Sunday, 12 October 2014

Review: Belissimo Glitter Lips

This was a lip glitter was provided for review by Belissimo Lips and was a product which I have found extremely hard to review, having no previous experience of lip glitter - I hadn't even heard of it let along used it! Terrible beauty blogger, right? I must admit I even thought it was a nail polish when it first arrived - the lip glue really threw me off!

Belissimo Glitter Review

Belissimo Lip Glitter can be bought from Belissimo Boutique's online shop and will also soon be available at Topshop. It will set you back £13 which is pretty reasonable, especially as this is inclusive of (first class!) delivery.  Belissimo claims that this glitter has 12 hour wear, regardless of whether you eat or drink as long as you avoid hot drinks and greasy foods which I assume will break down the glue. 

To apply, simply paint a thin layer of the glue onto your lips and use one of the provided cotton buds to dab the glitter onto the adhesive. Beware - this is an extremely messy process so it may perhaps be wise to get changed after doing your makeup; after applying this lip glitter for testing purposes my jeans were completely covered in glitter! I'm also not a fan of the adhesive which seems very much like PVA glue and smells rather chemical-y - definitely not something I wanted to be putting on my lips! I also found that it glued my lips together and literally peeled off my lips! My flatmate (and ex-dancer) told me that, when using lip glitter for performances, she would apply it over lipgloss which certainly seems like a better alternative to glue.

Another aspect of this product which I feel lets it down is the packaging which looks very cheap and plastic-y. Simply by looking at the packaging, it's something I'd expect to be sold in Poundland, definitely not TopShop!

Belissimo Glitter Lips
As can be seen from the above photo, the look of the product when applied is very bold and striking, certainly not something one would wear on a daily basis. Honestly, I myself am not a fan as I believe it just looks odd and I'm not sure this glitter would find it's way into the average person's makeup collection. However, it could be used to create more theatrical makeup looks, making it the perfect product for stage actors and dancers etc. The approach of Halloween also provides a great opportunity to experiment with such a bold product and I can see it being incorporated into the makeup for a variety of costumes. Additionally, whose to say it can only be used on the lips? If it's gentle enough to be used on the lips, it would certainly be fine to apply elsewhere on the face (although obviously not in the eye area) and could also be used to create some fabulous nail art looks (which is what I'll likely be using it for in the future)!

Belissimo lip glitter is available in 30 shades so head on over to their website to find the perfect shade for you!

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  1. maybe if it was used only in the center of the lips for added dimension?


  2. It seems like an interesting product. I think I'd agree though, maybe not something for everyday but I could imagine it being fun to experiment with it.

    Frankly Frances

  3. Definitely not ideal for kisses! But would be fun for Halloween - would love to see a photo from a far :)

    Warm Regards,

  4. I think this is a good idea in theory. I think it'd be awesome for fancy dress, but not necessarily for everyday! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

  5. Oh this looks really differant xx

  6. It looks gorgerous

  7. Wow ive never heard of this product before. I totally know what you mean its a bit full on for most days but im such a glitter fiend I actually think it looks awesome on you although I would be too scared to use the glue in case I stuck my lips together too haha! X

  8. I loved this!

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  10. I have never come across anything like this before! It is a good idea in theory, but perhaps a few things need to be worked on?! I think it would look really nice on dark lips, like a dark red because it would be more wearable. The ones on their website look good on the models, but like you said, certainly not a daily look!!!

  11. Oh wow really like that, looks stunning perfect for Halloween

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  12. I've never tried anything like this, but I agree with you/the other commentators that it definitely would be a Halloween-only type of thing for me.

    Erika / Plaid and Tartan

  13. I wondered why everyone in Topshop had glittery lips the other week! I like the idea but not the glue side haha, would be fun for Halloween though x

    tmzn loves / beauty blog

  14. Wow, how unusual! I actually really like this idea, it's a shame it failed in the execution. It's definitely not an everyday product, but it would be fun for a fancy dress/festive party or as you suggested for dancers/performing arts etc.. That glue sounds scary though and I can't imagine it's that great for your lips! xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive.


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