When Maybelline NY Shine Sensational Lip Glosses ($10.95) landed on my desk, I thought, ooh super bright, super shiny, my little sister would love these. She's eight. But who amongst us didn't start out on the path to Makeup Mecca early. Quite. So I gave her one. That'll stop her from getting her hands on my Chanel lip balm, I thought. Now given that eight-year-olds unabashedly like what they like and hate what they hate, I thought you might like to hear what this mini Bella-in-waiting had to say. For she's an even harsher critic than me, as Justin Beiber would find out if he ever encountered her.
It's yummy. Though I'm pretty certain MNY had no intention of providing a meal replacement, if it's going to be in such close vicinity to our mouths, we don't want it to be disgusting. And this isn't. With flavours like cotton candy, toffee and peach sorbet it'll get you through the 11am grumbles.
It's easy to apply. OK she didn't say this as such. I don't think she would care quite frankly, but given that an eight-year-old can and does apply, quite freely, I think it's safe to say that we could, too.
It's sooooo shiny. Correct. It is. I needed sunglasses with the amount she applied.
It feels nice. I know this because she wouldn't be averse to complaining if not. Trust me.
It's subtle. She wore it at the beach. I did not get glances from concerned mothers that I was letting my little sister dress like a scarlet woman.
I love it. Her words. And mine. What? If she can steal my lip gloss, I can steal hers. It's called sharing.
Maybelline NY Shine Sensational Lip Gloss replaces Shiny-licious. Stockists: 1300 369 327.