Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick review
LORAC is a brand, I must confess, I haven’t spent much time with. That’s not to say I haven’t wanted to share precious moments with a number of items in their collection, I just never had a chance. Until recently, when this wht review introduced me to LORAC’s Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick. Well, hellloooooo LORAC!
Couture Shine is labeled a liquid lipstick meaning it’s not just some boring ‘ol gloss. This baby is smooth, thick, creamy and packed with color. Designed to give lips a “luxuriously smooth textured” look, the formula contains jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and oriza sativa bran extract (to soothe, nourish and hydrate lips) plus hyaluronic acid which helps fill in lines.
I tested the Liquid Lipstick ($22) in Glam (shown left), a medium rose pink with heavy gold shimmer. The shimmer is Mother of Pearl, which reflects light and gives some extra sheen to your pout. It’s really a gorgeous shade that is easy to wear with both cool or warm makeup colors.
The formula is not super shiny, more shimmery than anything else. You don’t get that wet look like some other glosses, which I think is nice. Since it’s called liquid lipstick I wouldn’t expect it to be super glossy, more opaque. And that’s what I see with the Couture Shine – an opaque hue with shine.
I love the applicator of this product because it’s a nice, short yet fairly wide, tapered brush. I prefer brush applicators to sponge ones any day of the week! Glam has a very mild scent of some sort, which I cannot place. It’s not sweet, not minty, and not candy-like. Just a scent that’s neither bad or strong. In terms of longevity, this one doesn’t disappoint. Glam lasts on average 2 – 2 ½ hours before I felt the need to re-apply, which is fairly typical for me.
The cost of these babies isn’t cheap at $22.00 each, but it is a fairly luxurious gloss and with Glam, great color payoff! There are nine different shades in the Couture Shine line that run from sheer to pigmented. The wht team had a look at the shades Elite (a rosy mauve), Muse (a soft pink mauve with pearl) and Haute (a bright pale pink) as well – be sure and check the comments for their reviews.[ratings]
For even more LORAC lip gloss check out the wht review review of their Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss!
Looking for a deal? Check out the LORAC Hollywood Insider Collection – a $142 value for just 39.50, a collection of LORAC must haves including a Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage, plus a powder, blush, eye shadow trio and mascara.
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