I’m not usually one for review posts, but this one fits the bill on my creative list so warning, review post ahead!
Readers, you may remember that I’m working to check off all aspects of my 30 Before Thirty list. In just two weeks, I will be out of time! This winter, I focused on crossing some items off the list which led me on a quest for my #30 “Find a favorite lip gloss” task.
- Something (lip gloss, lipstick. lip stain – who knew there were so many categories?) to add a bit of color and make my lip not as washed out.
- Not too glossy.
- Not too smelly.
- Somewhat longer wear.
- Natural color options.
Seems easy right? Over $30 later, I finally have discovered one I’m willing to put on my list as I’ve actually worn it and liked the experience!
Tested: CoverGirl Wetslicks
Honestly, I can’t even explain why I chose this one when I was at the store. I thought I might need a little more gloss than I ended up really needing so I went with one I had a coupon for. I bought #340 Patently Pink. It has that lip gloss smell when you wear it which was a complete turn off from the go. I haven’t really tried it again since, but I guess it could be a back up if I ever wanted a little more gloss.
Tested: Ulta Brilliant Color
I needed new eye shadow and foundation and while I was at Ulta, I saw this great deal to get a bunch of items free when you bought X amount of items. I’m game! I tried out their Brilliant Color lip gloss, this time in a darker, more purple toned color: Sugar Plum. I don’t mind this one for the lip gloss angle I just still wasn’t 100% pleased. It lead me to believe: maybe it wasn’t a gloss I was looking for?
Tested: Clinique Long Last Glosswear with SPF
When we went to Macy’s to start our registry, inside the welcome bag was a coupon for a free Clinique Long Last Glosswear (glosswear, isn’t that a new coined term?). There was only one color to pass out for this freebie (Air Kiss – not the one shown) and it wasn’t really my style. Too glossy and an unnatural pink! But I accepted the freebie (my mom has trained me to love freebies!). I do enjoy the SPF angle so maybe when I’m not so washed out in winter, this will be a good backup in the summer season!
Runner Up Fav: Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain
This was the first I heard of a lipstain and the concept of “staining your lips” sounded about right so I gave it a try. This would actually be my runner up choice. It gave the color I wanted and with the “stain” concept, it wasn’t too glossy. It definately lasts the longest of any I tried. HOWEVER, I don’t think I picked the right color for my face. I bought 420 Sassy Mauve (am I a sassy girl?) which I think might be a little too pink for my face. I would recommend trying, especially if you’re good at picking out colors!
Winner: Clinique Chubby Stick
And finally here’s the winner that I’m noting as my #30 for my 30 before thirty pick! While at the Macy’s counter getting my freebie, I asked the woman for another recommendation. She showed me these chubby sticks which perked my curiosity. I ran out of time to review so I said I’d come back. Later that week, while randomly scrolling through blogs, I read someone’s review on these same chubby sticks. I wish I wrote the link down as I usually like to give credit for recommendations, but unfortunately I don’t have it.
These chubby sticks roll on smooth and don’t have that sticky lip gloss feel. The woman recommended the “Whole Lotta Honey” shade, a more brown/natural color than what I had tried. I figured, so far I wasn’t good at color choices so I went with her recommendation. It’s been my go to lip color of choice and one which I recommend to you!
Whew. That review post wasn’t that bad right?
Disclaimer: I have not been paid for the review of the products shown above. The opinions are all my own!