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I want to start by saying that I am a very big fan of soap and glory,so I like to try each of thier products at least once! I had actually read quite a lot of reviews before buying this and they all seemed to be really good so I was looking forward to having plumped lips! Unfortunately this was not the case, when I applied the gloss the first thing I noticed was the lovely vanilla and mint smell that it had to it which was really nice. Then my lips started to sting for a few minutes and I expected them to be nice and plump but when I looked in the mirror they looked the exact same. I reapplied thinking I hadn't put enough on and the same thing happened with the burning but no change in the fullness. I know these products won't replace lip fillers that a doctor gives you but I at least expected some sort of increase in thier size even for only an hour or two. I decided to try it again the following day making sure to properly cleanse my lips incase that had maybe stopped it from working properly the previous day and the results were unfortunately still the same. I ending up just putting it in the bin because as far as a normal lip gloss goes it wasn't very good. It was really thick and gave more of a Matt sheen than a gloss sheen to it. It's honestly one of the first soap and glory products I have been disappointed in.
I have recently started using Soap and Glory make-up products after using their body care range for years. I have lips that are often a bit dry, chapped and not very interesting, largely due to my love of outdoor hobbies which play havoc with my skin generally.
Sexy Mother Pucker seemed like just the thing to give my lips the shine and bit of oomph that they have been lacking for a good few months and so I chose the juicy looking jammy colour, Yummy Plum.
You apply the colour using the applicator in the tube. The gloss is a bit gloopy in consistency and rather than slicking easily across the lips, it kind of sticks and takes a bit of effort to spread it evenly. The colour looks quite strong in the tube, but has a bit of a watered down look when actually on the lips.
Almost as soon as you apply it, your lips start to tingle. It feels a bit like pins and needles across your lips and you feel sure that they must have swelled to three times their size but the mirror tells a different story. They do look a bit smoother, a bit plumper and they do feel quite juicy when you smooth your tongue across them but there's no danger of any 'trout pout' developing here.
The taste, like the colour, is jammy and I don't know if it is this or the fact that it soaks in, wears off or whatever, but it doesn't seem to last long before needing another application. I wont be wearing it when grooming out my horse's winter coat again either because I ended up with what can only be described as an itchy moustache effect - this stuff is sticky!
All in all, it's a bit of a novelty to feel the tingling on your lips but the effect is less than dramatic.
I am a huge makeup fan - as you may notice from my review choices- and lipgloss is something I have been trying since my early teens. It is safe to say that I do not like most of them.
This was something I bought to try and plump my lips a little. I have a thin top lip and and wished to add a little something to it. First of all this gloss is uncomfortable. I am familiar with the tingle of plumping glosses, but this took it to another level. This meant after a few application I could not continue to use it.
The lipgloss is also really sticky. This means that everything gets stuck in the gloss. This is really embarassing in professional situations and a couple of times I have found myself red faced! There is one plus to the stickiness - it does not feather!
With regards to the pigmentation this is great. The colour really pops on the lips. I have punchbowl and this is just the prettiest pink ever. It is such a shame that it is so uncomfortable.
These can be bought from Boots and a number of outlets on line. They retail for around £9.00.
Do I think they are worth it?
If I am honest, no. The gloss did not make my lips more plump, and it was not worth the lovely colour for the discomfort. I also really do not care for sticky glosses. I would not recommend this product. Instead have a try of Tanya Burr's glosses, they are fabulous!
Unfortunately this is one of the few Soap and Glory products which I have not liked in the slightest.
I got this one i the big gift set that I received last Christmas from my boyfriend. However, I do seem to recall buying it once before and then throwing it away. I think that is where this tube of lip gloss is heading.
The packaging is nice, mainly see through so you can see the pink lip gloss, but with silver at the ends.
This lip gloss is meant to plump up the lips. There is a caution on the back that the lipgloss will "almost immediately plump, buzz, tingle and zing (it's not for the meek of mouth) - For review writing purposes I gave it a go today before I went out to the library with my baby. For the first minute everything was normal, then suddenly my lips began to tingle. It wasn't pleasant, but I thought I'd stick with it. I have to say that my lips didn't look any different really, just shiny which would happen with any lipgloss.
After 15 minutes they were still tingling. After 30 minutes I realised that I should probably remove it if there was a chance I might kiss my baby without thinking. It tasted ok as I licked it off, but that was the only good point about it really.
This lipgloss costs a whopping £10 to buy, even if it's part of a 3 for 2 deal that's still a lot of money for something which just feels so uncomfortable. Even pre-baby I never managed to keep it on, and I can't say I ever really noticed much of a difference in my lips in terms of them looking plumper! If I want shiner lips I think I'll just stick with vaseline (although not the tub I use for nappy changes).
1 out of 5 stars from me.
After many friends using this product religiously I was lucky enough to receive it one year in the giant gift sets they sell in boots. It was slightly pinky-red but didn''''t really seem to colour my lips at all when applied and looked more clear coloured with loads of shimmer. On first applying this product to your lips you can see how think it is when looking at the lip gloss applicator so I was tempted to wipe off some excess, however decided against and applied it to my bare lips. Straight away they began to tingle quite a lot, and so when checking in the mirror my lips did look very shiny and full. The taste of this lipgloss isn''''t the best and that can often put me off a lipgloss however it''''s not too overpowering. After wearing this lipgloss for about half an hour I did find that it began glooping in certain areas of my lips and almost creating a line of foundation around my lips which didn''''t look good at all. I did consider when reapplying to use less lipgloss from the wand but then thought that applying so little would defeat the object of having my lips look plumper. I don''''t think I would be quick to repurchase this lipgloss as it''''s just too thick and stick for me. I also received a coloured mother pucker in another set more recently and haven''''t used this at all because it''''s a very hot pink colour that I think in this lip gloss would be a little too much for me :)
Hmm another lip-gloss to the collection which I purchased new from Ebay a while back and to be honest when I used this a few times I threw it to the back of the draw with some other products not a favourite what so ever. I don't like this at all - it's a lip-gloss that is 'deigned' to plump the lips and to make them look fuller. I don't see it at all, my lips looked exactly the same? It's very claggy and sticky and I know it's not just mine as a few friends of mine have it and theirs is claggy too I've noticed. It's not often I write a bad review about a product but this one has to be on the top. Personal opinion and preference. When you apply the gloss it does feel tingly and like its working but no - nothing. Would never buy again.
As far as Soap & Glory goes, I love them. I've tried so many of their products and have fallen inlove, especially with their high quality moisturisers that leave my skin feeling smooth and healthy and their scrubs that seem to bring my zombie skin after weeks of nightshifts back to life. I'd never tried any of the Soap & Glory make up range but with the assumption based on their body products I wasn't too nervous. Santa was generous enough to leave the The Yule Monty gift set by Soap & Glory under the tree this Christmas which included Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss along with other great smelling goodies.
The product consists of a smart looking little tube full of promise, and Soap & Glory claim: "Britain's hottest selling lip plumping gloss, Soap & Glory's bestselling Original Formula SEXY MOTHER PUCKER includes ingenious PLUMPING MICROSPHERES that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with water (they're like tiny, dehydrated little sponges that expand when they get wet) and an exclusive microcirculation-stimulating extract to visibly enhance lip volume. Amazing. Addictive."
At usually £9.00 a tube from Boots it's a little more than I would normally pay for a lip gloss, infact I tend to steer away from lip glosses altogether and just stick to a simple shiny lip balm. The tube is smart and compact which adheres to the classic Soap and Glory style; simple, stylish and very, very girly! Rather than being kitted out with a spongey applicator stick this tube requires squeezing to get some product out. The scent is delicious and again, classic Soap & Glory with a subtle yet good quality smell that is a delicious!
Upon application, I noticed that it went on smooth and was easy to cover my lips evenly with a very small amount. The colour is a subtle pink, and as I've got pale skin the colour suited me well without screaming "LOOK AT ME!!" (which is totally not my style!) The lip gloss provided a nice shine which looked even and not too heavy on my lips, making my pout look very kissable indeed if I do say so myself! So it's all going pretty well right now, but then the unbearable tingling/stinging started!
After about 5 minutes when I started to make my way downstairs to get the party started I noticed that my lips started tingling. I was aware that this product has "lip plumping formula" and I'd tried these kind of products before that induce a little tingle to make you feel like your lips are swelling but it goes away after a while. As time went on my entire mouth felt numb and sensitive, and sipping my drink felt uncomfortable. After a while I ended up just wiping the lip gloss off which fortunately put an abrupt stop to the tingling, I was terrified I was having an allergic reaction! I didn't even notice any difference to my lips apart from feeling really weird, which was very disappointing considering I walked around feeling like I'd replaced my mouth with a rubber ring for a sexy pucker which was promised!
I wouldn't recommend this product, as a female in Western society I am well aware that there is the idea of 'beauty is pain' but I think I'll stick to gentler products that soften my lips and don't cause such discomfort! The colour, texture and consistency was all well and fair but the sensation really crossed all these out for me. I didn't wear the product long enough to feel the benefit due to the discomfort and I don't think I'll be trying it out again! As this product was part of a gift I wasn't too disheartened that it didn't work out for me, however if I'd paid the £9.00 from Boots I'd be seriously cheesed off.
I first tried the Soap and Glory products 2 Christmases ago when my husband purchased a gift set for me. In this set was this particular lip gloss. It looks great. When I put the gloss on my lips I noticed it was a lot thicker and stickier than other lip glosses. However, it looked nice on. The colour was subtle but created a great shine. 5 minutes later, the problem arrived. My lips began to tingle which quickly turned into a burn. It got so bad that I had to wash it off immediately. I didn't give up though. A few days later I tried it again, this time the tingling stayed at a slight tingle. Having kept it on this time, the tingling disappeared after about 10 minutes. As a result, my lips looked fabulous. They looked slightly fuller and the colour was great. I have since bought the hot pink lip gloss and once again the colour looks fab. My advice, if at first it tingles....keep trying, you won't be disappointed.
Soap & Glory
You either know this brand or know of this brand and alongside Rimmel London and other such like Mac this product is in the main stream and not something you would generally find the likes of Rihanna or Kate Middleton wearing (one would simply wear Channel like our beloved Norma Gene otherwise known as Ms Monroe!). So what am I implying? This brand isn't low income friendly - BOOOO! On a more serious note the brand in itself offers mostly cosmetic and beauty products - he'll if you're female or one of my gay best friends you'll love it. It's a flirty and fun brand and Elle Woods (main character in legally blond) signature colour... Pink! There's bubble baths, lotions, creams and make up as well as bags to compliment this. Generally speaking though this would better suit a budget of say £30-50 a month on health care products but I shall get back to that.
Boring Box Stuff
Well the product is called "Sexy Mother Pucker" at an initial glance I didn't think much on it but the fifties image had a Laura Croft pout about her so my initial thought was "I bet this overpriced lipgloss is going to be about giving me irresistible kissers" but hey I obviously bought it (more about the childish title of the product of what the p in pucker could have been changed to!). So according to the pretty box it states that the lipgloss includes "ingenious" plumping microspheres - English please? So basically tiny molecules that explode when coming into contact with water. Basic English? Imagine spongebob when he gets wet and absorbs things he gets BIGGER so this is what happens to our lips.
What Does it Look Like?
The box is rectangular and a pink cardboard which the bottom half being more 3D, like I said previously there's a 50s look imagine where a woman has a pucker pouting pose and looks glamorous for that time. So Soap and Glory are very much there own unique brand and definitely stand out so trust me you won't accidentally walk past them unless you're as blind as me!
The tube itself is very - basic, literally it's a clear tube and a black twist lid to pull the sponge out and pucker up those lips... Oh and black writing. Little disappointing that it's not out there and obvious like a lot of the other products but I would still say I like the look it's still different and doing its own thing. I also like the fact that the tube is clear so I know when I'm running out of lipgloss - any fellow make up whore will agree that putting on mascara in the morning and realising when you have one eye done that you've ran out and are having a nervous breakdown because now you look like something out of a clockwork orange and it's not even halloween!
Right so something a little different about this product the colour and the flavour are different! I like the fact that there's a bit of flavour it's different to that horrible fat type lard taste you get off other lipgloss - if I. Going to taste lipgloss it might as well taste nice!
* Clear is chocolate orange flavour
* Candy Gloss is vanilla flavour
* Pink Apricot is chocolate orange flavour
* Half Naked is buttered popcorn flavour
* Punch Bowl is chocolate cherry flavour
* Yummy Plum is chocolate/raspberry flavour
I think the quality is good overall, the lid doesn't magically open on its own like some brands I won't mention right now, it doesn't taste like lard when you wear it. I would say the brush could probably be a little better it looks literally like a plastic stick with a white brush and although realistically I wasn't expecting a golden wand or anything I did think that it was a bit bendy and cheap so could probably snap if you're a little rough and ready. I think the sponge is OK too but again that could be better quality in all fairness I just don't entirely like the feel of when I apply the lipgloss unless that's me being a little picky.
Absorbency and Texture
If you look at the instructions for how to use you will find another unique thing about the product with regards the tingle.
"How to Use
Sexy Mother PuckerTM activates on contact. It's likely that you'll notice a bit of a buzz (and likely, create one). Please note: This is normal."
Do I agree? YES!
To be quite blunt when I first put this on I thought it was an odd sensation your lips seem slightly chilled but it's quite nice and you also notice it's a little tingling sensation like you're getting rid if pins and needles - like I said its odd.
As for the texture I would say its thick and easily spreadable so I like it but you need to apply two layers to notice the colour as I think the colour doesn't show as great as it could and considering its thick I thought this was a shame as the two layers could mean more lipgloss time! Once on your lips though you don't notice it too much apart from the tingling sensation whereas usually the lipgloss would feel a little heavy on my lips this one was barely noticeable apart from the tingle.
Glossy? For How Long?
At first the product is glossy and looks very attractive but after around an hour it's not that noticeable so I would say you would ideally need to reapply every hour maybe or just use the product for dates and hope you don't transfer the excess lipgloss. Like I said I do think that this is a shame and I would love it to be longer lasting for this one reason - they come in pretty colours.
Price and Where To Buy
You can buy this from most boots retailers mostly the bigger main stores. In boots the lipgloss is priced as £9 whereas other products the same but different brands are generally £6/7 so it's a little pricier than some of the other main stream brands but it down to somebody's own discretion whether they think it's worthy of there budget. Personally I probably won't buy this again I will be looking at the cheaper option or buying if on offer because I'm a cheapskate usually but if I felt like really treating myself then I might push the boat out. Alternatively you could always do a hunt on eBay who knows you could probably get the same thing for £3 I can't be certain that it wouldn't have been a five finger discount of a back lorry job but it would certainly be cheaper.
Personally I love it, it's quirky, flirty and girly so why wouldn't I? I like the addictive little tingling sensation but realistically I don't think it plumps up your lips - no chance! I think it temporarily makes your lips look more plump if you pout a little but I think the thickness does this if you keep a normal face whilst wearing this you will see it's a normal lipgloss but with that tingle for when you mingle. Like I said I would probably never buy this again unless I want to treat myself but I wouldn't cross it off the shopping list necessarily.
I'm going to say three stars, the price is a little steep and I don't think it makes your lips more Laura Croft - sorry ladies. I do like the design, the tingle, the colour and flavour thing and they're a good quality brand generally but unless I get a better paid job I will be going back to the cheaper brands or Vaseline.
So I'm a massive fan of lip plumpers and buy any new one that I see. Soap & Glory's 'Sexy Mother Pucker' is one of the first that I tried, after hearing good things from a couple of my friends.
The limp plump has a sturdy applicator (rather than a flimsy brush). I like this as it makes it easy to apply to your lips without getting it on the skin around your mouth - something that you really don't want to happen with a lip plumper.
The plumper glides easily across the lips and it is very easy to get an even coverage. It feels quite thick and sticky on your lips - like a very thick gloss. This means that you can't really wear it under lipstick unless you wait for it to rub away, by which time the effect has worn off. It looks good as a gloss in it's own right though - nice and shiny and shimmery.
After a minute or so you start to feel a tingling feeling on your lips (I like this feeling, as with other lip plumpers, but I know a couple of my friends do find it too painful) which means that the plumper is working. The tingling sensation of this product is milder compared to others however.
I found the plumping effect of this product quite minimal and disappointing - it did make my lips look slightly plumper, but not by very much, and the effect only lasts a few minutes before wearing off. I wouldn't recommend using it for a plumper - there are much better available in the price range - but it does make quite a nice lip gloss.
I love lipgloss and it was even better recieving Soap and Glory lipgloss this year! They come in al l different shades but each ones just as nice.
I was quite dissapointed to find out that this lipgloss burns your lips when you put it on and even though it says it plumps up your lips, I do not see any difference in my lips and without the difference it don't think going through with the burnings worth it. It also doesn't last long at all and even after letting it dry for ages I could still leave marks on a glass that I would of drank from, therefore I would have to keep and keep applying more, its too easy to come off.
I wouldn't recommend this as its quite expensive for something that burns your lips and also comes off very easy, you could find some lipgloss even better and cheaper than this product.
While I generally prefer lipstick to gloss on the rare occasion that I wear make-up, having received the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker (SMP) Lip Gloss in a large gift set from my wonderful partner, it would have been rude not to wear it at least a few times. Having been hidden away amongst all the other goodies in my gift set, my tube of SMP gloss came unhindered by any excess packaging, but a quick look online tells me that should I have bought it separately it would have come in a cardboard box adorned with Soap & Glory's standard kitsch labelling. Being completely naked (as it were) my tube of gloss is a fairly simple and (by Soap & Glory standards) unassuming. Consisting of a slightly frosted tube that allows me to see the rather vivid pink lip gloss inside, with a shiny black screw top lid, the only decoration on the tube is the words "Sexy Mother Pucker" along with how much it contains (7ml), address and website details and a 24M tag telling me that it has a shelf life of 24 months after opening. To be perfectly honest, I'm finding that I quite like the look of this lip gloss, it looks far more elegant than other comparably priced brands and no where nearly as busy as many other Soap and Glory products.
SMP appears to be available in five shades, all of which have slightly off-the-wall names, but as mine came in the gift set I had no choice in which shade I received. While in the tube the shade I received is a bright yet dusky pink that is very appropriately named "punch bowl". On opening the tube, which incidentally was very difficult the first time around due to how tightly it was closed, a sponge applicator wand is revealed to have been hiding within the lid. The sponge tip is slanted and picks up a decent amount of gloss without becoming over-saturated, while the gloss itself emits a delicious fruity aroma with (what to my nose is) a heavy chocolate/vanilla back-note. Having looked online, I can categorically state that my own nose isn't that bad at picking up scents as Punch Bowl is described as being chocolate cherry flavour, I can't say that I can actually pick up cherry, but there is definitely fruit and chocolate.
Although I don't wear make-up everyday, I am quite particular about preparing my face beforehand when I do, which means before this gloss is applied I will use both a lip scrub and balm to make sure that there are no nasty flakes or tags of skin to ruin the look. After having prepared my lips and put the rest of my face on, it was time to give this lip gloss a test and especially test out the claims that it will add "serious plumping power to my pout". The sponge tip to the wand holds the perfect amount of gloss to apply to either my top or bottom lip and is shaped to make accurate application easy. I do find that the gloss spreads easily over my smooth lips but does feel very sticky from the off. Once on the lips the colour is far more subdued than it was when in the tube, leaving a soft, dusky pink sheen on my lips. The scent that was very apparent when in the bottle, remains when on the lips, albeit in a much more subtle form and there is a slight hint of sweetness to the taste.
Although Soap and Glory state that this gloss contains both "Superfill Lip Plumping Spheres" and "Lipswell Volume Boost Technology" there is nothing on the actual tube to have prepared me for what was to come as I wore this lip gloss. It's lucky that I had taken a look online before putting this on my lips, else I would have been in for a shock. The Superfill Plumping Spheres, appear to work a little like sponges that can absorb up to ten times their volume in liquid, these will therefore make your lips appear fuller as the spheres swell and coat the surface. While the spheres will appear to make your lips fuller, the Lipswell Volume Boost is designed to slightly irritate the lip surface, causing it to tingle while increasing the blood flow which will cause a small amount of swelling which in turn will (hopefully) make your lips fuller.
While my lips are not massive, neither are they particularly thin and insignificant, I've got by with my lips being this size for forty years now and never had any complaints, but who doesn't want a slightly sexier pout? Immediately after application while the gloss had added sheen and touch of colour, I really can't say that there was any noticeable change in their size beyond what there would have been had I applied any other lip gloss. Having worked out that the volume enhancing properties needed to be in some way activated, I licked my lips and then rubbed them together to see if this would make any difference. While I really can't say that the spheres did their job and soaked up the moisture to enhance lip size, doing this definitely seemed to start some sort of reaction as far as the Lipswell aspect goes. The tingle starts quite gentle and then steadily builds in intensity over about ten minutes, until it almost feels as if my lips are being pricked by hundreds of tiny needles. If I was pushed to find something to compare it with I would say that it is similar to that part of a tattoo where colour is being filled in, only slightly less intense. It's not painful as such, but I would imagine that it would be uncomfortable for some. Personally I quite like the feeling, but there again I found having my tattoos done quite relaxing and have given birth five times, for me it's intense but not painful.
With all this tingling going on, it was time too look in the mirror to see if I now had gorgeous pouting lips. There does seem to be a misconception that this lip gloss will make your lips appear up to ten times bigger than normal, but having read all the spiel on both the Soap and Glory and Boots websites, I knew this was not the case. For a start even if I had the thinnest lips ever, I would not like them to swell to ten times their size, I had an allergic reaction once (that funnily enough felt similar to the effect this gloss gives only much worse) where my lips doubled in size and it was not a good look. What this gloss does promise is that the spheres (which are probably tiny to start with) will swell up to ten times in volume to give the appearance of fuller lips, while the Lipswell technology will cause some genuine plumping (the amount of plumping is not quantified). Personally I found that there was a small but noticeable plumping effect, that lasted about half an hour, my lips did look fuller, both to myself and my partner, but not ridiculously so.
While the plumping effect only lasted about half an hour, due to the incredibly sticky formulation the gloss remained on my lips well beyond this time scale. Although I do appreciate that I don't need to be constantly reapplying, I do feel this is perhaps a little too sticky as should it be worn on a windy day my hair will stick to my lips (and I have a real phobia about hair coming into contact with my mouth). The gloss does not seem to transfer easily from my lips, I only ever leave very faint lip marks on glasses and cups when drinking while wearing this gloss. With my lips looking extra kissable after using this gloss it's a good thing that my partner doesn't mind the feel of the lip gloss or the tingle effect transferring as it does . (As Sexy as this gloss makes your lips feel it is not a good idea to apply it before getting intimate, as that tingle definitely does transfer to whatever you kiss). After the gloss has faded away it does not seem to have any permanent effect on my lips, they are no softer or more hydrated, but neither are they more dehydrated.
With a standard price of £9, Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss falls at the high end of the budget brands (or the low end of luxury) and offers reasonable value for money. Unless you have a larger Boots store than my local small town branch, then most likely you would have to purchase this online as it does seem to be pretty much exclusive to Boots on the High Street. (I have seen this available at Amazon for inflated prices). Giving this lip gloss a rating out of five is proving quite difficult, I do like the colour and look on my lips and I do find that it makes my lips a little fuller. But I also find it incredibly sticky and feel that I can get much the same effect from the old fashioned method of simply biting my lips and then using a cheap gloss. Looking at the ingredient list on the Soap and Glory website (http://www.soapandglory.com/products/cosmetics/ lips/super-colour-sexy-mother-pucker-trade-lip-gloss) the gloss also contains a fair number of chemicals, although it has to be said that Soap and Glory test on humans rather than animals.
All being told, I think that Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss deserves four stars out of five, as for me the benefits greatly outweigh the negatives and I do think that I will be asking for some of the other colours come my birthday.
I am not a huge user of lipglosses, I much prefer to apply lipstick or just plain balm as gloss is just sticky and wipes off easily and generally just something I don't like. This particular gloss was given to me as a present a couple of years ago and I decided in the name of Dooyoo to try it out and see how it was. As this was a gift I don't know how much it cost however to buy this solo is costs £9 so firstly I have to say I would never pay that amount for any lip gloss and especially not one that makes my lips feel like they've been stung by a hive of bee's. However Soap and Glory products can normally be found in Boots on a 3 for 2 deal so there is the opportunity there to knock the price down a bit however I do feel it is still overpriced but that's just my opinion.
The lipgloss comes in a box that has the expected Soap and Glory retro images and pale pink colouring. I do really like the brand and I think that it looks really unique on the shelves. There is a cut out strip from where you can see the lipgloss inside. Mine is a sort of dusty pink kind of colour. On removal from the box the tube itself simply states the brand and name up the side with the colouring being completely transparent allowing you to look inside and seeing how much of the gloss remains. The twist off cap is black in colour and twists off nice and easily. On the underside of the cap is where the wand is attached with the typical applicator at the end with a slant on one side to allow easy application onto the lips. Overall once out of the box this lipgloss is really no better or different than any other lipgloss I have ever tried which is slightly disappointing.
To use the gloss I simply remove the wand from the tube and glide over my lips. It's as simple as that. Once the gloss is applied it has a very subtle pink shimmer to it which I actually quite like however there is a ridiculous amount of gloss, even applying just one swipe over my lips leaves me looking like I'm trying to hard. The ingredient that always reminds me of mint for some reason is very quickly activated on my lips and they start swelling, very out of proportion to my face and I look like a blowfish. Alternatively if any of you are watching I'm A Celebrity - Helen (Rosie from Coronation Street) when she does that stupid pout face the whole time, that's how your lips look. I'm sorry but not even she can pull that off. It's like those people who do fish lips and then take a picture in the mirror, it looks awful and I have yet to see a single person that can effectively get away with this look. It's really awful but even wiping the gloss off of my lips the effects are still very visable and remain so for around an hour I would say so I suppose that this does do the job it claims to do however even so I still think that this is an awful lip gloss. It's also super sticky and makes your lips feel extremely heavy and your hair gets stuck in it and then the gloss starts to clump leaving you with unsightly white patches in the corners of your mouth.
Overall I really cannot recommend this lipgloss, it looks awful once applied, it's far too sticky, it's very expensive, there is not much colour given off, the gloss is overly shiny and there is just nothing nice about it. I am awarding this one star simply because I cannot give it any less.
I recieved this in a soap and glory gift set last christmas, I dont usually buy lip glosses but since I got this once as a gift I decided to give it a go.
It comes in a 7ml tube with a screw off lid, and the application stick is attached to the lid. I find that the stick comes out with plenty of lip gloss on it, more than enough for one application and its easy enough to apply using the stick.
The lip gloss claims to volumise your lips 10 times, which I have to say it really doesnt. I suppose it might make them appear a little bigger as they look all wet and sticky and shiny so you notice them more, put I wouldnt really say it plumps them up. The most annoying thing about this lip gloss is how sticky it is; if your hair touches it then it sticks and becomes sticky, if you accidently smudge it then your face is sticky, and you deifnitely cannot kiss anybody whilst wearing it as it just creates a sticky horrible mess for the both of you.
Overall I wouldnt recommend it, especaially for the price - but then I am not a fan of any lipgloss so my opinion is slightly biased in that way. If you dont mind the stickiness of lip gloss then im sure this one would be great as they do shimmer nicely and also taste and smell nice and are also quite long lasting on your lips, however they are just not for me.
When it comes to applying make-up there are two features of my face that I concentrate on; eyes and lips. I like to have big eyes with lots of eye liner and mascara and lips that are smooth, protected and pumped up in appearance to within an inch of their life. I am willing to use lip gloss, lip balm or lipstick in my quest to get lovely lips and when I spotted a 3 for 2 on Soap & Glory products I decided to pick up this lip gloss and two other products too for just over £15.00. This lip gloss is £9.00 on its own in Boots or you can use 900 advantage card points to get one of these for free.
This lip gloss is advertised as helping explode the volume of your lips by 10x. This is something that really appealed to me as I love having big, full, kissable looking lips when I am on nights out with my husband. There are six different flavours available at present with each having a different scent to it and I picked up the candy gloss one which is flavoured with vanilla and is a light pink lip gloss. This has iridescent flecks within it too to give my lips that shimmery look. This lip gloss is also advertised as containing a rare circulation enhancing ingredient that gives your lips an 'electric' buzz to move more blood around the area and therefore create the swelling you need for pumped up lips.
This lip gloss is 7ml in quantity and is has a wand for easy application. The wand is built in to the handle of the lip gloss for easy application and when I remove the wand there is an ample amount of lip gloss on the wand to apply to my lips. I never need to pump this wand to re-apply the lip gloss as one wipe across my lips is always enough for me. This lip gloss is almost clear in appearance and the little iridescent shimmery flecks look nice and bring a little extra to my lips. My lips are shiny and shimmery when wearing this lip gloss and the 'electric' buzz is noticeable almost instantly. I sometimes apply this to my nude lips or sometimes on the top of lipstick and this gloss brings a fantastic look to my make-up. I really feel that my lips look very pretty when wearing this and the lip gloss stays for a good hour or so before I need to re-apply. I like how shimmery this is as it makes it ideal for a night out with my husband or with friends. There is a lovely sweet smell and taste to the vanilla one that I have and I really love vanilla so this is a huge plus point for me. This lip gloss is a little sticky and my hair can get stuck to it, however I have come to expect that of lip gloss now and so it doesn't stop me from using it.
I love that this is quite long lasting so I don't have to keep nipping off to the ladies or whip out my compact to re-apply, it is long lasting even after eating and drinking with some still remaining even after kissing my husband too. By the end of an evening out I have probably re-applied 3 or 4 times and this is fantastic as in the past I've worn cheaper lip glosses that seem to wear off almost instantly. I would say that the results I receive in terms of pumping up my lips are worth 3/5 maybe. My lips do look bigger but they are definitely not pumped up 10x in volume so it doesn't live up to its claims. I like the tingly feeling that comes from using this as it is quite nice and I do feel like my lips are bigger even without looking at them in the mirror constantly. I feel extra confident after wearing this lip gloss as my lips feel bigger and look slightly bigger too which is definitely a confidence booster for me. I love the shine of this lip gloss and the longevity of it, I am going to rate it 4/5 because while my lips were not increased in volume as much as it stated they would be I received a confidence boost, got some pretty lips and it was long lasting too!
Soap & Glory's new, extreme formula lip plumping gloss, with intelligent plumping superfill microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with the water / They're like tiny, dehydrated little sponges that expand when you put them onto your lips /