Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! (It was yesterday for me but I know a lot of you are on the other side of the world so I thought I would post it hehehe).
This is one of the two things I purchased off Memebox before they decided to stop doing international shipping to Australia! =( I was so devastated to hear the news, I never got the chance to actually purchase one of their value deal boxes! I guess I should be glad I at least picked up a few minor items before the change.
This lip gloss is another product that has colour changing technology, creating a unique colour on everyone depending on the temperature of your lips! It also promises to last all day with no transfer. I am always curious to test out the lasting power of lip tints because I want to know if they truly do last the whole day like they claim to.
I Want Shining Crystal Lip Tint is translucent pink in the tube and applies clear onto the lips initially. A few seconds later, it will begin to transform into a pinker shade and then may darken up even further according to your lip temperature. It is definitely on the watery side, although I was expecting it to be similar to a gel in consistency but it feels moisturising on the lips without feeling sticky.
Standard squeeze tube packaging
The lip gloss itself is quite runny and I find that sometimes when I open it, it can spurt out some product when I haven’t pressed on it at all. This is a part of the packaging that frustrates me sometimes. =( I’m not even sure why it does this when I store it in a cool, dry place! You need to be careful when you open it so it doesn’t randomly spill out a lot of product!
Left: Straight from the tube; Right: Slightly blended out (it was already beginning to change colour because my fingers and hands were warm haha)
Top Left: Bare lips; Top Right: In the middle of transition
Bottom Left: After settling; Bottom Right: Applied a little more to build up the colour
On me, the lip gloss turns into a vibrant hot pink the more I apply. It’s a beautiful shade of pink but it’s a little too bright for my liking for everyday use, especially since I was hoping to be able to use this for university when I start the semester (no reapplication necessary!). Unfortunately, the pictures I took aren’t really picking up how bright the colour is in the sunlight! The thing is that you never really know what colour it will change to on a particular day and it’s so hard to take off! I remember the first time I used this I accidentally applied way too much and my lips were TOO bright and it just wouldn’t come off hahaha. The gloss came off but the stain was still very much present.
Left: Transfer test – the gloss comes off and a little hint of colour; Right: Aftermath! The stain remains after the gloss is gone
It gives a very glossy finish when you first apply it but it will begin to gradually wear off throughout the day and leave a matte pink stain. When you eat or drink, the gloss layer disappears but the colour is still very much present. It does not come off and stains beautifully! It’s not incredibly uneven or patchy, which is amazing. =)
♡ Incredibly long lasting
♡ Does not transfer
♡ Unique colour on everyone
♡ Comfortable to wear
♡ Spurts out product when opened sometimes
♡ Colour change is always different