August 2, 2010

Long Wearing Lipgloss from Smashbox, Avon and L'Oréal

Do you find you are more of a lipgloss or lipstick person?  I go through phases where I will wear lipstick or lipgloss for weeks at a time but never one or the other or even both together in one week - am I some sort of lip product racist?!  My biggest complaint, as is most people, with gloss is how long it (doesn't) lasts.  I've always found that the stickier a gloss is, the better staying power it has which isn't the greatest solution (especially if you like to eat flaky things) but luckily the cosmetic companies have been listening and have started coming out with glosses with some staying power!
Smashbox Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss SPF 15 - $24 - in 6 colours my favourites of which are Boundless a pretty coral-peachy shade that screams summer and Infinite a pinky nude colour which is perfect with a smoky eye.  It has a vanilla scent that I really dig and a lot of shine!  And of course I appreciate the SPF!  This lasted about 6 hours on me and kept its shine so was my favourite.

Avon Perfect Wear Extralasting Lip Gloss - $9.99 - 8-hour lip gloss in 10 shades:  Forever Diamond, Endless Watermelon, Eternal Rose, Perpetual Pink, Constant Coral, Everlasting Petal, Continuous Copper, Always Apple, Lingering Plum or Infinite Berry.  They have a sweet scent but no flavour.  I found these to be the stickiest of the 3 and also the least shiny.  On the other hand, it is also the longest lasting.  I got a whole days wear out of it without anything more then some minor fading.  If you don't mind your gloss being a bit sticky and a lot not shiny then give it a try - matte lipstick lovers would probably appreciate it! Available from your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at

L'Oréal Infallible 6 Hour Mineral Lipgloss - $10.99 - available in 12 colours.  I like this formula because of how creamy it is and I also like the fruity smell (no fruity taste though!)  There is a good range of colours from neutrals to reds and the shape of the applicator makes it easy to apply.  It didn't last 6 hours on me, more like 4 or 5 but that's 3 hours and 50 minutes longer then glosses usually last on me so I won't complain. 

- Lisamarie -

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