The method is meant to work on “lips, eyes and cheeks” that may be “worn alone or layered” that’s “luminous and layerable.” For including a shiny, wet-looking shine to pores and skin, whether or not on the forehead bone or cheeks, it really works nicely and has pretty good longevity/does not kill every thing beneath it instantly, however the method has no dry down on pores and skin, so it does really feel moist and attracts wind-blown hair, canine fur and the like.
I really assume they’re fairly ho-hum on lips; they really lose fairly a little bit of shine and have extra of a dulled, glittery-dirt form of impact relatively than sparkly, multi-dimensional impact on lips such as you would possibly get from a typical, shimmery lipgloss. I might really feel a number of the texture of the glitter/sparkle once I wore it on my lips as nicely. They had no scent or style that I might discern.
The consistency was easy, principally gloss-like, however there was one thing that gave it a bit extra substance and thicker really feel general; when it was on my lips, it felt extra velvety, prefer it was a gloss-silicone primer hybrid. As a cheek product–mostly as a highlighter–it labored greatest over naked pores and skin and lighter bases. Heavier, thicker, and higher-coverage foundations appeared to eat the flicker greater than the rest, so whereas there was noticeable shine and glossiness, the shimmer was completely misplaced. Even on naked pores and skin, all 5 shades regarded pretty related as soon as utilized as there wasn’t that a lot sparkle and little of it appeared to catch the sunshine; it was principally shine.
I discovered that the Multi-Use Glosses stayed extra in place over a base than over naked pores and skin, because it appeared extra liable to sliding round extra noticeably (inside six hours) on just-moisturized pores and skin. When I patted it over my base merchandise, it did not transfer round for nearer to eight hours, and surprisingly, it did not eat via my basis and switch it right into a patchy mess. It was troublesome to seek out the suitable base, software, and work out timing in an effort to keep away from the Multi-Use Gloss turning my basis into an emollient mess.
The first few occasions I attempted it, the inspiration turned patchy as I used to be making use of the Multi-Use Gloss. It gave the impression to be best to make use of gently tapped onto my pores and skin after giving my base merchandise 5 minutes to dry down and set in place; I did favor making use of over set base merchandise as nicely.
If you are on the lookout for a shiny impact that does not completely break down your make-up for the face, it could be value trying out, however in the event you’re on the lookout for a very multi-tasking gloss, it is much less spectacular than an excellent, shimmery gloss and must be rigorously positioned for affordable utilization on the eyes.
Pro-tip: except you’re after a shiny, creasing eye look, keep away from placing this on the cellular lid/crease space; they don’t survive whether or not alone or layered over different products–they crease inside minutes and completely migrate into the lashes and lash traces. At most, get a small quantity and dab on the middle of the lid and go away a small hole between the cellular lid and lash line to present it room emigrate. I might really feel even a really skinny, barely-there layer on my lid each time I blinked, and sadly, for me, they stung my precise eye (not my lid) because the product seeped past my lid house and left me with a boring ache (even after simply 15 minutes of wear and tear).
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