I have never been one to spend over $10.00 on any lip color. That includes lipstick, and especially lip gloss. This past week though my cousin has been telling me all about this new collection by Estee Lauder, and of course I became intrigued by it.
The collection is a bunch of new lip glosses, and she swore by it, so I went ahead and checked out the available colors on the official Estee Lauder website.
The collection as it turns out is made by a Tom Pecheux, called Pure Color. Initially I wanted Raspberry Pop, because it has this beautiful purple like sparkle added to the pink tinted gloss. I was told though that Frivolous Pink Sparkle gave me more options because it goes on clear, so I would be able to wear it over just about any lipstick color for a beautiful shimmery sparkly glow.
When I finally had Frivolous Pink Sparkle in hand, I was pretty excited to give it a try. First I tried it alone, and then on top of a pink lipstick.
In the tube Frivolous Pink Sparkle does not look like anything special as far as gloss goes. It has a really pretty light pink base to it, with a high beam sparkly effect created by really micro-flecks of glitter. In the tube, the glitter appears to have a golden shimmer to it, but on the lips, if you look closely, the effect is more of a hologram rainbow. Rest assured though, the fleck are so micro, that you cannot tell your lips have rainbow sparkles on them.
On plain nude lips, Frivolous Pink Sparkle does not do much for me. It shines them up and makes them look really glossy, but as far as impressing me with its color, or sparkling effect, I have to say I was let down.
I figured that once I wiped this off, and then added my usual lip color, that this gloss would give me the type of glossy sparkled finish I was hoping for.
I applied my lip color, then swiped on a nice dab of Frivolous Pink Sparkle on top of the color. The effect was similar. It gave my lips a high beam shine, that was not bad, but for the price of $20.00 I was also not very impressed.
The gloss goes on nicely, as in, it has a nice texture, and you cannot at all feel the flecks of glitter, however the gloss does not last long, and you have to consistently re-apply it.
For me, this gloss just does not do me any justice. I did not get the results I was hoping for, the gloss does not last long on the lips, and for this price, I could have bought a bunch of tubes of low end glosses, and gotten the same effect.