Thursday, November 8, 2012
Dle cosmetics lipgloss - Jess Barely
I won this lipgloss in a giveaway from Tegania's thoughts, quite a long time ago actually. When it arrived it looked very promising and I was quite excited to try it out.
I had never heard of the brand Dle and after some small research I found it to be a natural cosmetics company from the United States (as far as I believe).
The glosses themselves cost $8.95 or three for $19.95. There are other shades, from a lollipop pink to a bright red. The one I received is a nude pink shade.
First up is the packing. I love the squared shape of this tube, it gives it a classy and a little less girly feel. Don't get me wrong, I know we are talking about lip gloss here which is pretty girly, but I like the more 'masculine' feel of the tube. Am I sounding terribly strange? Okay, I'll stop there...
On the side of the tube is a small mirror which is just big enough for a decent view of your lips. I really like this feature and think it should be incorporated on more glosses.
Upon unscrewing the lid, a very, very bright light shines from the underside of the lid. This is one feature I would certainly get rid of. I am not exaggerating when I say it is literally blinding - you do not want to look at this one! This makes it really quite difficult to apply the gloss, as you face the underside of the lid right at your eyes as you apply the gloss. Yes, it may come in handy for when you need to apply gloss in the pitch black, but seriously, how often does that occur? If it's pitch black, no one is going to see your gloss anyway so I wouldn't bother worrying about it.
The gloss itself has a very silky feel to it and it really does feel lovely on the lips. The formula is relatively long lasting, but when it wears off it leaves behind a thin layer of silver shimmer.
Yes, this is a very shimmery gloss. So shimmery in fact that it was able to be included in this post here. I can handle a small touch of shimmer in a gloss, but this is a little too much for my liking, especially after the colour has worn off leaving the shimmer all by itself.
Would I purchase this gloss myself? No, probably not. The light really bothers me, as does the excess shimmer, but the gloss itself is pretty good. I give this 5 out of 10.