Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss

Being a Sephora Beauty Insider, you get treated to special gifts with purchase from time to time. Recently Sephora offered a full size of Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss ($18 retail) in the color Moi with a $25 purchase. I jump to the chance to try out this gloss so I placed an order. First off, Anastasia BH Hydrafull Gloss describes this gloss as a “clinically tested gloss proven to help maximize and maintain lip hydration and fullness. This long-wearing lip gloss features "Kiss Me Quick" plant extract that helps to increase volume and fullness in lips, Brown Algae , a key ingredient that smoothes, firms, hydrates, and revitalizes the appearance of skin, and Balkan Botanical®Infusion—Anastasia's exclusive antioxidant-rich complex that helps soften, soothe and hydrate skin..”
I did find that my lips felt hydrated and moisturized when the gloss was applied as well as a little after it had worn off. This gloss has a pretty thick consistency but I don’t find it too sticky or heavy like some other glosses. Anastasia uses as "innovative silicone paddle" applicator which I'm not crazy about so I have been using a lip brush to apply. I find that I get a much smoother and even application using the brush. Another thing I really like about this gloss is the scent; it reminds me of a creamsicle, YUM! Moi is a neutral pink with a cream finish. It’s a perfect "my lips but better" shade that is well pigmented and gives a natural, glossy look to the lips. This is a perfect color for everyday. Thanks Sephora for a great free gift!

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