With all the hype about matte lips over the past couple of years, and with every brand now releasing their version of a matte lipstick, it seems glossy lips may have been forgotten! To be honest I think, deep down I’ll always be a matte/satin lip girl at heart, but sometimes that does get a bit tiresome. Not every day a matte lip….am I right?
Lip glosses have come a long way since I was a teenager. Gone are the days of the horrible gloopy formula, with a terrible plastic-y scent and terrible colour pay-off that you had to reapply every 20 minutes. There are a ton of super-high pigmented, long-wearing formulas out there, so if you are feeling like trying something new, these Glazed Lip Paints by L.A. Girl might be right up your street.
Our intensely pigmented Glazed Lip Paints give the appearance of a lipstick with the ease and glossy finish of a lipgloss.
Lip gloss formulas are notoriously tricky to get right and I’m quite impressed with these. You get a ridiculous amount of pigment that doesn’t feel too sticky on the lips with a few hours of good wear. Plus, it fades evenly leaving you with a subtle tint on the lips.
On the downside, there does seem to be quite a bit of oil in the formula (peep the last swatch below) which means that it could apply separated. But honestly, this is not such a biggy to me – squeeze the bottle (cap on!) a few times to get the formula well mixed and you’ll be fine.
There are 18 colours in total, but I only managed to pick up 3 of them, which look amazing on that melanated skin!
Seduce is a shocking purple which you can wear as is for maximum impact, or pair with a dark lipliner to bring the colour down some.
Blushing is a beautiful dusky pink and probably my favourite pick of the lot. I wish I could get this colour in a blush.
Pin up is a beautiful coral red, which again you can wear as is or pair with a lipliner.
The packaging immediately reminds me of the infamous Too Faced Melted Lipsticks, but watch out with that nozzle head on this as you squeeze or you’ll end up with product everywhere! You get 12ml of product in each tube, which is great for the price point (RRP USD 5). I’d definitely recommend these and will certainly be on the look out for more.
What are your favourite lip glosses?