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STARFISH RED 
SKU #:14003 



LASplash was nice enough to let me pick a few products to try out. I choose a yellow mascara, a yellow eyeliner and this gorgeous raspberry red gloss. The liner and mascara review can be seen in the eye section of our reviews.

The picture above is from the LA Splash website. All pictures below were taken by me. 

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Their swatch (above) looks more plum than the actual product in person. This was a little disappointing, but the color is still gorgeous. 


This gloss is and "Intense" finish according to their website. This means that there is glitter, high shine, as well as a big impact of color.

"Bold, Vibrant and Intense! This collection was created using our innovative highly pigmented long-wearing formula. These bold colors are the ultimate must-have product for the stage, a performance or a night on the town! "

"Choose from a vast spectrum of colors and you’ll be the talk of the town every day! Apply to lips for excellent shimmer and color. Want a bolder look? Add glitter or shimmer over gloss. "


One thing I absolutely love about LA Splash is their price point. This gloss is super affordable at only $6.99 for   9 ml.


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The bottom of the tube.
Ingredients:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Butyrospermum Parkii, BHT, Ozokorite, Beeswax.  May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499), Carmine 75470, Manganese Violet 77742, Ultramarine Blue 7700, Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289, D&C Red NO.: (6, 7, 27), FD&C Yellow NO. 5, Polyethylene Terephthalate.

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Here Starfish Red is worn very very sparingly almost as a stain. This picture is from my mascara and eyeliner review for LASplash.
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Here Starfish Red is worn very very sparingly almost as a stain. This picture is from my mascara and eyeliner review for LASplash.

Reading the ingredients is all fine and dandy... but what do any of those words actually mean? Below (scattered through the next few pictures) I have taken the guess work out of all those scary names for you. Most of them are just scientific ways of saying things you already know. Now you can see what your putting on your face!


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene- synthetic mineral oil substitute used for pigmentation dispersion 

Ethylhexyl Palmitate- derivitive of palm oil, organic silicone replacement, used for consistency

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil-  a.k.a. Castor oil, moisturizing

Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil- a.k.a Safflower oil, an edible vegetable oil, smoothing and conditioning 

 Tocopherol Acetate- naturally occuring antioxidant, form of vitamin E

 Ascorbic Acid- Vitamin C, natural preservative 

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Applied thin.
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil- a.k.a Jojoba oil, used for conditioning and stabilizing


 Propylparaben- A PARABEN!!! used for preservation and scent

 Butyrospermum Parkii- a.k.a. shea butter skin conditioner and thickening agent

BHT- antioxidant, preservative 

Ozokorite- mineral wax derived from coal and shale, adds stability, binds ingredients

 Beeswax- made by honey bees, gives thickness and smoothness
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Applied thin.
May Contain: (MAY contain always scares me... Does it ? Or does it not? )

 Mica- natural mineral, used as a colorant 

 Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499)- inorganic chemical used as colorant 

 Carmine 75470- natural colorant 

 Manganese Violet 77742- inorganic salt used as colorant

Ultramarine Blue 7700- mineral derived blue pigment, colorant , may be produced synthetically

Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289- mineral colorant, used widely in hair dye 

D&C Red NO.: (6, 7, 27), FD&C Yellow NO. 5- man made colorants 

 Polyethylene Terephthalate-   thermoplastic polymer resin 
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
This gloss looks great applied very thin as a stain and looks great applied thinly. The staying power is great and the color is pretty. Applied thick, I don't care for this gloss too much. Although it looks pretty in photos, the gloss is not very practical to wear thick. 
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Applied thick.
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Applied thick.
When applied thick, this glosses strong points seem to be overshadowed. When thick, this gloss runs. I found it seeping all around my mouth and onto my teeth and tongue. Also, the pigmentation seems to become very uneven when applied thick. Unfortunately, the only time i saw the amazing sparkles in this gloss was when i layed it on thick. 
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Applied thick.
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Applied thick. Funny face.
This gloss has a "candy cherry" scent, almost like cherry licorice which i highly enjoyed, but may be too strong for many people. You can taste it when you inhale, so there is no escaping it. (Not like cherry twizzlers, but like "old fashion" licorice)
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Applied thick.
The applicator is a slanted doe foot, and is very easy to apply.
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Applied thick.
Please visit their website  http://www.lasplashcosmetics.com/home.aspx 
 
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    Okay who doesn't know about Wet n Wild? Almost everyone has! And if you haven't you are about to! They decided to send us 6 of their new "Glassy Gloss" lip gels and ask for our opinions.
    On their page it says "Ultra-glossy, sheer gel adds high, glassy shine with a hint of color in an oh-so-lickable fruity flavor. Enriched with vitamins, nutrients, oils, and antioxidants to moisturize while keeping lips soft and supple."
    GLOSSY they are and I love a nice high shine! It comes in a clear squeeze tube with screw on cap so it's easy to see which color you are reaching for and a little goes a long way with these new formulated lip gels. I was quite impressed with all of these and has to point out that the quality of their makeup has grown tremendously from a few years ago.( I have tried their new eyeshadow palettes and couldn't believe the quality for their awesome price! ) These lip gels are sooo affordable at only $2.99!!
    These barely have any sticky feeling to them, but just the right consistency that you know this gloss won't wear off in two minutes like some others. I wore the color in the last picture to the bar in Boston and when I got home and put photos up online, my cousin and I got compliments on how 'luscious' pinkish/red lips looked!  And it looked good with my pink/purple eyeshadow I had on too!
     Quick tip: These over any color lipstick work wonders and can transform a boring old color into something way more interesting!
    The thing I really like about these colors is that they can be worn really sheer for just a little shine and sparkle or you can layer it a little and get more color payoff with the pink ones that have a little glitter look to them. The ones with out any shimmer  to them I found weren't as thick as the others but they are all so wearable and fun, and can match any eye look you do. Below are some photos and swatches!
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In the same order as pictures below
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"Glass Confusion"
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"Glass is in Session"
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"This Too Shall Glass"
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"Mow The Glass"
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"Through the Looking Glass"
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"3,2,1, Glass-t Off!"
$2.99 for 0.4 fl. oz.
Available at drugstore.com, CVS, Walmart and more!
                                                                                                    -Dianna

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I love finding new and lesser known makeup companies, especially small ones, where the stuff is practically made in someones kitchen... haha.

This small mineral company founded by Christina Kocher, is called Pure Luxe. All of their products are handmade in small batches and hand packaged. 

This review is for Lippie Compacts. I can not speak for the packaging, because I only ordered a sample size... but I must say... the samples are big and only ONE DOLLAR. I am going to order more.

The color I got is Glam. Christina describes glam as "Sexy crimson red with tons of shine!" Which I would say is pretty accurate. This color is a buildable redish pink, and looks very glossy. The color looks like a stain, in the sense its is sheer, yet colorful. But has the look of a gloss, without the thick sticky, goopiness. This lippie has a very light, slick and moisturizing feel, and has no scent or taste making it universally great for everyones likes and dislikes. 

This lippie is perfect for no makeup, natural, as well as dark heavy looks. It can be built up for a stronger color with layering. 

Lippie SAMPLE - approx. 1/8 tsp. in jar is $1.00
Lippie FULL SIZE Compact is $6.00

http://www.pureluxecosmetics.com/

                                                                                                -Alyx
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Want juicy lips without leaving your wallet dry?!

Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Color-Full in Flaunt.

Love the look of plump lips but dont have to money for injections and expensive plumpers? NO PROBLEM! I have found an affordable alternative to getting sexy lips. 

My favorite thing about this gloss is the smell. It reminds me of winter. It is spicy. Cloves, cinnamon, orange.... delicious. 

Flaunt is a pretty pale slightly mauvey pink, but this gloss also comes in other colors.

the finish is a high shine, and has micro shimmers. 

The wand is a brush, and is soft and flexible, but still has great control. 

As with most plumpers, this gloss has a slight "tickle and tingle" ... which is the price we pay for beauty. If you dont like how plumpers feel, I would not suggest this product to you.  
 
Size wise.... there is a noticable puff, and fullness added to the lip, but doesnt look fake. 

I purchased this product with my own money.I am planning on purchasing more colors as well. 

$7 at most drug stores. 

~Alyx
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Rimmel was kind enough to send me some products to review. Although I was sent this gloss for free, my opinion is in no way affected by this gesture. 

This gloss is very pretty. It is a sheer formulation with glitter and shimmer reflects in it. It has a slick feeling, and is not at all sticky or goopy. It lasts a good amount of time on my lips. 

The scent is a very generic makeup smell, but is not strong enough to be bothersome.

The packing is slim, and attractive. The wand is similar to a doe foot applicator, but is flexible and slim on both sides at the tip, making it very easy to apply. 

Vitamins A, C and E as well as collagen help keep your lips looking and feeling good from the inside out.

What I really enjoy about this gloss is that it has an SPF of 15. Who ever said you had to choose between safety and sexy?!

The color I have is # 365 - Pink Spa

0.20 fl oz for around $5 at most drugstores.


~Alyx
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Love a shiny gloss? Then your going to want to keep reading. Couleur Caramels gloss is rich in plant-based active ingredients,  protects lips and 100% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.

If that isn't amazing enough, this line of glosses have no stickiness to them but do have a staying power. I noticed when the shine of the gloss wears off some of the particles that give the shimmer stay behind which is still pretty and can add clear gloss over it or just reapply more of the original color for a fresh new look.

As I've stated in other lip product reviews, my lips can be rather dry and that's always a key thing I look for when using a gloss. not just the fabulous shine and shimmer, but it needs to be moisturizing and not dry out my lips after a few minutes of wear. This particular gloss has a lot of natural ingredients that provide the moisture and softness to the lips and helped hydrate them. 
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The color I was sent I believe is "Frosted Chestnuts". I say believe because I did not see a color name on the packaging. It's a light nude shade with lots of shimmer and to my eyes it seems to have a tiny hint of a very pale pink in it. Gorgeous for any skin tone. After using this for a couple days, I can say I am pleased with the quality and wear of this gloss and would love to try more of their colors!

$23.25
Please e-mail us using the "contact us" form for a 10% off coupon code!
https://couleurcaramelusa.com
 
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"NVEY ECO Hydrating Lip Lustre's fusion of nature and color is a dual purpose lip color and moisturizer, enriched with organic elements and Orange Essential Oil.  Can be used alone or in combination with you favorite NVEY ECO Advanced Care Lip Color. "

It doesn't contain:
- Parabens
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petro-Chemicals
- Phthalates

The color I received to try out and give my opinion of was in "Nude"  The packaging reminds me of the brand "Prestige Cosmetics" for their lines and such. That's what I first thought of upon opening the package. The long handle can make it hard to be a grab and go kind of lipgloss because if you have a tiny purse or wristlet this may not be something you want to carry in it because of it's length.

Now my lips are usually more on the dry side so when I look for a lipgloss or lipstick, I need something moisturizing and something not to sticky because that for me just isn't a good quality in a lipgloss. When first applying Nvey Eco's Lustre, I was in for a pleasant surprise for NO STICKINESS at all. I applied a layer on my dry lips with the applicator and rubbed my lips together and they just easily slid around. It instantly gave moisture to them and a nice clear glossy look with some opal iridescence to it. It also pairs very nicely over any lipstick!

Price point is a little pricey for me but if you are into organic makeup and don't want to risk putting funky chemicals and such on your lips, this is 100% the way to go, and no stickiness! Sorry I just love the texture of this product haha :)

$25 for a 8 gram tube

15% off on any full-size product or tool purchase from now through September 22nd 2011, Just enter this code at checkout: BMTS15

www.shopnveyeco.com/