Current Crushes: Glamorous Gifts from Gloss48

Current Crushes: Glamorous Gifts from Gloss48

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Gloss48 has girly gifts covered!

Has this happened to you? You’re shopping for a friend when you encounter something so perfect that you want to buy it for yourself. This happens to me a lot when I’m strolling the virtual aisles of the niche beauty haven Gloss48. This week’s Current Crushes are exactly a case of that; while shopping for a girly friend of mine, I end up with three new items I wanted for myself. Whoops.

Luckily, the Gloss48 lovelies sent me the products for closer inspection…


Check out the SewLomax Lipstick Pops bag ($25) and tell me you wouldn’t have kept it too. This adorable embroidered bag from the UK line is approximately 11” x 5” – making it the perfect size for full size makeup brushes or to use as a clutch for a night out (an ID, lipstick, credit card and compact all fit with ease.) The pretty little heart-shaped gold zipper pull is divine, and I love the pop of the red nylon interior every time I open it up.



The Beauty for Real Cheek Tint/Luminizer ($29) has my name all over it too. I love to sparkle, but glitter and I aren’t the best of friends. Luckily Beauty for Real understands there are other ways to shine without looking like a craft project.


The Cheek Tint/Luminizer in Gold Rush/Afterglow gives such a beautiful luminous glow. Use bronzey Afterglow for a hint of color, Goldrush for a highlight, or together for just plain awesomeness. Plus, it contains an ingredient called Luminera, which reflects UV light to diminish wrinkles, discolorations, imperfections; basically everything you don’t want to see!

Gloss48-beauty-for-real-cheektint-6Goldrush and Afterglow, applied heavily


Anyone who knows me, knows I can never pass up a good lip product. So I was goner the minute I spied Tat2u Lip Crème Extreme ($14). And the deal was sealed when I swatched them! These are the trifecta of lip product perfection; the shades are vibrant, the pigment is off the charts and they last practically FOREVER (translation: 5 hours). The formula applies like a gloss but it’s really a liquid lipstick; a shiny, creamy, liquid lipstick.

Gloss48-tat2u-creme-lip-extreme-8Fabulosity, Chocolate Truffle, LOL, Hearts & Flowers, Treat Me Sweetly

The fruity scent worried me at first, as I’m super sensitive to scents. But it was a distant memory in moments because it faded quickly. Phew.


From left:
Fabulosity – berry-kissed mauve
Chocolate Truffle – rich chocolate shimmer
LOL – bright fucshia pink (a best seller!)
Hearts & Flowers – bright red shimmer
Treat Me Sweetly – warm nude

Need a gift for a girly friend? Head over to Gloss48 and their Holiday Shop. You’re sure to find something for her (and you!)

Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high-end skincare and lip products

3 thoughts on “Current Crushes: Glamorous Gifts from Gloss48”

  1. @stef–Great post! Quick question: What is the texture on the Beauty for Real cheek tint/luminizer? Is it cream to powder or sheer cream or what? The blush shade looks like a dupe for a blush I used to love, but I’m looking for a cream that ends up powdery and stays put. Let me know because I’m crushing on this product hard right now :D

  2. This site is new to me! Great Review as always,@stef. They really look intense with plenty of pigmentation to spare. Speaking of which would be my holiday color- Yup, Hearts & Flowers would make me feel merry and bright!

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