These are ten fantastic shades of gloss that I reviewed and tested in the past year. You’ll notice that there are a few from Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer range, and let’s just say it was hard not to include more!
Bobbi Brown Firefly High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “gold ivory with opal flecks.” It’s a virtually colorless gloss with warm white and iridescent opal shimmer–looks like a wintry mix of silver, white, and lilac. There’s no real color in the base, just lots and lots of shimmer, but on, it’s definitely apparent you’re wearing something–it’s highly reflective and looks a little pink-ish. MAC She-zam is more silver-shimmered. NARS Luxor is similar in color and sheen, though it is milkier. MAC Frozen Lame has a lot more white shimmer.
Long-time readers will know that this is one of my favorite formulas–it has a ridiculous amount of sparkle and dazzle combined with a non-sticky and comfortable to texture that’s not too thick or too thin. These glosses typically last a full four hours and sometimes longer on me; Firefly wore for a full four hours, which is noteworthy for a gloss that’s fairly sheer in color. The shimmer is so high that it’s almost semi-sheer to semi-opaque in color because of the coverage the shimmer yields. It’s moisturizing, and I like that it doesn’t get sticky over time. Bobbi Brown’s glosses come with a doe-foot applicator, slightly more gloss than the average gloss, and are mint-scented.
This shade is shimmery enough to be worn alone, but it can also be layered over your favorite lipstick to add a different dimension. It will be particularly flattering paired with plums, burgundies, berries, and reds.
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