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L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L'Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss
L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss

L’Oreal Mint Ice Colour Riche Le Gloss ($7.95 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a subtly gold-shimmered mint green. I couldn’t think of any dupes from products I’ve reviewed, and the only sheer, green-tinged gloss that came to mind was MAC’s Spring Bean, which I believe is a little yellower (I haven’t had it in sometime, but I do remember it looking kind of yellow-y applied, plus shimmery). When I saw this at Walgreens, I had to pick it up; green gloss? C’mon, so fun! Alone, it’s a sheer dusting of gold and green micro-shimmer that give lips a glossy shine, but there’s no real green coloring of the lips.

Though the Colour Riche Le Gloss formula tends to be more pigmented than it is sheer, Mint Ice is incredibly sheer, so there’s no need to fear the color in the tube if it was worrisome. Of course, if you wanted a real pop of green you’re going to have to look elsewhere. My guess is L’Oreal made this deliberately sheer, though it’s still very, very sheer–it really doesn’t even change my natural lip color at all, just adds shimmer and shine–and given the permanent’s range opacity, it should be more pigmented.

The texture is slightly thick, kind of like jelly, non-sticky, and this shade lasts an hour and a half, tops, on me, which was disappointing.  It feels nice on, but it just doesn’t last (good thing there’s a lot of it in the tube).  It had a sweet vanilla-like scent but no discernible taste.  I wore it a few times back-to-back to get a better feel of how well it hydrated, and it was nicely moisturizing overall.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Gloss Mint Ice
Mint Ice
Mint Ice
8.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
4
Longevity
5
Application
70%
Total

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MAC Tropical Taboo Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Calypso Beat Cremesheen Glass
MAC Tropical Taboo Cremesheen Glasses

MAC Tropical Taboo Collection’s Cremesheen Glasses ($20.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) come in four shades: Calypso Beat, Fever Isle, Japanese Spring (repromote), and Narcissus (repromote). All four are limited edition.  If you love the Cremesheen Glass formula, you’ll no doubt love at least three of the four here. I’m not the biggest fan of the formula due to how quickly it wears away coupled with how little is actually in the tube (0.09 fl. oz. vs. 0.17 fl. oz. in Lipglass), so one tube can go rather quickly.  The other is that they tend to be milky or creamy and settle into lip lines, which these do to an extent but a much lesser extent (except for Japanese Spring) than ones in the past have.  The formula is almost creamy but not terribly thick (not like Lipglass), vanilla-scented, and non-sticky.

Calypso Beat is described as a “pale neutral peach.” It’s a light-medium peach with warm, beige-y undertones and a soft, white shimmer. This was semi-opaque applied to lips, and for as light and milky as it is, it applied very, very well and evenly. There is some settling into lip lines, but the opacity helps to minimize the visibility of that. It’s one of the better milky Cremesheen Glasses I can remember trying. The big downside was that it lasted two and a half hours on me. Chanel Zephyr is sheerer. MAC Boundless Beige is very sheer in comparison. MAC Summer Sweetheart is more beige. MAC On the Scene is less shimmery. MAC Fashion Whim is a touch lighter. MAC Kiss Me Softly is less pigmented. See comparison swatches.

Fever Isle is described as a “bright red coral.” It’s a medium-dark, coral-red with fine gold shimmer. It was semi-opaque with some translucency but a lot of color. It applied fairly evenly across the lips, though there was some settling of the color into lip lines–however between the shimmer, glossiness, and color coverage, it was hardly noticeable. This gloss lasted three hours on me. Revlon Papaya is warmer, more orange. MAC Kiss Don’t Tell is lighter, pinker. MAC Star Quality is also pinker. See comparison swatches.

Japanese Spring is described as a “pale dirty pink.” It’s a sheer, milky, pale pink with subtle cool undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It’s very sheer and just adds a milkiness to my natural lip color more than anything. Because it’s so light, it does settle into lip lines noticeably. It lasted an hour and a half on me. Urban Decay Obsessed is similar. NARS International Velvet is also similar. MAC Petite Indulgence is more pigmented. MAC Going Casual is pinker. MAC Pagoda is more pigmented and shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Narcissus is described as a “dirty eggplant.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark purple-magenta with a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly overall and didn’t settle too noticeably into lip lines. It wore three hours when I tried it. Urban Decay Crush is pinker. MAC Style Packed is much pinker. MAC Heroine is less purple, more magenta. See comparison swatches.

MAC Cremesheen Glass Calypso Beat
Calypso Beat
Calypso Beat
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
MAC Cremesheen Glass Fever Isle
Fever Isle
Fever Isle
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Cremesheen Glass Japanese Spring
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
MAC Cremesheen Glass Narcissus
Narcissus
Narcissus
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Dior Etincelante (432) Addict Gloss

Dior Etincelante (432) Addict Gloss
Dior Etincelante (432) Addict Gloss

Dior Etincelante (432) Addict Gloss ($29.50 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a softened, copper and bronze-shimmered peach. Revlon Rosegold is very similar. Revlon Peach is warmer. MAC Social Light is more frosted. MAC Pure Flattery is lighter. MAC Satin Slip is similar. See comparison swatches.

It’s semi-sheer with a lot of shimmer and sparkle, so it seems like it has more coverage than it does. It’s a bit lighter than my natural lip color, but much warmer, so it gives my lips a warm, peachy color overall with finer copper and bronze shimmer. The texture is not too thick or too thin, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear. It lasts four hours and is moderately hydrating during that time. Despite the amount of shimmer in the gloss, it doesn’t feel gritty as the gloss wears away.

Dior Addict Gloss Etincelante (432)

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Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss

Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss
Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss

Edward Bess First Kiss Deep Shine Lipgloss ($30.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based, cotton candy pink with a creamy, glossy finish. MAC Style Packed is darker. MAC Silly is slightly darker. MAC Pink Nouveau is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

The formula is supposed to have “extraordinary shine” with a “kiss of brilliant color” that’s “hydrating.” The shade range “[ranges] from barely there to bold and dramatic.” First Kiss had semi-opaque color coverage, and I think it might have been nearly opaque if it applied more evenly. It had a tendency to settle a bit into lip lines and had a translucency that gave it somewhat splotchy coloring. The consistency is medium-thick and very tacky. It feels a bit gummy and gluey; it’s not as thick as MAC Lipglass, but it’s as sticky, if not slightly stickier. It has a sweet fig scent that might be cloying for some (it was noticeable even when I wore it, and I usually don’t notice scents in lip products once applied). It lasted four and a half hours, which is slightly better than average. It was neither drying nor hydrating while I wore it. This was the first product by Edward Bess that disappointed me; this didn’t feel like a high-end or luxury lipgloss at all.

Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss First Kiss
First Kiss
First Kiss
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (Berry Allure, Kiss Me Coral, Pango Peach)

Revlon Berry Allure Super Lustrous Lipgloss
Revlon Berry Allure Super Lustrous Lipgloss

Revlon Berry Allure Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a darkened, fuchsia pink with no shimmer. It looks purpler and more berry-like in the tube, but applied, it turned rather fuchsia/pink. It had semi-sheer color coverage, and it was only somewhat even when applied (it made my lips look splotchy). Berry Allure lasted two and a half hours on me. MAC Call Me Gorgeous is similar, has more shimmer. L’Oreal Dazzle Me has more shimmer. Chanel Pink Pulsion is less pigmented. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet is similar in tint but has shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Kiss Me Coral Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a brightened, coral-red with silver/white shimmer and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly. This hue lasted three hours on me. Revlon Papaya is slightly pinker. MAC Whoops is less coral, not as warm-toned. MAC Meteoric is pinker. Guerlain Candy Stripe is very similar. Hourglass Nectar has no shimmer. Burberry Brick Red is warmer, less red. See comparison swatches.

Pango Peach Super Lustrous Lipgloss ($7.99 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a soft, warm-toned pink-peach with golden shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff. This shade lasted two hours on me. MAC Strange Potion is lighter, more pigmented. MAC Richer, Lusher is lighter, creamier. MAC Dynasty at Dusk is slightly lighter. MAC Meteoric is pinker. Guerlain Frizzy Mango is similar. Chanel Nakkar is less shimmery. Burberry Cameo Pink is brighter, more opaque. Bobbi Brown Citrus is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Though I haven’t reviewed any previously on the blog, I do have a few (that I always intended to review!) in the original formula. The original formula contained 0.20 fl. oz., had a fruity scent (all of the new ones I bought were unscented even when I sniffed from the tube), were sticky (the new ones are completely non-sticky), and contained SPF 15 (the new formula has no SPF rating). Generally speaking, I think the formula improved, but the decrease in size is, of course, not one of the areas they improved on.

The new formula’s texture is lightweight, thin, and comfortable to wear. It is non-sticky, and all three were lightly hydrating when I wore them. After about two hours of wear, there is a very, very light tackiness but I wouldn’t go as far as calling it tacky.  I couldn’t detect any scent or flavor to the gloss (and no waxy or plastic-like scent either). It has an angled, doe-foot applicator and comes inside a large, round-shaped plastic tube.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (2013) Berry Allure
Berry Allure
Berry Allure
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (2013) Kiss Me Coral
Kiss Me Coral
Kiss Me Coral
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss (2013) Pango Peach
Pango Peach
Pango Peach
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Giorgio Armani #400 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani #400 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #400 Flash Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a is a bold, bright red with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy shine. (I expect this to look cooler-toned on cooler complexions, as it comes off more neutral against my warmer tones.) NARS Norma is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Driven By Love is darker, more shimmery. MAC Send Me Sailing is less pigmented. MAC Russian Red is similar. Dior Ceremony Red is more shimmery, cooler-toned. Chanel Fatale is less pigmented. See comparison swatches.

This shade had mostly opaque color coverage, but there was some translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through but very subtly. It has a high-shine, glossy finish that wears and lasts well, plus the color wears even beyond that. When I tested it, the glossiness lasted four and a half hours, and then it was a duller shine (but not totally matte) that continued on for another two hours (six hours total of good wear). The consistency is medium-weight, has a gel-like feel so it molds and clings to lips but not in a bad way, and has a light tackiness. It’s very comfortable to wear and nicely hydrating.  At a very, very close range, there is some minor settling of the color into lip lines, but it isn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance.

Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquer #400
#400
#400
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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