I was very fortunate to win one of the limited edition Cosmopolitan (magazine not the drink) inspired Marvelous Moxie lipgloss by bareMinerals, Oh So Cosmo. It was a nice surprise when it turned up in the post, I always love surprises in the post, but not just that, I do love a free lip gloss as even though I wear them I rarely buy them. bareMinerals is also a brand I've lusted after but haven't actually bought anything from them before.
The colour isn't my usual colour, despite the bright pink walls in my room I usually only go for subdued pinks with a hint of brown when it comes to my lips although this year I have vowed to change. I received an amazingly, amazing bright pink lip paint in a Glossybox after that I bought myself a dark but bright pink lipstick which I adore and even wear in bed. The Oh So Cosmo is different though, it's a baby pink, like a slightly paler Pepto-Bismol, this isn't a bad thing but it would have put me off buying it myself. Having tried it on though, I rather like this shade, it is actually versatile. On its own it's a nice light shade on top of your natural lip colouring and for me it works well with my blue eyes. I can see myself wearing it with just a lick of mascara. I also tried it with the KIKO Natural Neige Smart Lipstick underneath and loved the result.
|With the KIKO Natural Neige underneath|
The lipgloss itself is ultra gloopy in a pleasant way. It goes on nice and thick, you will feel a tingling, cooling sensation which, by my reckoning, helps you fight the urge to wipe it off after half an hour. It really feels pleasant on and I don't feel like it is sliding off anywhere, a little miracle when it comes to ultra shiny lip gloss. Now unfortunately you can't buy this exact shade but there are similar but slightly darker shades available from the bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss range, I particularly like Show Off - baby pink and Game Changer - described as red carpet red.