Showing posts with label lip gloss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lip gloss. Show all posts

Friday, March 22, 2013

L'OREAL: Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain

I finally got around to trying the notorious dupe for the YSL Glossy Stains that I have been hearing about for months now! I don't own any YSL Glossy Stains and the most I have had in contact with them is swatching them on my hand a long time ago at Sephora, so I'll have to take everyone's word for it. What did intrigue me though, was the fact that a lip product that costs $10 rivals a high end product going for $34! (I mean let's face it, those are always the best finds!)

I remembered seeing these when they first came out and thought the packaging was really nice, the applicator looked interesting, and there was a nice selection of pinks (my fave!). Months went by and I never purchased them because I just thought they were a lip gloss...nothing special and I have so many already, I don't need anymore.

Then a coupon popped up in my email I think, $2 off a L'OREAL lip product. So I did what any responsible shopper would do. I bought something I didn't need, and told myself the coupon justifies the purchase. Right?! No?! Whatever.

So I picked up Pink Rebellion which from the package looked like a hot magenta color. Totally right up my alley. I have to admit though, I was not a big fan that these do not come sealed...who knows what people do with them or where their hands have been. Hello, germ fest! Anyways, I picked the one that looked the least tampered with and I'm happy to report no herpes...yet.

Friday, January 25, 2013

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

*Product Rave*
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

 (L-R) Sweet Heart, Perfect, Smokey Look, Tanned,Beige,
 Tea Rose, Doll Pink, Perfect Red, Chandelier, La-La, Crystal Soda

Hands down, NYX Mega Shine Lip Glosses are my fav! 

Here's why:

* Affordable (You can find them for $5.50 or less, more info below)
* Wide range of colors (50 to be exact!)
* Smells yummy (To me they smell like cherry candy)
* Not sticky
* Majority of shades have great color pay off

I highly recommend these lip glosses! They are not just great because of the sticker price, they are actually great quality and exceed many high end brands in that area. Definitely top 3 worthy for me among drugstore and high-end combined. Like any make up line, there are always a few shades that don't perform as well as others, but I've been pleased with the majority of the glosses I have used in this line. Some of the shimmery shades like Chandelier and Crystal Soda can be a bit sheer but they still look great layered over lipstick. 

These glosses can be found at, Ulta, and my personal favorite: There are other online sites that sell NYX as well but I personally only order my NYX products from Not only do they sell these cheaper than the $5.50 retail price, they often have 20% off sitewide sales which is when I make my purchases. So that's a discounted price with an additional 20% off (making these lippies a little under $3.50 each), SCORE! AND right now they are having their sitewide sale through 1/31/13. Use code V20 for 20% off anything on the site!  
*A little warning with, for some reason their NYX lip gloss swatches are not that great, so I would definitely check the actual NYX site first before making your purchases.* 


Now for some swatches:

                                                    (L-R) Sweet Heart, Perfect, Smokey Look, Tanned, Beige

                                      (L-R) Tea Rose, Doll Pink, Perfect Red, Chandelier, La-La, Crystal Soda
                                                                     Doe Foot applicator

Here are my absolute favorites worn alone on the lips: 

 *Horrible name because this gloss is not beige at all. It's a perfect pinky nude*

Doll Pink 

Perfect Red
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