As if I really needed another reason to fall in love with black|Up Cosmetics. I’ve dabbled in their bronzer and adored their vibrating mascara and eye shadow. But are they a brand we can run to when it comes to a higher-end lippy?
We shall seeee…
I mean, think about it…a lip gloss or stick can only be SO good if it’s a buck, right? You can’t really expect much because you only spent a dollar. These E.L.F. lippies may surprise you. First up is the Hypershine Gloss in Cherry Tart. With a name like that it can’t be too bad.
Or can it?
Need a new lip gloss in your life? Ever think to take a look at some of Sephora’s? I’ll be honest…with all of the other brands calling my name, I usually don’t take a second look at Sephora’s products. Giiiirl…where have I been? Their Ultra Shine Lip gloss is some kinda cool.
The line has 3 different kinds of lip products. The one I’m missing is a balm that comes in a cute jar.
Yep, I will definitely have to pick that one up on my next Sephora run. But in the meantime, get the deets on the other glosses. [Read more…]
Girl, yes…I love me Make Up For Ever. I’ve hailed them has having THEE best eye shadows evah. Their lip glosses are starting to become my favorites too. These Lap Shine glosses are pretty rad.
And how do they compare to MAC’s Dazzleglasses? I knew you’d ask.
Lately I’ve been getting a mess load of emails from ladies who have would love nothing more than to venture outside of bare lips andd boring neutral lip colors to colors with a little more POW. Now I know bright lip colors ain’t for everyone. And I know they aren’t for every occasion but trust me when I tell you a bangin’ lip color can set of an outfit and send you confidence soaring through the roof.
Now I’m ain’t some lip color guru or anything like that but I remember being that female loving lip colors on other women but being terrified to wear it myself. So I’ve taken my former insecurities and your questions and devised a list that I hope will motivate you to rock a hot lip.
Get your pencil and notepad, kiddies.
I’m pretty frugal when it comes to certain products. I’ll spend an arm and a leg on skincare products, but lipsticks and glosses? Eh. Aren’t $3 glosses just as good as glosses that cost over $20? There’s only one way to find out.
I was strolling in Sephora one fine day and came across a stunning lippie from LORAC.
Oh the beautiful glitter-ness!
“The Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss features a viscosity that visually retextures the lips, and smoothes away imperfections allowing color to appear more vivid and luminous. The unique formula is infused with antioxidants to help nourish and protect, while the creamy, moist texture helps lips look silky-smooth and ultra-glossy. It combines a liquid lipstick and lip lacquer for high-impact color and the 3-D Holographic effect will make your pout stand out!”
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrance
- Synthetic Dye
Well look at that! It’s a green gloss. For my ladies who doubt that higher end brands do not come out with paraben-free products, I think y’all need to take a nice long look at LORAC.
And as for the gloss, I LOVE it! It almost reminds me of MAC’s Dazzleglass but not as thick. It is long wearing and this particular color (3D) makes for great layer. It’s pretty sheer when you wear it solo.
For it to retail at $22, I say it does a darn good job. I’m itching to check out some more products from LORAC. I wonder if their mascara is just as green.
Have y’all tried anything from LORAC? Or am I like 10 years late in just now discovering this brand?