Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Look: Gold by Giles - Lips

Hello :) Today I'm continuing my foray into the Gold by Giles beauty range for New Look and this post is all about luscious lip products!

If you can get past the chunky packaging and doe foot applicators (I'm not a fan!) these really aren't bad for the price. Again unfortunately none of these products have shade names or numbers on the packaging so we're going to have to go by colour! On the New Look website there does seem to be shade names and I think I have (swatched top to bottom) Wow, Flirst and Just Peachy. The deepest pink (Wow?) is a sheer plain pink gloss whereas the peach (Just Peachy) and lilac pink (Flirt?) are both shimmery. Do not be alarmed by the glitter, you cannot feel this at all! The glosses are all sheer, with the darkest of three needing a bit of layering to get a better colour pay off. I was pleased to find they're not in the least bit sticky (hurrah!) although they do have that typical chemically sweet scent and taste that you do tend to find with low end glosses. Priced at £2.99.

These squeezy tube glosses are much more my thing. For starters you have a rather long tube with plenty of product and a brush applicator which I certainly prefer for a gloss. There's a deep berry pink, a candy pink and a lovely nude pink. I did find shade names on the New Look website but the images and the names do not match the glosses I received, which is a bit odd. All are sheer but buildable and give a lovely smooth glossy finish. The berry pink is a shimmer but the glitter you see in the tube does not transfer to the lips and its not in any way gritty. Again these glosses are not sticky however do have that typical sweet scent and taste. Priced at £1.99.

Top to bottom: Red (heavily swatched), Red swatched, Pink (heavily swatched), Pink swatched

The lipsticks are the items that really stand out to me in the Gold by Giles range. I wasn't expecting much of them however I was pleasantly surprised. I received Red and Pink (the darkest of the three pinks available). The red is absolutely flipping gorgeous and it smells and tastes like berries! Its the more pigmented of the two shades, smooth, creamy and buildable as you can tell from the swatches above. Its a good, bright, solid pin up red. The pink is nice, not scented but again its a lovely smooth, creamy, buildable formula. Priced at £2.99.

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You can check out the full Gold by Giles Beauty range on the New Look website. Have you already indulged? Will you?

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  1. Think I'll definately be getting the red, could wear it full on or pat it on for a stain. And if it smells yummy I'm sold!

    1. It's a beautiful colour, and I think you're right, it would work either way rather well :) It smells heavenly! xx