Nope, I don’t get brain freeze. Never had it. Not once!
And, at the rate I’m going, with all the hours of brain-liquifying Bravo television I watch, I probably never will (because there won’t be anything left up there to freeze!).
This actually works out in my benefit today because these Too Faced Sweet Sun Shines Glosses make me want to hightale it down to the closest smoothie shop to slurp everything on the menu.
They even have yummy names that sound like smoothies — Papaya Slushie (a shimmery orange), Watermelon Ice (a frosty hot pink) and Mocha Freeze (a shimmery, nude bronze) — and, thankfully, should not cause brain freeze (seeing as they’re glosses).
You may want to watch out for unconsciously drooling, though, when you see them because they do look pretty delectable.
I absolutely love, LOVE how smooth, slick and comfy these feel on my lips. The lightweight, non-sticky gel formula is also hella moisturizing.
Sometimes I don’t want to work around my gloss, ya know? And these are great for days like that, when all I want to do is swipe a doe-foot across my lips, pet my cat and get back to my Bravo.
If you like the MAC Cremesheens or Clarins Instant Lights, you’d probably also like these Sweet Sun Shines.
I think they feel very similar, if not a tad thicker, and pack more pigment.
As they really aren’t that sticky, they don’t last forever on the lips. I get about two hours on mine, but it kind of comes with the territory, ya know? I don’t mind reapplying them because of how blasted good they feel.
Coconut lovers, you’re also gonna like this: the flavor and scent! Like coconut flakes, and not overpowering.
It’s more like a body splash than an eau de coconut parfum, and it pretty much fades away within about 5 minutes.
Notes on the individual shades…
- Mocha Freeze shimmers in the tube but looks more like a barely-there nude on my lips (Love it. I’ll wear it a lot.)
- Watermelon Ice starts as an intense, frosty fuchsia but turns into a shimmery hot pink after I’ve pressed my lips tougher a few times
- Papaya Slushie, a fun, bright orange, has the biggest flecks of glitter in the bunch
I see one potentially sticky issue that might make some product junkies grind their teeth.
It’s black with a sticker around it. The starburst pattern does a little something cool for the overall design, but the stickers could be stickier and sturdier.
These tubes have been sloshing around in my purse for a couple of weeks, and the caps already look beat. The stickers are starting to fray and peel, and the design’s already been scratched off in some places.
Other than the sticker deal, I think these are great, especially if you like smooth glosses, and your lips like moisture.
PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Available in three shades now at Too Faced counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
These cats walk on water…
I love this video of a fashion show that took place on the Seine river in Paris last May. It has some amazing shots of different landmarks and the city.
Oh, and the clothes, of course. I think the music’s pretty cool, too.
Warning: it is 6 minutes long, but if you have a moment (or if you’re being held hostage by your dog/cat), check it out.
Ah, Calgon…take me to Paris!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,