If a tube of glitter lipgloss looks like something a gang of tween girls would wear to a Miley Cyrus concert, I usually stay far away. It’s just when glitter goes wrong it can go *really* wrong, you know?
There are those rare times, though, when a truly dynamic glitter gloss takes my breath away. That magical feeling swept over me when I first marveled at Dior Sparkle Shine Glitter Top Coat for Lips ($24.50), a limited edition lipgloss from the Dior Night Diamond holiday collection.
Imagine sucking on a disco ball lollipop for hours; that’s the effect Sparkle Shine gives lips. Infused with a plethora of large green, blue, pink, gold and silver glitter pieces, this bad boy is the mutha of glitter glosses.
Girrrrl… This Is GOOD GLITTER
Dior really should call this stuff glitter with a touch of gloss.
While there are many elegant glitter lipglosses out there, like Chanel Galactic Glossimer, Sparkle Shine stands out because it contains an abundance of glitter (I’m guessing double the average amount).
When I put it on I see all these intense layers of multi-colored glitter pieces reflecting and sparkling in the light. There’s so much packed in the gloss it looks almost 3-D, like the glitter is about to jump off the lips and come straight at ya!
It’s not just the amount of glitter that creates this otherworldly effect. The size of the pieces plays a big part. Large glitter flecks can make a gloss look like play/pretend makeup made for kids, but Sparkle Shine’s pieces are just big enough to catch your eye without being so large that they look childish.
A Few Things to Consider
There are a few tradeoffs for all this glittery goodness. Sparkle Shine feels very sticky on the lips, and when I rub my lips together I can feel grittiness, which I’m not crazy about.
Dior Sparkle Shine Glitter Top Coat for Lips
Use: To add glittery shine to lips
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
And because Dior is a luxury makeup line, it’ll cost you a pretty penny. However, a little goes a long way. I only need a single layer to get the disco lips effect! I’m thinking this would be fabulous paired with a bright pink lipstick like MAC Hollywood Nights. OoOoo — I just might wear that lip combo on New Year’s Eve!
Extra Cheer, Please
I guess I needed a little bit of glitter to cheer me up today because El Hub hopped on a plane headed to Hawaii early this morning to be with his mom. It’s only been a day and I miss him already, so I’ve been looking through our wedding pictures all afternoon.
Maybe to cheer myself up I’ll throw a raging kegger while he’s gone! Or, maybe I’ll just stay at home with Tabs, order some take-out veggie Pad Thai and watch No Reservations on DVD.
How was your Tuesday? I hope many good things happened to you today.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,