L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss
A Barely-There, Sheer Gold-Shimmered Gloss
L’Oreal Something Shiny Infallible Lipgloss ($9.99 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is sheer, gold-shimmered gloss. There is a very slight yellow tint to the otherwise clear base color. MAC Phiff is similar, just has larger sparkle particles. Bobbi Brown Bare has a colored mix of sparkle.
Something Shiny adds a modicum of shimmer, but it primarily adds shine. It also seemed to warm up my natural lip color (giving it a warmer undertone, which is nice, given my natural lip color is corpse-like!). Because the formula is slightly drying, it’s better layered over a lipstick to add a healthy dose of high-gloss shine. The gloss has a thin consistency and gritty, tacky texture. This particular shade smelled mostly sweet and fruity without the medicinal quality that some of the other shades have had. When I tried wearing Something Shiny, the shine lasted for three hours, and the shimmer had vanished by the fourth hour–not quite the eight-hour wear promised.