July 1, 2008

Summer Collections 2008: Aube Gloss Frutina

Aube Gloss Frutina are an absolute staple item of mine and even though I’ve reviewed them prior to this I thought they deserved a revisit considering a new selection has been released for Summer (Visit with Carleen and check out my love of Gloss Frutina at Girl Gloss!)

The original Gloss Frutina line up from last year included a healthy dose of shades where as this year the collection was cut down to a mere four shade selections. Even though the shades were limited this season they did have their own unique difference that the prior release did not sport.

This year the collection was not only scented with exotic fruit and food flavors but included a pleasant taste as well. I’ve quite fond of mentioning and re-mentioning the fact that many Japanese gloss brands fail to flavor their glosses. I’m always shocked to hear how many people actually hate flavored glosses where as I always love them and prefer my glosses have some sort of flavor. The new glosses range from orange flavoring to apple flavoring and more so I was quite in nirvana when I heard about this!

The formula on these pretty much remains the same as the previous release with very minor differences. Although in the packaging the gloss appears to be a creamy lip color and pigmented that’s not the case. The texture is quite a good deal thicker and creamier than the prior release and I’m actually enjoying this formula much better. Pigmentation isn’t fantastic sadly although you can build sheer color up on your lips the best bet is to stain your lips prior to use to get the most out of the gloss. Each gloss contains a very faint shimmer of gold or silver but nothing overpowering just enough to give your lips a delightfully shiny, shimmery look.

The packaging has changed very slightly with the glosses sporting a brand new pinkish lilac top. This new top is quite lovely considering it matches the palettes beautifully. It still contains the same crystals embedded into it as well which is a nice, elegant touch. The prior release was identical aside from the fact that top was silver.

As I mentioned earlier these do have a gorgeous scent and flavor. EX03 is a creamy shimmering coral shade that tastes like Blood Orange and Rosemary. The idea of combining oranges and rosemary may sound unappealing but I assure you the taste and smell is very pleasant! EX04 is a gorgeous, popping true pink that tastes like Berries and Mint. EX05 shimmering, nude, natural plum beige combination that tastes like lemongrass and plum. And lastly EX06 is a nude beige that tastes like caramel apple.

My favorite of the four shades would have to be EX04. It’s such a beautiful pop of pink and with a very sheer layer of lip stain under it my lips look quite gorgeous sporting this!

Aube did a rather great job with the new line up of Gloss Frutina and I’m glad I indulged in all four colors as they were well worth adding to my beauty stash!

Aube Gloss Frutina are most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

Click here to see my original review of Aube Frutina Glosses!

Click here
to visit with Janice on Specktra and see my review of Aube’s Jewelry Shower Eye Palettes!

Click here
to find out why I’m loving Aube’s Jewelry Shower Eyes!

It’s hot outside but you can keep yourself cool by exploring my Winter 2007 review of Aube’s Holiday Collection!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Beauty Addict

    Hey Izzy, I love these glosses! I’ve never tried Aube products but the colours and packaging are lovely 🙂 Love the bling bling 😉

    Anyway, how much did u purchased it for?


  • Mukho

    Beautiful! Don’t know whether I’m more tempted by the colors or your description of their flavors… yumm 🙂
    I have a question… do you get all your Japanese m/u by shipping, or are they available in stores in the US? And how are they priced? Ok that’s two questions 😛

  • Rocketqueen

    Dear Musey, you have got email! Telling you a little secret, check it out immediately – pleaaase! 1,000 kisses from Sweden!

  • Mukho

    Alright please excuse that was a classic case of my fingers typing faster than my brain can think, I know, everything’s available in your “restaurant at the end of the world” 🙂

  • the Muse

    hi gracie!

    I love the packaging too! So gorgeous:) they are a lovely formula as well all thick and slick without being sticky!

    I think $14-15 usd each? The original retail is $19.99 but I got them drugstore discounted 😉

    Hugs darlin’!

  • the Muse

    hi Mukho!

    I love the colors too 😉 I have a few friends who live in Japan and ship them to me.

    US store sadly do not carry them 🙁

    These retail at 19.99 but drugstores in japan discount them for about $14-15 usd 😉

    you can purchase online but prices are higher sadly. I have a japanese buying guide up here:) it’s helpful for locating Japanese cosmetics 🙂

  • the Muse

    hi again Mukho!

    LOL! 😉 Are you a HHGTG fan Mukho?



    Do check out the Japanese Cosmetics Guide it should help you out 😉

    They ship worldwide as well 🙂

  • Taryn

    Yum, those flavors already have me on board, especially the blood orange. It’s not often that you can find tasty flavored quality lip gloss. These look awesome!

    Did you friend CP them for you or are they available online somewhere? I feel a big lemming coming on…

    Oh, and I sent you a MUA mail about Etude’s Aqua Sherbet line!

  • the Muse


    You online ?

    Get online damn you 😉

    I think kelly has these but a sweetie friend got ’em for me I didn’t order online.

    Wahoooo I’m eagerly awaiting my AS stuff to come from Etude House!

  • Taryn

    I’m online now! I’ll just leave the thing on and if I’m here, that’s good, and if I’m not, well, we can chat again! 😀

    Kelly’s from Ichibankao, right? Hmm, I’ll have to ask hubby if we can get a second mortgage on our house and then maybe I can pick up on of the Aube glosses.

    I kid, I kid.

  • sarahPUFFY

    the colours are very pretty…those are shades I’ve been looking for for ages. nice haul, doll.

  • the Muse

    hey Taryn!

    Caught you 😉

    Yea. She should have ’em. LOL! I know 😉 But have no fear the Muse is here! *hums superman theme*

  • the Muse

    hiya serenity!

    How are you!? They is tastyyyyyyy 😉

    Good to see you lovie!

  • sarahPUFFY

    I don’t really mind; I haven’t been able to find a really pigmented gloss anyways [hopefully I’ll find one in my package that arrives today or tomorrow], as long as its like…tinted, I’m happy. A friend of mine sent these glosses from Germany that are just tops…I wish they were here in america.

  • the Muse

    morning sarah!

    ooooo do share about the german glosses 🙂

    Me likey beauty abroad.

    I’m also happy so long as it has a tiny bit of color and plenty of shine 😉

    Hope you had a good 4th!

    Happy Monday!

  • Diana

    I have never heard of this line before. The EX05 and EX06 are hot!!! Thanks for the post. I’m such a lipglossoholic!

  • the Muse

    hiya diana!

    It’s a Japanese line 🙂 They do some awesome stuff!

    They are truly great little glosses!

    Although eyeshadow is a fav of mine..gloss definately comes in a 2nd fav 😉 Love collecting colors!

    Thanks for your comment! Hope to talk to you again soon!