Aside from having the world’s longest name for a lip gloss, this little number from Soap & Glory is pretty impressive. I picked this up after hearing a ton of good things about it, though somehow I completely managed to miss the fact it was a lip plumping gloss until I got it home. Reading – I should try it.
While I generally like my makeup pain free, I’ll make an exception this time. The gloss comes in six super wearable shades with a different sweet scent paired with each color. I picked up the shade Baby Doll, which is a pinky nude with a chocolate raspberry scent. The color is fairly sheer and delivers the most beautiful, wearable nude. The gloss itself is very thick, very shiny, and rather sticky, and while the texture was initially a bummer, the trade off was that the gloss lasted for ages on my lips. It doesn’t stay as thick or glossy as right after application but fades gradually, becoming less sticky and more subtle, which I preferred.
Now let’s get serious and talk plumping. Here’s Sephora’s rundown on how this gloss works to give you that coveted bee-stung look:
A single slick of Sexy Mother Pucker™ can fool your lips into looking and feeling fuller. It features SUPERFILL™ microspheres that explode in volume up to 10X when they absorb moisture, and circulation-enhancing LIPSWELL™ natural plant oil infusion to increase blood flow and make lips look almost instantly lusher.
If say, you bought this product without realizing it was a plumping lip gloss, you’d be pretty darn alarmed when you first swipe this across your lips. Again, reading, Erin – try it. This gloss is tingle city, people. It feels like you pissed off hundreds of microscopic bees and they’re focusing their vengeful wrath on your mouth. The most intense sensation fades after a few minutes, however, and you’re left with slightly tingly lips that do indeed look somewhat fuller. Whether this effect is due to the plant oils or the shine power of the gloss is up for debate but the end result is a pretty and plumped pout.
If you’re someone who can’t stand sticky or volumizing glosses, then I’d give this a miss. If, however, you’re willing to trade tingles and stickiness for lasting power and fullness then give this a go. I’d especially recommend the shade Baby Doll – it’s a gorgeous nude that would suit most complexions.
Image Credit: Sephora.com