Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Spring Glosses

The Spring Season: Lipgloss Wrap-up

Did you know that it’s easier to swatch multiple lipsticks at once than lipglosses? Who knew! Let’s take a look back at the lipglosses featured in the Spring Season…

The closest dupe to #4 (Cle de Peau #2) is #3 (Chanel Pin-up), but it’s not quite as pigmented or as golden-peach; #1 (Benefit I’m With the Band) also comes close, but it’s a good deal pinker.    However, #12 (NP Set Mauritius) is the closest in the “feel” of #4–but it’s milkier, creamier–has a very obvious nude base but gives the same sheen/effect.  #12 is also similar to #7 (Le Metier de Beaute Apricot Creme).

Predictably, #1 (Benefit I’m With the Band), #3 (Chanel Pinup), #4 (Cle de Peau #2), #8 (MAC Nymphette), and #11 (NARS Orgasm) are all in the same family.  I often hear comments comparing these shades to NARS Orgasm, but I have to tell you, on my lips, Orgasm is the sheerest and least impressive.  Cle de Peau #2 is the best, but it’s also the priciest.  I think a good affordable version is either Benefit’s I’m With the Band or MAC Nymphette.  For something even closer, I think Chanel’s Pinup does the trick.  I still love Cle de Peau #2 the best and would buy it again in  a heartbeat.

  1. Benefit I’m With the Band Lipgloss
  2. Benefit Zone Out Lipgloss
  3. Chanel Pinup Glossimer
  4. Cle de Peau #2 Gloss
  5. Dolce & Gabbana Sunset Lipgloss
  6. Korres #25 Natural Purple Lipgloss
  7. Le Metier de Beaute Apricot Creme Gloss
  8. MAC Nymphette Lipglass
  9. Maybelline Sandstone Shimmer Lip Gloss
  10. NARS Belize Lipgloss
  11. NARS Orgasm Lipgloss
  12. NP Set Mauritius Lipgloss
  13. NYX Chandelier Lipgloss
  14. Shiseido PK 406 Lipgloss
  15. YSL Golden Peony (#10) Golden Gloss

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11 thoughts on “The Spring Season: Lipgloss Wrap-up

  1. Thanks for the recommendation, I won’t bother with the Orgasm gloss but yay thanks to YOU I bought I’m With The Band :)

  2. Oeh, i really love the shiseido POK 406.. Beautiful!

  3. I like number 6 :) I never tried Korres lip glosses before, but this one looks really shiny and natural. I would still love to see more pigmented pink glosses :)

  4. Diana

    Korres #25 is sooo nice

  5. SiaM

    WOW!!! A new “You may enjoy”…. box has appeared with related posts!!!! L♥ve the cute layout you are making

  6. I have to look if I can get MAC Nymphette! Not sure if I could get the others, exept maybe the Maybelline one and the NYX one, but they’re not gorgeous shades.. I’ll take a look on other swatches though ^^

  7. Ok, I realized I had to look at the swatches full size – and I love NYX Chandelier so I think I’ll buy it from Cherry Culture! :D

  8. If I don’t find anything better ofc – I can’t buy too much at once xP

  9. Oh, and if I find Maybelline Sandstone Shimmer somewhere (Eleven.se or a shop in real life) I’ll take a look at that too :P