Here’s a confession. I was so caught up with some freelance job I signed on earlier the month that I have no time to blog at all. I haven’t been drafting any blog post for the past few days nor have I been photographing product for the past one week. Boy was I in a panic mode yesterday night as I have nothing on for today. So I started to search through all my memory card for draft photos and voilà! I saw that I had the AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze photo batch ready, which I was suppose to review a few months ago but never get the chance to write about it. So here it is!
I am all about lipstick *all hail lipstick*. I never like lip gloss and I cringe whenever someone buy a lip gloss. I just couldn’t understand why would anyone like stickiness on their lips except for the moisturizing effect. I did cringe a bit when I was given this AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze. I told myself to give it a try and I think (yes I think) I’m okay with it.
Last year I attended the AUPRES X MIVVA Pampering Workshop and that’s when I was introduced to 2-upcoming new product namely AUPRES Dimensional Face Creator and AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze. Both new product was suppose to be launch two months after that. I even had the opportunity to try these duo at the makeover station provided. The makeup artist told me that this is a “lip glaze”, which is a marriage product between a lipstick and lip gloss. I thought the idea was catchy although not new. I remember Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze feels quite comfortable on my lips so yeah, I kinda like it.
AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze is housed in a tube similar to lip gloss. It’s quite bulky and large comparing to other lip glosses. Or maybe this is just my imagination since I don’t own a lot of lip gloss haha 😀 . Anyhow I like the shinny silver top a lot.
One uniqueness of AUPRES is definitely the signature flower logo. In this case the pretty flower is placed right on top, as a jewel-like decoration. Super girly girl 😉 . Street Love approve!
Beside being a lipstick lip gloss hybrid, AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze applicator is also another feature to note. It’s not a plastic applicator, it’s not the usual doe-foot applicator, it’s both. Introducing one of it’s kind flat elliptical double-side brushtop. This dual-surface applicator is consisting of one side of smooth flat surface and another side with fine hair. Why need a dual-surface applicator eh? Well I was told that the flat surface is to smooth the lip glaze on the lips while the side with fine hair is to smear and apply lip glaze all over the lips. Personally I’m not a fan of doe-foot applicator. I find that the sponge tend to tear off. I would prefer a plastic or brush-like applicator. As long as nothing tear off will do 😀
Does this dual-surface brush works better? Yes and no. It all depends on individual preference. As for me, I like the brush. It works very well on me, just as what the applicator was designed for. I say no harm accepting new innovation. Just need to adapt and get used to it 🙂
Overall, AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze comes in 12 stunning shades to choose from. The shade that I have is PK481. As for me, I’m quite glad that I had the pink one. The shade is not too pink and not too mauve or dull. It’s an ideal shade of pink for me. That, provided if you like pink as much as I do.
This lip glaze is designed to give the lips a translucent 3D texture created by shiny pearlescent. I feel that the lip glaze contain more lip gloss DNA than the lipstick. I have to warn you – it’s extremely glossy and shinny so be light handed when applying. It feels light on the lips but you will definitely feel the product on the lips. AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze applies on quite streaky but nothing that pressing your lips together can’t solve. It is also quite moisturising although I do feel a teeny weeny tacky when I pressed my lips together. Comparing to lip gloss, this is definitely far more less sticky. Eventhough so you will still need a lip makeup remover to remove the product off the lips.
I’ve been using this AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze for continuously every single day for the first few months. What I do love the most is the color. Its “my lips but better” (MLBB) on me. It matches everything from the colorful eyeshadow to different clothing color and even different shades of blushes. I think the shades goes well with everything mainly due to the shade itself. I can’t comment or say the same for other shade though.
Sadly not all good thing comes without any cons. Whenever I have this lip glaze on the lips for a few hours, the skin on my lips tend to separate itself and peels off. This usually happens to me whenever I put on lip gloss as well. Good that it removes the dead thick skin off my lips and I’m left with super soft lips but bad whenever I’m at an event or appointment. Sometimes I even purposely apply this lip glaze on just to get rid off dead skin LOL. It works everytime. I also like to top my lipstick off with this AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze. It works well on some lipstick and doesn’t on certain lipstick, especially Burberry Lip Velvet. This lip glaze will just melt the top skin of my lips off! Including the lipstick undearneath! Nasty.
Let’s see. Despite this AUPRES Stay Luxurious Lip Glaze bears the closest DNA to lip gloss, something which I’m not fond of, it is the only lip glaze/gloss I’m using at the moment. I don’t know. I’m not sure how I feel about this lip product but I find myself liking it in a way. For me, it is somehow better than a normal lip gloss. The color payoff may not be the most opaque one, eventhough so I certainly like the color a lot. Does this change my mind about lip gloss? Certainly not. I still prefer lipstick 🙂
Disclaimer: Product was given to me as door gift during AUPRES X MIVVA Pampering Workshop. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.