Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Glosses Review and Swatches
Jun 29, 2012 by Harshleen
Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss saturates lips in high-impact shine. Formulated with hyaluronic acid for moisture and highly reflective pearl for reflective shine, your lips will be primed to pucker perfection.
-Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes.
-Vitamin A: Conditions lips.
-Plumping Spheres: Fills fine lines to plump up lips.
Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Glosses promise to be super shiny, extra glossy goodness in a tube….let’s see how they fare!
I tried two shades – Watermelon (shimmering coral) and Buff (shimmering bronzey-nude). Both are gorgeous, flattering colors (and just perfect for summer!) but I am totally digging the coral goodness of Watermelon and find myself reaching for it most often.
Packaged in a slim tube with slanted tip applicator, these glosses are thick and sparkly without being tacky. The formula is quite moisturizing and keep my lips nicely hydrated as long as it’s on there. There’s a light but pleasant vanilla scent that dissipates quickly. Although I do not see a major plumping effect, my lips do look fuller….plus, there’s lots of shine! The pigmentation is pretty good too and you can expect a sheer pop of color on your lips with these. They also make a good pairing with lip stains/tints.
The only not-so-good thing about the glosses is that they are very Sticky. Personally, I don’t mind it that much but if sticky gloss isn’t your thing, these might not be for you. On the plus side, it ensures that the gloss is fairly long-lasting and stays in place without migrating over your lip line. It probably won’t last through your lunch but stays on for a good two-three hours otherwise.
At $19 each, they are a bit pricey but you can get 5 of these glosses (travel-sized) in the recently released Shades of Fame Reflection High Shine Lip gloss set for just $29 – great value!
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