The last two years have been all about the matte lip, but 2018 is definitely going to be the year of glosses, lip toppers and metallic lips and I couldn’t be happier. I know I’m in the minority, but I just don’t love matte lip products and I’d rather wear a glossy, more nourishing cream formula nine times out of ten. One of the big trends right now is “holographic lip glosses” or lip toppers, and nearly always they’re never actually holographic.
So many brands stick a holographic label on their products when they’re not holographic at all, they just have a duochrome shift which does not make them holographic. The recently launched range of Soap and Glory SpectacuLips Galactic Glaze Lip Glosses claim they are holographic, and I think they’re the most holographic lip product I’ve seen so far.
The Soap and Glory SpectacuLips Galactic Glaze Lip Glosses are available in three different shades and are £8 each from Boots, or the Soap and Glory website directly. The packaging is really pretty too, with the tubes having a clear middle and a black lid which is covered in holographic stars. The tubes are pretty chunky for a gloss, and they each have a doefoot applicator for quick and easy application.
“Watch this space! Go for one of our pout-of-this-world iridescent, luminous glosses to wear alone or over lipstick. The high-shine, light-reflecting formula lasts up to 6 sassy hours and is lightweight and easy to apply. Gorgeous on its own or swoosh over lippy for a high-impact look you can see from space (pretty much).“
Blaze of Glory: a peachy orange with a golden shift.
Starship Silver: a pearlised, duochrome translucent white.
Back to the Fuchsia: a metallic rosy pink with silver shimmer.
The most holographic shade within the lineup is Starship Silver which genuinely does look holographic when worn over any lip colour. I find that if I wear it alone, it looks more duochrome than holographic but it’s such a pretty gloss and one I’d really recommend if you’re on the hunt for the perfect, holographic lipgloss or lip topper.
Blaze of Glory is a really unique shade with the golden shift and orange tone but I prefer to wear it layered over coral lip colours for extra dimension. Back to the Fuchsia is my least worn shade from the three as I don’t love metallic lips on me. I think it can look amazing on some people, but I just don’t think I can pull it off so with this shade I like to apply a small amount and use my finger to spread it out evenly over the lips for a less concentrated metallic finish.
I really like that you can wear them at full intensity, or sheer them out but they’re very comfortable glosses with zero stickiness and they do last upto six hours like they claim to which I think is pretty fab for an £8 lip gloss.
I typically find lip glosses to wear off at around the two hour mark, so this formula really is a winner and I hope that Soap and Glory decide to extend the shade range as I’m a big fan. If you prefer a metallic lip, they’ve also launched their SpectacuLips Matte-Allics which as the name suggests, are completely matte with a metallic finish and are also available in three shades and are £8 each.
I would love to know your thoughts on the new Soap and Glory SpectacuLips Galactic Glaze Lip Glosses? Which shade is your favourite?