Saturday, 8 December 2012

Masterclass - Lipgloss

From my kit: L-R Estee Lauder High Gloss, Benefit The Gloss, No.7 Lip Shine and Lancome Juicy Tube.

Lip gloss is designed to add a luste and shine to the lips, adding this can make the lips look fuller. It is used for a softer, lighter colour for people who doesn't want the 'wow' effect of a lipstick. Popular in teens (and the young at heart) as it is an easily accessible make up product. Some glosses also have moisturising benefits like lip balms but have a different finish.

The first lip gloss on the market was made by Max Factor called X-Rated in 1930, wanting a lip product that would look glossy in the cinema screen in black and white pictures. As more woman longed for the cinema looks, Max Factor released the gloss for sale and the same colour had been on sale until 2003 where it was retired after the sale to Proctor and Gamble.

 It is presented in different ways: a tube that has an applicator that is dipped in or a squeezable tube that the products come out of that can be applied with fingers or disposable brush. The range of colours are huge with the next thing being a hybrid of intense colour of lipstick and the shine of gloss.

Next week - Lipstick

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