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The custom smooth, not sticky, gloss formula hydrates your lips with an anti-aging complex of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, and Goji Berry and vitamin E to protect against oxidation.
Exude sells 9 shades of its Lip Creme and 5 shades of Lip Gloss. This review is for the Exude Lip Gloss in Crimson.
This lip product comes in a white, plastic tube. When you pull off the top, the actual color is housed in a clear plastic applicator that is shaped the way a new lipstick would be. The surface of the slanted, plastic applicator has ridges on it and an opening through which the product dispenses when you twist the bottom of the tube.
There are advantages and disadvantages to this packaging. It’s convenient to have a lip gloss you can apply without having to pull a wand from the tube and re-dip for application. The disadvantage is that it’s difficult to tell how much product is dispensing from the tube. As a result, it’s hard to control the amount of product you’re applying.
Crimson is a mauve-crimson pink with small, light pink and gold shimmers. The shimmers are plentiful, but subtle because of their small size. The color goes on translucent, so while the pigmentation is good, you still get to see your underlying lip texture.
Like with the other colors, the formula is thin, moisturizing, and non-sticky. The color lasts an hour to an hour and a half before I want to add more product onto the lips.
Ease of Use: 9/10
Because of the packaging, it can be difficult to measure how much product you’re applying to your lips. I found myself applying some product, twisting the base to reveal more product, and applying it again 3-4 times.
But the product itself goes on evenly and doesn’t require too much blending.
For $29.00 you get 0.9 ounces (2.6 ml) of product. MAC’s Plushglasses cost $19.50 and contain 0.14 ounces. Laura Geller’s Air Whipped Lip Wear costs $17.00 and contains 0.25 ounces. You get a lot of product for the price with Exude Lip Cremes.