Years ago I read that wearing blue lipgloss could make your teeth look whiter, and ever since then I’ve been on the lookout for shades of blue…
…like Angelina, a shimmery blue from the JK Jemma Kidd Plumping Gloss line ($17).
First, the good news: Angelina doesn’t sting! Unlike so many of the other lip plumping formulas I’ve tried, Angelina doesn’t hurt. Some lip plumpers chemically burn the lips, causing them to swell, or “plump,” but that’s not the kind of plumping action I’m looking for, thank you very much.
I also like the lemony taste and fragrance and that the formula doesn’t feel too sticky or thick, despite the inclusion of subtle blue glitter in the mix.
Now, the not-so-good news: this isn’t much of a lip plumper. The formula didn’t make my lips look any fuller than usual (as far as I could tell), and the blue tint is barely noticeable (shoot!). Oh, and the teeth? No difference in whiteness. My fangs looked their normal shade (I drink coffee every day, yo).
JK Jemma Kidd Plumping Gloss in Angelina
Use: A subtle, shimmery blue lipgloss
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
I think Angelina is a clear gloss with a slight blue shimmer. She’s not a bad shade, but I really wanted to like her even more. I’ve liked several of the JK Jemma Kidd products, but $17 is a steep price to pay for a blue lip plumper that neither plumps nor looks very blue at all.
Which lipgloss or lipstick colors make your teeth look whiter?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,