The answer? It’s a gloss, but it is so pigmented and opaque that it might as well be a liquid lipstick! If you’re looking for a fun Barbie-doll pink without fully committing to a lipstick, make sure you check out Le Métier de Beauté‘s friendlier version: Pink-e Promise Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss (RRP in the US: 32 dollars)!
I am not going to dwell too much on packaging, since you read all about it so recently with Coral Rose here. It’s modern and clean, and the black cap doesn’t hold fingerprints. This wins it brownie point from this neat freak!
Pink-e Promise is a bright blue-based bubble gum pink. There is no shimmer in it, though the formula has a brilliant shine. Again, this is a gloss formula that I believe everybody should try. It is lightweight, non-sticky, moisturizing, and long-lasting. Pink-e Promise goes on smooth as butter. I have seen many shimmer-free lip glosses that are too milky and sink into lip lines, but rest assured Pink-e Promise is not one of them. The only thing I would “caution” you about is the fact that there is nothing sheer about this one. In fact, it is amazingly opaque! What you see on me is how it looks with one layer. I don’t even need too much product (it’s the amount I pulled out with the wand. No re-dipping was involved) to achieve that! Except for the fact that it doesn’t “set” or stain, it really could be a liquid lipstick!
Here is how Pink-e Promise swatches on me. Left: Coral Rose. Right: Pink-e Promise
Now, I won’t lie to you about how bubble gum pink usually makes me run a mile: it isn’t something that would naturally work with my skin tone. However, with Pink-e Promise I figured a principle out: as long as I keep the rest of my face rather neutral (instead of using bronzer or anything that is obviously warm-toned), I can totally pull it off too!
It really pops, right?
Bottom line: If you want to try a bubble gum/Barbie pink without fully committing, check out Le Métier de Beauté Pink-e Promise Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss. I swear by the formula! This specific shade is really opaque, but the shine takes some of the edge off so it isn’t as challenging as a matte lipstick for example.
Are you more of a Coral Rose girl or are you all over Pink-e Promise? Are there any Barbie pinks you would recommend?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: As usual, out of North America, Le Métier de Beauté is available on Zuneta!