The formulation 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 properly and has pretty good longevity/does not kill the whole lot underneath it instantly, however the formulation 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 truly suppose 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 fairly than sparkly, multi-dimensional impact on lips such as you would possibly get from a typical, shimmery lipgloss. I might really feel a few of the texture of the glitter/sparkle after I wore it on my lips as properly. They had no scent or style that I might discern.
The consistency was clean, largely gloss-like, however there was one thing that gave it a bit extra substance and thicker really feel total; 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 finest 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 appeared pretty comparable as soon as utilized as there wasn’t that a lot sparkle and little of it appeared to catch the sunshine; it was largely 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 susceptible 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 search out the fitting base, software, and determine timing with the intention to keep away from the Multi-Use Gloss turning my basis into an emollient mess.
The first few occasions I attempted it, the muse 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 choose making use of over set base merchandise as properly.
If you are searching for a shiny impact that does not completely break down your make-up for the face, it is likely to be value testing, however for those who’re searching for a very multi-tasking gloss, it is much less spectacular than a superb, shimmery gloss and must be fastidiously positioned for cheap utilization on the eyes.
Pro-tip: until you might be after a shiny, creasing eye look, keep away from placing this on the cell 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 cell lid and lash line to offer 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 damage).
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