MAC Lipglass Lip Gloss Review

This is one reader’s thoughts on MAC Lipglass. Thanks, Ella, for the review!

In my opinion, every woman should keep a tube of MAC’s signature Lipglass lip gloss in her purse. It’s shiny, chic and fabulous. Not to mention that the Lipglass collection includes a wide variety of colors for every style and occasion ranging from soft pinks to hot reds. There is no doubt that the price for one tube of Lipglass will buy you two lip glosses at the drug store, but there is a good reason why in this case you should splurge for the former. MAC’s products are synonymous with fashion and quality. Lipglass glosses have a lot more staying power than generic brands. The price of one or a couple of tubes is relatively inexpensive when you consider that a single purchase can get you through dozens of romantic date nights and casual work days.

MAC Lipglass Review

The decision to keep my cosmetics case always stocked with Lipglass glosses is a no-brainer. Choosing the right colors for my complexion and lifestyle is the hard part. I would buy the whole collection if I could, but like most women on a budget I have to settle for a little less. If I had to pick just one shade, it would have to be Pink Lemonade. The color is a very light shade of flamingo pink that looks great with any outfit. Because it’s not too pigmented, you can wear it to a night out on the town or to an important meeting at the office. The only problem is that the sheer color can get lost on a darker complexion, so I usually reach for a more saturated shade to complement my summer tan. Lychee Lux, a warm coral shade, is my go-to in the warmer months. The spicy shade also translates well into the autumn wardrobe with golden undertones that look great alongside any fall color.

In general, the Lipglass line has one of the best color selections I’ve ever seen in high-end lip wear. Regardless of your skin color and personal style, you can easily find your dream shade in the current Lipglass color collection. Besides the beautiful selection of colors, one of my favorite things about the gloss is its texture. It’s incredibly moisturizing, so it instantly quenches my dry skin during cold and windy days. The only downside is that the creamy formula can feel a little too sticky on humid days when my lips are already soft and hydrated. Another thing to keep in mind is that most Lipglass shades add a lot of shine. It’s not a good choice for women who prefer matte shadows and lipsticks. I happen to love shine and sparkle, so the Lipglass line is perfect for my style.

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DIY Moment: How To Make Your Own Lip Gloss

Plump, glossy, kiss-worthy lips; sounds like every girls dreams. Not all of us were blessed with puckers like Angelina Jolie, so we need to pump up the gloss factor for that added boost of je ne sais quoi!

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I love my lip dyes and glosses but I’ve struggled to find a brand I love that is packed with sheen, moisturizers and chemical free. Though many brands are hopping on the Green bandwagon, I’m the kind of gal who likes to know exactly what is in the products I use; especially those I put on my face.
Like Tosca Reno says about food; “Can’t read it; Don’t eat it!” If the ingredients in your favourite gloss look like they came from your High School Chemistry text book, perhaps you might want to pull out your inner DIY Diva and give my homemade recipe a whirl!

Why Go Green?

Like pesticides on grass, what you put on your body is absorbed right into your blood stream. With all pollution and enhanced foods we come in contact with every day, going green with your cosmetics is more than just about being good to your skin; it’s about being good to your whole being!
So let’s rip a page out of that book and get DIY’ing!

How To Make Your Own DIY Lip Gloss

For this easy (and cheap!) recipe, all you need is the following all natural ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon fresh Aloe Vera – slice off a stalk of your own plant and scrape out the gel
  • ½ teaspoon of Coconut Oil – found in any health food store
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil
  • A few drops of your favourite essential oil – since it’s going on your lips, think peppermint, vanilla or lime!

Combine the above ingredients together in a little mixing bowl. Stir until evenly combined and scoop your mixture into any empty lip gloss container. Then, using your finger or Q-Tip, simple dip and apply to your lips!

The natural moisturizers found in the oils and Aloe Vera will help cure dry, cracked lips and give you some serious lustre. Using such green products will also help prevent future dryness and if you go for the peppermint essential oil, will even taste good!

What’s A Gloss Without Colour?

Girl, I got your back…er, I mean lips! Like I said before, I’m a slave to my colourful lip dyes so try this natural colour booster.
For a berry-licious shade, grab a pomegranate from your local market and slice it open. Use about 20-30 seeds and mash them up in a separate bowl from your previously made lip gloss. Pour the juices from the mashed berries into your gloss bowl and mix it up.

You’ll see from plucking out those berries just how bright your fingertips will get so a dash of juice in your gloss will give you that perfectly sweet addition of colour that you’ve been craving!

And the anti-oxidant properties of pomegranates don’t hurt either!

So there you go girls, a quick and easy way to embrace your inner DIY diva, get a little crazy, and whip up your own batch of gloss. You’ll look great, smell great and even taste great for all those kissable moments! Who could ask for more?


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How To Apply Lipstick The Simple And Easy Way

Lipstick, lip-gloss, lip balm – ask a girl what she considers must-have items in her bag or makeup kit and chances are she will answer one of the three lip makeup items, and for plenty of good reasons. These simple lip makeup items can have substantial effect on a lady’s appearance and mood. These can brighten the face and give one a more polished look. Whether a woman is out on a date with a significant other, dancing the night away with girlfriends in a club, sealing the deal with a client or just doing some grocery shopping or walking the family’s pooch, the simple and fail-proof tips below on how to apply lipstick will surely be of great help.

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In picking out the right lipstick, an individual must take into consideration the product’s color and finish as well as her the natural shade of her lips and her skin tone. The first step is to start with clean and bare lips. Apply some lip balm or petroleum jelly to moisturize and smoothen the lips and reduce the crevices.

Utilize a lip liner. Most people commit the mistake of using a liner with a color that matches the lipstick. This should not be the case. The liner should match the natural color of the lips. Make small dots at various points on the outline or edge of the lips. Connect the dots by drawing the liner very lightly. A tip for making lipstick last a long time is to use the liner as a base. This is a tried-and-tested technique of a lot of makeup artists.

Apply lipstick with one or two swipes of the lipstick tube. Most users find a lipstick brush to be more effective in terms of cost and more precise for application. Ensure that the lips are coated evenly and see to it that the color reaches all the way to the corner of the lips. The last step is to blot with a facial tissue to even out the texture, soak up excess color and set the stain. As a final touch, some people add a little bit of lip-gloss.

Do not forget to exfoliate the lips once or twice a week. Doing so will reveal plumper and smoother lips. Just run warm water over a soft toothbrush and brush lightly over the lips to scrub away those dry, dead and dull skin cells. A gentle washcloth will also do the trick. Exfoliating is an important part of lip care maintenance which many people neglect to do.


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