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I was given two of jane iredale’s new PureGloss lip glosses ($24 each) to test. The first was PureGloss Lip Gloss in Snowberry, a light, glittering, pink champagne color. The second was Red Currant, a medium red shade, also with glittering sparkles inside the tube.
When applied, the lip gloss feels slick and smooth, rather than sticky or gooey, and I think this fact helps it stay on longer. I noticed the lip glosses didn’t peel or start to dry out and clump on my lips the way certain other glosses do nor did they just disappear. Both shades lasted until I blotted them off hours later, even though I have a tendency to rub my lips together throughout the day to check the status of my lip color, which was a definite positive. I was also pleasantly surprised by the application wands inside the tube. They are indented at the brush so as to fit the curve of your lips better. It’s a very minor detail, but one I definitely took note of.
The shades themselves, however, lacked pigment when applied. I expected this of Snowberry, since it is light to begin with. I figured it would go on mostly clear, and expected to use it as a topcoat over darker shades from the very start. But I was a little disappointed with Red Currant, which when applied to my bare lips was only slightly darker than Snowberry. Because of this, I ended up using both as a topcoat to wear over darker lip colors and for added shine. I used Snowberry on top of Juice Beauty’s Conditioning Lip Color ($18 in the shop) for a natural day-to-day color. I used Red Current on top of my favorite matt red lipstick to add an extra hint of red as well as some sparkle. Overall, I enjoyed the long lasting shine of both shades, but would not recommend either of them over any other higher priced lip-gloss.
Ingredients: Triisostearyl Citrate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Moringa Pterygosperma (Moringa) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Lotus Corniculatus (Lotus Flower) Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka 202), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka201), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)