I was more than a little skeptical when I first saw Sally Hansen Smile Brightening Lip Treatment Gloss in the store. Complete with packaging that includes a picture of a brilliant white smile, it claims to make your smile look brighter by using pigments that counteract yellowness.
Like I said, I was skeptical. But I am a shopaholic, and I really want a brilliant white smile, so I bought some anyway.
On the good side, as with most Sally Hansen lip glosses, this is a really nice gloss. Probably because I was fixated on that briliiant white smile, I got the shade named “brilliant,” which is a really nice plum/red that has a good amount of pigment, lasts an OK amount of time, and feels pretty nice on the lips. Because it has conditioning agents, the gloss provides a nice moisturizing feel.
On the not so good side, I really can’t say that my smile looked brighter when wearing it, although I suppose such a thing can be hard to judge. Regardless, this is a pretty affordable and decent gloss, so no reason not to buy it. Just don’t expect much from that smile brightening claim!