Hi everyone and happy Friday!
Last week I posted a video sharing my Top 10 Fall Lipsticks... so it only made sense to pass along my Top 10 Fall Lip Glosses as well! :) When I shared my favorite lipsticks, I made sure to talk about not only shades I loved, but also formulas that I especially enjoyed. It's the same story with these glosses- while I like the colors, these formulas are very comfortable and not sticky on the lips. As you look at the pictures, you'll probably notice that some shades are pretty similar, but I'll do my best to describe the differences in color and formula as we go along! :)
As you can see- I'll be sharing glosses from a variety of price ranges- from drugstore to high end. These glosses are swatched below in the same order that they appear above. I just wanted to give you a sense of the color range and allow you to more easily compare the colors side by side.
Just because we're getting into a season where deep lips are the trend, it doesn't mean you HAVE to switch to darker shades (I don't like makeup rules!), so I'm trying to offer up a little bit of everything, including some pinky-neutral tones that will offer an alternative to the lighter/brighter pinks and corals from the summer. And of course I had to include plenty of red and berry shades!
IT Cosmetics Vitality Butter Gloss in Naturally Pretty ($24, itcosmetics.com)
I just recently got a couple of these Butter Glosses from IT Cosmetics and I LOVE the texture. It's a gloss that's truly moisturizing- it contains a long list of great ingredients including collagen, argan oil, and hylauronic acid. You can get them individually on the IT Cosmetics website, but the better value is to buy the sets at QVC.com. This shade in Naturally Pretty is definitely a "your lips but better" shade. It's a soft mauve with a very subtle golden shimmer. A great everyday shade for pretty much anyone- and a little toned-down from the Barbie pinks of summer. Oh- and it smells like cake!
L'oreal Colour Riche Lip Gloss in Rich Pink ($7, Drug/Discount stores)
I've been raving about this gloss for awhile- I love the muted pink shade and it's gorgeous over a lot of pink or nude lipsticks. Here I'm wearing it alone and it still has nice color payoff. It's slightly less sheer and mauve-toned than the IT Cosmetics gloss above. This is a line of drugstore glosses I'd like to try more of... I love how smooth and creamy this one is. There's no shimmer in this either, FYI.
Revlon Colorburst Gloss in Rosepearl ($6, Drug/Discount Stores)
Oh how I love my Rosepearl! This is an outstanding gloss and a terrific way for those who wear little to no color on their lips to try something that's more colorful, but still super wearable! This has also been a bridal party favorite on women of all ages. This gloss isn't the least bit sticky, but the color is very opaque- not at all sheer. There's some shimmer, which really makes the shine that much prettier! I've heard great feedback from so many of you who've given this gloss a try!
NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Copper Penny ($5, NYXcosmetics.com)
This lip gloss formula has earned multiple Emily Awards- I love the Mega Shine Glosses! Super shiny, but always a lot of great color payoff as well. I know the scent bothers some people (kind of a strong, sweet/fruity scent), but I actually like it. This muted red is pretty similar to Revlon's Rosepearl, but the color is a bit brighter. This is a softer take on red for those who don't want to go all-out red!
Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lipgloss in Pomegranate ($15, Ulta.com)
Meet my favorite red lip gloss! This shade is just fabulous-ness in a tube. I love wearing it alone (as you see it in the pic above), or over a red lipstick for some added shine. The brush on the wand helps you get a really flawless application, which is important with shades like this! The golden shimmer makes it look extra brilliant on the lips. Super comfortable to wear also, and I don't notice it drifting outside my lip line.
Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss in Berry Fit ($7, Drug/Discount Stores)
Here's a true, classic berry lip gloss! No shimmer, just color and shine. These MoistureShine glosses are some of the best in the drugstore. The packaging has evolved over the years, but they have the same great quality that I remember from my college days. While the shade above is a true red, this has more pink in it, making it the perfect berry. I've said it before, but Neutrogena has some surprisingly amazing lip products... from the Color Sticks to the Revitalizing Lip Balms to these glosses... you can't miss!
Sonia Kashuk Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Magical Mulberry ($8.99, Target)
I've raved about Sonia Kashuk's Ultra Luxe gloss in Fairest Flush (a soft pink/nude), but this shade just screams fall to me! Thanks to Melissa from melmphs who sent me this gloss in a swap- and alerted me to how amazing these are! While SK's glosses have quite a thickness to them, I still don't find them to be super sticky (for example, not sticky like a Stila Lip Glaze). In fact, I think the thickness enhances the staying power. The color is so opaque and not the least bit sheer. This shade is kind of a mauve/berry... it has more neutral tones in it than the Neutrogena gloss above. There's also no shimmer in this shade.
FLIRT! Big Squeeze Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Berry Hug ($13.50, Kohl's)
This is one of my new favorites :) I actually have a full review on this gloss on my BBExpress channel! I absolutely love the plummy/berry color of this gloss, and it's super shiny. This gloss does have a little sparkle in it, but it's nothing that changes the texture or feel on the lips. It's buildable, so you can apply a little for some sheer berry color, or add more like I did in the picture above. It claims to be moisturizing, and it really is. I love the way these feels on my lips and when I catch a glimpse of the color, I love it even more! It has kind of a vanilla-ish scent.
Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in All Night Long ($4, Drug/Discount Stores)
I love this soft plum shade- it has a little shimmer, and is another one of those buildable colors that can look more sheer or more intense depending on the amount you apply. I think the Stay Glossy formula is fabulous- and is right up there with some of my favorite gloss formulas. Somehow, the longer this stays on your lips, the more comfortable it becomes! It's just very smooth, but not slippery/greasy at all. I don't think I often achieve 6 hours of wear out of this gloss (as the packaging claims), but it's really hard for any gloss to stay looking the way it did when you applied it if you're talking, drinking, or eating. I feel like I'm more likely to use a comfortable gloss that I might need to re-apply for a few times, rather than a sticky gloss that's lasting all day but driving me crazy.
NYC Liquid Lip Shine in Wine n Dine ($2.49, Drug/Discount Stores)
This is a surprisingly great line of glosses with tons of color... they're practically like a melted-down lipstick- and this shade in Wine n Dine is especially intense. I had to take so many pictures of this one, trying to get its true color to come off on camera... and still it's looking more red than it did in person. See how the product in the tube has more of a berry/purple tone to it? That's what it truly looks like. Either way- super pretty and shiny. I think this could be fun for a night out, but if you're going out to eat, give this a blot first. It'll still look pretty, but not be quite as messy! It's not super sticky, and the shade is undeniably gorgeous. Definitely a line of glosses to check out next time you're at Wal-Mart or the drugstore!
I hope you enjoyed my fall lip gloss picks! FYI: I used a new nail polish combo last night- and you're seeing it in some of the pics above. It's Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Smokey Taupe with The Balm's Hot Ticket polish in Call Me Iridescent on top (It's giving it the shimmery, purple-ish look). On my eyes I'm wearing Motives shadows in Bedroom Eyes (lid), Plum Frost (crease), and Vanilla (highlight). And if you missed my fall lipstick video- here's that!
The best-smelling beauty product I own is...
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I got SO MANY responses to this question! The comments above are just a sampling. They were all so fun to read! I actually got a lot of good ideas for everything from perfumes to hair and makeup products! :) As for me- I think one of my favorite's is Philosophy's Inner Grace. I was first exposed to that scent in a body wash, and have since re-purchased the body wash as well as a body spray! I think I'm drawn to unique scents that I don't feel like I run across in tons of products. I'd describe Inner Grace as calming, warm, and clean. Check it out next time you're at Ulta or Sephora! :)
- So proud of Tyler- he did his first review for Beauty Broadcast Express today! Thanks for all the kind words-- I am so glad you welcome my family with open arms when they appear in a video!
- All in all, I'm happy to have my first week of daily reviews under my belt! Already working on next week's material. Thanks for the great video requests!
- Cupcake is obsessed with getting in the bathtub... she'll hide and hop out at me or Tyler, or she'll want a teeny drip of water going and then she tries to catch the drops in her mouth. I'm going to have to get some of these shenanigans on video!
- HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Hope you're having an awesome day! Hugs to you all!