“ Brand: Ruby and Millie / Type: Lipgloss / Suitable for: Lip „
After recieving this lip gloss as part of a gift set, I have to say that I was very pleased with the product. It was of a very high quality and the packaging was very modern and functional. The colour was a nude shade and I found that this was a wonderful natural shade that really complemented my skin tone. It was not a shade I would have chosen for myself, however I am am now a convert. The texture of the product is smooth and easily applied, it is not sticky or gloopy like other lip glosses and it seemed to stay on my lips for most of the day. This product is so fabulous that I have gone on to purchase other products from the Ruby and Millie range as well as other colours from their lip gloss range. I feel that their lip glosses are of the highest quality and that Ruby and Millie are a trusted brand and are well worth the investment.
Ruby and Millie Lipgloss Pen
I received a set of these gloss pens from my sister in a set and i have the shades:
*Beige 80 - nude pink colour
*Sunset 48 - Deep red/pink
*Twilight 42 - Light pink
I have only used the beige 80, which looks quite nice and subtle against my pale skin, unlike other beige/bronze lip glosses/colours. And it has a really nice metallic sheen to it which catches the light really nicely - but there is not too much glittery stuff in it.
they are really easy to use you just twist the bottle of the lip gloss tube until the product starts to appear in the brush, but this can take a while - but it helps if you hold it upside down while twisting it. Also the packaging looks really nice, simple and sleek like all of the other ruby and millie products, But after a while only the beige one that I have been using has a crack/split in the lid!
*Nice packaging design - simple and stylish
*Nice colours which have a slight shimmer/metallic appearance
*Easy to use
*Easy to apply and take off
*Gloss stays in place for ages
*Beige colour suits my pale skin tone
*Little amount of product does actually go a long way
*Good modern brand
*Sold at boots
*Nice R&M gift sets
*lOADS of colours to chose from!
*Actual bottle/pen that the product is in, is not that strong - my beige colour has a crack in the lid
*The product can take a while to come out/reach the lip brush
*a bit expensive - £11.50 each from boots
*no fragrance - i would have liked it to have a nice scent
Thank you for reading my review
Well, I saved up my ipoints (aren't they wonderful things!) and off I trotted to Boots to purchase a Ruby and Millie Lip Gloss. I'd been wanting some for ages, and I admit, the packaging is what really drew me in. The entire range is gorgeously designed, in clear plastic or glass with silver trim, and looks great sat in your make up bag! The lip gloss has possibly the most ingenious packaging I've ever seen as you twist the bottom of the tube and the correct amount of gloss is dispensed onto the the brush at the other end. Never mind the packaging - what's the product like, I hear you ask.. It's a high gloss finish and comes in a number of different colours. The shade I have is called “Noon” and is pink and quite shimmery but is fairly see-through when you apply it. My advice would be to try out the testers in the shop, as some of the colours are pretty scarey. I tried out one colour on the back of my hand in the shop and couldn't get it off all day! It was a particularly scary shade of purple called "midnight"! The only real downside is the price - It's £10 a tube and you only get about an inch of gloss! But for an expensive treat it's great as it does make you feel a million dollars! I've only ever seen the R&M range available in Boots, and even then it's only in the big store, but you should search it out because the range is excellent! After all, what else can you spend your Advantage points on!
Ruby and Millie is probably the first British cosmetic brand to introduce the lip gloss pen in the UK. Stila had done it earlier, but it's American. Apparently, Ruby and Millie commissioned Mitsubishi (please, anyone correct me if I'm wrong!) to help with the design of the lip gloss pen. As luce123 had pointed out, the lipgloss is in a pen form where you twist the top to let out the gloss onto the brush applicator. It's so portable that you can put it in your handbag for any touch-ups during the day. Because the gloss only comes out if you twist the cap, it means that the gloss stays put inside the pen otherwise. No more leakage of lipgloss into one's handbag like what one gets from using normal wand-type lipgloss! I recently bought a lipgloss simply named beige and I must say, it's the most flattering nude colour on fair skins! I've been searching for a nude colour to copy the lippie that Jennifer Lopez (J.Lo) wears, and I must say, I have managed to find the perfect one without making my fair skin look pale! However, at £10 a pen, it's quite expensive. But saying that, the lipgloss pens by Stila costs £18.50 each. If you want to get one for less, I just found out that The Bodyshop is selling similar pens called 'lip quench' for £7. However, if you want to copy J.Lo's lippie, you might as well stick to the Ruby and Millie one. If you are a Boots Advantage card holder, you get points from buying Ruby and Millie stuffs. The decision is yours.
I have just bought my first Ruby & Millie lipgloss having been recommended by a friend - I actually had a £5.00 gift voucher off R&M so bought one for the bargain price of a fiver. I chose one called Brown which is very glossy and a medium shade and when it wears off it goes to a lovely faded light brown colour. There is also a beige coloured one which is a really nice neutral colour and some bronzey shades that would be nice for going out in the evening. These are great because you just turn the bottom of the pens and a dose of gloss comes out so you don't waste any product, they are easy to apply because of the brush and the pen is very slimline. Used everyday they would last about 2 months in all which is not bad although I think that there is a big gap in the pen where more product could be injected. I think they could be slightly cheaper they are priced according to the technology so I suppose it's reasonable really.
I find that the packaging of ruby and millie products is some of the most modern and functional available. The actual product, such as the lipgloss pen, is also very good, the colours are always the latest and newest, and they are always of high quality. Some of the colours can be a little bright, and look unwearable, but when applied to the skin they are much more subtle, and can be quite natural looking. The lipgloss pen ( I own the colour 'beige'), is very easy to apply, and looks very natural, but it can also look dramatic if you want it to. It stays put for a very long time considering its a lipgloss, about an hour to 2 hours. It is also very easy to use, you just twist the bottom of the pen, until you get just the right amount of gloss, which also means that you dont waste any lipgloss during application, as you would with other glosses that are in tubes and pots. *UPDATE* My ruby and milie lipgloss pen has now run out :( boohoo!! and although i loved it to bits and am tempted to buy another one, i'm not going to for £10 because it's NOT value for money. However, Boots does have an offer on at the moment where you can get three for one on ruby and millie, and another offer where you get a £5 no7 or ruby and millie voucher if you spend £15 on anything in the store, so i may be buying it for £5!!!! :)