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.
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.
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.
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
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
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