top coat. In terms of the shine, this lip gloss is pretty shiny!
Beware that this product does stain! Unfortunately the product gets a little gunky around the lid, because of it's sticky consistency it can over time leak out a bit. I found that if it leads onto furniture (I accidentally got some on our wooden fireplace), then it will stain and isn't particularly easy to remove so be careful!
So would I recommend this? For being a high quality product and the range of shades it is available in yes. However there will always be cheaper products available so it is worth a shop around, as I prefer to pay under £5 for lip glosses as I don't get the use out of them otherwise. If you want to purchase this product, you can either check out the website or go in store whereby they have plenty of testers. Beware you may leave the store with a truck load of products you never knew you needed...
I bought this lipgloss from The Body Shop. They don't test any of their products on animals.
It is available in many different colours, but I bought it in colour 2 'Golden Coral' as I like natural coloured lip sticks/lip glosses.
It can be bought from The Body Shop at around £10. It may seem expensive but I think it is worth the price! It lasts for up to 36 months after being opened, but I can used it up within 3 months.
The tube packaging is clear so you can see the colour of the gloss that you are buying and also how much is left when you have used it. It has an easy open screw lid that is silver. Overall it looks quite stylish. The tube contains 8ml of liquid. It has an easy to use small sponge applicator.
The lipgloss is tasteless which is great so you are not put off by any horrible flavours! It has a lovely smell that tends to last a while after you have applied the make-up.
After you have applied it to your lips, it leaves a natural looking colour with lots of shine. When you first put it on it feels very thick, but after a minute or two feels nice and soft on your lips!
It also seems to act as a moisturiser for your lips and leaves them smooth and soft even after removing.
Without eating/drinking, the lipgloss will stay on for hours but I have found that if you eat or drink you will need to re-apply which is a bit of a pain.
Overall my favourite lipgloss I will have to say. Thanks for reading! :)
This product is simply great.My particular favourite is natural,which is the nearest shade to ones lips,and looks just like it says: natural.The gloss leave lips gleaming and super shiny,and so,very healthy looking too.
I've been told it contains conditioning ingredients which is why you're left with no cracks at the end of the day!
I wear it during the days,and sometimes on glamourous evenings by teaming it up with matted smoky eyes;quite a combination,even if I do say so myself!
Other colours in the range include blush pink, raspberry,golden coral and bronzed.(these are one that I have tried)There are others but I honestly don't remember the names.
It is quite expensive,at about £9.00 a tube,but mine usually last around three months.A good price for an occasional treat.
If you're lips are in need of some TLC then give this product a go.It certainly won't fail in leaving the lips kissably soft and smelling delicious.
By puchasing Bodycare poroducts,I feel I'm giving something back to the world,AKA doing my bit.
From: The Body Shop
For: Intense glossy colour and protection for the lips
The packaging is really stylish and looks very high quality. It's the normal lip gloss wand type with a tube and a lid with a sponge tip applicator in it. The lid just screws off nice and easily, and fastens securely for carrying it around.
The gloss is quite a thick texture and it initially feels quite thick and gloopy, but once applied to the lips it feels lovely and smooth and silky, with an almost gel like quality to it which is much less sticky feeling than most glosses.
The applicator makes it really easy to apply without even needing to look in the mirror because it's very precise and you can feel if you're getting it in the right place or not.
It feels moisturising and caring to the lips and it doesn't dry them out. You do need to reapply every few hours, the same as with most glosses, but you don't need to use much at a time so it's not a big problem.
It looks really nice and there are lots of colours to choose from. I have it in 3 different shades, and they all look beautiful. It's a nice glossy wash of colour without being too shiny or wet looking, and the colour is intense for a gloss, but not so much as a lipstick.
All in all this is a very nice lip gloss.
Thumbs up from me.
I bought the body shop liquid lip colour in number 2 'golden coral' which is a natural light brown shade. It contains marula oil (a moisturiser), vitamin E and passionfruit fragrance.
Packaging: The lipstick comes in an 8 mL tube with a sponge applicator. The tube is clear to allow you to see the colour and how much you have left, with a silver top. The sponge applicator is adequate and the small size gives you better control over the application.
Price: approx £10 at the Body Shop
Smell and taste: I love the smell of this product. It smells like passionfruit and the scent tends to hang around for a while. It is mostly tasteless, but is slightly sweet.
Finish: This gives my lips a hint of colour with a luminous finish. It is definitely not a bold colour, and is more of a natural result. It is not shiny and sticky like a lip gloss, but has a subtle pearly gleam to it.
End result: The colour tends to stay on your lips for at least a couple of hours. It moisturises your lips so the colour never cracks. You get the colour of a lipstick and the moisturising gleam of a lip gloss.
The Body shop does not test on animals, and has their own Fairtrade programme to ensure farmers get a fair deal.
These aren't really lipstick like the name would suggest (well to me anyway) but are actually intensely coloured lip-glosses. They come in lip-gloss style packaging with an applicator located within the tube to make using them as easy to use as possible.
They come in;
01 Natural. This looks like it is nearly clear.
02 Golden Coral. This looks different on the website to what mine looks like in front of me.
03 Soft Red. Don't think you need telling about the colour do you? A very wearable red.
04 Blush Pink. A natural looking pink shade.
10 Sunrise Pink. A peachy pink, great for blondes.
11 Raspberry. A really deep pink.
12 Pale Pink. Yeah, you know already.
14 Bronzed. A toffee brown.
(Yes I know the numbers don't run properly but that is where some colours may have been discontinued over time.)
Each one is £9.50 and contains 8ml.
I own the coral shade, to me coral was the shade of the eighties, we all know that some people still wear that awful bright orangey pink colour which didn't suit them in the eighties so certainly doesn't now! Well this is slightly different this is a very muted coral. Shimmering beige pink, a subtle option.
Applying this is very easy, the little wand inside pulls out just enough gloss and the you just wipe it over your lips following their natural shape.
The colour being shimmery adds to the shine and glossiness of this gloss. The overall effect can either be minimised by using less of it or pumped up a notch by using more.
This lasts really well for a gloss, far longer than most do.
I am really pleased with this gloss and use it quite often, it isn't sticky like a lot of glosses and doesn't make my lips feel completely coated and gloopy.
It even smells nice, of passion fruit. It has a slightly sweet taste to it too.
I tend to prefer light lip sticks to gloss but this is one that I really like so I highly recommend giving it a try even if you are not a gloss fan.
I am going to buy the soft red one or bronzed next, ok you know I will end up with both!
I have to give this a full five stars as I am struggling to say anything bad about it, it has a great, if small, array of shades, lasts well, is easy to use, tastes nice unlike some others, moisturises while you wear it and isn't tested on animals.
The Body Shop is involved with many charities and foundations, information on these can be found through links on their website. None of their products are tested on animals. They also run their own version of fair trade, which they call community trade, they pay fair prices to farmers of the ingredients they buy. Details of their community trade programme can also be found on their website.
The website is very user friendly and means not only can you buy online (good P&P charges and fast delivery) but you can also find out more about their products and find out where your local store is situated.
Condition, moisturise and highlight your lips in one action!