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Summertime Lip Newbies

"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lip products will never cease to excite me, so naturally you're seeing a LOT of blog posts about lipsticks, lip stains, lipglosses, etc. Today we're looking at two relatively new drugstore brand lipglosses I've recently discovered, a Milani and an NYX gloss.

Left to right: NYX Lip Lingerie Shimmer in "Bare with Me" & Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color "Amore"

Both glosses are thick, gloopy glosses, but one has shimmer and the other is a highly pigmented shade. Let's start with:

NYX's Lip Lingerie Shimmer in "Bare with Me" for $7.50! This peachy, champagne shimmer is GORGEOUS. Truly. It's so frosty, but the glitter is understated and reminiscent of that signature JLo nude lip. The problem I found with it though is that it made my lips feel a bit itchy, and they peeled ever so slightly over time. I couldn't tell if it was the glitter clumping up or the chemical make-up of the liquid that was the culprit. Most likely I was just sensitive or allergic to the product in general which is a real bummer because I loooooooved the color!

Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color "Amore" for $9 is up next! This is a summery strawberry-colored, moisturizing gloss, and it's a real looker. I really have no beef with it, but those who don't like menthol-based glosses may find it irritating. I personally love that feel, but I know many ladies who don't. The feel is luxurious as is the rich color pay-off, and it lasted well over the course of several hours.

Left to right: Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color "Amore" & NYX Lip Lingerie Shimmer in "Bare with Me"

NYX Lip Lingerie Shimmer in "Bare with Me"

Milani Amore Shine Liquid Lip Color "Amore"

Both of these glosses are excellent purse additions at reasonable prices and with decent overall performance. And here's a fun fact; the NYX Lip Lingerie line has matte, shimmer (reviewed here), AND glitter textures (referenced in an old post here), so now that I've tested the first two, I feel I simply have to try the glitter's only fair right? It would further fuel my passionate glitter obsession...

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