A girl can never have enough lip glosses. TBI’s collection will soon need its own private wing to house it. Having said that, when I need a balm or a gloss, I’m still to be found rummaging at the bottom of my handbag.
The latest addition to my overflowing tote is this little doozy from L’Oreal. As seen on Cheryl Cole, the Glam Shine Stain Splash is a cross between a gloss and a stain. Available in eight colours, I picked up the prettily named Juliet (a ruby red) in Boots.
Similar to its expensive counterpart YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, its irresistible gold packaging and childhood candy scent makes it a bargain at half the price. I loved producing the gold bullet from my bag and must have driven my colleagues crazy with my constant pouting and reapplication throughout the day.
The lip shine (glam shine? stain splash?) goes on like a dream, is moisturising, holds up well during lunch (a toastie and coffee, since you asked) and looks incredibly pretty. My only gripe would be its small size – I’m hoping beneath its beautiful gold exterior lies a fairly sizeable amount of gloss. However, at the rate I’ve been applying it, I can’t see it lasting very long.
Have you tried Glam Shine Stain Splash? Tell us what you think.