I am addicted to lip glosses. At any given moment if one were to inspect the contents of my purse, they would be sure to encounter at least six lip glosses…sometimes in different colors but mostly in varying shades of the same color. I love how easy they are to apply, just swipe and go, to me there is no other make-up product that is as user friendly as a lip gloss. I don’t have to be too precise with the application process, there is no blending required…basically there is no way I can go wrong with applying lip gloss (I just wish this were true for eye shadow, eye liner…eye anything.)
However, as much as I adore lip glosses, there are some attributes of a gloss that are major turnoffs. Scent is a big one for me, overpowering aromas have the tendency to become irritating throughout the day (especially since someone decided to place lips right below the nostrils.) Goopy, heavy glosses are also a pet peeve, especially when your hair gets stuck to your lips and removing it leaves gloss residue on varying parts of your face (I once greeted clients with a line of berry gloss on my cheeks.) There are also a few other attributes such as; taste, container shape and size and hydration factor, but texture and scent will usually determine right away whether a gloss gets added to the collection or not.
At first whiff beautyAddicts SweetLips Lip Gloss was a “HECK YES!” The gloss has a very subtle taste and scent of vanilla, not at all overpowering but extremely pleasant. It’s also amazingly light with just the perfect amount of shine. Also, unlike a lot of glosses that tend to leave lips feeling dry, this gloss actually contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Butter, so it hydrates as well as moistens and heals dry lips. On a recent road trip from Orlando to Miami (with the A/C blasting in the car), I was out of my lip balm so I had to rely on the gloss to keep my lips hydrated and it did not let me down. I am absolutely in love with the Sheer Peach shade, called Express . On my lips it looks more nude than peach, but it is a perfect everyday shade that I think would be flattering on just about any skin tone because it is so sheer. Another plus of this lip gloss is that the container is very “Evening clutch friendly” (it’s also pocket friendly…I sometimes find myself in situations where a purse…even a coin purse, is just not practical, so I have to resort to stuffing I.D, cash and gloss in the pockets of whatever I’m wearing.) Because it tastes, smells, feels and looks so great, it will definitely occupy space in my bag, clutch or pocket on Valentine’s Day…..what can I say….I’m ADDICTED!