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REVIEW: Smashbox Lip Enhancing Lip Gloss in Illume


Review of Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume

ISLM Writer: Himani

Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume. Lip glosses are God-sent in spring and summers. When heavy color on the lips looks a little out of place in sweltering heat, glosses with their sheer color and shine come to the rescue. I prefer light and non-sticky glosses to add shine to the lips, without fussing over the lip color.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume belongs to my collection of sheer lip glosses that are used only for adding beautiful shine and almost no color to the lips. These kind of glosses are best to wear alone or with any lip color to add a shiny finish. Let us know more about the gloss.

Price of Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume:

It costs USD 19.

You would have already guessed from my earlier description that Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume is a very sheer gloss. It is actually a nude shade of gloss with glitter in it. Though the glitter is non-chunky and visible only very up-close, still it gives an awesome shine to the gloss. The gloss does not look flat on the lips and will suit almost all skin tones. The shade is perfect to match with any heavy makeup on the eyes. And yes, you can also choose to wear this during daytime if you want to go light on lips.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume has a medium consistency; not very liquid or thick. I like the consistency since it makes it easy to apply and spread. The reason why it is one of my favorite glosses is its non-sticky and moisturizing texture. I love that my hair does not get stuck to the gloss. And the gloss is quite hydrating, too. Even after it fades away, my lips feel moisturized and not at all dry. Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume has a sweet vanilla fragrance which lasts for some time. Though the fragrance is not strong or irritating, those with sensitive nose should keep this in mind.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume has sheer coverage, but you will need only two-three swipes to get shine on the lips. The gloss has decent staying power, if compared with average glosses. It stays on my lips for around 3-4 hours, though obviously you will need to re-apply after a meal.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume comes in a plastic, rectangular tube with a black cap. The packaging is transparent, which lets you know the amount of gloss left in the tube. It has a doe-foot applicator, which is very convenient to use.

Ooooohhsss And Aaaahhhsss!!!
1. Gorgeous nude shade with subtle glitters.
2. Beautiful shine.
3. Perfect consistency for a gloss.
4. Non-sticky texture.
5. Very hydrating on the lips.
6. Will suit all skin tones.
7. Decent staying power.
8. Cute and convenient packaging.

1. Does not survive a meal.
2. Has a vanilla fragrance.
3. Expensive.
4. Unavailability in India.

May be!!!

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume is a beautiful nude gloss, that adds an awesome shine to the lips. It is perfect to pair with smokey eyes and looks good even with a simple makeup. Non-sticky texture and moisturizing on the lips. I love the gloss, but the color is not very unique. Recommended if you are still looking out for a gorgeous nude gloss with shiny finish.

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