When a new season rolls in, we always look forward to seeing what new products our favourite brands are bringing out. We were especially intrigued by ELES and their Big Smoke range which is built around helping you achieve the perfect smokey eye. But of course like the philosophy of ying and yang, ELES balances the grungey glamour of the sultry smokey eye with a their fruity Super Gloss that will leave your lips oh so kissable.
Alongside blush, lip products are our Achilles heel when it comes to makeup. So, after being nothing but impressed by ELES‘ LipToxyl Sheer Lip Gloss (review here), it would have been a crime to turn down the opportunity to review the new Super Gloss from their The Big Smoke collection. With the lip gloss in the shade “Pomegranate” gracing our lips for the last few days, we must say that ELES is well and truly on top of their lippie game!! Despite having a price tag a little dearer than what we’re used to coughing up for a lip product, the Super Gloss definitely lives up to it’s name, giving a glossy, pucker-worthy finish to the lips.
|Eles Super Gloss in “Pomegranate”|
|Eles Super Gloss in “Pomegranate” over Rimmel’s Lasting Finish Lip Liner in “Indian Pink”|
There’s something about the fruity, candy scent that transports us back to our childhood. It’s not an overly sweet scent, but the kind that will have you reminiscing of afternoons spent making flower chains in the backyard. There’s no other way to describe “Pomegranate” than the perfect pink. It’s one of those universally flattering shades we’re sure we’ll be reaching for all year round. The Super Gloss is enriched with vitamins A & E to keep your lips nourished, and is a slightly sticky formula, which we’re not too bothered by. It’s definitely pigmented enough to wear on its own, but also adds a nice shine to just about any lipstick.
Probably down to it’s slightly sticky formulation, the Super Gloss lasts well on the lips and lives up to the online product descriptor which promises to protect dry lips.
You can’t really go wrong with the simple packaging, however, we’re not a big fan of the squeeze tube. It may make application quick and easy, but we find that it can get a little messy.
ELES is more of a luxury brand, but $33.75 is definitely more than we’ve ever paid for any lip gloss.
The Super Gloss comes in 8 shades, including clear. We wouldn’t object to adding a few other shades to our lippie collection!
OVERALL GRADE A
If the LipToxyl Sheer and the Super Gloss are anything to go by, we’re looking forward to trying out some more of ELES‘ lip products. The Super Gloss gets a super tick of approval from us!
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♥ M + K
DISCLAIMER: The product was kindly sent to us for consideration, but as always, our reviews and opinions are honest ones.