|Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss in English Rose* (£7.99)|
The old Lily Lolo gloss packaging was cute, but the new packaging is beautiful. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older (*sob* lets not talk about that!) but I do love me some simple designs and functional packaging. Don't get me wrong, I think I'll still love cutesy packaging as much when I'm eighty as I did when I was eighteen, but I've also learned to appreciate the simple and sophisticated too. When it works it's a winner and this design definitely works for me! There's also something about make up that comes in a box. Even if said box will eventually just find its way into the recycling, I like it. And I can't even really explain why.
English Rose is a true dusky pink. It's sheer enough to look pretty over your favourite pink or nude lipstick, but not too sheer that it doesn't do anything by itself. I've been trying to avoid the good old 'my lips but better' phrase for a few minutes now, but that's not happening because it describes it perfectly. It feels smooth and not sticky on the lips, applies evenly and wears nicely. It also smells and tastes like chocolate, which is a surprising choice but a welcome change from the usual vanilla that makes up most of my lipgloss stash.
For some reason I wasn't expecting to love this. The Clarins Lip Perfectors are my one true gloss love and although this one hasn't knocked those off the top spot, I actually think it's coming up a pretty close second. And for £7.99 I think that's quite impressive!
Have you tried anything from Lily Lolo before?