Are You a Fan of Lipgloss?

Are You a Fan of Lipgloss?

Are you a fan of lip gloss? I know I am. I just hate the overly sweet taste that usually comes along with a glossy gloss. When I was a teenager, I learned that the trick to lasting lip gloss was to make sure it was made of the kind of stuff that would make strands of your hair stick to your lips if you were out in windy weather. For many years, my stand by was New York Color’s Kiss Gloss in clear. It was cheap and looked nice and sheer and glassy on. It gave me very sexy, pouty lips. It did indeed cause my hair to stick to my lips in the midst of a wind storm. The staying power was great. Then I discovered that New York Color tested their products on animals.

So my hunt for another great stand-by lip gloss continued. I did some research and looked into information about product testing done by Bath and Body Works. In their FAQ on the Bath and Body Works website, they stated, “We believe all living creatures deserve respect and would never think of testing any of our products on animals. Likewise, we don't ask anyone who may be helping us develop or make our products to conduct these kinds of tests on our behalf.”

Late last year (2010), a friend and I were out shopping and stopped in at a Bath and Body Works. They were having a promotion on their lip glosses and lip tints. Particularly, my friend and I were interested in their C.O. Bigelow® Mentha Organic Lip Tint collection. From the product description on the Bath and Body Works website, “Give your lips an Organic Tint! Our Mentha™ Organics Sheer Lip Tints combine the breath-freshening, shine boosting benefits of our original formula with the added appeal of naturally nourishing organic ingredients.”

The promotion was for buy two, get one free. My friend chose two lip tints in the colors “Just Blushed” and “Barely There”. She graciously offered me the third free lip tint that was included in the promotion. I chose the color “Sheer Rose”. Online, these retail for $7.50 a piece, but I have seen them in stores for $5.00 each. I love the Sheer Rose color. It makes my lips tingle deliciously. It has an invigorating mentholated taste and gives them just a slight berry kissed sheen. It looks natural and makes my complexion look dew. I love this lip tint!