lip gloss

Lip Love : Maybelline Color Elixirs

Maybelline Color Elixir Color Sensational Creamy Lip Lacquers

I was in lippy heaven when the collection of Maybelline Color Elixir Color Sensational Creamy Lip Lacquers (phew, what a long name to type out!) landed on my desk recently.  I had already read rave reviews about these lip-tastic elixirs and I wondered if they would live up to the hype so I immediately put them to the test.


Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine – Joy And Grace – Review & Swatches

Say hello to my two new beautiful friends – Joy and Grace – from the newly launched Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine range.  Don’t they look pretty?

What Natio Say

The Antioxidant Lip Shine contains a cocktail of revitalising antioxidants including vitamins and grapefruit to help slow free radical damage caused by environmental stress.  Vitamins C and E act as a barrier to keep lips supple and protected in the cold.

Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine – Swatches

Unfortunately, my (dying) point-and-shoot camera has failed to capture the beautiful shimmer these Natio lip glosses possess.

Joy is a shimmering rose pink lip gloss which looks great worn alone and worn on top of lippy – but it is not a unique shade…

Grace is clear peach gloss with plenty of shimmer.  Initially, I thought that Joy would be my favourite of the two but Grace was the clear winner when I wore it on my lips…it just looks SOOOO good!!!  Perhaps it’s because I don’t own a similar shade of lip gloss but whatever the reason, I totally love it!!

Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine – Review

Natio Antioxidant Lip Shines come in squeezy tubes with a slanted applicator.  It is definitely hygienic to squeeze out the lip gloss and apply directly onto lips when compared with doe foot applicators, but it can be a messy affair.  I definitely don’t recommend using your fingers to aid application because this stuff is sticky!!!  Yes, ladies, if you dislike sticky lip glosses, then this may not be the lip gloss for you as it does attract long stands of hair.  But because of the stickiness, there is super-duper-long-lasting power from Natio Antioxidant Lip Shines which gets a big thumbs-up from me.

Sometimes with shimmer lip glosses, my lips tend to dry out but not with these Natio lovelies.  The nourishing ingredients really work wonders on keeping my lips feel soft and supple.  There is a subtle citrusy scent – but that’s the problem!  It’s too subtle!!  I would have liked a stronger citrus kick to jazz it up but then if that were the case, I’d be licking my lips non-stop!

Likes :  Shimmery, shiny lip glosses which nourish lips and has long-lasting performance
Dislikes :  Super sticky so keep away from hair and application can be a bit messy
The Best Beauty Blog Rating :  9 out of 10 for Natio Antioxidant Lip Shines for long-lasting shiny shimmery soft lips

There are 5 available shades in Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine range and they retail for RRP $11.95 AUD for 15ml.

I wanted to say that this was my first time using a Natio product so to learn more about the brand, I stalked their website and discovered that Natio is an Aussie brand which sell make-up and skincare and do not test on animals and most of their packaging is recyclable.  Natio is also available in Debenhams in UK and Sasa in Asia – yay for my international readers!  Special thanks to the lovely PR who sent me these products to review – you are super-duper friendly!!  But as always, this has not influenced my review whatsoever.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss In Rose Gold

I have one Bobbi Brown product in my huge make-up collection and it was given to me by one of my best girlfriends.  She gave me Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Gold.

Bobbi Brown lipgloss, rose gold shimmer gloss

Product Description

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss offers beautiful, non-sticky shine with a touch or iridescence and is perfect on its own or over your favourite lipstick.

It is formulated with :-

  • Aloe extract to soothe and soften lips
  • Vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection
  • Jojoba and avocado oils to moisturise lips

Product Swatch

Bobbi Brown, shimmer lip gloss, rose gold

Bobbi Brown, shimmer rose gold


  • The colour is a lovely shimmery pinky gold
  • Long-lasting lipgloss which gives a nice glossy sheen
  • Doesn’t dry out lips and keeps them moisturised
  • Smells like cocoa butter and doesn’t have a synthetic chemical taste
  • Looks great over a nude lippie


  • It’s too sticky for me and I often find strands of my hair stuck to my lips
  • Small tube for a high-end costly product – which makes me question whether it is worth it to repurchase…hmm?

Overall Rating

I love Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Rose Gold because it was a gift from a girlfriend – but I wouldn’t repurchase after I finish using it.  But I am keen to try other Bobbi Brown products though.