Here are three shades from the Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss range, sparkly fruit-scented lipglosses that come in acid hues.
Made in Italy, they have a roller-ball dispenser that reminds me of glossy balms. They behave much like the latter too: they are emollient and deliver virtually no colour. The glitter, while pretty, appears quite sparsely on the lips. I tried to swatch my press samples but all I could get was a slick of clear gloss with a glint of sparkle here and there.
Pictured above are Strawberry Fields, Pink Paradise, Blueberry Nights, Orange Mecanique, Lemon Incest, Pink Paradise, Big Apple, Eau de Coco. Available at Watsons, they retail at S$12.90.
Colourful, sparkly and juice-scented, they’re perfect for little girls who want to play dress-up with a gloss. I am highly disturbed by the name Lemon Incest, though – its negative connotation makes it inappropriate for the Hello Kitty association, plus what’s so incestuous about the lemon one, anyway? I think the person who thought of it probably got carried away and turned ‘lemon zest’ into something entirely different!
Image source: Renzze