Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Little Shimmer

As I mentioned a month or so ago, I have been wearing lip gloss daily, at least at work.  I started putting it on before leaving for work, and then started bringing it with me to touch up during the day.

I did an inventory and I have seven (!) in my desk here.

I have been trying to buy coloured ones in my natural shade, but I don't think it's really that important.  Gloss is made to be translucent.   You don't want to cover your lipstick ~ just shine it up a bit.

I've also been avoiding the "plumping" lip glosses.  I may try one as Meg, but not for every day.  Occasionally swelling lips might be a giveaway.

I really like the one from Faces, but the local store is gone and I never saw that brand in any other store.  It seems there are no longer any Faces stores in the US.

The gloss is not quite my colour, but it's pretty natural and I get a good shine with it.  The colour is, I think, Cupcake ~ the name is a bit worn off.

I also like the one from MAC, as I mentioned in that post.  It also has a nice shine and a bit of colour.  Neither is pink, just a nice "natural" shade.

I have that tube of "Apricot" from Clinique ~ it's OK, no real colour, but not enough shine for me, unless I put it on thick and creamy.

Chanel #94 is very creamy, even when applied lightly.  It feels nice, and helped me to realise that there are three features of gloss: colour, shine, and feel.  It's not very glossy however.

I like Wet 'n' Wild MegaSticks because it has my name in it. :) .  The colour is "1A Crystal Clear" and although it looks pink it does go on clear.

The CoverGirl Wetsticks is actually clear and fairly glossy.  I'd buy it again.  Same for my L'Oreal "leGloss" ~ also clear ("#150 Naturally Nude")

I'd say Faces, MAC, Chanel, in that order, if I had to only own three.  But there are so many that, as I use these up, I'll try going to Sephora or Ulta (they have coupons!  Yay!) and see what I can find.

I have decided I'm a gloss fan.  It's staying as part of my daily wear, along with my charm bracelet and other girl items.

And a quesstion for my readers: the gloss that comes in a tube like oil paint ~ do you put it on your finger and then apply to your lips, or apply directly to your lips, as if it was a lipstick?

1 comment:

  1. Usually directly to the lips! But I really prefer the fuzzy stick applicators. I like the feel of them on my lips through the gloss!


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