LORAC Tie Dye For Lip Gloss in Shocking Twist
In college I had a classmate who wore tie-dye jam band concert tees to chemistry class EVERY SINGLE DAY. I’d sit there trying to take notes with my four-color clicky pen (mind you, these were the days when pagers were “cutting edge”), but the shirt would call to me from the across time/space. “Karen,” it would whisper, “look over here. Stare into my magic swirls…”
When I would finally give in and steal a glance, I’d get trapped! — unable to look away.
Like I was being sucked into the swirls!
All this without ever having taken a bite of shirt dude’s “special” brownies, which he kindly offered to me before class on many occasions.
It’s all very The Yellow Wallpaper, I know, and by the end of the year I wound up with a full-blown case of tie-dye trauma!
But you know what they say, right? Time heals all wounds. And, now, thanks to the LORAC Tie Dye For Lip Gloss Collection ($25 for a set of five tubes), I can finally appreciate multi-colored swirls again.
The new limited edition holiday set comes with five shimmery glosses, each with three different colors swirling together in each tube. There’s Flaming Mix (a red), Shocking Twist (a fuchsia), Social Mixer (a pale pink), Berry Blender (a purple) and In the Mix (a nude).
The idea is just a gimmick, of course, because using them mixes the colors together.
MAC did something similar with the Tricolor Lipglasses back in 2008’s Sugarsweet, and Estee Lauder tried it with the Pure Color Swirl Glosses in 2007’s Chocolate Decadence, but I think it’s still a pretty cool effect.
A caption on the side of the box indicates some interesting ingredients, like acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed, apricot oil and coconut oil (to moisturize)…
But the ingredient list doesn’t mention apricot oil, acai berry or pomegranate.
Weird, right? The three of them are listed in the caption on the box but not within the list of ingredients.
Ingredient mysteries aside, these are some seriously pigmented glosses. They remind me of MAC Lipglasses — shiny and non-drying with a smooth texture and a light vanilla taste and scent. These, however, aren’t sticky on the lips, which could either be a pro or a con, depending on your preference (not being sticky, they don’t last quite as long on my lips).
From top to bottom: Flaming Mix, Berry Blender, Social Mixer, In the Mix, Shocking Twist
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: Shocking Twist, In the Mix, Social Mixer, Berry Blender, Flaming Mix
In the Mix
And $25 for the whole schebang seems like a pretty great deal. That’s $5 per 0.11-oz. tube.
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