I think we all know that I'm not the biggest lipgloss fan. I got rid of a good 90% of my glosses, I rarely wear the ones I've kept, and I only clung to the ones I kept because I felt like they would go well with certain lipsticks. While I do feel that, say, a nude lipstick is far more attractive on my skintone if I can soften it with a pinky gloss, I'm otherwise rarely compelled to put the goopy, sloppy stuff on. But oh, that has changed a little! And I'm actually considering purging even more of my glosses because this little baby is so multi-purpose.
The Elizabeth Arden Crystal Clear Lip Gloss. Oh, but this stuff is lovely! Sticky enough to stay in place for several hours, but not at all rubbery or thick. Shiny and glossy without looking like oil or plastic on my lips. I've dabbed it over a dozen different lipstick formulas, and it never seems to "break down" or smear the lipstick. And as an added bonus, it performs a strange optical illusion that sort of "smooths out" the fine lines in my lips, so it almost looks like my natural pigmentation is some kind of particularly lovely lipgloss. In a nutshell: I LOVE it!
This product first came to my attention via Sex and the City, when I started doing beauty sightings for the series. I immediately assumed that the lipgloss Carrie toted around for 6 seasons was the MAC clear gloss, but Makeup411.com and interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker revealed that it is actually one of SJP's personal favorite products: the Elizabeth Arden Crystal Clear Lip Gloss. I did a Google search and found next to nothing on this product...or any other Elizabeth Arden product besides the infamous 8 Hour Cream (which we all know I love). I realized that I've used one of the Color Intrigue lipsticks, Poppy Cream, for almost a year now, and while I love it, I rarely mention it. Why? I dunno, I guess I figured nobody would care about Elizabeth Arden makeup. Finally, I began watching Charlotte Tilbury's YouTube tutorials, and I noticed several Elizabeth Arden makeup products popping up in her videos. With that in mind, I decided to give more Elizabeth Arden cosmetics a try. This gloss is definitely a stand-out.
So I'm doing a giveaway! I'm going to giveaway a brand new tube of the Crystal Clear Lip Gloss. The out-of-the-box tube you see here is actually my own personal tube, which is the smaller GWP size; your tube will be almost twice as big and, of course, brand spankin' new. :)
I'm also throwing in two brand new Prevage skin care samples, which came with my most recent Elizabeth Arden order. There's nothing wrong with them--I've actually heard great things about the sunscreen--but my skin is somewhat sensitive, so I tend to stick with a strict skincare routine that doesn't leave much room for new products.
And because I've been diggin' the Vincent Longo Water Canvas blushes, I decided to add two to this prize: Morning Tender and Aqua Crimson! Again, the products photographed are from my personal collection; yours will be brand new and still in their boxes.
If you want to enter for a chance to win these products, just comment on this entry and tell me about your all-time favorite lip product. It can be a lipstick, a gloss, a pencil, a balm, a stain...anything you use on your lips and love! We all know I'm always on the lookout for new lippies to try. ;)
Please be aware that there are some rules for this contest. You must be at least 18 years old and located in the US to enter. You must be prepared to provide me with your full name and address if you win. You may only enter once. Entries will be finalized on March 15, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. I will use Random.com to pick a winner. You do NOT have to be subscribed to this blog to enter, but I will announce the winner in a blog post, so it might help to bookmark BOGL for the next month if you've entered. If you do not respond to that blog post within a week, I will draw a new winner.
That's about it! Now start tellin' me about them lip products!!!