Is Lip Gloss Still A Thing?

6/10/2015



You've seen the lippies from the Essence I Love Nude Collection and we've (after much deliberating via social networks) come to a conclusion that the darkest shade Come Naturally is a winner. Interestingly enough, it seems that the darker hues from the nude lip spectrum seem to gather most compliments and even though this would baffle me years ago, I think I get it. When you think about it, rarely does a person have extremely pale lips which don't make them appear drained - in most cases, the lipstick pursuit is ended by the discovery of that shade which makes our complexion glow, the one that has a radiant effect and which bring some life into the face. The same scenario happened with these lip glosses. I was a lip gloss girl a while back and it's very unusual to see myself from the other side of the spectrum - now I'm only wearing (tinted) lip balms and lipsticks. A lip gloss rarely gets featured anymore and I seem to notice a trend among many women and so, I ask you - Is Lip Gloss Still A Thing? If so, I may have a personal fave to recommend! Essence I Love Nude XXL Lipgloss range is pretty straightforward - they offer a shiny finish, non-sticky formula and they do all the magic in some very pretty nude hues. Again (the same story as with their lippies), if you're an opaque, bold lip lover than give these a miss as they're one of those 'my lips but better' products. There is no high-intensity pigmentation or coverage, just nice everyday neutral, sheer hues.

Imale ste priliku u prethodnom postu da citate o Essence I Love Nude ruzevima za usne te smo, (nakon mnogo vijecanja preko drustvenih mreza), dosle do kolektivnog zakljucka da je tamnija nijansa Come Naturally nesumnjivi pobjednik kolekcije. Interesantno, izgleda da tamnije nijanse iz nudastog spektra dobijaju najvise komplimenata. Ovo bi me prije par godina iznenadilo ali sada, kada malo bolje razmislim - sve ima smisla. Rijetko kada osoba ima jako blijede usne koje ne cine da lice djeluje ispijenim i umornim a potraga za idealnim ruzem se cesto zavrsava nijansom koja vraca zivost i boju u kozu. Slican se scenario desio i sa sjajilima za usne sa fotografija. Prije dosta vremena sam najvise voljela sjajila i zanimljivo je koliko su se stvari promijenile - rijetko kada ih sada uopste nosim a jos rijedje predstavljam na blogu. Vise sam vjerna balzamima (u boji) i klasicnim ruzevima. Zbog toga vas zelim pitati - Da li su sjajila za usne jos uvijek aktuelna? Ukoliko da, imam jednu solidnu preporuku! Essence I Love Nude XXL sjajila za usne su prilicno konkretni proizvodi - pruzaju sjajni efekat, neljepljivu formulaciju i prezentovana su u dosta nosivim nijansama. I ovdje se stvari ponavljaju kao kod ruzeva - ako ste ljubiteljica intenzivnih boja, snaznog prekrivanja onda preskocite ova sjajila posto samo suptilno naglasavaju ljepotu usana. Ovdje nema upadne pigmentacije niti prekrivanja vec samo nijanse koje su prikladne za svakodnevno nosenje u poluprovidnoj varijanti.




There is a total of four nudey shades out of which I own two - one stood out while the other shall be passed on to a friend. The one I won't keep is the shade 01 Shy Beauty. This is a creamy pale pink which might do it for me if it was pigmented. Unfortunately, it lacks pigmentation and it makes flaky lips look even more visible (the pale pigment clings to dry parts). Even though it doesn't look bad, the fact it sheers out and looks like a plain lip balm on me simply doesn't make this lip gloss stand out to me. And it's a bit too shiny for my taste. The one I prefer to the pale shade is the 03 Taste The Sweets. It's a darker, muted peachy/pale pink shade which agrees with my natural lip color and skin tone much better than the previous one. It's also got a more hydrating, less sticky texture which looks forgiving on dry lips. Pigmentation is better and it translated on lips better. I like that neither of them contain shimmer. Not a fan of the synthetic fruity scent though but the doe-foot applicator is extremely soft and pleasant to use.  Longevity is low with maybe just an hour (maybe less)?Packaging doesn't look too shabby but it suits a younger population, I think. All in all, I'm not blown away by these glosses but I am occasionally using the Taste The Sweets shade as part of my everyday looks. Maybe I have grown out of my lip gloss phase, (apart from my YSL babies, of course)?

U I Love Nude kolekciji sjajila se nalaze cetiri nijanse, od kojih posjedujem dvije - jedna me dojmila dok cu drugu proslijediti prijateljici. Ona koja se nece kod mene zadrzati je nijansa 01 Shy Beauty. Ovdje se radi o kremasto blijedo-ruzicastoj nijansi koja bi me vise dojmila da je bolje pigmentirana. Nazalost, pigmentacija joj je slabija strana a takodjer cini suhe usne jos upadnijim (svijetli pigment se 'zakaci' za suhe dijelove koze usana). Iako ne izgleda grozno, sama cinjenica da je na mojim usnama ovo sjajilo prozirno i u konacnici se ne razlikuje od bilo kojeg obicnog balzama za usne naprosto me ne privlaci. I moram priznati da je sjaj koji pridaje usnama previse upadan za moj ukus. Nijansa koja me ipak vise dojmila je 03 Taste The Sweets. Ovo sjajilo je nesto tamnije breskvasto/prljavo ruzicaste boje koja skladnije izgleda uz moj ten i ljepse djeluje preko prirodne boje mojih usana. Takodjer je formulacija ove nijanse uistinu hidratantna, manje je ljepljiva od prethodne i uspijeva zakamuflirati nesavrsenstva usana. Pigmentacija je nesto bolja i primjetnija je na usnama. Dopada mi se sto ova sjajila ne sadrze shimmer. Nisam ljubiteljica njihovog sinteticko-slatkastog mirisa ali je spuzvica/aplikator jako mekan i ugodan za koristenje. Trajnost je dosta slaba i maksimalno traje do 1h (cesce i ispod jednog sata). Pakovanje ne djeluje lose, jednostavno je, nije neukusno ali vise mozda odgovara mladjoj publici. Sve u svemu, ova sjajila me nisu posebno dojmila iako povremeno koristim nijansu Taste The Sweets u sklopu dnevnih look-ova. Mozda sam naprosto prerasla cjelokupnu pricu sa sjajilima (osim svojih YSL bebica naravno)?


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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