L’Oreal HIP Color Presso lip glosses are a packaging marvel. Two glosses in one interchangeable key-ring style holder. Squeeze the color you want and up comes the gloss into a curved lip applicator.
In theory, the applicator is super cool. I love that you can swap glosses in and out a la MacGyver style, but the glosses themselves are a bit too liquidy. When you release your squeeze, most of the dispensed gloss is sucked back inside.
L’Oreal’s HIP makeup line stands for High Intensity Pigments. I typically love their eyeliners and eye shadows (especially their loose pigments!). There are some amazing duochrome shadows that surpass department store lines in my opinion; along with super colorful blushes and lipsticks.
The Color Presso glosses are quite sheer. In my color swatches of Classy and Spunky, I applied the lighter “frosted” color of each Presso pair to my top lip, with the deeper shimmer color on my bottom lip. You can see some difference between Classy and Spunky- but not the pigmentation you typically expect from L’Oreal’s HIP cosmetics.
That’s not to say these glosses are nice… the scent is really unique! It reminds me of warm spun brown sugar- the kind you smell at the fair. Yummy! And the formula has absolutely zero stickiness. So if you prefer a lighter, liquid gloss these might be up your alley. If you’re a pigmentation and bold lip look lady, grab one of the other HIP lip products.
For another perspective on the L’Oreal HIP Color Presso lip glosses, check out Mo’s review on Mythbuster Beauty.
HIP Color Presso lip glosses can be found at your local drugstore, mass market retailer or drugstore.com for around $13. There are 10 duos to choose from.