Covergirl Lip Lava Lipgloss are a new permanent range of thick, liquid lipglosses that have the pigment of a lipstick with a high, shimmery shine. For me, these are kinda a retake on the recently released Revlon HD Lip Lacquers.
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Covergirl Colorlicious Lipgloss just launched five or so months ago so I was honestly surprised to see the new line of Covergirl Lip Lava Lipglosses on display at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Considering Colorlicious is an extensive range of lipglosses I didn’t expect a newly formulated lipgloss so soon!
Covergirl Lip Lava Swatches (Lava Glow, Lava Luster, Mango Lava, Lava Love Live, Look It’s Lava, Lava-Rider, Mauva Lava)
These are truly visually outrageous. The colors are popping shades of purple, fuchsia, reds, golds, and oranges. I’d say they are shades for the not so shy lipgloss lover now the question would be is do they apply as pigmented as they look in the tube?
Each gloss comes housed in a long square shaped gloss barrel with an attached lip brush for application. I know many people prefer sponges but I’ve always felt lip brushes saturate better with gloss so I was happy about the lip brush applicator. The lip brush has short bristles and I had no issues with the bristles splitting thankfully!
The glosses, as you can see, are outrageous shades! If you like loud, bright colors I’d say Covergirl Lip Lava will be very appealing to you. The formula is quite thick and has a silicon-like texture that’s a bit balmy in consistency. I find they apply a little unevenly and patchy plus some shades tend to fall into the natural lines of my lips (I think the clumpy patchiness can be easily seen in some of my swatches). They are a nightmare for drier lips because you’ll have a hard time applying them since they skip around and apply unevenly during application and less than smooth lips that are drier will experience this issue even more. They have heaps of chunky shimmery pieces which remains on well after color has faded. Some shades, like Live Love Lava, have considerably less shimmer and apply beautifully. They have a sheen finish but aren’t necessarily glossy or shiny. I find the texture is very thick and much like a liquid lipstick and the pigment is that of one as well. Out of the several shades I purchased only two shades applied a little on the sheer side but others were true to what you see in the tube. They are very pigmented with excellent color pay off and an opaque finish on two layers (one layer is good but I still see a little of my natural lip color so two makes is ideal). For sensitive users, they do have a subtle fruity fresh flavor but not much of a fragrance that I noticed. They wear for around four hours, some shades even five.
Covergirl Mauva Lava Lip Lava
Covergirl Lava Glow Lip Lava
Covergirl Lava Luster Lip Lava
Covergirl Lava Rider Lip Lava
Covergirl Live Love Lava Lip Lava
Covergirl Look It’s Lava Lip Lava
Covergirl Mango Lava Lip Lava
I’m iffy about loving them in all honesty. They are very thick and gooey and I prefer something lighter and more comfortable to wear. I dislike the patchy, uneven look of some of the shades however, I have to admit some shades are like liquid metal and applied beautifully but out of the seven shades I purchased I honestly only loved two (Live Love Lava and Mauva Lava). I will say a few shades even had a duochrome-like effect due to the heavy multi-colored shimmer in the mix so colors like Mango Lava (bright orange) would apply one way and reflect different (greenish).
Covergirl Lip Lava Lipgloss will win some fans and others might feel they are just too thick and shimmery. I feel they are a hit and miss shade situation. I liked some shades but others were just too overkill on pigment, shimmer, and consistency!
Do share your thoughts!