April 03, 2009

Kiehl's Berry-licious Lip Gloss

Heya ladies! Seems like me and Kahani are on a little lippie spree right now. So do bear with me as I ramble on on a lip gloss which is currently my latest crush. =P

So anyway, meeting Kahani's awesome find from Crabtree & Evelyn (which yes, I HAD to get) reminded me of a little tube of this Kiehl's Lip Gloss in Berry 1851 which I knew I had stashed somewhere at home.

I had gotten it along with the slightly disappointing Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 way back, but had promptly stashed it somewhere and then forgotten about. Until the other lipbalm came by and got my memory chugging along again.

Fishing it out, I decided to give it a whirl, and boy am I liking it heaps.

I don't know how many of you I've said this to, but I've always been rather averse to cool lippies. After my paradigm shift on blushers several weeks back, it would seem as though the shift is inching to include lippies as well.

This one says BERRY. That's definitely a sign.

(Evidence it's a cool shade. The stain on the cotton bud looks almost fuchsia!)

In the last couple of days, I've been thoroughly enjoying this lip gloss, which to me, has the texture of what I had hoped #1 would be - balmy. I suppose it's one I could use entirely alone without swiping on lip balm first, as I'm wont to do.

Even with the lack of rest of late, which is clearly visible on my sallow complexion, pairing Kiehl's Berry with NARS Dolce Vita has managed to give me rosy lips. Along with a little pop of pink blush, this combo has allowed me to look a little less un-dead, for which I am most grateful for.

(Gorgeous colour isn't it? If you look closely, you'll see the shimmer even in the tube.)

In the tube, and outside of it, the gloss is a rich berry shade with lovely golden shimmer, making it quite the subtle dazzler. On the lips, it appears a little less pigmented, but gives my lips a healthy dose of sheer colour without screaming "Berry!"

With ingredients which include extracts of mango and grape seed, rose hips and apricot kernel, this gloss feels extremely comfortable and smooth going on, and does seem rather balm-like. But what I love about it is that it does not feel sticky, nor does it end up getting tacky.

And at RM49 for a 15ml tube, it's also reasonably affordable.

So, Berry anyone?


Tine said...

I have the one in Golden Berry, and I love it! :)

AskMeWhats said...

I have the other tinted lip balm, the one that's not transparent from Kiehl's and I don't like it that much, I may like this, thanks for the review :)

Jenn said...

This is such a lovely shade on your lips!!

Gosh, Penang is seriously lacking man!! We don't have Kiehls. Or MUFE. or La Mer. Or Daiso!!! :(

gio said...

This is such a beautiful shade and it looks great on you!

Kahani said...

Jenn: this is why PJ should be the new capital of M'sia.... =P

Petra said...

ohhh i wanted this. i don't think kiehls animal tests. (yes yes this is sounding humdrum but we all love rabbits and puppies, no?)

your loreal review ah. i think i am adding the brand to dove for my list of cruelty free cosmetics exceptions.

because they no photoshop andie mcdowell's laugh lines. yay!

Syen said...

Tine: Golden Berry? Oooh... sounds nice. I shall go check it out. =)

Nikki: Sure thing. No worries dearie.. =)

Jenn: Thanks. All the more reason to come to KL!!! *tee hee*

gio: Thanks girl. =)

Kahani: Everything Jenn said, is also available in the current capital - KUALA LUMPUR. Heh. With the exception of Daiso perhaps. =P

Petra: Yes, do go check it out. And thanks for the err.. testing note. =)

Kahani said...

Syen: Then Daiso makes PJ win!

Organic Cosmetics said...

It is great to know about Kiehl's berry-licious lip gloss. I am a regular user of lip gloss and hence I would surely love to try it out. :-)

farahlily said...

Hi Syen,

I am a frequent reader of your block. First time commenting here anyhoo :)

i have this lip gloss too!! And I have to agree with you that this colour rocks :) tho I have wayyyyy too much lip gloss at the moment so need to control myself from buying new ones :p hehehe...

i love kiehl's skincare (their dermatologist solution line works wonders!!!!) as for this one, i would say it's the best colour out of kiehl's range of colour lip gloss. and it's affordable too :)

Syen said...

Organic Cosmetics: Helloo! I hope you do try this out. It's a really nice gloss without burning too big a hole in your pocket. =) Hope to see you around more often!

Farahlily: Haha, dont we all? I haven't really tried out their skincare range so can't comment much there, but so far I'm loving this gloss. Thanks for commenting! Hope you'll stop by more often. =D