5 Favorites: Lipglosses for Layering

I love a glossy, sparkly lip, so I often top a go-to lipstick with a shimmery lip gloss to get that effect! Here’s a list of five I really like layering with 🙂

  1. Surratt Beauty Amethyste
  2. Giorgio Armani #701
  3. MAC Rags to Riches
  4. Bobbi Brown Naked Plum
  5. Bobbi Brown Canary

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Mimi Avatar

I feel like that abt the Nars glosses. I had a hard time justifying the hefty YSL & Guerlain $’s at times for the lip products & especially for a gloss but noticed they’re the 1’s I reach for the most… and the YSL 3pk’s they sometime make thru the yr are gr8 & have colors I can use on their own or layer so totally makes it worth it.

Nancy T Avatar

These are stunning picks! Especially loving the Surratt and Giorgio Armani ones to brighten up Heroine or a similar purple shade of lipstick, like Men Love Mystery!
Of the sparkly ones I own, I really love MAC Courtly Coral Dazzleglass, VG Rihanna 2 Lipglass, and also Domestic Diva as well.

Nancy T Avatar

Now there’s an experiment I am dying to try: a verrry cool tone gloss over a warm tone lipstick! I honestly never thought of doing that before, and it sounds like a fun look!

Gillian Avatar

I’m not much of a lipgloss person but they have their uses in my stash. Especially if there’s glitter and sparkle involved!

For layering I like MAC Luminary for its beautiful pearlescent effect. I get the most use out of that one despite my dislike for layering lipstick and lipgloss in general.

For me lipglosses redeem themselves in my book if they are utterly glittery and gorgeous! Case in point: Bobbi Brown High Shimmer lipgloss and some of the Dior Addict lipglosses. I only have one Bobbi Brown lipgloss in the shade Hot and it’s completely stunning! Of the Dior lipglosses I have the ones I love are Paradise and Fancy Purple (Diablotine is lovely too). Pure love! Maybe I should try layering these over lipstick but see the last sentence of the above paragraph. 😛

Lastly I have two lipgloss reserved solely for tweaking my lip colour. They are reasonably sheer and have no shimmer at all. They are ADDICTION Pure lipglosses in Girl on Fire (orange) and Purple Rain (well…purple of course). And I literally just found out that they’ve discontinued them. 🙁

I’m trying to get myself back into lipgloss but I’m such a lipstick girl that I don’t know if my mind set will ever change. I just don’t want to waste the lipglosses that I have. Oh well….

rashmi Avatar

I cant imagine my life without Naked Plum …
and , ask me whom to thank ???

Aaahhh … this is the only thing which was absent in my vanity for eons and that too after repeated recommendations and appearances on my mentor’s site 🙁
I should say sorry to myself for not picking these up as soon as it appeared in her good books ..
anyways , nevertheless its here and getting all my love and getting me compliments too 😀 😀
I love it over
Estee lauder Rebellious Rose , Bobbi Brown brown and practically on each and everything 😀 😀

So far I have 5 and 1 in transit 😀 😀 I wish they include more shades
This is not a thank you speech ….
wait for a mail where I will sing more praises for this 😀 😀

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