Anyone who knows me knows that I have few great loves in my life. My fiance, my sisters, my cats, Junior Mints, shoes, and of course, lip gloss. It has become a fun game for my friends to guess how many lip glosses I have in my purse/pockets/car/school bag/bodily cavities (okay, ew, forget I said that) at one time. To give you an idea, it usually falls in the 3 to 8 range. I just really, REALLY love lip gloss, and as a result, I have tried a LOT of different brands. I thought I might share my Lip Gloss Expertise because hey, I'm feeling generous. and I just love them that much.
All-Time Favorite: Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush. I like any flavor but Strawberry Fizz (I was lucky enough to work there when we launched its matching lotion and after spending several days inhaling the strawberry fizz-scented burning oil, it pretty much makes me want to die). My favorites are Melonrageous (you bet, with the witty names) and Plumstruck (which they no longer make - tear! - so if you ever find it on ebay please let me know immediately). Seriously, this stuff = my crack. I haven't worked at VS for 1.5 years and I just went in a couple of months ago to restock. That's how much I bought during the time I spent there. CRACK.
Daily Necessity: Beauty Rush Minty Lip Balm. As I put this on every night before I go to sleep, I was devastated when they discontinued it - or so I thought! Turns out they were just redoing the packaging. I got a few new tins last week and life has been bliss ever since. aaaahhhhh.
Tarte Double-Ended Lip Gloss: I discovered this when I stumbled into Henri Bendel when I was in New York a couple of years ago. I must say, I was initially drawn by the cute names (they're all famous couples, i.e. Elle and Emmett, Ferris and Sloane) but they are really great colors and they stay on for a long time (for a lip gloss). Plus the tubes snap apart so you can mix and match. Elle and Ferris, WHOA! You rebel!
Tarte 24-7: oookay, so not technically a lip gloss. But a great little lip balm with a lot of great, neutral colors. Love!
eyeslipsface Super Glossy Lip Shine: I branched out and ordered some of this last summer. It's not as long-lasting as others I've tried, but the color is more intense than your standard gloss. So I like it for that reason. Plus it's super cheap.
and the classic...Lip Smackers! Yes, I'm being serious. I used these until I was oh, 21 or so. No joke. They will always hold a special place in my heart.