Sorry I’ve been mostly MIA for a bit, things have been busy. Anyway, lots of beauty products have landed in my life lately so I have these lip glosses to share with you. You’ve likely heard of Armour Beauty before — they’ve got their own Beautylish boutique and are pretty makeup blogosphere famous? Notes: Paraben free and no animal testing. $21 a pop.
I have been hmming and hahhing over buying them but I’m always a little suspicious about lip glosses, none have truly won me over, I prefer non-sticky, matte finishes on my lips for the most part. These came into my life by way of my work, for full disclosure.
Anyway, these are very pigmented — all of these swatches are just one layer. But, downsides: super fragranced (I truly loathe fragranced skincare and makeup, I have a very sensitive nose and it gives me a headache and messes with the smell of my perfume!) and supremely sticky. Hard to be an ice queen when your hair is sticking to your lips, you feel me? If you don’t mind fragrance or sticky formulations these are beautifully packaged, super opaque (doe applicator, if you’re curious) but I think I’ll only use them when I’m congested and can’t smell anything.
My favorites are the orange (Lucy) and After Hours, the plum. My first impression of the black lipgloss (Femme Fatale) was unfortunately a huge disappointment, it is such a sticky formulation that it dragged on my lips, pulling my (decently moisturized) lip skin and…it just wasn’t pretty, and I’m understating that incredibly. It also never quite ‘set’ and has a lot of slip despite being sticky (??) so the pigment is more like, a wash of grey with lines of black. I think the MUFE Lab Shine lip gloss is much better. But — overall, these are really worthwhile lip glosses if you’re on the market for opaque, glossy lip color that is paraben free and you don’t mind fragrances.