Friday, April 27, 2007

Beauty Product of the Week: TruShine Lipcolor

What is it? Cover Girl's new line of 24 lipcolors is described as "sheer, shiny lip shades that are true to you! TruShine Lipcolor works with your natural undertones and complements 97% of skin tones." Available everywhere (with a money back guarantee) for less than $10.

What did you think? When you go to buy Cover Girl's TruShine Lipcolor, you'll notice that the colors are displayed by skin tone type (fair, medium, or deep). Cover Girl offers 8 different lipcolors for each skin tone, so there's pretty much something for everyone. I chose Blushberry Shine, a shimmery, mauvish pink color that looked like it would be good for everyday wear.

TruShine Lipcolor applies easily and has a really light, slippery feel. It doesn't make my lips feel heavy and dried out like some lipsticks. In many ways, I feel like I'm wearing my Burt's Bees lip balm when wearing TruShine, which (in my humble opinion) is a good thing. The color I chose matches well with my fair skin tone, just like Cover Girl promised. It makes my lips look very natural while also looking polished and made up.

The final verdict? I've been wearing TruShine Lipcolor pretty much every day since I bought it, and I really like it. I'm looking forward to trying some of the other shades in my skin tone. I have two gripes: 1) When I bought my color, Ulta had only half of the colors available. What's up with that? 2) I noticed the other day that TruShine Lipcolor has kind of a funky taste. It took me a while to figure out what it was, but I think it tastes a little bit like a lime Life Saver (yuck!). While that it kind of off-putting to me, I like the product overall and can definitely see myself buying tubes of this again in the future. Try it out for yourself--I think you'll like this one!


finding the filth said...

im so pleased that you gave this one a good review. i will definitely check it out!

oh - and i have a lip balm recommendation for you: smith's lip balm in minted rose, distributed by the rosebud perfume co. my friend gave me this little tin tub of lip balm the other day (from sephora) and im totally addicted to it now. the consistency is a lot like vaseline, so it gives a nice gloss. but its the light minty-ness of it that im totally lovin'! another friend said she got one of these and it lasted her 2 yrs. i've been dipping into it every 5 minutes and i havent made the slightest dent in it. my friend said that bigelow pharmacy also makes their own version of a rose lip balm and it's supposed to be even better than this.

oh oh - and one more rec'. my friend picked up a tube (one of them squeezy kind of tubes) of root beer flavored lip balm at bigelow last week - it's to die for! so yummy!

Lydia said...

OOh! I've been meaning to pick up that rose lip balm for awhile now. its one of those legendary cult items. I'm not so sure about the root beer flavored balm--root beer is so not my flavor. Can't win 'em all!