It’s Friday, Friday, so let’s keep it sweet and simple today. My lips of the day comes from a brand that is new to me called Vitage; a British skincare and mineral make up brand. Quite often I find that mineral make up brands can be lacking when it comes to the colour cosmetics; colours can be a bit meh and…earthy. Yes…earthy.
Vitage’s Natural Lip Lustre’s do not shy away from being colourful!
Coral Dream is a bright reddish coral with lots of silver sparkles.
If you are expecting an orange-peach coral then this is not it – this is very much a red-orange which is not what I was expecting but is still a very pretty summery shade. It looks very glittery in the tube, almost like a diamond colour.
The texture of this lip gloss is different to your standard say, MAC lip gloss. The product feels neither thin nor thick when spread and maintains a good amount of pigmentation – it’s not sticky or too glossy either – it feels more like a balm in a way. It does feel like you haven’t picked up enough product on the wand – I don’t know if thats the wand design or the texture of the product, btut it felt like I need to ‘dip’ 3 times to get enough product out to cover my lips.
The shimmers are still obvious when the colour is swatched but is not so obvious when applied to the lips.
I was surprised by how pigmented this lip gloss was – a lot of glosses that look bright in the tube are quite sheer, but this was pigmented and I only needed one layer to have quite reddish lips. The shimmer disappeared though and was less obvious than in the swatch – depending on how you feel about glitter, this could be a good or bad things!
I also noticed that the gloss left a nice orange stain on my lips – when the glossy finish faded, I still looked like I was wearing something on my lips.
I found that this lip gloss was quite moisturising and didn’t emphasise any dry spots or flakiness, which is a big bonus for me!
For anyone who wants to try mineral make up, this bright summery shade is very pigmented and is kind to the lips. I tend to favour orange/peach or nude shades so if I were to get another of these, I would definitely try out the nude.
Vitage Natural Lip Lustre’s are available from Beauty Bay for £14 each.