Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss: Candy Apple

This lip gloss was one of the things I ordered for myself on my b-day. I was browsing randomly through Beauty Bay and it looked so pretty I couldn’t pass it up.

Now let me tell you, it gave me quite a fright. Once I received the package, I went into the bathroom to apply it and see how it looks. I brought the tube up to my face, and then, this happened.

I dropped the entire thing into the sink, but luckily, it survived. I really need to pay more attention to what I’m ordering and not only look at »alll the pweeety colors«.

The whole packaging is really sturdy. I like that the tube is rectangular, so it doesn’t slide around. As you can see from the photo, the wand has built-in LED lights which make for an easy and precise application, be it daytime or night time. It does look slightly tacky, but I personally do like it a lot. Also, it’s new invention – several companies have come out with similar packaging before.

The tube also has a small mirror on one side. It’s not the best mirror I’ve ever seen, but it does come in handy when you only want to bring your lipgloss with you.

The applicator is doe shaped, which is my favorite. It’s really easy to apply and doesn’t run, but for the darker shades, I would recommend using a lip pencil with it, just to make for that perfect, sharp edge.

The color Candy Apple is stunning – a true red with a hint of a pink undertone. The gloss is very pigmented, so I only apply this color in one layer. It’s not as sticky as some other lip glosses I own, but naturally, it’s not going to be as dry as a normal lipstick.

Going for 20 EUR, this is not the cheapest lip product out there, but you can regularly spot special promotions on Beauty Bay for this particular brand.

What’s your favorite lip gloss for the summer months?