In a short time I have written quite a lot about the Lidl beauty and (body)care brand called Cien. I have reviewed five lipsticks from its makeup collection and I have noticed that upcoming season Cien will also have a shower collection for men, women and children. Well, today I am sharing two lip glosses!
After trying the heavily pigmented lipsticks by Cien, I was really curious to try the lip glosses. I am not a big wearer of lip glosses, because my hair always ends up getting stuck to my lips.. somehow! Even when it is not down. Anywho, that does not stop me from always trying and buying new lip glosses. The Cien lip glosses look pretty standard as far as lip glosses go. They come in a simple but tall cylindrical bottle with the color showcasing itself on the bottom and a black top. Underneath you will find the name of the lip gloss. I got "Glossy Grapefruit" and "Glamorous Night".
I mean, when it comes to the looks of these babies, I certainly cannot complain. Considering they are budget products, I think it looks more than reasonable. You got all you need with its simple but pretty packaging and form. Speaking of form, the gloss does not have a real doefoot applicator, but a more straight one. This is definitely something Cien could improve upon, because I prefer a more sloped applicator wand (they are more rounded towards the end). It allows easier application.
On to the swatching. I think "Glossy Grapefruit" is an interesting shade. It has something more pink than red to it in the bottle, but once you swatch it the orange shade really comes out. I think it looks really nice on my arm like that. These are simple swatches without spreading out the color, so they will have more pigment. It is a nice soft orange color that reminds me a bit of the sunset... not so much of grapefruit. Then "Glamorous Night" says nothing about the color, but it sure is sparkly. On my hand it seems like a hot pink that is pretty sheer, but once applied to my lips it becomes much softer and much sheerer.
As you can see, the lip glosses are more sparkly and sheer than they are pigmented. This is ok, though. I am used to lip glosses being like this. I tend to prefer more pigmented lip glosses, but sheer lip glosses are great to wear on top of a lipstick or to simply give a glossy effect to a makeup look (well, doh, Natasja). On the left you have "Glamorous Night", which makes my lips more pink and I am really loving it. On the right, "Glossy Grapefruit" tones down the natural pinkness in my lips with its orange shine.
The lip glosses both remain soft on the lips (= not so pigmented), so they will work well with heavier/bolder eye looks. These glosses feel more nourishing than sticky. Do not get me wrong though, they are certainly sticky! Just not sticky enough to bother me.. and that is saying something! The lip gloss stays on its place, so you will not look like a clown after some time. As it is a lip gloss and a budget brand, the Cien lip glosses will not stay on your lips throughout the day. They will only last for a couple of hours, which is diminished even more if you eat or drink. Luckily, these babies do not dry out your lips but make them feel nourished, so I do not mind having to re-apply. I think the Cien lip glosses cost about €1,99 per piece! Now that is a budget buy for sure! You can find these lip glosses at the Lidl supermarkets. What do you think? Are these products spring proof? Which one would you wear yourself?
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