I don't think I've ever said it on my blog before, but I was actually vegan for about 3 years (this is relevant - bear with me!). I no longer am due to other dietary restrictions and cutting out so many things was not working. But I remember how hard it was to come across vegan beauty products without going online. Times have changed since then and now Superdrug has become a great place to find vegan products - cue todays post. A vegan lipgloss available exclusively at Superdrug!
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
B. is a brand that is exclusive to Superdrug, launching not too long ago now. Although until now I hadn't actually ventured into trying their products, but I have a few bits to share with you over the next few weeks! Looking at the Superdrug website it seems that there are 2 different lipgloss formulas available - a pigmented one (Brilliant Rich Colour Lipgloss) and a sheerer one (Glossy Shimmering Lipgloss). The review today is on the Glossy Shimmering Lipgloss*, which is available in at least 8 shades. The packaging is standard for a lipgloss, coming with a doefoot applicator. I can't find any information on how much product is inside, but at £4.99* a pop it's not too much of a concern.
The formula of this is described as 'Non-sticky', I do find myself disagreeing with that though. This is a stickier lipgloss, although not too thick and goopy on the lips! The one benefit of having a lipgloss that is slightly stickier is that they stay on better and have less of a tendency to slip and slide around the mouth. Having said that, I find that I get a reasonable 4 hours wear from this formula, which is longer than the average lipgloss in my experience. The scent of these are very unusual too - I can't quite pinpoint it, but if I had to describe it I'd say a very subtle violet scent (I love Parma Violets!). And also worth mentioning, this isn't drying on the lips.
Colour & Pigmentation
We've already discussed that this is a lipgloss designed to be glossy and shimmery as opposed to pigmented, so it's probably no surprise that this is rather sheer. However it is very glossy and the shimmer in it is gorgeous. Colourwise this is a medium pink with slight coral undertones to it - a very standard and universally flattering shade. There is also some pink shimmer in it to make your lips look gorgeous! This looks great on it's own for a subtle colour, or over a brighter lipstick for something more intense!
The Good - Vegan, universally flattering shade, smells like violets, good price, very glossy, lasts 4 hours.
The Not so Good - A little sticky, rather sheer (although it is supposed to be!)
Woul I Repurchase? It's not something I'm going to run out and repurchase, but I would happily pick another up if I saw a shade I liked.
Price & Availability - £4.99*, Superdrug.
This is the first product I've properly tried from B. I don't know why I didn't before though, it's very unlike me not to investigate a new highstreet brand! But if you're more familiar with the brand I'd love to hear what products you'd recommend!
* PR Sample - Full info available in the Disclaimer tab