2008-06-11

RANDOM POST

FAVORITE GLOSS?

I went shopping at the new Sephora store today
, thanks to my sweet boyfriend giving me a gift card. It's been a while since I've shopped for makeup, which strange. Ever since I knew what makeup was I was putting it on my dolls since my mother would not let me wear it myself. I use to spend every dime I had on nail polish, lipsticks and glittery things. It seems in recent years my appreciation for makeup has dropped off mainly do to the fact that I started wearing my glasses more often as my eyes got more and more irritated from wearing contacts. Lately though, I've gone back to wearing my contacts more, which has once again opened myself to eye grooming (Mascara, brows, shadow, liner etc). My most treasured items though have always been my lip glosses. If I use to forget my gloss before my shift in retail I would run down to the pharmacy to buy a new one straight away. Many glosses have gone and gone from my purse, but some have stuck around longer then others.

SOME OF THE GLOSSES I'VE TRIED

1. Lancome Juicy tubes - I got my first tube from uncles wife for free that use to work at the Lancome counter. It was a small size, but I was immediately impressed by the nice consistency and glitter flecks.

2. M.A.C. Lip Glass - This one let me down. I got it because I wanted to know what all the hype was about surrounding it, only not to be as impressed. Though it was glossy, I found the consistency way to thick and sticky. The worst two things that can happen to a gloss!

3. Lip Lites - My first ever lipgloss/lipstick, it's been years since I used it, but I remember always being put off by the candy smells.


4. Rimmel Vinyl Lip- One of the first good clear glosses that I found, it had a good smooth consistency and it wasn't too sticky.

5. Victoria's Secret Lip Gloss - Very glossy! I only got this one recently, the sales clerk warned me not to buy it in chocolate, but I did anyway and regretted it. I never used that particular one again. I did also buy the clear mint one, which is too minty and makes my lips hurt for a second. They seem to have gone overboard on the flavoring/scents.

6. Sephora Lip Gloss - I bought this one today, I was debating between that one and the Clinique one. I ended up leaving the Clinique gloss behind because I didn't quite like the shade. At 18$ the Sephora one wasn't cheap, but when I got home and tired it on I was impressed. It had good color, texture and it wasn't sticky. For a color lipgloss this is probably one of the better ones I've tried. I find it strange how expensive the Sephora brand stuff is here. When I was in Paris it was so cheap, shadow was like 5 Euros or something.

12 comments:

Savvy Gal said...

You can try 1 Day Acuvue Moist. I noticed my condition improved after I switched.
My favorite lip gloss now is Chanel gloss with hint of sparkles.

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

i love lancome more..the taste and the colors are beyond cool!

Giselle said...

Stila and surprisingly, Maybelline are my favorites! Sometimes I like too faced...when I'm in a sassy mood :-)

The Clothes Horse said...

I don't understand lip gloss, it just drys my lips out...

The Clothes Horse said...

^Grrr, that's not how you spell "dries..."

jayne said...

hmm i've always liked juicy tubes, but im not big on makeup either

haha omg the panda cell case, who busy this!!?

deexdeexdreamer said...

stila + clarins hands down have the best lippy!

alis said...

Can't live without tinted lip balm, nivea moisturizing lipstick in strawberry in particular. I think it's not available in the U.S. But lipgloss makes me so uncomfortable, whenever I wear it wind blows my hair and it sticks to my lips, I hate it. I think lip gloss looks better when you just tap it on your lips and spread it, otherwise you risk looking like those who what wear daily tv girls with stupidly shiny lips.(I'm dying to comment them to cut down on the lipgloss!!) Anyway mine are Clinique and Vichy, I like both.

SET said...

I am a fan of the vic secret lip gloss i use the mac lip glass in the past too sticky, i use the other lipglosses the make but i use something else for the base it peels my lips, estee lauder makes awesome glosses too.

Neekoh said...

I am a MAC addict and enthusiast! I have about 15 MAC lipglasses and I love them. The beauty of it is that you can turn the empty containers in and get free stuff (6 empties gets you a free lipglass, lipstick or eyeshadow).
Ans for the sticky situation -- I usually layer it over some lip balm or rosebud salve.

Carolina Lange said...

I need that Sephora Lip Gloss!!!

Times of Glory said...

Darling, I'm really addicted to your comprehensive post! I love the black polka dots swimsuit, the red one and the second last black one! They are super cute! Yes, I seldom buy Marie Claire, but WendyB was in, so I have to get that!

I also adore Balenciaga sunglasses - the shape is just alluring xx