In the last couple of years, Costco has been trying to get a wider, and better, selection of makeup, skin and hair care products. They’ve always had stuff in kind of a hit or miss fashion, but now they’ve got the Beauty’s Most Wanted collection, a selection of cosmetics from well known stylemakers for makeup, skin and hair care at their US stores and at Costco.com. Continuing on from my post last Friday as well as my post on Monday, I’m reviewing another product from the selection of Pati Dubroff Beauty cosmetics that you can find at Costco US.
I also tried the Perfect Nudes lip gloss collection from Pati Dubroff and really like them all. The subtle colours have just the right amount of shine for me. I am a big fan of lip gloss because it gives you some colour and sheen, and leave lips feeling more moisturized than lipsticks. Of course, the downside is that they don’t usually have the same staying power as lipstick. But I like the look and feel of a good lip gloss, so I deal with the need to reapply. I think lip gloss, especially sheer ones like these, are great for summer because they give you that finished look but with a really light appearance that seems ideal for when the weather is warm.
The Perfect Nudes collection includes four colours: Nude Glow, Nude Sugar, Nude Kiss, Nude Honey. I love them all and couldn’t really pick a favourite. Amazingly, they all work really well with my skin tone and just give me that little bit of polish to my look without being too obvious. Thus the name “Perfect Nudes”, I guess. The Nude Glow is the only one with shimmer to it and is the lightest as well. As a result of the shimmer, it is a bit more limited as to when you might want to use this one.
I like the amount of sheen they give which isn’t a super high gloss look, but just shiny enough to make your lips look nice. The formulation, as the name might suggest, is quite sheer and not heavy at all. As a result of the sheerness, they don’t last that long, maybe an hour or two depending on what you are doing. I’d say they last reasonably long and probably as long as most other lip glosses that I have tried. I think they do an admirable job with longevity because I have worn them when I’ve been talking a lot and even drinking and they last through all of that without needing to be reapplied. They aren’t sticky, not even a hint of stickiness to them, which is nice and not always what you get with lip gloss either. I think the non-sticky nature of the lip gloss is perhaps what makes it not rub off (right away) when you are talking or drinking. Of course, it also means that your hair won’t constantly be stuck to your lips if there is a bit of a breeze, either.
I also think they are really great for layering. They are the perfect light layer to put over lipstick or lip stain to enhance the colour and give you a bit of shine. Of course, since it is summer, this is the perfect time to go nude and sheer on your lips; very on trend right now it seems. The colours and everything, are absolutely perfect for completing your summer makeup with a nice finished look but that is still light and effortless looking, which is what summer makeup is all about. And when it is fall or winter, you can layer them over your favourite lipstick or stain to give your lips a bit of an extra boost.
I know it seems like a silly, trivial thing, but I love the square container that these come in. This puts an end to my lip gloss rolling off the vanity or table and ending up half way across the room. Some of the reviews at Costco.com mention a bad taste and smell, neither of which I noticed. I’m really super smell sensitive, and when I put them right up to my nose I can smell a bit of an almost alcohol-like odor but I don’t notice it or a taste it when I actually put it on my lips. It’s not a Bonnie Bell Lip Smacker, so the taste and smell isn’t of berries and bubble gum, but just that kind of cosmetics smell that you always get.
For me though, the lip gloss is great. It’s looks nice on, all of the colours are really wearable, and they last well and feel nice on your lips. You can get the Perfect Nudes collection at Costco.com for $19.99, plus $1.99 shipping, for a four pack of lip glosses. That means that you are paying just $6.00 per lip gloss, so I don’t think you can expect to find a better deal for decent lip gloss. I really wish that they would get these at the Costco locations here in the UK!
Even though I did receive my selection of Pati Dubroff cosmetics for free from Hatch Beauty (the company behind Beauty’s Most Wanted), my opinions are still my own and I still feel like my biggest obligation is to be honest and open with everyone here about my experience with the products. When I say I liked, or didn’t like, a product that is the truth and not something I have been paid to say.