Cargo Blu_ray Lip Gloss, A New Favorite!

I may have found my perfect shade of lip gloss. Awhile back I got a sample of Cargo Blu-ray gloss from a Cargo Blu_ray Lip Gloss Quad. The Blu_ray line is promoted as “high definition makeup” that was designed for make-up artists to use for high definition filming. Of course, Cargo promotes and sells it to the everyday buyer too.

Cargo Bluray high definition lip gloss
Anyway, according to the literature that came with the sample, the lip gloss contains hyaluronic acid (moisturizing) and peptides (anti-aging) to plump and fill fine lines. It also has transparent pearl pigments to  provide an even color.

The gloss is packaged in a four color palette, but I received a sample of only the rosy pink shade. That shade turned out to be absolutely perfect for me.  You will often read that for a natural, lightly tinted lip, look for a shade that matches the skin on the inside of your lip. The cargo shade was a perfect match for me. The gloss itself is pretty well pigmented and a bit thick, but not sticky. I’m always impressed with high tint that avoids stickiness, it is a hard combination to find sometimes.  The gloss also has a very light and pleasant peppermint scent and flavor.

The look of the gloss is fabulous. It is not too shiny, but not totally matte either. Basically it is a nice even and natural looking color that feels great.

I liked this one so much that I ordered the quad online the same day that I tried the sample. I’ll swatch it when it arrives and post up the picture. Cargo Blu_ray gloss will also be making my best of 2008 list.

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Lip Lust Light Up Lip Gloss From Hot Pants Cosmetics

I was sent a Hot Pants Lip Lust gloss to try. It is similar to the Rimmel light up gloss (read review) and Liparazzi gloss (read review) in that it is packaged with a light and a mirror–perfect for application in a dimly lit club! The gloss is advertised as plumping without tingling by including cottonseed oil to fill lines and improve shape. It also has mica in the pigment to create an interesting and rather pretty sparkle.

hot pants lip lust

I tried Lush Lips Rich Mocha shade, which had a strong mocha chocolate scent and flavor. If you like chocolate, you will love this. If not, then you might want to opt for a different shade and flavor. Although quite brown in color, I found the tint to be sheer, so it looked just fine on me, even though I tend to wear pinks and avoid tans and browns.

What really impressed me though was the sparkle and shine. The mica in this gives the gloss a really nice shimmer that is perfect for nights out–something that fits perfectly with the idea of having a light up gloss. The gloss also has a very moisturizing feel to it that is not at all sticky, something that surprised me considering that it has a fairly high amount of pigment, which usually is what makes glosses stick a bit. Overall, it is a big winner in the flavored gloss department for me!

Lip Lust is available on the Hot Pants website for $19.99.


Mark Hookups: Glow Baby Glow and Mini Mark it Stick

Mark Cosmetics Glow Baby Glow Lip Gloss Mark Cosmetics (a division of Avon) have a fun line of items called hookups. These are cosmetics that hook together into pairs for easy carrying. I gave a couple of lip items a try.

Glow Baby Glo is a lovely, non-sticky, sheer, gloss. It comes in a variety of shades and has a faintly mint smell and taste. Nice stuff, especially for the price of $5!

I “hooked” my gloss to a Mini Mark it Stick, which is basically a fat, soft lip pencil/crayon. Like many of the lip crayons, this can be used for full color and it does a nice job of providing sheer tint to the entire lip area. I found the berry shade to be quite nice for everyday use.

Hooked together, they area a perfect pair! I color my lips with the pencil and then add a touch of gloss. And it all fits neatly into a small clutch! I love it!     

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