Happy New Year! I hope you're having a great day! It's great to be back on the blog after a brief Christmas break :) I wanted to share some details on one of the gifts I got for Christmas-- it's the limited edition Sephora Color Wand Lipgloss Trio. I showed it in my Christmas/Birthday Beauty Haul if you want to check that out! This set is $16 on Sephora's website, and after hearing some good things about the Sephora brand glosses, I thought this might be a good kit to check out.
The set consists of three separate wands, and each contain four different gloss colors. There's a nude wand, a pink wand, and a red wand. They all smell like grapefruit and have a slightly sweet taste. The formula isn't sticky at all... it applies evenly and is very comfortable on the lips. It's not so thin that you're worried about it sliding off or getting messy.
You just twist the wand above whatever color you want to use, and apply it with the doe foot applicator. As you can see, you're not getting a large amount of each gloss, but if you're just wanting to sample different shades and don't find yourself burning through lip glosses very quickly, I think this is a good way to go. I like the way they're separated into three different color families, allowing you to easily eyeball different color combinations, or adjust your look as the day goes on without toting lots of separate glosses with you. I think it's a great travel option as well- giving you lots of lip gloss variety without taking up much space.
My bare lips
Now the fun part- all the different colors! Some of these glosses are rather sheer, so I wanted to show you what my natural lip color looks like, so you can see how much of that ends up showing through underneath certain shades. There aren't names for each individual shade, or at least they're not pointed out on the tubes or packaging, so I'll just try to briefly describe them as best I can. I'm not positive if these correspond with existing Sephora Lipgloss shades, but if you fell in love with a certain one, I'm sure you could take your wand into Sephora and try to find a color match.
(Click on any of these pictures to enlarge them)
Creamy pink, creamy nude, iridescent pearly pink, sparkly rose gold
Overall, this wand surprised me. I figured if any of the wands contained sheer, barely-there shades, this would be the one. But the first two creamy colors are actually kind of buildable, and I was pleased with the way they came off on the lips. I figured the third shade would be clear, but it actually shows up as an icy, iridescent pink-- very pretty! And I love the last shade in this wand... it has a gorgeous rose gold shimmer. One thing to be aware of with the sparkly shades-- sometimes the shine wears off before the glitter does, so for the best possible look, be prepared to re-apply.
Sheer light pink, sheer pink shimmer, creamy pearly pink, sparkly hot pink
This was the most disappointing wand of the bunch. I thought the first three shades were SO sheer. They still had nice shine, but I just felt like i was seeing my natural lip color through those a lot. The third shade gives more of a pinky tint, and the last shade has the most color payoff-- it's really pretty. I'll probably use the first three shades as layering glosses- on top of tinted lip balms or lipsticks, since they don't supply much color on their own.
Sparkly coral, creamy red, shimmery berry, sparkly mauve
I'm loving the red wand! These shades are so pretty. Even the ones that I point out as sparkly (on any of these wands) don't have a heavy glittery look on the lips... they just have a little extra shimmer. I think this wand is so wearable- giving you a softer red lip compared to an actual red lipstick. I love the creamy red shade, and the shimmery berry appears a little deeper in person than it does in the picture. These shades definitely give you a "classic glamour" look.
I tend to be a fan of really full-color glosses. I love it when the color shows up on my lips the same way it appears in the tube. Many of these glosses are more on the sheer side, but I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful they come off on the lips. I really enjoy the red and nude wands, and even though the pink wand contained especially sheer colors, I'll still get use out of it. The more I use these, the more I love their citrus/grapefruit scent, and the feel is soooo not annoying. Gotta love a non-sticky, yet non-greasy gloss! One little disclaimer-- since there are some sheer shades, you might end up with a different look if you have very naturally pigmented lips.
- Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a fun & safe celebration last night! :)
- We stayed in, played Scrabble and watched TV in our pajamas. I still feel a little worn out from Christmas and all the traveling so it was nice to relax.
- Cupcake has been basking in the sunbeams this morning & loving life.
- I love jalapeno poppers.