Hi Everyone :)
I just wanted to introduce myself! I'm Jess and I'm a new addition to the Pretty&Cute team!! I'll be doing some posts of reviews, tutorials and other fun things on the P&C blog and on their new youtube channel, prettyandcutetv! (If you haven't subbed yet, go check it out!!) I also have my own blog and youtube channel (most people know me as 'jessicalee422' haha) where I feature beauty related goodness! The links will be down available on this post if you want to check me out!
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Now onto the review....
The Lioele Blooming Glosses have become some of my ALL TIME favorite glosses. I am queen of collecting glosses because I get googly-eyed over all the pretty colors, but for the first time, I've fallen in love with every aspect of this gloss! I purchased one of these glosses last year, then at christmastime and now a couple weeks ago. This is maybe actually the first I'm nearly FINISHED with a lip gloss, I cannot stop myself from coming back!!
Here are the two glosses that I own: Cream Orange (top) and Vanilla Pink (bottom. This one is also my all time favorite gloss). As you can tell, the packaging is adorable! I think I can safely say that Lioele has some of the most girly, cute packaging there is! Not only is this extremely durable (I've dropped it many times...), but it is incredibly lightweight.
Many of the color varieties they offer are very 'baby' colored colors, with a couple of deeper shades. Pretty&Cute offer it in the following colors:
#1 Orange Sherbet
#2 Flower Pink
#3 Cherry Red
#4 Cream Orange
#5 Vanilla Pink
#6 Baby Pink
#7 Gold Beige
#8 Latte Brown
#9 Shining Purple
#10 Lovely Twoway
The applicator is quite unique- it is a doe foot applicator with a twist. It's extra long, wide and slanted. I think I prefer this type of tip because it allows for maximum coverage when you swipe it onto your lips! This is also a helpful applicator because when you are starting to finish up your gloss, the slanted applicator is good at reaching at the sides.
Here are the swatches of vanilla pink (top) and the cream orange (bottom). Please don't mind my extremely dry hands. I'm a teacher and I wash my hands very frequently haha :)
About the Gloss:
Coverage: I would say that the coverage is very sheer. It's a nice gloss that provides minimal coverage. It has more of a glossy tint effect. If you are a person that loves incredibly opaque lip glosses, these are probably not the right kind of glosses for you (or you can put a lipstick under it).
Texture: The texture of the gloss can feel a little bit sticky (not sticky like the Mac glosses, but a bit more sticky than NYX round glosses), but the special thing about this gloss is that it is not thick. Because of this unique formula, the stickiness is not very noticeable. I for one believe that the gloss feels really comfortable on my lips without feeling too heavy or too sticky.
Wear: These glosses, like any glosses only has a couple hours of wear. It wore on my lips for about 3-4 hours before it started to wear thin. I found myself constantly reapplying, but I don't think I've had a gloss last on my lips longer than 5 hours unless it was a long wear one or an extra sticky one.
Smell: WOW!!!! Did any of you guys used to eat FLOWER KISS candies when you were a kid?? It has the EXACT smell of that. It has a light floral peachy smell that is so delicious and pleasant, it has you WANTING to put on the gloss more for the smell than for the gloss itself! (lol) I think out of everything this gloss has to offer, the smell by far takes the cake!
Moisture: These lip glosses are also incredibly moisturizing. I don't notice it when I put it on, but after the lip gloss has faded, I can tell that my lips feel a little bit more plump and hydrated. Occasionally, lip glosses will dry out my lips and make my dead flakes come alive (ew), but I can actually feel the moisture soaking into my lips, which is a nice perk. I mean, I wouldn't use this in place of a lip balm nor does it moisturize like one, but as a gloss, it's extremely surprising that it has these kind of effects.
Here are some swatches on lips of the gloss with ONLY the gloss on top of the lips.
As you can see, it has very sheer coverage. It provides just a tint of color.
You can't tell in these photos because I have terrible photo taking skills, but it is INCREDIBLY shiny and glossy!! (And the vanilla pink has a hint of sparkle)
Here are swatches with some concealer on top of the lips prior to putting on the gloss (the same effect if you were to put lipstick on).
As you can see, the colors of the glosses really stand out and provide a more true to color color. Because of the sheerness of the glosses, when applied on top of a light color, this is where the glosses really shine!
My favorite way of wearing these glosses is on top of Mac's Viva Glam Gaga II or when I finish putting on concealer all over my face, I add some extra concealer on my lips to provide a nice base for the glosses.
I hope you guys enjoyed my first review here on the Pretty&Cute blog! This product was one of the first products I've ever purchased from them and am still diligently buying them! They are currently on sale for $12 (Originally $15), so pick yours up today! You can purchase them here :)