Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss

by Lorac  
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$22 
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Category:
Makeup > Lip Glosses > Lip Gloss
Last Updated:
11/6/2012
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

It seems as though Lorac’s attempts to make this a futuristic, on-trend “3D” product get in the way of what could have been a good lip gloss. Despite the pleasantly smooth texture and adequate level of shine, the color choices are unflattering and unnatural. The color selection includes varying hues of “holographic” iridescent gloss that end up looking unattractively fluorescent on your lips. Several shades also contain large amounts of glitter, adding to the less-than-sophisticated overall look. For what this costs, you shouldn’t have to deal with the oddities.

This Los Angeles–based independent cosmetics company launched in 1990 and is the brainchild of makeup artist Carol Shaw (Lorac is "Carol" spelled backwards). It is well-publicized that Shaw has a long list of celebrity clients, but then so do all of the other makeup artists who have their own products lines—there are a lot of famous faces that need attention—so that boast is hardly unique. Compared to competitors Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, or Stila, Lorac doesn't offer the same caliber of foundation colors or the array of products, yet most of what's available is impressive. The company holds its own when it comes to blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick. You will find that, for the most part, the older, established products perform better and are more attractive than many of Shaw's latest inventions. In particular, the latest lipstick, lip gloss, concealer, and waterproof mascara are true disappointments. Lorac hasn't done a great job on the innovation and performance side of the business since the last edition of this book, while her competition (particularly Stila and Laura Mercier) continues to consistently impress. There are still plenty of reasons to shop this line, but focus on the long-standing products rather than on what's new.

For more information about Lorac, call (800) 845-0705 or visit www.loraccosmetics.com.

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