Name: Rossetto Shine Creator 5
From Deborah’s website:
With its multi-performance formula, the new Shine Creator Lipstick brings together three proven properties: the shine of a lip gloss, the comfort of a lipstick and the hydration and protection of a lip balm.
What I liked:
– gives lips the shine of a gloss
– sheer colour payoff
– texture is quite creamy and glides easily on the lips
– doesn’t dry out lips
What I didn’t like:
– too sheer for some people
– slightly waxy, not hydrating texture
– only lasts a couple of hours on the lips
– doesn’t provide broad spectrum protection
– bulky packaging
Housed in a bulky, bright fuchsia tube, Deborah Shine Creator Lipstick doesn’t go unnoticed. This beauty is not afraid to toot its own horn and proudly proclaims to do it all: provide the shine of a lipgloss, the comfort of a lipstick, and the hydration of a lip balm. Oh, and it contains SPF too.
Sounds too good to be true? It is. Although I never expect much from Deborah products (been burned too many times to count), the way Italian beauty bloggers raved about this lipstick line made me hope that, for once, the brand had come up with something truly amazing.
Maybe the shade I got was a dud (there’s one in every line after all). Or maybe, because most drugstore brands have upped their game significantly lately, I’ve just come to expect more of cheap products too. Whatever the case I’m disappointed. These lipsticks aren’t that bad, but they do not live up to the hype.
The only claim that’s accurate is the first. Deborah Shine Creator Lipstick is infused with shimmers that really give it that beautiful shiny finish of a lipgloss. The shimmers are quite subtle and make your pout shine without going over the top.
But the comfort of a lipstick? Not really. The texture is creamy and glides smoothly on the lips, but also somewhat waxy and just a tad sticky. I wouldn’t say it’s uncomfortable, but it’s not particularly comfortable either.
And the hydration of a lip balm? No way. This stuff doesn’t dry your lips, but it doesn’t hydrate them either. And I actually have to apply a thin layer of lip balm underneath to make the lipstick more comfortable to wear.
What about sun protection? Well, SPF refers to the protection afforded against UVB rays and this lipstick, thanks to Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, and Titanium Dioxide, protects well from those. The last two ingredients can also protect lips from short UVA rays. But there’s nothing in here that can block long UVA rays too. Still, partial protection is better than no protection at all.
Because this lipstick line is supposed to be all about shine and hydration, colour payoff is sheer. The shade I have, n°5, is a subtle my-lips-but-better pink. I like to pair it with a smokey eye because it doesn’t draw attention away from it.
Staying power is so so. I expected about two hours of wear and that’s exactly what I got. Don’t eat nor drink while wearing it, though, or it’ll last even less.
Would I recommend Deborah Shine Creator Lipstick? Only to young ladies on a budget who want a lipstick that gives them the shine of a gloss. But then, I’d just get a gloss. Before I put you off it completely, let me say it again. This lipstick isn’t awful. It’s just average. If you’re ok with that and fall in love with one of the shades, go ahead and buy it. I just think there are better product around that do the same thing, and even better too.
Available at: Douglas
Deborah Shine Creator Lipstick provides a subtle hint of colour and lots of shine. The creamy, slightly waxy texture glides smoothly on the lips, but doesn’t hydrate them. Although it contains SPF, it doesn’t provide broad spectrum protection.