February 14, 2013

Flower Shine On Lip Gloss Review & Swatches

Flower Shine On Lip Gloss Review

Flower Shine On Lip Gloss is one of the few products I disliked from Drew Barrymore’s new Flower Makeup Collection. Available in ten shades for under $7 each ($6.98 to be exact) these looked like a great budget pick up.

But…the formula seems a little lacking for me.

I picked up two shades in the Flower Shine On Lipgloss recently from Walmart.com. I honestly haven’t had the time stop at my own local Walmart so unsure if they have gotten the entire collection in stores. Knowing my Walmart, they probably haven’t so rather than hunt these down I thought an online order was the ticket.

Flower Shine On Lip Gloss Review Hibis-Kiss

Flower Shine On Lip Gloss Review My Little Buttercup

Flower Shine On Lip Gloss Review Swatches

I was rather impressed with the very simple yet pretty packaging. These are a long square bottled gloss with a sponge applicator. With a simple “Flower” name on the bottle and a white topper the packaging reeks simple elegance. Weighing in at 0.18 oz they are a little larger than your typical lipgloss which is great taking into consideration their VERY cheap price tag.

The formula is a little thinner and drier. This is the type of lipgloss you have to pump the applicator in and out of the bottle a few times to pick up product and build, build, build onto lips. They have a sheer to medium color pay off that isn’t quite opaque but lends a rather good tint to lips so what you see in the tube translates fairly well to lips (or at least it did in the two shades I tried). The drier texture doesn’t feel uncomfortable on lips nor does it suck moisture from them but it lacks any real shine or glossiness. It’s the type of gloss you want to apply something on top of for a shiny finish as this doesn’t provide much of it. They wear quite long even though they aren’t particularly sticky or tacky so you’re looking at around a three to four hour period.

Overall, I liked the Flower Collection thus far but I think the Shine On Lipgloss are merely a mediocre lip product. There are far nicer glosses right now in the budget world that will give you shine, color, and a moisturizing formula in comparison.

I’d love to hear your thoughts if you tried them.

The Flower Makeup Collection is available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com

I purchased this item.

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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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  • Moonchime

    Thank you so much for your honest reviews. I totally love your blog because of your candor. If it is “Muse” approved, it gets added to my ever growing list of beauty products that I NEED. {*_*}

  • Suzie

    I actually quite like the one I bought, In the Gardenia. It’s a really pretty color and I think it feels nice on. I’m not a huge lipgloss wearer anymore, so it was kind of a random purchase but I’m really glad I have it. I don’t have another gloss in a color like this and it seems to wear really nicely.

    • the Muse

      hey suzie happy to hear it worked for you! sadly felt it was a little bit of a drier gloss, prefer more glossiness myself!

  • Lexi

    I’m loving these. I got Lovely Lotus which is mlbb for me. Also got Baby’s Breath which is a nice milky pink but maybe a bit too grey for some (like me).

    I also got some of the nail polishes and am hooked.

    • the Muse

      hey lexi! Happy to hear it ;-D I didn’t get on so well with these sadly, a little too dry! But everything else I’ve tried so far from the Flower line has been damn nice ;D

  • yelena

    I think I WILL like this because it has no shine! I love lip gloss but hate the wet shiny look! 🙂