Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Maybelline Shinylicious Fruity Gloss

RRP: £5.95
No. of shades available: 13

--Packaging--
Clear plastic tube c. 3 inches long, with a long, somewhat squat plastic lid (the lid matching the colour of the gloss).
--What does the promo say?--

"For glassy-looking lips that burst with colour and flavour!
• Glassy-looking, shiny lips• Deliciously fruity• Hugs the lips without being sticky
• Light-weight, ultra-precise application"

--Application--
The applicator is cut off at an angle to aid application - just squeeze the tube slightly and you're away. Beware though - a little of this stuff goes a long way.

--Appearance and scent--
The colour of the gloss seems quite vivid and has a bit of a shimmer to it. Smells fruity, but not overly so. However, when you apply it, the colour loses some of its vividness, which is probably good. The shade I've got is particularly flattering - 803 bonbon fraise/strawberry whizz is a reddish pink that fills out your lips and makes them look softer. Smell of gloss is not overpowering.

--Taste--
None, surprisingly - I thought it would do from the strong scent.

--Texture--
Smooth, rather than sticky. Thumbs up.

--Longevity--
Like most glosses, you have to keep applying this one, but I'm not complaining as this is the nature of glosses - if I want long-lasting colour or shine then I'll go for a long-lasting lipstick.

--Value for money--
The whole Maybelline range is very well-priced and you get a lot of good-quality product for your money. Sound work.

*****

Hope my first review suits all of you discerning fashionistas. If there's anything glaring I've missed, let me know and I'll edit the entry to include it as well as taking into account suggestions for next time.

1 comment:

Pinklemonade-xo said...

A decent CHEAP dupe of the lancome juicy tubes imho. Not that I own one but its always the thing I swatch when in boots.. everytime.