I’ve always been sceptical about the price you pay for lipglosses. While they may look pretty, it’s not long before your hair is sticking to your pout and a second application is required. Subsequently, a cheap-as-chips version has always retained a firm residence in my handbag just incase I do feel the need to pucker up and sport a wet-look lip. However, the L’Oreal Glam Shine 6hr lip glosses have converted my pessimistic outlook on the shiny stuff to one of sheer optimism and pure delight. Never before has lip gloss felt so hydrating and looked so glamorous, and not a gloop in sight!
The teardrop shaped applicator is soft and offers enough gloss to coat your lips in one application (although I found that to achieve sufficient coverage, a few coats were necessary). Menthol and Polyol ingredients work to plump your lips and leave a refreshing, tingling sensation; my lips instantly felt capable of Angelina rivalry after first application.
Colour intensity is always a letdown with lip glosses; they can never quite live up to the bright and vivacious colour that the tube suggests. Sadly, L’Oreal Glam Shine was no exception, offering only a hint of the hue displayed in the tube. Still the colour achieved was feminine and natural; Fresh grenadine offers a subtle red, Fresh fuscia is a soft pink and Fresh tangerine provides a sheer orange. I would suggest using these glosses on their own for understated daywear or alternatively, combining them with a similar coloured lip-stain for maximum effect and a brave, yet bold, lip colour during the evening.
With regards to longetivity, wear was good. I wouldn’t agree that the gloss stayed put for the full six hours it claims (and eating or drinking would cut the staying-power even further) but it certainly came close, with my lips looking plumped and primed for atleast four hours.
Altogether, L’Oreal’s Glam Shine lip glosses are a product worth the investment. At £8.69 a pop the lip colours don’t come cheap, but by fulfilling (almost) all of its promises I am undoubtedly one happy customer who will be re-adding this item to my monthly shopping list.