It's A Glow Gloss Time! Feat. Becca Cosmetics
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.