These Punchy Lip Glosses Smell Like Summer
by Jill Russell
Published Apr 18, 2013
At this point spring break feels long gone, but summer is just around the corner. A bright new lip color—with a hint of tropical scent—may be just the thing to tide you over until swimsuit season officially arrives. Right now, we're loving Too Faced’s brand new Sweet Sun Shines Lip Glosses, available now in the Beautylish Boutiques. The three shades are fresh and fun: Watermelon Ice, a fresh, glossy pink; Mocha Freeze, a bronze-y nude; and the vibrant coral Papaya Slushie.
Each hue delivers a good deal of pigment—the resulting pop of color is more substantial and opaque than you might expect from the average gloss. The gel-like formula smoothes on easily without getting sticky. And though the product looks glittery in the tube, it glistens more subtly after it’s applied. You’ll get just a hint of sparkle when your lips catch the light.
Really, the line is all about the punchy colors. Our favorite is the eye-catching Papaya Slushie (on the right), which smells just as good as it sounds. Dabbing it on, you can almost taste the fresh sea breeze, the salty air, and the piña colada you’ll enjoy when you finally do get to hit the beach. Until then, at least you can dress up your pout in summer-perfect shades. Tip: Try layering Sweet Sun Shines over your favorite lipstick for a sultry, shiny finish.