The original name for my blog was going to be Lipgloss & Louboutins, because I am obsessed with both. Having dedicated many a post to the famous shoe brand, today I’m talking yummy ice cream shades of pastel lip gloss. Lip gloss is essential for a pretty pout. There is even something termed “the lipstick effect” which infers that when budgets are squeezed, people simply substitute large extravagances for small luxuries. That’s why women go out and buy lipsticks in times of recession. The “lipstick effect” can be traced back to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. In the four years from 1929 to 1933, industrial production in the US halved, but sales of cosmetics rose. Anyway, back to business…
From left to right we have MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Patience, Please, NYX Sheer Gloss in Dandy and L’oréal Colour Riche le Gloss in Baby Blossom.
Patience, Please MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass
MAC Lipglasses are always quite tacky and sticky, which I don’t really love, but I guess that’s what gives them their staying power. This gloss is so pigmented that it literally erases your lips if you use too much. I normally pair this colour with smokey eyes for a smouldering night time look, but always apply some lip balm before, to make the lipglass glide on more easily, to get that subtle nude look. If not, it’s easy to end up looking like a corpse!
R240 from any MAC counter
Dandy NYX Sheer Gloss
This lip gloss is also highly pigmented and isn’t as sheer as the others in this range. Again, use some lip balm before applying if you’re not into heavily coloured lips. Dandy is the perfect ice cream pink shade and looks beautiful with a bronzey-brown smokey eye.
R89 from Clicks
Baby Blossom L’oréal Colour Riche le Gloss
I love this gloss! First of all it smells deliciously edible, like butterscotch! No, seriously. Secondly, its sheer and gives you a subtle nude peach lip and a pretty kissable mouth. It’s great for pairing with everyday, natural makeup or over a heavier lip gloss.
R99 from Clicks
I love all three of these babies and would recommend them for the perfect pastel pout.