Name: My Tube Gloss in 295
From MNY’s website:
Mega-watt shine, non-sticky feel. Glitter, bubblegum pink.
What I liked:
– very shiny
– doesn’t dry lips
– cute, hygienic packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– very sheer
– color disappears soon from the lips (the shine remains though)
– scent is too sweet for my taste
Ever since Maybelline announced they were coming out with a new sister brand called MNY, targeted mainly to teenagers with products that are available in lots of colorful, fun shades, an eye-catching packaging and very affordable prices, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. Although Maybelline is a drugstore brand, here in Europe their products are ridiculously overpriced but the products in this line are all under €5,00 so everyone will be able to afford them. For now, though, the range is available only in a few European countries but I hope they will expand in the future.
A month ago, MNY had finally arrived at my local store and I purchased a few things straight away. Let’s start by talking about the My Tube Glosses. They are available in 20 shades, from the classic pinks, reds and neutrals to fun shades like green and blue, which I suspect will be very sheer. My counter doesn’t carry all the shades available so my choices were limited but eventually I picked up 295.
A bubblegum pink in the tube, 295 applies very sheer. It provides just the tiniest hint of pink. The finish is very shiny and the gloss is infused with glitters that make your pout shine even more but without going over-the-top. While the color disappears pretty soon, the shine and glitters hang around for a few good hours, making this a great gloss to use on top of lipsticks. But personally, I am disappointed by how sheer it is. I mean, what’s the point of it being available in 20 shades if the colors are so sheer that barely show up?
The consistency is thick but not sticky and feels comfortable on the lips. While not moisturizing, it doesn’t dry lips either. It smells very sweet (the scent is fruity with a hint of vanilla) but not overpowering. I’m not a fan of sweet scents though so I’m not too fond of it but it doesn’t linger around long so it’s not a problem for me. The taste is yummy though. I also like the packaging: it is a simple, clear plastic tube but the edgy design is very pretty.
Available at: European drugstores
MNY My Tube Gloss in 295 is a very sheer gloss with an ultra-shiny finish that lasts for hours. Its thick but not-sticky texture feels comfortably on the lips. The packaging is pretty, the scent sweet and the price very affordable. If you’re into sheer glosses, this is a great and cheap option to consider. But if like me you prefer pigmented glosses, this will disappoint you.
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