Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Lipgloss Overview - June 2010

I realised I do 'not' have too much lipglosses and I can actually afford doing a collective review. (I used to thought I have hundreds of them but it seems like I have thrown away or put away enough to keep down the size of my stash)

Starting with my favourites. Reserve Naturelle lipgloss in pearl pink (not know exact colour) was gifted to me by my favourite French girlfriend Claire, who maybe better known on youtube as make up 'guru' Claire0147. Being a lipgloss, it has almost a metallic pearly finish and is quite opague. It is very pretty but not the easiest to wear. I had to pair this up with some brighter colours, in order to avoid looking washed out/sick.

NoirBlanc lipglosses are my recent purchases (yes i broke, again, the ban). They are very cheap and very lovely! (by the time this is published, I have probably purchased a few more)

Bourjois make good lipglosses. Very reasonably priced and very decently fragranced and applied~ the far left and far right are Eau de Gloss, which contain a lot of moisture (water is dominant in the ingredients, even in excess!) they feel so good on lips but do not last long. these 2 are the cosmic version, meaning infused with fine glitters (which can be finer IMO). i used to had a normal version (i.e. w/o glitter) but that turned bad quite soon. maybe within half a year after opening. perhaps the high water content attracts bacteria~

the 2nd on the left is a minty gloss, which claims to make teeth whiter with its blue tint. it feels very refreshing and soothing at the same time on lips. a tiny bit sticky though (like some of other bourjois glosses)

the red cocktail gloss is one of my all time favourite lipglosses. adds youthfulness to one's face instantly with it's bright clear tint. smells fabulously as well!

the nudey pink in the centre is another 'hg' of mine. being pink, being nude, moisturising and not pale! very good companion to pair up darker eye looks!

the beige gold colour has the same problem as the reserve naturelle on me. it's pigmented and metallic so when applied alone, i look a bit washed out. a very nice highlight to go with other bronzy, orangy or coraly shades though!

the clear glitter is nearly brand new. i just don't know how to use that! (it came as a free gift with purchase when i splurge couple of hundreds at a bourjois counter years ago. and yes, bourjois does work as standalone stores and counters at dept stores here in hong kong!)

my poor little mac lipglass collection?

my favourite has to be the viva glam something, which is the 2nd from the left. the rest are nearly brand new and i guess i would keep them for a while until i start using them... the 3 on the right came from yahoo auction and are quite cheap i believe... anywayz

FSP is a drugstore line of shiseido which was discontinued ages ago. this is the only lipgloss left (i used to have several more but they were either used up or tossed out expired). i do not understand why fsp is discontinued, as a customer, coz their products are SO good. i still own 3 of their eyeshadows, 2 of their versatile face paints and 1 of their nail polish thinner. i'm afraid this lipgloss may be the first to leave as it's getting old and used up ><

the blossom kiss pale gold lipgloss is a japanese tube i grabbed at sasa. not too much to say. clear, juicy and pretty.

esprique de kose gloss came in a holiday set. quite new, no comment?

nude bon bon lipgloss is marketed as 'OL-must-have' in japan, and asia. it is so true. i love this to death! whenever i have special working appointment, interview or serious events i will only think of this product and wear nothing but it! moisturising, elegant shade, perfect staying power and reasonable price are all of its pros! cons are... not the easiest to buy (so far i only see these in log-on) and only 4 shades available (as far as i know)

heavy rotation nude glosses. the darker 2 shades are almost close to the nude bon bon family, while the 2 paler ones are perfect naughty smoky eyes' friends. these together with the lip concealer are quite thick, moisturising and infused with coconut scent (and oil perhaps). like these so much i have a back up for the darker mauvy shade~

e.l.f. lipglosses are my girlfriend phoebe's custom purchase (is this an official term? well..) they all cost us$1 per piece and work wonder for their price! the plumping glazes with 2 ends are minty, feel esp. comfy on lips and give pretty glossy effect. the liquid lipstick are more pigmented (still sheerer than other liquid lipstick i suppose) and have a decently long wear~ these are great great products!

covergirl amazemint is another refreshing gift from a girlfriend from the States, Selby, who's a makeup 'guru' on youtube . We had a swap last year or so and this was in her package to me. the shade is very very pretty pink (i'd say universally flattering on fair to medium dark skin) and the texture is light and amazing :P

revlon gloss in nude lustre is another all time favourite of mine. i will buy a back up once this is nearly to its end (which is almost time). the colour is natural and looks good with any looks (almost). it is also cheap and accessible... etc

loreal tube is a good old liquid lipstick type. had not had that much use out of it, but coz the colour is great and hasn't yet turned bad hence is still here :P

kiehl's lipglosses are just ok. (there's still a french rose colour which is in my sister's bag when i took this photo. that was my fav out of these 3) but still... the best part is the peachy sweet scent, not the colour nor moisture (the glitters in one of these feel harsh actually)

estee lauder ones came in a holiday set and are not quite used, not bad, i guess :P

I LOVE CLINIQUE SUPERBALM lipglosses! i guess ultimately, one day, i will purchase all shades of this gloss coz it's really very very good! very moisturising, not expensive, colour is pretty (creamy and soft and w/o poor shimmer n glitter) thick and juicy looking without being too sticky and goo-y. decently long wearing and doesn't smell or taste badly. a perfect gloss in general! and did i mention it? all shades seem to work on everyone coz they're lovely!
except the maybelline one, all in this photo are souvenirs of love from angie my sweetest girl (a london student). my fav must be the high shine gloss from no.7 which is (again) discontinued.

nyx glosses are good. i like all of them. just wish the cherry-medicine could be replaced by another better sweet fake smell.. but that is not too bad, i can stand it still :P these are all creamy and pretty. my fav is the 3rd from right (i think) which is called whipped :)

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