- My solution has been to apply lipstick in the morning and then use a coordinating gloss when my lips feel dry. I wipe off all product and reapply the lipstick around midday so that I can still have the color I crave. It’s like the best of both worlds as well as an AMAZINGLY effective excuse to buy glosses to coordinate with every shade of lipstick I can collect.
- My Birchbox this month contained a full-size version of POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Floating Rose. I love it so much that I have already ordered one in Melted Peach. I adore the soft and flexible plastic spatula-type applicator, which sounds strange but actually does make sweeping on the gloss virtually foolproof. The formula is lightweight, not goopy and thick like other glosses. As far as the colors go, each are very sheer washes of color with a nice dose of shine. Because it contains vitamin E and jojoba oil, it actually works to moisturize my lips instead of just making them feel less dry.
- You’ll notice that I am deliberately not using the word “moist,” which annoys me even more than sticky lip gloss. Watching our local meteorologist predict moist air and moisture all the time is a trial to be endured, and when offered a moist towelette, I take one for fear of the vomit that those words are likely to produce.
- Anyway, I love this lip gloss. You will, too.
Cost: $14.00 on Birchbox
Packaging: Typical plastic tube of lip gloss, with a neat twist. Instead of a slanted tip with a hole in the middle, attached to the cap is a flexible plastic spatula-type applicator that makes putting on this gloss a breeze.
Scent/Taste: There is a very mild minty scent to the gloss, but I almost had to jam the tube up my nose to smell it. No taste that I can detect.
Bear in Mind: That the word “moist” should never be used no matter what.
I Wish: That it had a minty taste to go along with the smell.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 pink rock stars