You gals gave some awesome recommendations the other day when I asked about your favorite pigmented lip glosses, and they’ll be preserved for blog eternity in the archives!
I think we all appreciate highly pigmented products, but what about sheer, shiny glosses?
A couple of sheer lip glosses I reach for a lot are the Chanel Aqualumieres and MAC Cremesheen Glass. They’ve become standby products for me, but they might have company on my dresser soon; a new lip gloss line from Smashbox looks intriguing.
They’re called Limitless Long Wear Lip Glosses, and they run $21 each.
Smashbox loaded ‘em up with SPF 15 and says the new line of six, sheer glosses lasts for up to six hours on the lips.
They’re both taste- and fragrance-free and feel thick without feeling sticky, which means my hair won’t cling to my lips every time a strong wind blows.
- Boundless: shimmery coral
- Nonstop: shimmery hot pink
- Eternity: shimmery warm bronze
- Infinite: shimmery beige
- Endless: shimmery plum
- Forever: shimmery rose
Swatches from left to right: Boundless, Nonstop, Eternity, Infinite, Endless, Forever
I don’t have pics of them on my lips yet, but I’ll post some along with a full review soon. From the swatches on my arm, though, I can tell they’re pigmented a lot like Chanel Aqualumiere glosses are — the more pigmented of the two sheer glosses I usually reach for.
As for the formula, it feels significantly thicker and stickier than either Chanel’s and MAC’s sheer glosses, and I think that’s because it’s really meant to last (long-wearing).
Smashbox priced these glosses about halfway between the MAC Cremesheen Glasses ($18) and Chanel’s Aqualumieres ($27). I’m hoping the combination of sheer color, shine and staying power adds up to good value.
What do you think? Do any really stand out? Boundless and Nonstop are kind of rockin’ my boat…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,