Monday, October 24, 2011

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss

A post for Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pout, in the spirit of more lip color posts this month ^.^ It's a tiny little sample/travel sized tube from the  Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lips that's been taking me forever and a half to go through, simply because I've been totally distracted with a bunch of other lippies :P

All pictures taken indoor with flash unless otherwise noted.

This Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lips set includes mini sample sizes of Benefit Cosmetics Posietint in Poppy Pink, this Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pout I'm reviewing belowUrban Decay Pocket Rocket in DougLaura Mercier Lip Glace in RoseTarte Double Ended Lip Gloss in Danny-SandyBuxom Full-On Lip Polish Diamond in April, and a full size Korres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF10 in 14 Pink.

From left to right: Benefit Cosmetics Posietint Poppy Pink, Lip Enhancing Gloss PoutUrban Decay Pocket Rocket DougLaura Mercier Lip Glace RoseTarte Double Ended Lip Gloss Danny-SandyBuxom Full-On Lip Polish Diamond April, and Korres Mango Butter Lipstick SPF10 14 Pink.

This is my very first Smashbox lip gloss! It's not bad ^.^ Texture is not too thick but not too thin either. Due to the color having very fine pearlized shimmers, the gloss is smooth and is not sticky at all. It's decently moisturizing and has a mild, nonintrusive fragrant. I don't like the rubbery feel of the applicator handle though, not to mention it seems to attract dirt like crazy! I can count on one hand how many times I've reached for this tube, and the rubber cap is already dirty even though I store it in nice clean lidded box inside my cabinet! I can't imagine how much worse it would look if it were to make a residence in my makeup bag :( I've read somewhere that Nars blush compacts made of the same materials and they can get nasty. At first I didn't understand what that meant, but I sure do now! Anyway, the applicator in this sample tube is a standard doe-foot.

- Pout: this color looks so innocent in the tube with fine pearlized shimmers, but it turns out to be an unfortunately opaque milky pink color that turns my lips at least 2 shades pale. Upon application it makes me look terribly sick, then if I press my lips several times and leave it alone for a while, it blends in with my lips a bit and I would then look like a tweeny bopper trying too hard T.T So yeah, I've only worn it a few times lounging around at home.

This picture and the one below are taken in natural light without flash.

Left to right: Buxom Full-On Lip Polish Diamond in April (will post next), Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Rose (will post next), and this Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pout. 

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