[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] It’s always a happy day when lip gloss arrives! I’ve been a fan of bareMinerals glosses for as long as they’ve been making them – they just understand something about colour that marks the products out as rather special. I’m also a user of bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Base which was my daily go-to. It’s interesting to see how much this barely there base has been emulated – I never thought I’d be persuaded away from CR but I’ve been trying other things more readily recently.
As the name might suggest, this balm is a hybrid. I’d suggest that it’s more gloss than balm but it’s got all the softness and conditioning elements of a balm with the familiar brightening glass of a gloss. There’s a sort of berry-ish scent to them that isn’t unpleasant and it’s an instant comfort fit – there is no wondering if you’ve stayed within the lip lines because the doe’s foot is angled to perfection so it’s one of those wonderous lip products you can safely use without a mirror. In the picture above from left to right is Adventure (a surprise favourite of burned toffee with pearl), Serenity (milky pink), Love (mauve toned pink).
In the forefront in this picture is Zen (raspberry) and Vision (baby pink). The fruitiness comes from sustainably sourced cold-pressed fruits. Used over a longer period you’d expect to see smoother lips (after about a week or so) and in terms of last, I find it quite good in that it doesn’t wander and the lack of stickiness makes you not so inclined to mwah your lips all the time.
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