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I did a huge long post about my reasons, and then realised that really, no one cares about my reasons!
I'm on the hunt for a lip gloss that I can wear every day now that I'm starting to feel more me and less "nothing but a mum", and am looking for recommendations.
I'd like it to be quite light weight on the lips, not look like I'm wearing make-up - so not these "drench" products, but have a bit of a tint to it - probably a heathery tone as my complexion is quite fair, but pinky undertones. And relatively cheap as I am a bit prone to cold sores when stressed, so may have to chuck out if I don't notice a tingle .
Yes I really do! I have gazillions of lipsticks and lip glosses - Lancome, Bobbi Brown, No7 and everything in between. The best I've found that looks natural (not Jordan esque) and is a fair price too - is Max Factor Vibrant Curve Effect. The colour 14 Majeste is an amazing natural shade and makes teeth look white. It's not sticky either and doesn't attach your hair like a moustache. It's my go-to idiot proof gloss now. Highly, highly recommend.
Some branches of Superdrug sell Accessorize makeup. The lipglosses are lovely - nice tropical smell, cool packaging, only £3! The colours look a bit shocking in the tube but are lovely and sheer on your lips. They last quite well too. I have used Scandal (sheer coral) and Fanclub (purple/pink).
I would say that (although not cheap) Clinique tinted balm which imo is pretty lip gloss esq and comes in a selection of shades. What about Boots natural collection which are pretty cheap so that you can replace cheaply. Also not quite a gloss but vaseline have a product called Rosy Lips with a natural pinky rose colour. You could buy a small pot and decant a reasonable amount in and chuck when a cold sore occurs and just take more from the original tin and repeat.