Saying Yes to Glossy Lips

It’s a rare occasion for me to wear lipgloss. But this week is different. I’m giving lipgloss another chance…and it’s all due to Gossip Girl. Yes, Gossip Girl, the TV series.

You see, I’m new to Gossip Girl; I just can’t get enough of the trials and tribulations of Serena, Blair, Chuck et al, the fashion and the makeup. I’ve just started watching and I’m now on Season 2. One thing that I’m loving from this season is the glossy lips sported by S and B. Yes, I’m well aware that it is circa 2008 but what the heck. I’m digging it. I love it so much that I decided to release my inner Gossip Girl and add a little gloss to my repertoire this week.

First colour that caught my attention in my collection is Berry Glimmer, a fuchsia pink Glimmer Shine* gloss from Avon brand, Mark. This Glimmer Shine gloss looks so pretty and bright in the tube, doesn’t it? But there’s no need to fear this one if you’re colour shy because this baby is as sheer as can be. But it is a lovely gloss that adds a lot of shine. It’s also not sticky, which is good. Stickiness is one of my least favourite features of a gloss.

Since this gloss is so sheer and my lips are pigmented, I needed to layer it over another product. First, I tried it over a light pink liner from Covergirl. For me, it is a departure from my typical statement lip but I really enjoyed wearing it.

Today, I wore the gloss over one of my new favourite lipsticks: Revlon’s Raspberry Bite (reviewed yesterday!). Here, I dabbed on a bit of the lipstick for more of a stain effect, and then layered the gloss. I likey!

So there you have it, my Gossip Girl inspired lip combos. I have a feeling I’ll be doing some more experimenting this week. Until then, xoxo.

M

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