Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Clear lip gloss - A balm and a base.

I probably have way too many tubes of clear lip gloss just like how I have way too many bottles of clear nail polish. Anyway, I never tossed any of those as they come in handy when I need good balm for my feeling lips during winter. Glosses just keep my lips wet and seal in the moisture much better than actual wax based lip balm, all I need is a thick layer of clear gloss applied right after shower and before bed. All the flaking and peeling would be reduced by at least 70%.
Beside lip balm, clear gloss (or any non gooey gloss) works as a base as some other bolder colors (since most of my lip combo are lipstick on top of a gloss) . Today's very boring lip combo would feature the clear gloss from a bath and body works lip gloss (love it as overnight treatment!) and a lipstick I don't like all that much: MAC lustre lipstick in Freckletone.
Freckletone was one of my few bandwagon purchases since almost everysingle member in that forum had a tube of this. The color is a creamy nude apricot. I don't like it that much on itself or layered...

P.S. My skin gets pretty ashy during winter, just deal with it.

10 comments:

  1. Your lips are pretty! Makes mine look like old lady lips by comparison!

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  2. Pixie:
    Thanks, wait till you see a bleeding one...(My lips can get pretty nasty since the epidermis around there are quite thin, on top of that, I peel those skin off when I am stressed out by final exams...)

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  3. I love the first photo!!! Your lips look soooo moisturized! I use a clear gloss too when my lips get super dry!

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  4. What? For real? Usually lip gloss just dry my lips out... I never thought to use it as a... treatment! I have got to try that!
    So no lip balm, just lipgloss before bed?

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  5. Daituf:
    I guess it depends on what gloss (goopy ones don't usually work), lancome juicy tube and benefit california kissin are the best "balm" I have tried but they are both a bit pricey.

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  6. You have beautiful lips! I use clear gloss on top of lipsticks but I never thought of using it instead of lip balm before. I'm curious to try that now.

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  7. Freckletone looks so natural on you! It would probably make me look dead since all those nude lip makeup gurus love them.

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  8. Gio:
    I guess it only works if you lips has thin epidermis but I love using clear watery gloss as a base since they make the color less harsh.

    Smiley:
    It does make me look dead, just so your know.

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  9. What clear glosses do you have? I find that a lot of glosses feels drying on me when they dry.

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  10. I don't have any colorless gloss at the moment but many shades of lancome juicy tubes are more or less clear so I use them for layering purposes.

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