|Top - Vibrant Raspberry, Bottom - Spicy Plum|
In the tubes, the colours look more similar than they do when swatched or applied. As the names suggest Vibrant raspberry is a a bright raspberry pink and Spicy plum is plummy purple. Both contain fine shimmer and the colour is quite sheer. I found it a little tricky to get even coverage (more so with the plum than the raspberry) and these look at their best when they've settled on the lips for a little bit. I really like the effect though as it's between a gloss and a stain. Both give that lovely 'I've just been eating berries' kind of colour.
|Top - Spicy Plum, Bottom - Vibrant Raspberry|
As I mentioned both have shimmer but it's very fine and I struggle to pick it out when it's on the lips, it just provides a glossy effect. The gloss feels comfortable on and has reasonable lasting power. The glosses are a little sticky but not overly so. They have a light fig scent which I enjoy but I know isn't everyone's cup of tea.
I have to say I have been impressed with these cube glosses, there are 10 shades althogether including Sweet Cassis, Hot Aubergine and Glam Rose. I was going to link to them but I can't find them on the Max Factor website or Boots for some reason. I will have to take a look in my local Boots and Superdrug to check they still have them. I believe they are priced at £5.99.
Disclosure: These were sent to me without charge for review purposes.