Thursday, April 5, 2012
Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss in Star
This was one of the free deluxe samples I received for purchasing the Smashbox Beauty Exposed Kit from Ulta. I have tons of lip products I usually stick more to just lip balms but this is my new favorite lip product especially if I want to look a little more polished.
Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss in Star is one of the best I've come across in a while. In the tube it looks like it would be super glittery however out of the tube that is a much different story. When the light reflects off this product it enhances your bare lips and gives them a natural looking glow without looking like a glitter bomb went off on them. It's a subtle effect that really works and makes the lips stand out and shine. This gloss also works really well over any color lipstick to give it a little something extra.
The formula is very moisturizing and feels light on the lips. It glides easily over them in application and doesn't feel sticky, tacky, or gritty while wearing and a little goes a long way. For a lip gloss this stays on very well and I find I only need to re apply it after eating and drinking. This has a slight Vanilla scent to it I think but once on your lips you can't tell it is very faint and has no taste what so ever. Those are two very important things for me I hate when lip products have overpowering scents and taste's so this gets an A+ for both of those points.
In the photo below are swatches of Star by itself and then over NYX Louisiana. The top swatch is of Louisiana untouched. The Middle is Louisiana with Star gloss over it and the Bottom is just Star Gloss. I tried to get it to reflect a bit in the light but I really need to invest in a macro lens to get that close of a shot.
This product retails for $19.00 for the full size (0.36 fl oz) and is available in 6 Shades. You can find this in Sephora and Ulta stores and online or on Smashbox's Website. I will definitely buy this product again I think it's going to take some time for me to go threw the small tube I have because it lasts and you don't need much product to get a high shine this is really worth the money.
Right now there is also a Shades of Fame Reflection High Shine Lip gloss Set that is out and has 5 Shades in sizes of .19 fl oz for $29 (which is the size of the one I have pictured here) and I'm really thinking about picking that up because it is a great value if your interested in checking this product out I would recommend picking it up!
Have you tried Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss?
Ingredients: Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire D'Abeilles), Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Saccharin, Butylene Glycol, Silica Dimethyl Silate, Acacia Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylparaben. May Contain/Peut Contenir: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide (CI 77861).
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