Clinique Super Balm

I’m what you call a lip balm addict. I have tubes of the stuff in my purse, on various tables throughout the house, in the car, and on my nightstand. My problem is, I like to wear lipcolor, but it’s often drying. Thankfully, I found that Clinique’s Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss provides the best of both worlds – the emollient effects of a lip balm and the flattering coverage of a sheer gloss.

Clinqiue Super Balm

When I first put the gloss on, I noticed how smooth the texture was. Many of the cheaper drugstore brands are sticky, grainy, or gummy. Who wants to keep pulling their hair off their mouth because it keeps sticking to the lip gloss? I didn’t have this problem with Clinique. The texture of Superbalm stayed smooth on my lips and my hair stayed off the front of my face. For that reason alone, it’s worth the $15 price tag.

A second thing I noticed was how soft my lips stayed while wearing the gloss. Usually, I have to layer lip balm under whatever color I’m wearing, but this product contains moisturizing ingredients that kept my lips from drying out. Even after the gloss wore off, I noticed that my lips remained hydrated. It’s nice to know that I’m providing them with conditioning.

This product comes in several shades. My chosen color is Black Honey. It gives my lips a pretty stained look as though I ate a bowl of cherries. Best of all, the color stands out and lasts a while. The product gives a nice shine but doesn’t give you that plastic coating look.

Since high school, I’ve used the Clinique brand of products. I trust them for the consistent quality and their continued research in the cosmetic industry.

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E.l.f. Studio Lipgloss Review

Below is a guest review of e.l.f. Studio lipgloss.

I found my favorite lip gloss at Target. I never thought that a store like Target would carry any type of makeup that I like using, but I have enjoyed the flavors and colors of this lip gloss for almost a year. The brand of lip gloss that I get is e.l.f. Studio. The gloss comes in a clear bottle with an applicator that is similar to what you would find in fingernail polish.

elf lip gloss

One of the reasons I like this gloss is because there are many flavors to choose from. I don’t have to use a clear gloss all the time. My favorite so far is the cranberry. Most of the glosses that I have purchased so far have glitter in them. The shimmer makes it fun to wear at night on a date or when I am going to school. The glitter is not clumped like some other lip glosses are. I have used some that have large bits of glitter in them, and this leaves uneven spots on my lips. This gloss goes on smooth, and I can easily add more gloss if desired.

Another reason I like this gloss is the wide variety of colors. The cranberry is a dark pink, but there are also reds and light pinks to choose from. One of the colors I wear to work is called Birthday Suit. It gives just enough color to bring a little vibrancy to my lips, but it does not look bold enough for my manager to make me take it off. This lip gloss brings a look to my mouth that I have not discovered. I can’t even tell I have it on most of the time. The price is great, and the quality is even better. I will probably continue to use this product as long as they keep coming up with great colors and flavors.

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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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