If you know me or my posts at all, you know I’m a lip gloss addict. How could you not? I proudly proclaim it every moment that I can. But between you and me, it’s a bit out of control. True story, last week I was in a store and picked up a lip gloss that caught my eye; a bright, opaque coral with gold shimmer. So pretty! So…familiar. I reached into my purse and pulled out it’s doppelgänger. But here’s the tragic part, I bought it anyway. Because I was sure the new one would be different in some way, despite looking identical. I’m telling you, I may need an intervention.
But something exciting happened a few weeks ago when I opened our delivery of LORAC Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss. I gazed upon lip glosses that truly were different. Honest!
It was love at first twinkle…
Are you as mesmerized as I am by the shades shown above? Know why? These contain holographic pigments (hence the 3D moniker) which give them a multidimensional look. You can see it a bit in the tube, but when you actually get them on your lips is when the true magic happens.
It’s also apparently terribly hard to capture in an online swatch. The ones you’ll find on the retailers are nowhere near accurate. So I’ve asked our reviewers to describe them for you (they’re nice like that). Shown from left, they are:
Untamed: Full on, bright coral with coral and hot pink micro shimmer.
Polished: Light opal pink with white silver shimmer.
Cliché: Neon bubblegum pink-meets-fuschia. Bright silvery shimmer with tiny cerulean blue flecks.
3D: True metallic copper, like a new penny! With pink and silver glitter. (I’d say the glitter is largest in this shade~Stef)
Intermix: Burnt orange brown with rosy copper shimmer.
Vivid (not shown, but received): Bubblegum pink with a greenish-gold iridescence and silvery shimmer.
To add to the mystic, these glosses have full names but are only usually referred to by their first name. Untamed Sauvage is just called Untamed online. Like Madonna!
Other points you should know about these glosses…
• Faint fruity smell that dissipates quickly.
• Fabulous brush, short and dense, that makes application a breeze.
• Very smooth and creamy texture, with very little stickiness. Yet, it wears for a long time.
• Paraben-free, with added antioxidants. So they not only look good, but are good for you.
• “Gloss” really doesn’t do these justice. Think liquid lipstick meets gloss hybrid. Lots of color with mega shine!
But the main point you should know? They’re truly fabulous. Review Team and readers, do you agree?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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