Today I am reviewing one of the first products from the beauty bundle that LORAC sent me a few weeks ago. There will be several other reviews of LORAC products in the weeks to come, so be on the lookout! 😉
About LORAC Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss…
I have found out that the LORAC brand, as a whole, is all very high quality and well-made cosmetics. The LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lip Gloss
es are no exception! And their packaging is awesome! I really enjoyed the sleek and polished look they give their products. And, considering how small lip glosses normally are, LORAC really gives you a lot in this tube. Which is something I appreciate — as when I splurge on a high-end product, I want it to last for a while. 🙂
LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lip Gloss
is incredibly thick, creamy, and pigmented. The color I received was ‘Intermixed’, and it’s a beautiful peachy/rose-gold kind of color that would really compliment those with fair skin. Since I have rather olive-toned skin, this lip gloss really didn’t enhance or brighten my lips, since they are naturally almost this exact shade. But when I watch it apply, it’s easy to see that the color is really rich and thick. So if you have really pale lips, this will enhance them beautifully and give you a gorgeous shine! There isn’t too big a smell to these glosses. It definitely has one, but it’s very subtle — you have to get right next to the gloss to smell it. It’s a very pleasant, floral kind of scent.
The applicator on the LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lip Gloss
is really pointed, as you can see in the picture, which gives you amazing accuracy when applying this to your lips. The bristles are pretty firm, too, which keeps you from making a mess. For me, personally, when I apply lip gloss I like to, at first, put it on with the applicator, but then blend it out with my finger. I feel it just gives it a really natural, smooth look that I personally prefer. And LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lip Gloss
works great for that. There isn’t a taste to the gloss, that I noticed. I have a habit of licking my lips, and I never noticed a particular taste, besides it feeling thick and stick. ;-As for how long this gloss lasts…not really long. I apply it in the morning, before going to school, and it’ll wear a bit as I drink water or lick my lips (habit!). By lunch time — after I eat — pretty much all traces of the gloss are gone and I’d have to reapply. So the longevity of the product isn’t that great. For for a gloss, I’m really not expecting it to last for hours, so that didn’t bother me.
The pigmentation is awesome and I really liked the applicator on this one! I almost forgot to mention, but the gloss container almost has a spring action to it, when you twist it open. I don’t know how it works, but as soon as you twist it open, it’ll rise up out of the bottle by itself, all ready for your lips with a full applicator tip. Great perk, in my opinion!
Probably the biggest thing that I noticed with the LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lip Gloss
is the ‘sticky’ feeling of the product. After I apply it on my lips, whenever I would press them together, I would get that really tacky/sticky feel. And for me, personally, I really don’t like the feeling. If this isn’t an issue with you — or it’s something you look for in a lip gloss — than you don’t have to worry about any cons with this product! 🙂
While I really liked this product and thought the quality, consistency, and pigmentation was awesome, I don’t think I would personally purchase the LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lip Gloss
for myself — solely because I have the odd quirk of not liking tacky/sticky stuff on my lips. But, honestly, if that wasn’t an issue, I’d be all over this lip gloss!! I’m really thinking of giving another of their lip glosses a try — in a different color — and maybe it won’t have that tackiness to it. I loved how pigmented the gloss was. If I got a darker shade, I don’t think I’d really need a color underneath — if I was going for just a day time look. It’d give enough color with just the gloss itself!
So, all in all, if you don’t mind the sticky feeling in a lip gloss, I’d highly recommend you give LORAC Multiplex 3-D Lip Gloss
a try! You won’t be disappointed in the packaging, consistency, application, or pigmentation. A wonderful, high-quality lip gloss, that’s for sure!
I received this product from LORAC for free in order to review. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this product, which I have done. I only recommend products and/or services that I have personally used or experienced and that I believe will be good for my readers.
Eniola Prentice says
I am particular about how lip gloss smells/tastes ( I know weird). How does it smell, taste?
Kate (4readin) says
I do really like the way you broke it down. It showed what the product was like and gave readers who haven't used it a good idea of what it is like. Maybe add a taste and feel to the list too?
It's nice to have you back!
Katie McCurdy says
Eniola – Oh, yes, that is a good point to note in a review. Sorry for not originally including that! For the smell, it has a sweet scent to it. Very pleasant. But it's really faint and not overwhelming at all — you really have to stick your nose right above the lip gloss in order to smell much of anything. But when you do, it's a very nice, floral, light smell.
As for taste, I have never tasted anything when I've worn it. Not a single thing, even when I lick my lips. So either my tastes buds are horrible, or it has no particular taste to it. 🙂
Katie McCurdy says
Kate – I will add those two points to the review right after this. Thanks for giving me your thoughts — I really appreciate it!! 🙂
It's great to BE back!! 🙂