22/06/2013

Glossy Blossom

Today I have a review of a product I have been loving so much lately! I realize it is now Winter here in Australia, but I still love rocking my bright coloured lips! I guess this is an ode to those in the Northern hemisphere who are currently enjoying the heat of Summer!


The product I have to share today is a Witchery Lip Gloss wand in the shade Blossom. I don't hear very much, if anything, about Witchery in terms of it's beauty offerings. I feel that they are underrated and people probably don't know about them as Witchery is not a place where you would expect to find them. I've only tried two things - this gloss and a couple of nail polishes - but I feel they are of really good quality and at a very reasonable price point - especially as they are often on sale! I've swatched their lipsticks and they are also very nice!


Onto the actual review, the gloss is housed in a sleek rectangular plastic tube, with a twist off lid. It looks very high quality and sleek - love the packaging! It comes with a regular doe-foot sponge applicator which is nothing special, and does require a bit of dipping 'back and forth' to get a good amount of product.


Blossom is a very summery, pretty, pinky coral shade. Depending if worn alone or layered and on different skintones, you can get different variations of the colour. Sometimes it's a bit more pink, others it's more coral.


The real winner for me though, is the formula. I've never been an avid lover of lip gloss. Sure, there were the early days when I used to believe that lipsticks were for older ladies and all I wore was gloss and lip balm. I never used to really enjoy wearing them though, the ones I had were thick, sticky, lacked colour and were frequent attractors of my hair. Since discovering the wonders of lipstick, the different formulations and such, I've never really been back.

Upon swatching these glosses in store, I was pleasantly surprised. Firstly, the colour payoff is gorgeous. It is quite saturated but still retains the juicy transparency, definitely pigmented enough to wear alone but can be layered to let the colour beneath show through slightly. The texture is quite thin, non-sticky and it hardly feels like there is anything on the lips. It is quite shiny, but not overly like you've slathered your lips in baby oil. Lasting power is average, will be gone with eating or drinking, but pretty good considering it's non-sticky formula.

It does have a scent of a fake, cherry, almost medicinal smell which I've never been a fan of, but it doesn't linger on the lips.


This is one of the few lip glosses I really like and have been reaching for regularly. It's enticed me to try out other glosses! This is currently on sale for $7.95 which I think is really good - they have some really pretty bright summery shades but also a super deep, dark burgundy plum which is so nice. I explained more in detail in my haul post of how you can sign up and get a free $20 gift voucher for your birthday but I highly recommend doing so! It contains 7.2mL of product for a full price of AUD$14.95.

Have you tried any Witchery makeup?

14 comments:

  1. Great review!
    That colour is the perfect pink!
    I've never heard of "Witchery makeup" until I saw this post!
    Thanks, will be taking advantage of that birthday voucher when my birthday comes rolling in soon! :)

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    1. I love the colour! It's basically free money so I think everyone should take advantage of it - haha!

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  2. This is the most incredibly beautiful shade of lipgloss ever! Ahhhh!
    x

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    1. It is SO pretty - and the coral tone is right up my alley!

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  3. Whoa the pigmentation is great! The color's really nice :)
    I never even knew Witchery had their own makeup, but then again, I hardly step in there because they're clothes are too pricey for me :P

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    1. I think that is most people's thoughts, their clothing and other things are actually really nice quality but very expensive.

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  4. That sale price was a steal deal! The color is just so beautiful and perfect for the summer.

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    1. Yes, I can't wait to wear it when the warmer weather rolls around!

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  5. That's amazing quality for a brand that isn't foremost beauty. Although, I hate that cherry smell, it makes me gag! Haha! But I'll definitely have to check out their nail polishes!

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    1. I hate it too but I'm willing to hold my breath! Nah, haha, it doesn't linger so it's fine for me.

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  6. The colour and pigmentation look really gorgeous! I haven't checked out any cosmetic stuff from Witchery but it'll be on my radar after this post :) Especially with the mention of that deep burgundy gloss...

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    1. It really is a stunning shade! It has pretty much the same pigmentation and formula as Blossom so I'm sure it would look gorge on the lips.

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  7. I am in love with your blog! It's amazing and so colourful. I think I might have to go and check out this lip gloss here :)

    Check out my blog? http://cuteandpinklife.blogspot.com.au/

    Let me know what you think :)

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