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L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash - Romy

I recently won Natasha’s 1st blog birthday giveaway over on Clouds and cuticle oil and one of the prizes I received was L’Oreal’s GlamShine Stain Splash in the shade Romy.
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Although I do vaguely remember these being advertised on TV by Cheryl Cole, they’re not something I’ve had a nosey at in store, so I had no idea what this would be like.  I have to admit that at first I thought these were lipsticks and I spent ages trying to pull the end off and wondering why I couldn’t open it.  Then it suddenly struck me that you have to unscrew the end and it’s actually a lip gloss!

When this first arrived I swatched it on my hand (when I finally got it open!)and noticed that it appeared to be slightly watery, definitely not as thick as most lip glosses.  When I later applied this to my lips I was surprised to find that it did feel just feel like I was applying water to my lips.  I headed on to the Boots website to take a look at the description provided and discovered that the reason for the wateriness is that these contain 30% water.
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As this has a watery feel it applies really easily and glides across your lips.  This is quite a light shade and it applies quite sheer so to try and build the colour up a little bit I apply a layer, leave this for a couple of minutes and then apply another layer over the top.

Despite the watery feel and that this is made of 30% water I was surprised by how tacky this starts to feel after it has been on your lips for a while, and it stays like this.  Maybe this is because your lips absorb the water in the gloss and whatever is left behind is slightly sticky.  I don’t mind this too much but I think it might annoy some people.

I applied this last Saturday morning at around 9:30 before I went to go and see my grandma and on my way home at around 6 I could still feel the tackiness on my lips.  I’m not sure how much colour was still left but as I found when I wiped the swatch off of my hand, they do leave a stain behind which is quite hard to shift.  As Romy is quite a light shade this might not be very visible on your lips but it should be with darker shades.

To be honest I kind of have mixed feelings about this.  I don’t hate it (although the tackiness is not great) but I don’t love it either.  I don’t think I would buy another one but I can definitely see me using this one as I kind of like the water element of it.

The Little Blog of Beauty x
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