I am one of those girls that always layers lip gloss over lipstick. It’s something I started doing when I was 14 and now I can’t leave the house without seeing my own reflection in my glossy finish. When I was a teenager, I went through tube after tube of clear multi-coloured glitter gloss and now that I’m a little older, I have opted for a more grown-up sparkle. Enter Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lip Gloss. The Lab Shine series houses three different collections (Diamond, Star and Metal) each delivering its own version of shiny goodness in 35 shades. The one I have is in the shade SO (Pearly Nude) and is from the Star Collection.
This gloss combines camelina oil and mother-of-pearl particles that reflect light to create incredible shine that adds volume to the lips. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it provides intense hydration with a non-sticky texture for a noticeably moisturized pout. Its subtle apricot fragrance also adds a sweet scent to your lips.
Price: $22.00 CDN
Packaging: Thick plastic tube with brush applicator.
Scent: Sweet apricot or I would have guessed Fuzzy Peaches! Mmmm!
Formula: Non-sticky is definitely the first thing I noticed about this product thanks to the presence of camelina oil! My lips didn’t feel tacky in any way and in terms of wear, lasted a good 2-3 hours before I felt the need to reapply. Lip glosses never last that long on me no matter how sticky they are because I’m always eating or drinking something within the hour. The non-stickiness You can see from the swatch that there is a hint of shimmer which can be worn alone for a “my lips, but better” look or over top a lipstick to enhance the colour which is what I mainly use it for. The fact that this particular colour is nude makes it quite versatile as it can be used to enhance any colour of lipstick.
Final Verdict: I love how versatile this is and how easy it is to enhance anything from bare lips to fully applied lipstick. It smells fantastic and the non-sticky factor is a big plus for me. I’ve really been enjoying using this product and I am curious about trying it in the other finishes especially Diamond!
Available exclusively at SEPHORA stores and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique.