By Atika Anjum
It’s the trend of matte cream lip glosses, but going matte every day is not a great option, especially in winters when the lips are their chapped best. I always stock up on lip glosses for winter as they don’t weigh your face down like a regular lipstick, plus they hide the dreaded winter chapped lips very well.
Provides long-lasting hydration and the perfect glossy finish – without any stickiness. Jojoba, Sesame and Sunflower Oils, as well as Cupuacu Butter, soften and hydrate. Pomegranate Seed Oil and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection. Honeysuckle Flower Extract conditions your lips. Infused with 100% pure bareMinerals for an extra dose of healthy nutrients.
15 dollars or 1500 INR approximately.
My Take on bareMinerals Cupcake 100% Natural Lip Gloss:
On my last trip to Sephora, I got myself a bareMinerals 100% lip gloss in the shade “Cupcake.” The packaging of the lip gloss is in a long transparent tube and the cap has a matte smooth finish to it. According to bareMinerals, their lip gloss is one of a kind because it has not one but six oils in it to provide the ultimate hydration. The lip gloss contains Jojoba, Sesame, Sunflower, Cupuacu Butter, vitamin E and Pomegranate seed oil. Now apart from these oils, it also has honeysuckle flower extract for added moisturization.
Now, I despise sticky lip glosses, I was just hoping that the lip gloss is not sticky on my lips; luckily, I liked the way it felt on my lips. The cupcake lip gloss is a cute rose pink color. I really liked the way it smoothly glided on my lips and it has a yummylicious vanilla scent, which made me feel like I was digging into a vanilla ice cream.
According to bareMinerals, the lip gloss does not contain any artificial dyes, so I was surprised at the color which is nicely pigmented.
What I did not like is that the lip gloss is so smooth that without a lip liner, it gives your lips a bleeding effect (which is not a pretty sight). All the oils inside this gloss really do work their magic on the lips, as I noticed my lips becoming noticeably smooth and softer after a couple of hours. I also liked the fact that when the lip gloss fades (it stayed put on my lips for a good two hours), it leaves a subtle hint of pink stain on the lips.
Pros of bareMinerals Cupcake 100% Natural Lip Gloss:
- It is preservative and paraben free.
- It has a mix of numerous oils to hydrate and condition the lips.
- It glides smoothly on the lips.
- It doesn’t have the sticky lip gloss feel.
- It has a great vanilla scent.
- It does not have any artificial dyes.
- The lip gloss stays on the lips for a long time.
- Would look good on all skin tones.
Cons of bareMinerals Cupcake 100% Natural Lip Gloss:
- The lip gloss requires a liner to avoid the bleeding lips look.
- The lip gloss is quite expensive, retails for $15
I really like the rose pink color of this bareMinerals lip gloss. I also like the moisturizing and hydrating properties of this gloss. What I don’t like is the price tag as I can buy similar shade lip gloss from any drugstore brand at half the price. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone because of the price.
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