I’m in love… with lip gloss. I am a self confessed lip gloss addict, admittedly I have been enjoying lipstick quite a lot lately. I find it’s hard to find a gloss consistency that everyone likes. Personally I enjoy a slightly tacky gloss that isn’t too sheer or too sticky. Sticky is good for staying paying whilst sheer glosses look really pretty for about 2 minutes and then they’re gone.
Enter my new love…
The Body Shop Love Gloss (sounds way fancier in French ‘Gloss Coeur’ Ooh la la). I was expecting these to be sheer and pretty with little staying power, I’m not sure why. I am delighted to report that I was wrong. They smell divine, add subtle dimension to my lips and are slightly tacky so they have great staying power. I was wearing the clear pink on Easter Sunday and it was still on after dinner, impressive.
I knew I would love the peach and pink. I thought I was going to hate the purpley looking one and the brown but they are very pretty on, take a look at some swatches:
Left to right: No 16 , No 15, No 17, No 02, No 01 (would love if they had names, that always makes products more memorable)
The best thing about these for me, other than staying power and scent, is the applicator. I know people are fussy about their applicator choice, some girls like brush tips, some doe foot. Once the colour is good, I’m, easy. I have never come across an applicator like this one though.
At first I though it was going to be difficult to apply, it wasn’t. The little hole in the middle stopped mountains of product clinging to the applicator, that sometimes happens with my doe-foot glosses. The tip at the top is great for me as I like to bring a soft gloss right around the line of my cupids bow, this makes my lips look fuller.
No 15 is my favourite at the moment (closely followed by No 17). I have been wearing it over Victoria Secret Satin Sheets, Natural Collection Apple Blossom and MAC Shy Girl (pictured below).
Love Gloss gets my love!
What is your favourite gloss? Do you wear it alone or over a lipstick?