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Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss
Member Name: dawnymarie
Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss
Date: 04/01/12, updated on 05/01/12 (115 review reads)
Advantages: Quality product - Gorgeous Results - Cruelty Free
Urban Decay - Lip Junkie
It's by Urban Decay which is one of my favourite brands. Longstanding cruelty free company who have an amazing website which makes researching the products effortless. Not all products are suitable for vegan persons so all you have to do is look out for a paw print (Marley's Paw) and you can rest assured that the item is okay for a vegan. Prices can be a little expensive but I can normally source for less at Debenhams when on offer or online from eBay. I like my purchases to be presented nicely and be of high quality - that is what I experience consistently from this company. Buying Lip Junkie was a breeze - I knew it would be a great product as I am never disappointed with this brand.
I am not disheartened about the omission of a box for this lip gloss - it really does not matter. The tube is plastic and squeezable in order to release the gloss - it is as good a quality as you would require and feels thick and firm. The lid is unique to Urban Decay and looks kind of gothic in style - this appeals as I really do like the quirkiness of this bold brand. In line with the lid the graphics are gothic - UD Lip Junkie. Information for you to access is kept to clear and concise on the back. I'm good and ready to go.
I'm to be a Lip Junkie!
This product was recommended to me by the Urban Decay assistant after I enquired about the product which a model was wearing as it looked natural but really lush. She had a tint on her lips which was pinky and then a top coat of this gloss in the shade of 'Midnight Cowboy'. There are plenty of shades to choose from and a few are stamped with Marley's Paw - Midnight Cowboy is one of them.
I popped some pinky lip tint on which sat with a matt finish on my lips and looked quite bright - I then applied the gloss. The lid screws off easily and the gloss is teased out with a firm but controlled squeeze - I find that a little goes a long way with this one so I am not wanting to place a huge amount on the lips. It is swept over the lips with the end of the tube - nice and smooth, easy to do. The shade is shimmery nude/naked so on bare lips it sits pretty with a natural look. Over the pinky tint it is stunning. It looks like the English Rose moist pink lips - my word it is effective!
I have used lip glosses in the past and found them to be really sticky. If it was windy outdoors my hair would stick to my lips - not a good look. This one has a slight tackiness to it but not enough to glue my hair to my lips when windy - that is a relief as I really do like this product.
Endurance wise - this gloss is pretty hardy stuff. I can have a good few warm/cold drinks and a meal and this is still in place - not as much as when applied but one would not expect it to be really. I don't spend all day replacing it as it is noticeable when I smack my lips together or look into a mirror. I am very pleased about that as it makes it last longer and I am not harassed with reapplications.
The gloss smells very nice and feels gorgeous on the lips. It is a treat and looks like a high quality product when applied. It is high end stuff.
This gloss also boasts a lip plumping effect which I have found to be a gentle and slightly tingly affair rather than an uncomfortable experience and the effects are naturally noticeable. My lips are full naturally and this wasn't the reason I purchased but the more enhanced plumpness is a nice bonus.
Where to buy so that you can be a Lip Junkie
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Final words from a Lip Junkie
It is time for me to admit to being a Lip Junkie - this stuff really is addictive! Once I was exposed to the quality results and ease of use I was hooked - I have to confess I will be buying more. It is a bit more expensive than other glosses but you get what you pay for and this does last a long time as you only need to put a small amount on which goes a long way. It has good endurance and smells great. Quality packaging from a cruelty free brand which makes vegan shopping simple by the Marley's Paw system. I can recommend this one.
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Summary: Guided by Marley's Paw