Monday, September 29, 2008

Lippie Week: Sally Hansen Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatment

After "7 Days and 7 Nights of Mineral Makeup", aka Mineral Week, I was itching to write another week-long installment of a type of products that I love. However, after a lot of brainstorming, I did not come up with anything that's worth to run for a week. Blogging is tough, y'all! Moreover, the timing between two series needs to be perfect, otherwise you guys would just belly up with makeup overdose.

Finally, the day just came and it's this week that I decided to run a week-long event of my favorite lip products. When I said "week-long", I mean week days only because we really need the weekends to recharge. Again, I do want makeup overdose here. Before I go any further, I just want to say none of my favorite lip stuff is more than $20 USD. So if you're wishing to see any Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent or Lancome, I'm sorry there will be none of those. However, the ones I write about are really good quality and worth to be mentioned.

Are we ready? Let's start with day 1 and favorite lip product #1: Sally Hansen Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatment

I said it before and I'm saying it again: Sally Hansen beauty products are the most understated products at the drugstore! Before I wrote this review, I searched around to see what the world's reaction to this product is and sadly I did not get a lot of information. And I'm wondering what happened because this mineral lip treatment is the best lip product I've ever tried from Sally Hansen.

Sally Hansen Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatment
LE shade #1 (top), Rose Quartz (bottom)

I got 2 colors that were buy 1 get 1 free: Rose Quartz is the permanent color and Limited Edition shade #1 is their LE color. Jeeze, everyone and their pets make LEs these days! At first, the golden cap really reminds me of Estee Lauder lipstick case and I was hoping for the brush applicator per Diamond Lip Treatment. Although this is a gloss, Sally Hansen folks really love to use the term "lip treatment" in their glosses.

So what's so special about this gloss? According to Sally Hansen, this is the "first ever mineral based lip treatment that replenishes distressed lips" using retinol, tourmaline, and vitamins. Retinol is the ingredient that's proven to reduce wrinkle so there's actually hope in this gloss. Also, I find Sally Hansen glosses to be more moisturizing and less sticky than MAC lip glasses. So if you don't like the stickiness of lip glasses, this one is for you. Also, it is minty fresh, which is suitable to tote around just in case of special occasion happens.

Rose Quartz lip treatment is a coral color with fine shimmers

The lip treatments have doe-foot applicators instead of brush applicators

Lip swatch taken without flash using natural lightning

LE shade #1 is a gorgeous sheer baby pink color

Doe-foot wand again

Lip swatch: this color is really sheer and enhances my natural lip color

Ingredients (from Sally Hansen website):

Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Petrolatum, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Silylate, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Ozokerite, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Benzophenone-3, Tourmaline, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinol, Mineral Oil, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Sarcosine, Potassium Aspartate, Magnesium Aspartate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sea Salt, Allantoin, Dipropylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) mLeaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, SD Alcohol 40-B. MAY ALSO CONTAIN: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide.

MAY CONTAIN: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 27 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 10 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Carmine, Manganese Violet.

The Line Smoothing Mineral Lip Treatment comes in 8 shades that are sheer and moisturizing. Each will only cost you $5.99 USD and right now you can print a $1 coupon at Sally Hansen website (click here). I think it's a great drugstore lip gloss that actually enhances the look of your lips.

Even the teddy bear loves it!

So go ahead and get one, you will not be disappointed at all! If you already use it, please let me know what you think of this product. I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Monday ladies, may you have a really wonderful week ahead.

Take care,
Your Makeup Blogger

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  1. This lip treatment sounds great and the colors are gorgeous! I really wanna try but I'm not sure it's available here, I've only seen their hands & nails products so far. Can't wait for the other reviews.

  2. Hi Gio,

    They are really lovely, I like them a lot. I think they're kind of hard to find but if you get them, I'm sure you'll enjoy them :D

  3. I want to purchase some make up by Sally Hansen after recieving an e-mail message from Camin telling me what I should use. I can't find it. I can only find Nial products and lip glosses at CVS. PLease help if anyone knows where to get all the make up. Why can't CVS carry all the products.Life would be so much better and so would your sales volume!

  4. Hi,

    The CVS's near my place do carry a very limited stock of Sally Hansen but Walgreens do carry a much more populated list. You may try your luck at Walgreens and see what happens. Otherwise, I believe has everything.


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