October 21, 2011

Lorac Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

For the second year in a row Lorac has introduced a six piece lipgloss set for the Holidays. The Lorac Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection adds a little bit of flair this year with sparkle versus last year’s collection which features full color glosses sans the festive finish of shimmer!

At 0.11 oz per a gloss and $25 for the set you’re looking at a mere $4.10 per a gloss. This is truly a great deal to say the least particularly if you knock off an extra $5 from the $25 during Sephora Friends and Family.

Let’s take a peek at these glosses and see what I liked about them!

A six piece, limited edition Holiday Lipgloss Set from Lorac.

These glosses aren’t part of Lorac’s standard catalog so you can’t expect to pick it up in the hopes you’ll find your favorite Lorac Lipgloss in the mix. Lorac creates these collections with a brand new lipgloss product in mind. I find this interesting since most brands are concentrating on creating kits with favorite gloss products inside and Lorac kinda takes on a brand new product launch within an LE box set. Granted the formula is slightly comparable to Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in some ways but a little lighter, alot less sticky, and not as much pigmentation.

Depending on how you like your lipgloss and if you’re judging this set based on your experience with last year’s you might be disappointed because the draw back on the formula would be these run a bit sheer. Some of the darker shades in the set definitely have more of a powerful color pay where as others are have more a shimmery finish sans the pigment. I didn’t find an issue with color to be honest…I liked them very much and think they make a nice companion to lipsticks or stains.

The formula is tacky and has a good deal of stick but you have to remember these qualifications are what makes for great wear time. Without that tackiness you’d have a highly emollient gloss that would slip, slide, and simply disappear. Sometimes you have to make peace with the stickiness and just go with it. The formula varies here as some of the glosses apply a bit patchy, perfect example of this would be the shade Peach Moonstone. They don’t have the smooth glide that last year’s collection had but for the most part about 95% of the shades prove easy enough to apply. You get a nice bit of shimmer here without looking overly done and a fair bit of color as well with certain shades.

The applicator you’ll either love or hate. I personally like it. It’s a stubby brush application which layers and builds color up super easily plus it doesn’t split when you slip it back into the tube.

Here’s a break down of the shades.

  • Peach Moonstone: This applied patchy for me. It’s a nice golden peach but sadly gives me a tired look.
  • Red Ruby: This is a festive crimson red with a hint of golden shimmer. Nice application here and decent color however looks can be deceiving as it looks like a full color gloss experience but it proves sheerer on lips compared to what you see in the tube.
  • Rich Garnet: This is vibrant magenta. This also applies quite sheer compared to the tube but you can layer nicely for a better color pay off.
  • Pink Diamond: This is sheer crystal white with pink iridescent shimmer.
  • Hot Pink Sapphire: This is a bright rasberry-ish pink. This shade actually and Bronze Topaz has the most shimmer in the mix.
  • Bronze Topaz: One of my favorite shades here this one also has a good deal of shimmer compared to the others in the set. It’s a golden brown but applies subtly on lips.

Although the shades have a dose of shimmer I had no issues with it remaining on my lips after the gloss wore away so no worries about walking around looking silly stupid with glitter on your lips and no gloss. I got at least five hours wear time here without eating or drinking.

I like the set alot but thought Pink Diamond and Peach Moonstone brought the quality down slightly as I think I won’t make proper use of either shade.

  • Anyone looking to get more for less (six glosses at $25 is a steal).
  • Anyone looking for a nice holiday lip gift (this is quite a nice gift, the packaging of the glosses has a topper with crystals, the box is a festive mirror finish, and the shimmer in the glosses definitely give off a Holiday vibe).

  • Anyone who loved last year’s Lorac Lipgloss Set (you might be a little disappointed as last year the glosses were considerably more pigmented and if you’re expecting more of the same you might feel let down).
  • Anyone who isn’t particularly happy about sticky/tacky gloss formulas.
  • Anyone sensitive to scented lip products (the flavor is vanilla but not particularly tasty in my humblest although it is rather subtle and not overwhelming).

Overall, Lorac’s Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection is a high quality set that features some very nice lipglosses. This is a value that I don’t really have to go into great detail about as you can easily see the amount of product you get here for your dollar. They aren’t full color glosses but they still work beautifully as a companion to your favorite lipsticks or stains plus you can easily layer for better color pay off on many of the shades included. If not for yourself, it’ll make a beautiful beauty gift for the makeup lover in your life.

I liked this one alot!

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  • Majick

    Well, I wasn’t planning on hauling but they look nice enough and I just realized they match a mirror compact I have in my purse. Now I may have to indulge. Love your reviews, I think – LOL
    I like stickier gloss for the stay put factor.

  • Musebeliever

    Pretty but I will never use so many glosses. O.O
    I only have one lip gloss and 4 lipsticks and don’t feel the need to bu more. Except maybe the new bareminerals liquid lipstick that looks awesome ! ^^