I was having trouble with a lot of real life things around the time I bought this. Along with another thing, this was a "cheer-up-with-cheap-makeup-thrills" buy at the mall I happened to be in at the time (and it wasn't even a mall). Retail therapy appears to be very effective on me, because I felt much better after my purchases!
(The other thing was a blush, which I will review as soon as my skin clears out. Annoying pimple!)
Location Bought: Watsons SM Hypermart
Approximate Date Bought: September 2010
Packaging: It's the usual squeeze tube. I like that it's taller and thinner than most conventional squeeze tube glosses, though. I find it makes handling better. The slanted tip does not have much of an angle to it, just like ELF's glosses.
Color and Pigmentation: 08 caught my eye because it was a fairly opaque-looking jelly pink when I swatched it on my hand. I was hoping it would be like Etude's peach water glosses, but this does not show up very well on my lips.
Formulation: The gloss is scentless and is sticky, but not as much as ELF's. It's not drying, but it's not moisturizing either. I still use balm underneath as a precaution. This lasts around 3 hours on me, unless I eat or drink.
|Yup, this has parabens. Not surprising, since it IS budget makeup.|
I wouldn't worry so much about parabens unless your family has a
history of breast cancer though. There's still no conclusive evidence that
parabens cause breast cancer, or any other type of cancer for that matter.
Just correlations, and correlations DO NOT equal causation.
Actual Usage: 08 doesn't add much color to my lips, but it does give a nice shine to them and hides their chappedness fairly well. (The one thing I hate about cooler weather: easily chapped lips!)