I’m so sweet I don’t need sugar in my tea. Mainly because I’ve eaten so many Smarties the extra sugar will make me far too hyper. Right up my street is L’Oreal’s sweet as candy collection, launched just in time for summer and appropriately named ‘Miss Candy’. It’s all about bringing some sugary sweetness and fun to makeup, rather than the usual citrus shades and OTT patterns we often see at this time of year. Within the collection is a range of lipglosses that will leave any sweetie fan happy and content – Glam Shine Miss Candy. These cute little pots of gloss are perfect for any sugar lover, but also those who are looking for nude pinks and subtle shimmers on their lips.
The lipglosses feature a unique ‘technology’ which places to complementary shades separate in the tubes, the brush mixing them as it’s pulled out to create a unique depth of colour. No matter how much I tried I couldn’t get the colours to come out in the slightest bit individually, so rest assured you won’t end up with a much darker left side of your lip than right! The unique heart-shaped brush also helps to pick up a larger amount of gloss in its mini reservoir, meaning when applied to lips you get a generous amount to create the illusion of a fuller pout. The applicator is soft and a pleasure to use, fitting the contour of your lips perfectly and not overloading the lips with product.
The colours are all very wearable – even the most extreme shade is actually quite nude when applied to lips. A mixture of transparent colour and more metallic finishes, the range has something for everyone who loves a nude lip or subtle pink shimmer on lips. Because they’re quite nude they’re a nightmare to photograph, but there are subtle differences in all. My personal favourites are the beige bases as they help to create the illusion of a flawless pout without the need to cover your lips in a false shade. The gloss lasts quite some time too and isn’t that sticky, so you can comfortably apply and be reassured you won’t have to get the gloss out every five minutes. The Glam Shine lipglosses are one of my favourites, so this collection is a welcome addition to my makeup box.
Available now instore and online for around £7.69 each