I’ve received Jane Iredale’s lip gloss to review, but it’s not any gloss from the line. The one that I got celebrates the Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) organization which support and empowers women who’ve survived this horrible disease. What an honor it is for me to be able to review this product.
The gloss comes in a small, soft makeup bag that’s a frosted white with pink edges. The closure of the case consists of two charms in the shape of shoes- one that’s diamond studded and the other is pink, to remind women to kick up their heels and cherish themselves. How cute is that! By the way, I should mention that the name of the gloss is ‘Cherish’ which ties the whole concept together.
Cherish is a two in one gloss. There’s a highly pigmented rose pink color that has a beautiful shine and really captures the light. Since the color is so intense I like usually like to wear it when I’m wearing darker colored clothes in order to give my outfit some depth. It’s also a great color to wear out at night because it’s pretty sophisticated. The other color is a glittery sheer one that has touches of pink, lavender, green and silver sparkles in it. Once applied, it’s actually sheer but it does wonders in making my lips appear to be fuller. The glossy sheen that it provides accentuates the color of my lips so I love to use it during the day for a natural yet sexy look. When worn together I feel that the combination is a little overpowering because I’m a little traditional in my taste. While I love pink gloss, the boldness of the two colors is a little too much for me. However, I love both colors individually so the way I see it is that I got two glosses- one for daywear and one for evening in this set.
I mentioned briefly that the Jane Iredale lip gloss gave my lips a serious boost of moisture but I should mention that this was accomplished without the sticky gooey feeling that some other glosses leave behind. Cherish goes on smoothly and is easy to spread, but I would recommend using a lip liner with it just to keep the edges looking nice and neat. Another bonus is that it feels very light on. No heaviness at all.
Now, let’s discuss staying power. Most glosses wipe off instantly which is why many women prefer lipsticks. Cherish lasted a decent amount of time as far as glosses go. It didn’t wipe off after my first cup of coffee, however it didn’t last past my second cup. I found that the color tapered off so first the shine matted down and then the hue of the gloss went from being a bold pink to a toned down one. There was no sign of feathering or bleeding and the transformation is actually very pretty.
True to Jane Iredale form, the gloss is vegan and cruelty free and you know that I love that. Would I purchase the Jane Iredale gloss? Yes. Not only does it support a great cause but it provides great color.
Its five years now that Jane Iredale is working with LBBC and they’re doing a phenomenal job at it. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this gloss goes to help the cancer survivors that are members of LBBC for the next year or until supplies run out) so if cancer is an important cause for you or if you want to feel like you’ve done something nice head over to the Jane Iredale site and pick one up.
Have you tried any Jane Iredale products? Which one is your favorite?