February 20, 2011

My Top 5 Moisturizing Lip Glosses

Being sick is no fun. When I get sick, my lips always feel extremely dry. I was applying my Kiehl's lip balm every hour but was getting bored of it. I looked in the mirror and saw that my face, which has been pretty much drained of any sort of colour, could use a bit of a pick me up. 

Since it's winter and the air can get quite dry, I decided to share with you some of my most moisturizing lip glosses. 

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss ($32 USD, $37 CAD) Love the applicator, love the lip gloss, love the luxurious packaging! 

Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing gloss ($14 USD, $17.40 CAD). If you read my last few posts, you know that I tend to ignore my Clinique products. Unfortunately, that's true about this lip gloss too. However, unlike my other Clinique products that inexplicably get ignored, I actually have a reason for not using this gloss as much as I should - it isn't pigmented enough. I usually like really pigmented lip glosses so I probably shouldn't have picked the most natural looking one (01 Apricot). This lip gloss is actually really moisturizing, not sticky at all, and gives your lips a high shine glossy pout. 

Dior Addict Lip Polish ($30 USD, $37 CAD). LOVE. 

shu uemura vinyl unlimited lip gloss ($20 USD, $25 CAD) This is probably the tackiest lip gloss of the bunch but it gives your lips the most brilliant and vibrant colour. I'm not sure if it's really 'moisturizing' but it doesn't dry out my lips like a lot of other lip glosses so I decided to include it anyway. The colour I bought (OR 556) is an amazing peachy coral gloss. 

Josie Maran Natural Volume lip gloss ($20 USD) If you're looking for a plumping lip gloss, you should definitely give this one a try. It makes your lips look full without the tingling/numb feeling. These lip glosses are flavoured with dulce de leche which I suppose is a good thing if you...lick your lips? At the risk of sounding like a drama queen, the thought of licking my gloss covered lips (or any sort of cosmetic product) has always sort of made my stomach churn so that isn't a major bonus for me. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but the smell, which is quite strong, reminds me of the Flintstone vitamins I used to eat. I noticed this lip gloss has gotten quite a few negative reviews. Most people have complained about the smell, brush applicator and lasting power. I bought this lip gloss last summer and my applicator hasn't frayed (but I'm always careful when I put any brush applicator back into the tube). Perhaps the lasting power varies by each shade, but I bought 'Soledad' and it's definitely long lasting. 

The best part about these glosses is the fact that they (for the most part) pass the icky-white-line-that-forms-on-your-lips test! Also, with the exception of the Clinique lip gloss, these are all very pigmented lip glosses. Of course if you're not a fan of pigmented glosses, you can always opt for a more natural shade. 

What are some of your favourite moisturizing lip glosses?



Justine (Productrater) said...

I have yet to find a "mosturizing lipgloss" most of them just look cute a limited amount of time and then just dry out my lips. I know many that have done this. I apply lip medex, it smells like vaseline but helps condition my lips.

faye lu review said...

"dior addict lip polich - LOVE" - it says it ALL. i need to try these out, read so many great reviews, esp. from your blog elise x p.s. what's your favourite shade?

Elise said...

Justine- That's the worst! I hate that so many lip glosses have the ability to turn your lips into a desert. x

faye lu review- hahah they're so amazing that I've started to just substitute proper reviews with the word 'LOVE' lol! Shade 2 (the pink one) is AMAZING! Definitely let me know how it works out for you :) x

miamsrvc said...

I must try Chanel and Dior soon! I'm a big fan of MAC's Cremesheen glosses, they're always such a joy to apply and wear. Have you ever tried them?

Tansia Musabbir said...

love dior addict ......

nice post...

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Val said...

I love that Clinique one - I have it in "Raspberry" and I love how moisturizing it is! I actually like the sheerness, haha :)


Fabulous Aimee said...

I have that clinique lipgloss, really keeps my lips moisturized:)

Anonymous said...

The Clinique one is also one of my favourites because it's so moisturizing and super glossy. I like my lip glosses to be sheer so this one is a keeper for me! I have it in 10 grapefruit. I also just bought a bunch menthol lip glosses from bath and body works. They're also on the sheer side and my friend swears that their lip glosses are the only ones that dont dry out her lips! You should check them out! They're buy two and get one free.

Miss ♥ Nikka said...

Great lip faves. Need to try those. :)

Amazing blog, new follower here. Aloha! :)

Elise said...

miamsrvc- I actually haven't tried any of the MAC lip products because I'm always afraid they're going to dry my lips out. I'll have to give the cremesheen glosses out! Thank's for letting me know :) x

Tansia Musabbir- Of course I'll visit your blog :) Thanks so much for reading x

Val- haha I'm trying to use mine more now. It definitely makes your lips look really glossy and I love that! x

Fabulous Aimee- Definitely! I love that it's moisturizing and very affordable! x

littlelucy- Thanks so much for letting me know! The next time I'm near a B&BW I'll have to remember to check them out x

Miss ♥ Nikka- Yay! I'm glad you found my blog :) Thanks so much for reading and commenting x