How’s your week going so far? Mine is going well but a tad more occupied with work. Today, I’ll be reviewing the recently launched glam on lip glosses from Faces Canada. I got the shades Sanguine slush and Berry Rush. The name Berry Rush reminds me of the Maybelline Berry Crush lip balm which is my absolute favorite!
Price : Rs.549 for 7.5 ml (each)
The lipgloss comes in a rectangular, transparent tube with a long applicator. The tops shuts right and I find nothing wrong with the packaging. Though nothing new, the golden cap makes the gloss look attractive. The shade names (and numbers) are mentioned on the bottom of the tube. Overall, the packaging is better than that of the previous range of Faces lip glosses.
Sanguine Slush (07) is a sheer pink-red toned lip gloss with minute golden shimmer. It leans more on the warmer side (with hints of pink and coral to it). Though the pigmentation is average, the shade is pretty nice and will be loved by the sheer-gloss lovers. The color is not heavy on your lips – its mild, wearable and the golden shimmers add sheen to the finish (not OTT or very visible). I personally love this shade very much!
Berry Rush (06) looks very red (hot) the tube. I expected it to be a well pigmented red gloss however, it is actually more sheer compared to the Sanguine slush. It is a plain sheer (very) red lip gloss with not-so fine shimmer. It has golden shimmers and they are very visible on the tube! The shimmers will not be visible on your lips as in the tube. The wand doesn’t pick the shimmer properly while application. Its a decent red sheer gloss for beginners. I loved it!
Coming to the texture of these glam on glosses, it is smooth and they settle easily on the lips. The glossiness is better compared to the previous ones from Faces Canada. Due to the sheer nature, these glosses don’t leave any noticeable tint behind. They have this kind of plastic-y smell (only to my senses? I am not sure!) unlike the previous range which smelt FAR better!
The best part of these glosses is the staying power. Though the color fades off pretty quickly (Within 1-2 hours due to the lack of pigmentation), they keep my lips moisturized for a long time and still look glossy. Even after 3-4 hours, my lips don’t feel dry or uneasy. I applied the gloss around 7 PM and even at 11, I didn’t feel any dryness. So I give full marks for the moisturisation part!
- Good packaging; Good applicator wand.
- The shades are sheer and so you can wear them everyday.
- Spreads smoothly and gives a good glossy finish.
- Shimmers are not OTT on the lips.
- The tube is big and hence its going to last for a long time!
- I am not very fond of the smell! (Previous ones from this range smelt very nice!)
- Very sheer and hence will not cover pigmented lips.
- Fades after 1-2 hours (evenly); I wish the staying power is better.
These are perfect for office wear/daily wear as they are not those attention-grabbing shades. If you are obsessed with strong coral, red pigmented glosses, then these are not for you. You can skip your lip balm for a long time as the gloss fulfills the moisturizing part. If you are looking out for sheer lip glosses that stay for a LONG time, try these!