Monday, 14 March 2011

Lipglosses - Cheap & Cheerful vs MAC


I have recently picked up three new lipglosses, two were just spur of the moment buys and one was on my wish list for a long time. The three I got were 17 Va Va Voom in Buff, ELF Mineral Lipgloss in Sorority Girl and MAC Lusterglass in Love Nectar. And out of the three I had been lusting after MAC Love Nectar, I thought the colour was gorgeous.

Now for a bit about each lipgloss:

17 Va Va Voom in Buff (Nude) - this is from the 17 Spring Collection and I purchased this with a nail polish and the Metallic Nudes Palette which you can see here. This costs £3.79 and online it is available in 3 shades which you can see here. This lipgloss is a great nude sparkly shade and I have been wearing it loads and loads. It is classed as va va voom as it plumps you lips up as 17 say on the Boots website 'Get ready for the tingling sensation' . This is quite a strong sensation but I don't mind, I can't say I notice a massive change in my lips. But for the price and the colour I think I might pick up another one.

ELF Mineral Lipgloss in Sorority Girl - this £3.00 from ELF, and comes in 11 shades at present. I purchased this when I was picking up the 32 eyeshadow set (post to come shortly). This is a lovely colour though darer than I thought as I had searched for some swatches online and I was expecting something a little paler, but I do like the colour. This lipgloss is a lovely formula, its so soft and silky.

MAC Lusterglass in Love Nectar - this cost me £12.50 and you can check out more about it here. I already own a MAC plushglass (post here) and I had my eye on this lusterglass for a while, I had seen lots of swatches and I love the colour. The colour is great but I have to say I am a little disappointed with this lipgloss. Its sticky (you know that one where you hair all gets stuck in it) and I don't particular like the applicator (its a little brush, the 17 and ELF are your normal applicators). So when you compare all three, I have ranked them 1-3 (1 the best):
  1. ELF
  2. 17
  3. MAC
  1. ELF
  2. 17
  3. MAC

Is it sticky on the lips

  1. 17
  2. ELF
  3. MAC

Colour compared to swatches online

  1. 17
  2. MAC
  3. ELF


  1. ELF & MAC
  2. 17

Staying Power

  1. MAC
  2. ELF
  3. 17

As you can see the ELF lipgloss is my favourite with the 17 following closely, I will be buying more from Mineral lipglosses from ELF especially for the price. I am disappointed with my MAC purchase, I will use it but I will be disappointed everytime I put it on!

What are your thoughts on MAC lipglosses? Have you tried any other the ELF lipglosses?



socialitedreams said...

wow, i like the ELF best of all, who'd have thought it??? now i need some of their lipglosses


Vintage Makeup said...

I like the ELF one!

Kirsty T said...

Thanks for the comments! I really wouldn't have picked the ELF as the best, I have tried some other lipglosses from ELF but u didn't really like them. But u love the mineral ones

Marie said...

ELF is pretty good.:D

***** Marie *****

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