As much as I love makeup, I rarely wear anything on my lips. You see, my lips get very dry and I’ve found that most lipsticks and glosses just make it worse. Plus, I like my natural lip color more than most lip colors that I’ve tried. Recently, however, I decided that it might be time to change my tune.
Splurge. For nearly an hour, my Mother and I wandered around the beauty department at Nordstrom. I tried lipsticks, lip balms, lip glosses, lip stains and lip glasses. And as we made our way toward the door, my dry, irritated lips were just about to give up when the salesperson convinced me to try Trish McEvoy’s Beauty Booster Lip Gloss ($25).
Unlike many glosses which are drying and sticky, wearing this gloss doesn’t make you feel like you have cotton candy melted to your lips. The colors are sheer but well-pigmented. I purchased the Brightening Pink which has a vibrant pink hue. It’s just bright enough, but not neon, making it perfect for summer.
I am surprised how much I like the gloss, but I find myself wearing it almost every day. It adds the right amount of color without being overpowering. I want to see you, not just your lip color.
Save. When I told a friend that I spent $25 on a lip gloss, she plotzed. So I asked what product she uses. When she said Wet ‘n Wild, I almost fell off my chair. I didn’t even realize you could buy Wet ‘n Wild unless you showed school ID. So I asked her to contribute a review of Glassy Gloss ($3) for this post.
“The clear Glassy Gloss is my favorite gloss. I add it to the top of all of my other lipsticks for a slick, wet look. The consistency is thick, but not too sticky, and it lasts a long time. I also own Mow the Glass, a pinky-coral shade. I’ll never buy M.A.C. Lipglass again when I can pick up a tube of this gloss for the price of a cup of coffee.”
So, ladies, which lip glosses do you like?