Oh look kids, it’s new makeup!
Covergirl released Lip Lava back in November 2014 and I missed the memo. Lip Lava seems to be a fun spin-off of the Coloricious line that was recently released as well, but let’s admit it, there were some very conservative colors included in that line. Lip Lava is not a gloss, balm or lipstick. It’s LAVA!!!!!! After standing back at the display having a panic attack, I grabbed a gloss, went to pick up a few other things, went back to the display, put it back, took a photo of the display, grabbed the gloss I originally picked up and then I grabbed another. Yeah, stressful.
So here’s a review of Lava-nder!
Lip Lava is packaged in a square-shaped tube with a red cap. Nothing major to talk about here. Twist the cap off to show a lip brush-like applicator. The lip brush applies with more precision and better pigmentation than a doe-foot wand.
Side note: CVS put that horrible, gawdy anti-theft sticker on the tube. Thank GOD it peeled off with ease.
The formula of Lip Lava is very smooth and silky. These glosses are packed with glitter, but you will not feel a single particle of it when you apply or rub your lips together. Lip Lava is well pigmented, giving you full pigmentation in one application. I did two coats on my lips simply because I was hypnotized by the glitter. The formula is a tad heavy on the lips but not sticky or tacky. Also, very moisturizing.
Lava-nder is a medium toned reddish, purple base with pink and blue microglitter. The finish is shiny like a gloss, but the glitter overpowers the shine so it’s not obviously shiny. Speaking of the glitter, MEGA SHINY
Application was a breeze. It applied smoothly and semi-evenly, but not uneven enough to spend time and characters complaining about it.
Where you gotta wear Lip Lava
PARTIES!!! While the entire collection (didn’t buy them all because poor) is a mixture of glosses with glitter and without, you have to own at least one of the glitter shades to rock during the holidays or to celebrate New Year’s! No matter what the tubes with glitter are party ready!