Friday, 22 June 2012

Guest Post: Mai Couture Lipglosses

Today we have a guest post from Debra of An Imperfect Life. Debra has kindly been trying out a few products for me that I haven't had opportunity to review myself (one of the limitations of only having one face to shmush it all on) and these are her thoughts on the Social Gloss lipglosses from Mai Couture.


The very lovely Jane from Modesty Brown sent me a parcel of goodies to try and amongst them were these two glosses. I had not come across Mai Couture before – they are a US brand that is not widely stocked in the UK.


Left - Femme Fatale, Right - Sake Sunrise

The two glosses that I was sent were Femme Fatale and Sake Sunrise. Femme Fatale (on the left in the photos and as modelled by me) looks almost baby pink in the tube but comes out on the lips as a softer pink. Sake Sunrise (on the right in the photos) is more of a beige pink.

Application on bare lips took a little while to get even. I found that I needed to put on a little more than I thought I might need to get it smooth and even coverage. Once on though, it stayed nicely, lasting a good 3 – 4 hours before needing topping up, and there was no hint of the tacky feeling that you can get with some glosses.


Purely because of my age (mid 40s) I probably wouldn’t wear these glosses on their own. I think my lips need a little more coverage than they offer, so I’d layer them over a lipstick for a fresh, summery look. They are a nice quality gloss, and these two are very versatile colours. A brand worth exploring, Mai Couture is available from in the UK, the lipglosses cost £15.50 each.

Disclosure: PR Samples

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