Wearing Simply Vera Vera Wang Smooth Shine Lip Gloss in 806
I’m all smiles now, but I wasn’t the first time I brushed Smooth Shine Lip Gloss in 806 on my lips. A pale golden pink, it’s one of six $18.50 Simply Vera Vera Wang Smooth Shine Lip Glosses.
At first swipe, I looked more like this…
I saw a sheer golden glow, a soft shine, and thought, “Cool!” But my smile quickly soured. Truth be told, this gloss turned out to be tricky.
Finding the perfect amount to apply is like divining water. A tad too much, and it looks milky, patchy and uneven.
I like it best when I apply it using a very specific method — using a tiny amount, just barely enough to cover my lips, which I then carefully blot.
Oh, and the consistency? Thick. Really thick. Almost too thick, and while it doesn’t feel sticky when I press my lips together, it’s still weirdly a magnet for fur.
Tabs was not impressed…
Vera does include some nice flourishes, like the honeysuckle scent and vanilla flavor, and the paddle-shaped applicator, which really gets into the corners of my lips and works great for shaping the point above my cupid’s bow.
It also holds up pretty well for a gloss, lasting on my lips for about three hours.
Smooth Shine Lip Gloss in 806, $18.50
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