Hi! I’m back with another lip gloss review. When it comes to TBS, I have always only stuck to their bath and body range, but never tried anything from their makeup line. I saw this Christmas Limited Edition lip gloss on their website and knew I want to buy it because a) I love shimmery glosses b) it’s TBS and c) a girl can never have too many lip glosses/lipsticks! 😀 This particular shade is called Coral Sparkle.
Quantity: 6 ml (0.2 US FL OZ)
Price: Rs. 415, if I remember clearly, though I got it during the Christmas sale.
What I liked about this lip gloss is that it didn’t feel as sticky as most other glosses. It’s smooth and goes on easily, and also has a watermelon scent which I like, though it could be a bit strong for some. The shimmer particles are not grainy, and are subtle when you apply it unlike some glosses where it stands out too much.
Stories about some lip glosses being made with animal fat always grossed me out :/ so I’m kind of glad I got this, since (hopefully) I can rest assured about the ingredients! I swipe it directly from the tube, but I guess you could squeeze out a little of it on a lip brush too. I find that it looks even more amazing if you pair it with a subtly coloured lip balm like Maybelline Bloom, it enhances the colour and adds shimmer and shine!
I wished there had been a cuter packaging thought this little tube is very cute indeed, but you know, it’s the Body Shop! One expects more 😛 Also, I wish there had been a bit more of a payoff in terms of colour. It’s a good gloss for layering though. Here’s a swatch –
I kinda shy away from lip swatches 😛 but since the fingertip is supposed to be the closest shade to how your lips are, this is my swatch!
- Somewhat affordable
- Glides on smoothly
- Glitter particles are not gritty
- Is great for layering
- Yummy fragrance
- Does not have much colour on its own
- Available only during Christmas/winter time
- The smell may not be alluring for some
All in all I think it was a good buy, though I did expect more colour. It’s great for when you’re traveling and need a quick dab of gloss on the go.
Would I repurchase: Now that the Lily Cole version is available I might pick that up, but not this again since I’ll have to wait so much.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
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