'tis the season to be gelly

Influenster sent me CoverGirl's Melting Pout gel liquid lipstick to try out. Here's my review.

I got shade 150 Raspberry Gelly, and I assumed it would be a glossy wine color.
But it was actually very pigmented--impressively so.
Next time I wear this, I'll use a lip primer and liner; I just wanted to test it on its own for my first use.

The tip of the tube is an applicator sponge, which is good because with this much color, I wouldn't want to blend with a finger. But it definitely needs blending.
The color felt Holiday-party to me, and I based my full makeup look on that feel.
The lipstick wore decently, but it was odd because it moved like a gloss while being densely colored like a lipstick. After eating a sandwich, I had color on my fingertips from my lips. I expected that to mean the lipstick was gone, but when I checked the mirror there was actually still a significant amount of color. So the formula is like a hybrid gloss/lipstick/stain.

Overall, it's a good lip color. And for $6.99, I think it's great.

Below are the details on my full face:
Face: I started with Tarte amazonian clay full coverage foundation in light neutral and set it with BareMinerals matte foundation in fair 01. For dimension, I used Benefit Hoola bronzer under by cheek bones, on the sides of my nose, and at the hair line, adding Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten in Tropic Hues on my cheeks and Tarte Sparkler amazonian clay highlighter along my eye socket and nose. I blended with BareMinerals matte foundation in fairly medium.

Brows: I used the now-discontinued Benefit Brow Zings in 2, then swept the same Tarte highlighter under the brow/on the brow bone. (Please excuse the messy brows; I have a wax appointment at the end of the week and never tweeze leading up to one.)
Eyes: I started with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin, and then I turned to my Urban Decay Smoky palette. On the inner corner of my eye, I used Armor. On the outer corner, I used Smoulder. And then rather than blend those two colors, I covered right over the center of my eyeball with High. I used Tarte Maneater self-sharpening liner on my lower lash line, and Too Faced Sketch Marker liquid liner in Deep Black in on my upper lash line, stopping at the halfway point on both. I finished off the look with one coat of Buxom Lash Mascara followed by Too Faced Better Than Sex.

In the same VoxBox from Influenster, I received CoverGirl's Peacock Flare Mascara. Have you heard of it? My full review is upcoming. And while I received these products free in exchange for an honest review, I will never post opinions on De Nouveau Review that are not entirely my own.

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