I got this lip-gloss in my Goodiebox and I’ll be the first to admit, lip-gloss isn’t my favorite thing. Most of the time it looks sooo tacky and it gets so sticky it’s just not pleasant.
However, this one actually surprised me! I love the color (I’m a huge fan of purple) and I find it to be less sticky than most lip-glosses I’ve tried. It gives a really neat shine to your lips while looking very nice and very acceptable for a grown person, which is to say, no glitter or overly shiny glare.
This lip-gloss can easily be used for everyday make-up as well as a party. I especially love it because I don’t have to compromise with my eye make-up in order to wear it since the color – despite being purple – is a very soft and delicate, yet rich color.
It’s available in a few different colors if purple isn’t your thing. It also stays on for a nice amount of time and gives a nice color without it being over the top. The consistency is a little thick but in a way I really like. It doesn’t run like many glosses do and you don’t feel like your lips are wet and sticky in any way.
The packaging is nice at first glance. There’s a little mirror to use while putting on the lip-gloss and, when you screw it open, you get a bright light from the top! Super fancy and made with parties and nights out in mind, I’m sure.
However, it just doesn’t work in real life. You can’t use the light to brighten the mirror in the dark anyway, and during the day you don’t need the light. For me it’s just really annoying because it shines right into my eyes when I try to put gloss on my upper lip. The mirror is probably handy for those who can’t put on lip-gloss without but I don’t find it to be difficult so I can’t use it for much. It’s nice if you want to check your make-up but my phone works just as well.
The size is a normal lip-gloss size that fits in your purse. You can get it for 89,95 kr in Matas. This particular color is 102.
– Nice colors to choose from
– Isn’t sticky
– Handy mirror for those who need it
– Rich color without being over the top
– Usable for everyday and party
– Nice-looking packaging
– The light is very blinding and very disturbing
– To me, the mirror doesn’t really do justice
– A little pricey on an SU budget
All in all, I would give it 3.5/5. I really like the gloss itself and have no problems with the actual product. However, since the product is marketed as “Light’N’Shine” under the concept of having a working light and mirror, I can’t give it full points since you simply just don’t get what the offer.
But all in all, recommendable and definitely worth trying out (: