Make Up For Ever hopes to woo a lotta lips this spring with their glitzy new line of glosses, but these luminescent lippies might be a little too much like young love (meaning they fade all too soon).
For their shiniest lip gloss yet, Make Up For Ever loaded each tube of Lab Shine with highly reflective pearl pigments. The entire line encompasses three different finishes (Diamond, Star and Metal) spanning a whopping 35 colors.
My lips love how these glosses feel, smell and taste — or rather how they don’t taste like much at all. I like the faint fragrance, which reminds me of hibiscus.
Smooth and hydrating, containing camelina oil (which is rich in vitamin E) and beeswax, they have a medium-weight texture that’s not sticky, so they scoot onto my lips with ease.
Make Up For Ever Lab Shines from left: S10, S16, S24, S26, D6, D22, M14 and M10
As for shine, it’s off the chain! — but I think some gals might have issues with the pigments. Both the Star and Diamond collection glosses go on significantly sheerer than they look in the tubes or the arm swatch. The Star glosses have a subtle pearly finish, while the Diamond collection glosses boast chunks of big-@ss glitter). And the Metal glosses — they have a chrome finish with what I feel are the best pigments of the bunch, but I think even they could safely use more. And all of them have a pretty standard brush tip wand.
Swatches from left to right: S10, S16, S24, S26, D6, D22, M14 and M10
As for wear time, they simply don’t stick around as long as I’d like them to considering the price. I get about two and half hours out of them, which isn’t dreadfully bad, but for $18, I’d like to spend a little more time with my gloss, ya know?
The line sparkles onto shelves in February, but they’re already up for grabs at Sephora online. If you end up making out with these, prepare yourself to reapply.
AVAILABILITY: At Make Up For Ever boutiques, Sephora and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
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I can’t believe tomorrow’s Friday. Pretty soon it’ll be July, LOL!
I have GOT to get a little better planning so I’m not left scrambling to find something to do on the weekends. I think I might try to visit Napa on Saturday to try a new restaurant if weather permits. Thanks to Top Chef, I’ve been thinking about eating almost as much as I think about makeup.
Do you have any plans for the weekend? How was your first week of 2011?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I am so unbelievably tired right now. I wanted to finish this post before bedtime, but now I’m out on my feet. Sleep well, young lady. Zzzzz…