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Keeping lips looking fresh throughout the day often requires multiple products to lock in moisture and color. But this lasting solution covers all the bases: it acts as a moisturizer, stain, and lacquer. Each glossy shade contains a minty-fresh flavor. You’ll be tempted to say that this product is the bomb. (Sorry, we had to.)
I ordered a surprise discount package from Mirenesse on their FB page after receiving a lovely lip crayon in my BIrchbox. Anyway, in the surprise pack of 3 items for around $20, I received this lip bomb in shade 21. It is horribly frosty and tastes like chemicals. I cannot recommend this regardless of color or price. Wanted to love, but was very disappointed in the finish and cheap feel/taste on my lips. I also received a frosty bronze lipstick (mai tai shade) in the package and it was pretty awful, but not quite as bad as the gloss. Again, the lip crayon sent the Birchbox was good (not special, but good). However, the lip Bomb is indeed a HUGE bomb.1
Oh how I wanted to love this lip stain. Birchbox had introduced me to my all time favorite lip color by this same Aussie manufacturer over a year ago, Mirenesse's Glossy Kiss (Amazing, seriously, add one to your cart, rightnow), and I've been looking forward to trying other items from their line. I ordered the Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain in #2, a similar cool blue red to the Glossy Kiss I already loved, and while the color IS nice, the fact that it is so highly pigmented means it ends up EVERYWHERE. It seemed to be missing the "staining" feature, but the "smearing" feature was there in full! The sponge wand applicator doesn't do you much good, but even when using my own tools and prepping with translucent powder and concealer around my lips to keep the lacquer in place, nothing helped. I had beautiful, cool blue toned red all over my hand towels, my clothes, my face...
For an expensive price tag, I expected an unbelievable product. Unfortunately the number 8 shade is not so much a stain or lacquer and it was not moisturizing. Not sure what this "lip bomb" is supposed to be, but it felt horrible on the lips and looked even worse. Definitely not a brand I will be using ever again.1
I really hate the way this stained my lips! Not a good look and really kind of pasty! No!!! I was super disappointed in the texture also, just not for me.1
I ordered the # 8 which on my tablet screen looked like a pale pink. It's so pale it looks whitish on my lips. Not a good look. Pretty disappointed2
I wish I had tried another color. This one is too pale to be so opaque. I love the way it feels and covers, but this color is to pasty for me.3
I received this product in another monthly box the gloss is pretty nice and wasn't sticky and seemed to sink in fairly quick. However I received the clear coat color with sparkles in DO NOT get this! The sparkles are huge and you can feel all of them on your lips it feels very gritty like I didn't wipe off my lip scrub. Besides who wears massive sparkles on their lips once they leave middle school!3
I have the Mirenesse lip bomb in number 6, which is a really pretty pink. I was gifted this in a makeup bag and when I first saw the color, wasn't a fan. But after using it over the last few months have to say the color payoff, staying power and non drying formula changed my mind completely. Look forward to trying more colors in the line.4
I like this goes on smooth not sticky. The more layers the deeper the colors5
I own this in #2 which is a bright red. It combines the best of all worlds, it has the intensity of a lipstick, the shine of a lip gloss, and the longevity of a lip stain all while being insanely easy to apply. Red lips are tricky but I painted this on my lips with ease, touched up one stray spot and they were completely perfect. It's amazing!5