I am a gloss girl through and through. Sure, give me a great lipstick and I'll rock it, but I won't leave the house with out a coat of gloss (or tinted balm), it just makes me feel a little more 'put together'.
I was at the post office a few weeks ago, which also happens to be a Rexal and I stumbled upon the cosmetic section.... (by stumbled, I mean I always go to this post office as it has a cosmetic department :) It was having a sale on there NYC Cosmetics
. Now, normally I pass on REALLY cheap makeup, but something was calling me to try one. Boy, am I sure glad I did. I picked up one of there Liquid Lip Shines in Fashion Avenue Fuchsia #579
. It's a beautiful bright color and ended up ONLY being $1.49 WHAT A STEAL!
Now they 'claim' the benefits are pure pigments, 3D-effect shine, the lips feel moisturized creamy and soft texture and are non-sticky and I agree with most of their claims. However, I find the color to be a bit sheerer then it looks. I like this though as I prefer a suttle statement look on an daily basis. The texture is nice, not necissarly moisturizing, but nice. It has great shine, but doesn't last long, maybe 2 hours. I do like though that the color sticks around after the shine is gone.
I wouldn't quite call it a doe foot applicator, but more of an elongated doe foot. It bends a bit while applying which makes it easier to apply it precisly.
It's a beautiful Fuchsia, almost a Raspberry if you will. It's sheer, but buildable.
It gives a great pop of color and I'm sure it's going to be one of my favorite Summer colors. If I find them on sale again, I will definatly be picking up a few more colors!
What are your favorite 'frugal' lip glosses?
I have found my new FAVORITE lip product. It's not a lipstick, not a lip balm but rather the perfect combination of the two.
About a month ago I had been reading all these beauty blogs about these so called 'lip butters' by Revlon. They were getting rave reviews and I knew I had to get my hands on one (or 4, to start). They hadn't come out in Canada yet, but I was watching like a hawk, EVERYWHERE! I finally found them at London Drugs a few weeks ago, and decided to pick just one up, just incase I didn't like them... that, and the fact that I had read they were selling for $7-10 bucks. London Drugs had them for closer to $13 and I'm a 'frugal' mama.
These babies are buttery, moisturizing and really feel like a lip balm on the lips. Which is perfect for my winter dry lips. The colors are sheer, but buildable and have a nice shine almost like a gloss. I'm not a lipstick fan, but prefer a little more color than a tinted lip balm. They really remind me of Dior Addict Lipstick, or even MAC Slim Shine, with a little less pigment.
Cream Brulee is a soft beige, great for everyday or paired with a dark smokey eye
Peach Parfait is the only one that has a slight glitter to it. It's the color that Emma Stone is wearing in their ad. It's not as orange as it appears on her though
Strawberry Shortcake is one of my FAVORITES! It's a soft opaque blue pink. It'll look great this summer with a tan
I hate this photo.... the photo doesn't do the color justice. Red Velvet is the must get color. If you see one at a store near you, pick it up. You won't be sorry! It's SO shiney and not matte like most red lipsticks
This is the Red Velvet. I LOVE how it makes my eyes pop!
Overall, I give the Color Burst Lip Butters from Revlon a 10 out of 10. They have a ton of colors to choose from, staying power is great and texture is AMAZING! Definitely recommend picking one or ALL of them up next time your out. I found Walmart to have the best price at $7.99. If you find them cheaper, PLEASE let me know :)