Why, they asked, would anyone want to wear a product that needs constant application, has little staying power and leaves a snail trail of product over every item it comes into contact with?
Well, for a start, I think you can’t beat the fuller, sexier look that comes with wearing lip gloss. But even I have begun to feel slightly irritated at the constant re-application needed and have been yearning for something with a little more gravitas.
So how about a compromise? A lip gloss that has the longevity and colour of a lipstick, but with without the gloopiness? That is exactly what I found when I tried out the new Max Factor Vibrant Curve Effect Lip Gloss. Having used the same lip gloss for years, my enthusiasm has recently began to wane, and in vain I have been searching for a replacement that would provide me with the slick and lustrous look that I crave.
So having road tested the Max Factor Lip Gloss, I can happily report that this little gem is a keeper. There is a kaleidoscope of colours to choose from but, more importantly, it gives an amazing shine, has great staying power and leaves your lips looking fuller but without any stickiness. Now all I have to do is persuade the rest of the beauty team to try it out…
Max Factor Curve Effect Lip Gloss, £7.99, avaliable at Boots nationwide