I've discovered a new (inexpensive) lip gloss that is perfect for those of you who want:
moisture, high shine finish, a brush applicator, and subtle, but distinctive color.
Sally Hansen Diamond 12 Hour Lip Treatment was a joy to use. I loved how smooth and light the gloss was, and the shine via the real micro fine diamond particles (not chubby glitter).
Since it's a gloss and not a long lasting lipstick, expect there to be some fading (so I didn't get 12 hours worth of color), but what was nice is that as it faded during the day, there was still some lovely shimmer left on my lips. Just 1 additional swipe for a touch up and the full effect was back. The gloss did continue to moisturize my lips and keep them soft throughout the day however, even if I didn't have time to reapply. The applicator allowed me to control how much gloss I put on the brush, and it had a pleasant, slightly vanilla scent.
My favorite shade was Eternity (sheer coral/peach with a touch of bronze), shown in picture above. I also loved Solitaire (sheer baby pink), and Marquise (sheer watermelon pink). These glosses work perfectly on their own, but if you want more color dimension on your lips, they also work equally well over light lipsticks.
You'll also love the price! $5.99 each - RLB
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*This product was provided courtesy of Sally Hansen for reviewing purposes.
*Image courtesy Sally Hansen/Walgreen's.