About Gleam Lip Radiance by Melanie Mills
"Made with jojoba oil, Vitamin E and sunflower oil, GLEAM Lip Radiance moisturizes the lips while providing staying power on the lips. Unlike most petroleum-based lip gloss products, GLEAM Lip Radiance's botanical organic base deeply conditions the lips without artificial flavours or scents. Available in seven shades, coloured with natural pigments, Mills' array of playful shades complement any skin tone or mood."
Who is Melanie Mills?
"Melanie Mills is an Emmy Award winning makeup artist who has become one of the most sought after names in the industry. Melanie served as head makeup artist on ABC television's smash hit Dancing With The Stars for five years, redefining the look of the makeup for the series.
Melanie is also known for her beautiful body makeup design and revolutionary body makeup sold worldwide, GLEAM by Melanie Mills. (www.gleambymelaniemills.com)"
Her clientele include such stars as: Nicole Scherzinger, Pamela Anderson, Brandy, and Kim Kardashian.
Gleam Lip Radiance comes in seven different shades, each tailored to fit all skin tones. Ingredients stem from a mostly botanical organic base and include jojoba oil, Vitamin E, and sunflower oil. I picked out two shades to review: Pop My Cork, and With My Heels On. Pop My Cork is described as a "baby pink sorbet". With My Heels On is described as a "pure pop of fuchsia pink".
Packaging: The packaging is very elegant. I like the see through square tube with gold screw cap lid. Each Lip Radiance contains 5.0 g. The top twists off to reveal a doe-foot applicator, which is pretty standard. The product packaging is well crafted and the cap twists on securely.
Product: Both colours are sheer on first application, but buildable to a medium-full coverage. The product smells AMAZING. The Lip Radiance have a very sweet scent/taste, almost like shortbread cookies. I'm in love! The formula is thick and stays put on the lips. It is very comfortable on the lips, not sticky, but definitely thick, smooth and creamy and you can feel that it is not going to budge. The product itself wears quite a while, which is due to the high quality of the formula. My only complaint is that With My Heels On is very deceiving in the tube, and in description. The colour actually shows up more red, then fuchsia in the tube and once applied. I find the fuchsia colour is more apparent when applied sheer, but upon buildable application, it pulls rather red. Regardless, the colour is very beautiful and gives off a rather unique red/pink shade. I actually wish the colour was as red as you see in the tube. The product looks beautiful through the glass packaging.
Retail: $24 www.gleambymelaniemills.com
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for consideration to review. As always, these are my honest opinions.