Monday, February 13, 2012

REVIEW -- GLEAM Lip Radiance Glosses by Melanie Mills

L-R: Pop My Cork, With My Heels On
Hey everyone! I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend! You may remember a couple of weeks ago when I shared the press release for Melanie Mills' new Lip Radiance Lip Glosses with you.. well today you get to see two of them in action!

I was able to choose a sample and I couldn't make up my mind between Pop My Cork and With My Heels on, so I asked them to pick for me.. imagine my surprise when I received BOTH of them! And they came beautifully packaged in an adorable little black bag! 

The glosses come in seven shades, including: plum aubergine, coral, brick red, raspberry mauve, and others!

Pop My Cork is "a sexy, sheer, baby pink". It's actually a little bit of a challenge to get it opaque, and  I had to end up grabbing a lip brush to try to even the product out on my lips. Also, even though I used lip balm before I applied it.. you can see that it still manages to sink into my lip lines a little bit. Thankfully, it's not noticeable at all in person!

I was surprised that this turned as dark as it did on my lips, considering how pale it is in the tube. It might be because I applied several coats of it to make sure I had an even covering? I definitely like it though! It's very subtle and definitely a "my lips, but better" shade.

With My Heels On is described as "a pure pop of fuchsia pink". To me, it looks totally different than what is shown on the site:

I'm not complaining. I love a good cherry red as much as I love fuchsia, but I think it's something to take note of. This one was also challenging to get opaque, and you can see that I didn't really succeed that well on my top lip. In the future, I think I would wear this over a lip liner to get some extra coverage and hopefully keep the color in place. As you can see in the picture above, it had already migrated past the outer corner of my lower lip after about 5 minutes.

I love how shiny this one is! It looks like your lips are drenched in color, and it's definitely a statement-making gloss!

Overall, I like the GLEAM Lip Radiance Lip Glosses from Melanie Mills. They have a lovely vanilla scent, and are long-wearing. On the flip side, because they're long-wearing, they're also sticky and a little drying. I think in the future, I would layer these over a similar shade of lip liner or lipstick just so I didn't have to worry about whether or not I had an even coverage of gloss on my lips.

Pop My Cork is a bit dryer and slightly less shiny, while With My Heels on is very "wet" looking. Also, be warned: With My Heels does stain your lips, but it comes off very easily with makeup remover or a face wipe.

The glosses are 5g each and retail for $24.00. They are available on Melanie Mills' website. And don't forget... Until February 29th, 2012, Melanie's Lip Glosses will be BUY 2 GET 1 FREE! Enter promo code BEMINE at the checkout to take advantage of this amazing offer!

I'm pleased to give the GLEAM Lip Radiance glosses 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! I think they have a lot of potential, and I wish I'd had them for shows when I was dancing. They would have been great for locking in lip colors!
RATING: 4.0 out of 5 STARS

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And as a special Monday treat for you, I found this picture of sleepy Emma when I was cleaning out our old camera! I think it was from Christmas Eve.. who knows? My baby girl is still adorable and she doesn't get enough love on the blog. ♥

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