March 27, 2008

Summer Collection 2008: Aube Gloss Frutina

I’m a big fan of the Aube Frutina Lipglosses that were released last year and the good news is this year they are making a guest starring appearance in Aube’s Early Summer release Collection!

My very beautiful mate, Iris, reported on these earlier in the month and I felt myself getting all hyper at the prospect of not only new colors but from what I’m understanding new flavors!

BLESS BE the Japanese have heard my prayers and have answered them! Flavored Lipgloss! Hooray! Hooray! I’m one for ranting at the lack of flavor in a majority of gloss brands on Japanese shores so this is exciting!

Each gloss is LE and scented in exotic combinations but I’m not entirely sure if they are “flavored” as well! So here’s to hoping right?

Orange is orange and rosemary scented, Pink is berry and mint (mmm sounds great), dusky pink is plum and lemongrass, and finally the beige is apple caramal and chamomile (please see Rouge Deluxe for the original information about these releases!).

Each gloss is 2100 yen each and well worth the price tag in my opinion. The color selection looks fabulous compared to last year’s glosses. They appear almost frosty this time around however sometimes the swatches aren’t so brilliant so can’t go by that until I actually see them in person.

Since I enjoyed these so much I thought I’d combine a mini review here from the glosses I do have from the previous release!

I really like these and they definately fall into a favorite category for me. One thing I really like about them is the applicator. The applicator is a sponge but it’s a large sponge and for some reason or another it saturates really well with the product so you get a nice bit of the gloss on it for smoothing onto your lips! I’m not sure if it’s the applicator or the formula but it just smooths on amazingly well for a gloss! I always struggle with sponge applicators as I’m constantly redipping where as with this I only need one dip and I’m good to go! These are a tiny bit on the sheer side so I definately suggest layering them to deepen the color on your lips as one stroke will get you a nice glossy look but not enough color to really pop so a bit of redipping and building the color up will give you an excellent pay off and beautiful look!

The texture is not sticky or tacky at all. It feels perfect on and has a pretty good water base because the gloss just slides on beautifully creating a very natural feel on your lips but NOT the type that’s sliding off onto your chin!

Sadly, as with almost all Japanese glosses I’ve tried, these lack any taste or flavor. I enjoy flavor in my gloss but this is great if you’re hating that. The color selection last year came in about 12 shades I believe and a few were LE but not all. These new releases will all be LE so that’s a plus!

The packaging is definately pleasing as each gloss has tiny crystals in the top! Very pretty!

These particular shades being released appear more pigmented! We shall see! Very excited for the collection to hit shops so I can lay my greedy hands on some!

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  • Ping.

    i love gloss with flavour too.. especially peaches! have you tried kiehl downtown peach? its awesome!

  • ???


    i totally adore the first and last shade! really pretty!!!

    but aube isn’t famous over here in Malaysia, in fact I don’t see anyone sells it online here. getting via international sites will make it too costly after adding in the postage fee >_< sigh, good things are hard to come by in Malaysia. say, which one is your favourite shade? regards,

  • christy.

    Those are hot! They have some very interesting flavor combinations judging by the pictures. I hate that you can’t buy all foreign cosmetics where you’re living. Sucks. 🙁

  • the Muse

    hiya ping!

    I’m glad I’m not the only one 🙂

    No! Is it a gloss or a balm?!

    The Muse wants peachy lipgloss 😉

  • the Muse

    hello ???!

    Thanks for dropping by 🙂 I love these.

    Have you tried for these? It’s a bit costly but not too bad!

    Believe me I understand the feeling of wanting something and unable to get it. I’m like that with Japanese cosmetics on a whole 🙂

    My fav are definately the orange and bright red 🙂

    So pretty 🙂

    Thanks for popping over to comment and say hi!

  • the Muse


    I know the feeling sigh 🙁 So difficult to locate Japanese cosmetics online!

    The flavor combos are interesting aren’t they?

    especially mint and berry 🙂

    Where are you located might I ask?

    Thanks for popping by!

  • Bliss

    Those colours are so beautiful+their packaging, you introduce us to so many beautiful stuff heheh.

  • the Muse

    hehe 😉 bliss!

    A few online shops have these if you want ’em!


  • Ping.

    it’s a gloss. pretty sheer though.. but its nice to have a bit of shine and shimmer

  • Ping.

    i don’t remember did i reply to you, haha.. its a gloss. and have some shimmer in it. best part, its moisturising and not too sticky compare to many glosses.

  • the Muse

    hehe you did but I didn’t get to posting it until now 😉

    Got a link for it?

    I’m curious!

    Peach sounds yum!