|the clouds in the sky really washed out the colour... stoopid clouds.|
These little juicy tubes of glossy goodness are from Essence and will cost you €1.29.
Gloss isn't my favourite favourite lip product, but a glossy lip balm is something that I could get behind. These are essentially a lightly coloured gel encompassing a good lot of coloured sparkle with a hint of taste. Not being a big gloss fan (I don't like sticky things), I was worried that this would be sticky and glue hair to lips and generally promote a feeling of uncomfortable stickiness. It didn't, but only if used SPARINGLY.
It sits nicely on the lips and feels nice and hydrating, without making me feel self-conscious about having massive sparkle and "wet look" lips.
Pink Dragon fruit is a lovely corally colour that smells of nothing and tastes subtly fruity, not overpowering. I couldn't feel the glitter particles and my lips felt lovely and moisturised and hydrated, but it didn't last long. I only applied a very little bit, as I didn't want to slip off the sofa and slide out of the door. The colour is very transparent when used sparingly, and it gives a lovely finish to lips, but not mad colour.
|Essence Glossy Lipbalm Pink Dragonfruit|
|Essence Glossy Lipbalm Berry Sorbet|
The only thing is that the first bit of balm that comes out needs to be discarded (onto a handy tissue) as there seemed to be a bit of plain balm in the nozzle before the actual glitz comes through. Other than that I can't really fault the €1.29 tube of goo.
Now for the kicker... I didn't actually buy these. My 7yr old Daughter did, with her pocket money. And I have to say that they are entirely appropriate for her. A teensy bit of subtle colour, with a bit of sparkle (to satisfy her inner/outer magpie), but nothing more than that, and at a very good price. The fact that I can "borrow" them in a pinch is handy.
It's nothing special, but would be good for the beach or holliers as you wouldn't be fussed if it got lost...