Gloss is back and it looks better than ever. You can literally kiss all of the sticky lip days goodbye and in today's post I am going to share my latest addiction: Becca Cosmetics brand new line of Glow Gloss. I have all ten shades here, so without further a do, please keep on scrolling!
About the Product
Claims: "shine of a lip gloss, pigment of a lipstick, nourishing benefits of a lip balm". 3-D light-reflecting pigments/ lip plumping/ hydrating.
Price: 22 USD (for 0.18 Oz./5 g).
Colour Selection: Glow Gloss is inspired by the brand's bestselling Shimmering Skin Perfectors and Luminous Blushes (both of which - if you are a friend to the blog then you know - I am so cuckoo about). There are ten shades to choose from, with most of them having a soft pearlescent finish. That being said, you may be able to spot [extremely] finely milled particles of shimmer in each shade, with an exception of Camellia, Tigerlily and Dahlia. Shade Champagne Creme, on the other hand, is the sparkliest of them all and could be used as a lip topper (as well as on its own). All ten shades are universally flattering, which is a fabulous thing in my book; whether you are a porcelain doll or beauty of colour, you will easily spot a favourite here.
Another added bonus is that - all of these shades are extremely wearable. Here is how the brand describes each shade:
Tigerlily - "bright cabana coral"
Rose Quartz - "cool, sheer pink with silver pearl"
Rose Gold - "rose nude with soft rose gold pearl"
Foxglove - "muted plum with cool silver pearl"
Opal - "natural pink with soft pink pearl"
Snapdragon - "rosy pink with soft gold pearl"
Camellia - "cool petal pink"
Dahlia - "rich berry"
Chocolate Geode - "rich bronze with copper and gold pearl"
Champagne Creme - "sheer soft gold with pink and gold pearl"
Formula: all ten shades seem to have the same smooth, lightweight and balmy texture. If you are familiar with the brand's Liptuitive Glow Lip Gloss (review here) then you already know what these feel like on the lips consistency-wise. However! Both scent and taste here are completely different. For starters - Glow Gloss gives you a very [baby] light tingling sensation upon application; it also has a distinct, sophisticated minty scent (I would even say mint-chocolate), yet doesn't really taste like anything. The scent is very natural and is explained by the presence of Peppermint Oil and Ginger. Shea and Muru Muru Butters are also part of the mix, which is why these glosses feel so nourishing and balmy on the lips from dusk till dawn.
Application: these Becca babies come in a very modern and cool packaging, which I adore. The applicator has your typical doe-foot shape, quite slim and long too - so if you have thin inner corners of the mouth (just like moi), you will admire how easy and hassle-free the application is. Some shades here are on a sheer side, but with two coats you can already achieve a bold lip look (it all depends on your makeup preferences).
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Wear & Feel: these glosses last up to 4-5 hours on me; they fade gracefully and are very comfortable. You will need to carry your gloss around with you, because it does disappear after eating. I would say they feel more like a hydrating balm, rather than a traditional lip gloss. That being said: none of ten shades felt sticky, gritty, patchy, gloppy or anything like that. I did not experience bleeding, but if you are prone to it no matter what formula you use - I am sure a good old lip liner will solve the problem in 1, 2, 3. Tingling sensation does go away almost immediately; I did not notice any plumping though. Yes, this gloss makes my lips look fuller, nicer and juicier, but at the same time - lip products in general do not plump my lips. Now that I think about it, the only thing that does double the size of my mouth, is this super spicy Korean soup I order from a local restaurant. But that is a whole other story.
*Please click on the image to open the "lip swatch" gallery; as always I only use natural daylight for my photographs and did not alter brightness/saturation, so that you guys can easily see what everything looks like on my light-neutral complexion.
Personal Favourites: do you need all ten? Probably not - unless you are a Becca Cosmetics junkie like moi. But even then, some shades do look more or less similar on me, so here are my top three (obviously a very subjective opinion): Opal, Camellia, Foxglove. I am sure I will get a ton of use out of every single colour though, because all ten are equally stunning. Naturally, depending on your skin tone, certain shades will look more vibrant/subdued as opposed to what you see on the images above. In two words - give these a go next time you are at a location that sells Becca Cosmetics in your country; I guarantee you will fall for these too!
Becca Cosmetics is a brand that has a HG status for me and this newest launch is yet another proof why I love this company so much. I think they did an incredible job formulating these glosses, where every single colour is so flattering and will certainly add to that juicy, flirty pout that is so "in" at the moment. The only reason why you would not enjoy these, is if you are not a lip gloss person in general; other than that - a great product for both beginners and addicts. It might not increase the size of your lips all that much, but if you are on a hunt for a hydrating, comfortable and natural lip gloss that is packed with great nourishing ingredients, look this way! P.S. these will look even better paired with your favourite Becca highlighters and luminous blushes!
Glow Gloss is available in stores now, as well as on beccacosmetics.com, sephora.com and ulta.com
PR Samples; review is not sponsored - full disclaimer here