Lately, I’ve really been loving berry lips and vampy lips, and I’ve bought a few lipglosses to layer with my lipsticks to amp up the vamp factor! Today, I have swatches of Rimmel Black Diva, MAC Feelin’ So Good (reviewed here), and Becca Berry Twist.
As you can see, the Rimmel gloss is a true black. The MAC gloss is a very deep plum brown, and the Becca is a true berry. None of the three have any shimmer.
Rimmel Black Diva is quite sheer when applied. I don’t see myself, or most, wearing it alone – it’s definitely a layering gloss.
Feelin’ So Good is a color that is wearable alone, but it really gathers in lip lines. So, it’s also best for layering – but it is an incredibly layering shade, and I absolutely LOVE it.
Becca Berry Twist is definitely the best shade to wear on its own. My lips weren’t in very good condition when I swatched it – you can see a horizontal line on them, which means I need to exfoliate, but it’s not really the lipgloss’s fault. Note that the Becca gloss does have a rather strong sweet scent – I don’t really like it, but it does fade quickly.
I’ve also swatched all the glosses over a berry lipstick, Wet n Wild Ferguson Crest Cabernet. Here’s the lipstick alone:
It’s a really lovely bright berry, and one that I’ve been wearing frequently! I have a review of it and all the other Wet n Wild Perfect Pout lipsticks here.
Here is the same lipstick with the Rimmel lipgloss. It tones down the brightness, and somehow brings out the purple. I like this, but I don’t think I love it.
Here is the lipstick with the MAC lipgloss (or lipglass). I love this, I love it SO much. It’s deeper, a bit more plum, but not too dark, and just a gorgeous shade overall!
If you’d like to see this lipgloss over several other shades (reds & a vamp), please see this post.
Adding the Becca gloss also deepens the Wet n Wild lipstick, but doesn’t change the color as much as the other two. It does tone down the brightness, and is a really lovely color – a great combination. I’ll be wearing this combination in the future for sure!
As a final note, due to reader feedback, I’m experimenting with zoomed-out lip swatches that show more of my face. Do you like them, hate them, are you indifferent to them? I’d love to hear your thoughts!