Does anyone else look at the perfectly shaped, plasticlike shiny lips of models in makeup ads and think, “PHOTOSHOPPED!”? I sure did, but new evidence suggests that may not be the case.
Enter Estee Lauder High Gloss Ultra Brilliance, which I own in three shades: 13 Berry, 06 Jewel, and 03 Honey. I got the Berry first, and I was immediately hooked. The shine is absolutely the most intense I’ve every seen, and the coverage is thick, making my lips look huge and have mirror-like shine a la modern comic book vixens – or perhaps porn stars. (My first thought of what it looks like is the reflected and injected pout of Jenna Jameson and Co., but I don’t want to put you guys off of it. It’s excellent.) And the Berry isn’t dark at all; rather, it is absolutely perfect for an everyday light pink.
The other colors are less impressive; Honey is just way too yellowy to be attractive and as for the Jewel, Estee Lauder fails to understand that superdark plum doesn’t translate well into smudgy thick lip gloss. Those oversights aside, I LOVE this product and will keep the Berry (I promise it’s light pink!!) in my purse. And for $10, it’s a deal – Dior Addict Ultra Gloss costs $23!
The verdict: 10/10! Not every shade is perfect, but the one people will use IS perfect.
Estee Lauder High Gloss Ultra Brilliance Lip Gloss (in BERRY, people) sells at Amazon.com for $10.