I've always been *suspicious* of lip plumping products. Frankly, I don't really care for them, and I don't really know what the rage is all about. May be one of these days, I'll be crying while eating my own words, but right now, whatever. At least that was my attitude with this Fusion Beauty LipFusion Color Shine. Until I try it, of course.
Well, I still don't care for lip plumpers :P but I have to say I really really like this gloss! It has thinner but super smooth texture, similar to Majolica Majorca Rouge Majex, only it lasts longer. It is also very moisturizing, which is surprising to me since glosses sometimes can be drying. As for the plumping aspect, well, no comment. I didn't pay attention, and even if I did, I wouldn't be able to tell you whether or not my lips looked or felt "plumped". I don't really understand what it means to begin with! Anyway, the gloss is scented, but only very lightly, and the smell reminds me of Smarties (the American ones, not the chocolatey British ones). It's a tangy fruity scent that's polite and isn't intrusive, so I don't mind it. I don't know if all the LipFusion Color Shines have the same scent, I hope they do, because I am planning on buying more :)
Oh yes, I do have a complaint, though only a minor one. The gloss has the common doe foot applicator, but it dispenses very very little product. It annoys me that to apply enough gloss on my lips, I have to keep dipping back into the tube several times. But with all that said, I still reach for this gloss most often out of the bunch of random glosses I have in my bag right now.
The color I have is Bare, a deluxe GWP I got from Sephora a while ago. It's a nude color, but it's not thick and opaque. And by opaque I mean if your lips are not in tip top condition, i.e. dry and in need of exfoliation, wearing an opaque lip color will reveal or worse, emphasize every dry flake. Thankfully, this color doesn't do that. In fact, it evens out my lips and makes me look more lively (instead of purple - it's chilly outside you know!). Pretty much a fail proof color if you ask me!
Yep, I said above I am planning on buying more of these because I really like them. I also know that these costs an outrageous $38 each for a full size O.O So no, I'm not about to drop $38 on a tube of lip gloss, but I did find this little set below at Sephora, basically 6 tubes of the same deluxe GWP size I have, for $39. Still a bit stiff, which is why I'm waiting for a Sephora promotion :D I don't know though, I might just give in and buy the set for just that orange color on the far right alone...Very tempting.
***Picture from Sephora USA.
Sweet September 2011 with Anna Sui GWP
1 year ago