Review & Swatches: The Body Shop’s Love Gloss

The Body Shop Love Gloss in color 19

Price: $12
Availability: Check in stores for stock
Size: 0.2 fl. oz.

Company’s Description

Best if you want to: Create alluring lips with brilliant color and shine.

Best for: all skin tones

What it is designed to do:
* The specially designed heart-shaped brush has a reservoir that stores the gloss during application for an even layer of shiny color.
* Organic, virgin, cold-pressed Community Trade coconut oil softens and conditions skin.
* Community Trade cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature, leaving skin soft and silky smooth.

Packaging: 9/10
This lip gloss comes in a plastic cylindrical tube that has a clear body with silver decorative hearts and a silver screw-on top. The tube is much like other lip gloss tubes and can be easily carried around in your purse.

The applicator for this gloss is unique: the end is a doe-foot but is flattened out and shaped like a teardrop. Because it has a pointed end, you can get a very precise application on the lips. The applicator also has a hole in the center that ensures you don’t get too much gloss on it. If you’re someone who dislikes doe-foot applicators, I would give this one a try because of its unique design.

The color number is displayed on the bottom of the packaging, but I wish The Body Shop would also put the color name on the sticker.

Quality: 8/10
Love gloss in 19 looks light pink in the tube, but does not give any color on the lips. It does make your lips look sparkly, though, and has a very pretty effect, especially in photos.

The lip gloss is not noticeably sticky and the glitters are finely milled, so you don’t get a gritty feeling on your lips.

The product does have a sweet scent. The scent isn’t particularly strong, but it’s definitely noticeable. Some people like scented products, others don’t. Personally, I wish companies would not scent their products, given that some customers are sensitive to smells.

Ease of Use: 10/10
There’s not much to applying this product–it’s like any other lip gloss in terms of how you put it on. But the unique wand makes application even simpler, allowing you to get a very precise placement of the gloss. It goes on smoothly, without any streaking.

Price: 7.5/10
I’d classify The Body Shop’s cosmetic line somewhere in between high-end and drugstore, and the price-point reflects this. So, compared to other brands, this price is average. In isolation, I think this is an ok price to pay, but you could easily get a lip gloss that gives you shine and sparkles for less money at your local drugstore.

The Body Shop makes a point to support community trade and to use organic ingredients, although their products are not 100% organic or natural. For more information, see The Body Shop’s Values & Campaigns page.

Toss if: you are sensitive to sweet smells
Try if: you don’t like doe-foot applicators–this one isn’t your typical doe-foot
Buy if: you want sparkle without color, you like scented glosses, or if you care about fair trade products and organic ingredients

Love Gloss Applicator

Bare Lips

Love Gloss Applied
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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: The Body Shop’s Love Gloss

  1. Orquídea says:

    I like this color and I have the impression that it looks like if it has no color because it is a very light color. I have a very similar lip gloss from Sephora and it has exactly the same effect. I think this lip gloss gives the lips such a beautiful and yummy effect!

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