Retreat to centuries past and allow yourself to be transported to the famed Moulin Rouge with this bright, Parisian-inspired red lipgloss. Long-lasting and highly pigmented, with this on your lips you’re guaranteed to be the center of attention!
To achieve a show-stopping look, pair your gloss with a black liquid eyeliner to create the classic cat-eye.
I got this full-size goodie from my Glossybox subscription and I’m always more excited to see makeup products in the boxes over other beauty products. I’ve tried plenty of products by De Bruyère and this one is just as great as the others, with only a couple problems with it. Currently, I’m not much of a lip gloss person, but I still occasionally like to top it over a lipstick. I have nothing against people who avidly live by them, since I used to be that person, but it’s just not my cup of tea at this point in my life. On the upside, a lot of companies are formulating their lip gloss lines to be so pigmented that their glosses aren’t what they used to be. Nowadays, they’re like liquid lipsticks on steroids from having such intense pigment, instead of the normal sheer that we’ve known for so long, and rich moisturizers that make it feel like it’s doing a whole lot more for your lips than making them a shiny beacon.
This packaging is a win for me because I prefer tube packaging above most others, especially with lip glosses. The wand tip is soft enough that is doesn’t pull my skin when applying it, yet also sturdy enough to withstand pressure during application. I love that the tube itself is clear, which makes it so much easier to quickly spot and grab the color I need for the look I’m wearing that day instead of opening and closing a bunch of products in search for the intended color.
The material used for the font is pretty reliable considering the amount of times I’ve thrown it in my purse for the day and it’s left to wrestle around with everything else in my bag and still holds the lettering well. Now, there may not be that ‘click’ that happens when the handle locks onto the tube, but it still feels really secure when it’s turned all the way and has yet to ever come open inside my bag and surprising me with ruined products.
So, when a lip product runs/bleeds, that’s pretty much an automatic deal-breaker. I struggled with reviewing this because it has such intense pigment and works well with products from other brands, but I can’t stand having to babysit a product all day. When I apply lip product, I need it to do its job without constant monitoring and only minimal touch-ups required throughout the day and this is not that product. As I mentioned, the pigment with this lip gloss is amazing and it not only intensifies when layered over red lipsticks, but it adds this cool dimension when layered over other colors as well. Even with lip liner, this gloss still bleeds which gets a big “No” from me.
Aside from the bleeding issue, this formula works well with dry, chapped lips without enhancing dry spots that make chapped lips (like mine) so much worse. It feels moisturizing, but the feeling doesn’t last after it’s been removed so I’m going to assume it isn’t formulated to penetrate the skin for long-term moisturizing benefits. When I’m in a pinch and use very little of it, due to that intense pigment I mentioned, this works as a marvelous cheek stain. It still provides that moisturizing feel, but since it doesn’t do any in-depth work through the skin, it didn’t cause me to break out.
One application provides a sheer, minimal finish, while three applications (wait a couple minutes in between so your lips don’t feel all goopy) will give you an intensely pigmented look with gorgeous shine. Also, this may be frowned upon, but since I don’t like to use it as a lip gloss anymore since it bleeds, I have used it for quite a few special effects (think Halloween and costume makeup) looks as blood and it works awesome. And since it bleeds through my lines in my skin, it only helps the bloody look I used it for.
As I mentioned, the bleeding aspect of it is an immediate deal-breaker so my review for the price is not going to be a good one. I can’t justify spending my own money on something that doesn’t work exactly how I want it to, so I wouldn’t recommend anyone else investing in it either.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Triheptanoin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Cetearyl Isononanoate, Pentaerythrytil Tetraethylhexanoate, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquiisostearte, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene,C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, CetylPEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Propylene Carbonate, Mica, Lecithin Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aroma
May contain(+/-): CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007, CI 77489, CI 77742
Repurchase? Sure, if it becomes available again
Size: 0.17 oz.
I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊