Sunday, May 28, 2006
philosophy lip shines
I am a lip gloss junkie. It is the one product that I could never ever (in a million years) live without. I just can't imagine a day without wearing a lip gloss of sorts. I truly feel naked if I leave the house without a good lip gloss or balm. I have never been into lipstick so coloured glosses are how I add colour to my lips.
That said you can see why I was extremely excited when I ordered the two philosophy guest houses because each of them came with a generous tube of lip shine. One in powdered sugar cookie and the other in the melon daiquiri flavor.
When I try new glosses for the first time I am like a kid in a candy shop. I get super excited the first time I apply the new gloss (even lib balm is exciting for me). I was especially excited for the philosophy lip shines because I had never bought any products from the philosophy line and it had been a while since I had made a new gloss purchase. So on went the lip shine. First up, the melon daiquiri flavor. I love me a daiquiri so how could daiquiri flavored lip shine go wrong? Thankfully there is nothing wrong with this product at all! I am in love with this stuff. It really does smell exactly like a melon daiquiri and it tastes like it too. The smell lasts quite a long time as well which makes me even happier.
At first I thought that I saw some glitter in the lip shine and I got a little frightened, but thankfully its more of a shimmer and once applied it just leaves a nice frosty faintly pink shine. The gloss is quite thick and somewhat sticky but it isn't all that bad. One word of caution though, do not apply just before going outside in the wind if you plan on wearing your hair down because your hair will stick to your face. If you are going for the Cousin It look, than by all means go right ahead but most of us look much better with our faces showing and free from hair. Thankfully I've perfected the art of walking in the wind with long hair and lip gloss so it's not too much of a problem for me (besides I can always just pin it up for the few seconds that I am outside).
Most glosses don't have too much staying power and I find that I am constantly reapplying the stuff. But philosophy lip shines have AMAZING staying power. I blame it on the stickiness of the product. I actually reapplied the stuff just for something to do and out of habit rather than having to actually apply it because it had worn off. One application lasted through an entire extra large coffee, a large fruit salad and a 3 hour history course! I was amazed! I was actually sad that I didn't have to put more on! I finally caved and applied more while on the train to work just because I was bored. I was amazed that it had lasted that long!
The powdered sugar cookie is probably my least favorite scent of the two. They should really call it lemon short bread cookie or lemon pound cake. I totally forgot that on the sephora website it describes the scent as "sweet sugar infused with a hint of lemon zest" so at first the strong lemon scent really threw me for a loop. But after reading the description one more time it made so much more sence. What they should really say is 'lemons with some sugar on them.' The scent is really really lemony and it almost reminds me of mr. clean in a way. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the sweet lemony scent but its much more lemon than sugar cookie so the name is quite misleading. I do like the frosty shine it leaves though.
So all in all the philosophy lip shines are amazing products that I will purchase many more of. Me thinks my next one will be the mimosa lip shine. MMMMMMM mimosas. YUM!