As soon as I saw that Soap and Glory were releasing a gift set of their Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks at Christmas, I hoped that I would arrive on Christmas morning under my tree. Luckily Santa thought I'd been a good girl and I was not left disappointed. But since then I've not touched it! Go figure!
I was so excited about testing them out, so I have no idea why it's taken me so long to get around to it. In honesty I think I was slightly concerned that they would be a stickier version of the heavenly Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipsticks that I've been addicted too over the last few months. Luckily though, that is not the case.
In essence this product is very much like the Bourjois lip product previously mentioned. The twist up glossy balm element is pretty much the same. Having said that I feel like this shade in particular is proving quite different to Bourjois version. Nudist applies as quite a sheer pink. It definitely has some colour and makes my lips a slightly more pink version of what they naturally are, but over all it's more of a gloss than an opaque colour. I've always found the Bourjois products to be a lot more pigmented which might be why they are marketed as a glossy lipstick rather than a gloss on it's own.
I have yet to try the other colours from my Soap and Glory gift set but on first impressions, these gloss sticks clearly have a place of their very own in the gloss-balm market.
The gloss stick feels very comfortable on the lips throughout the day. It's not one of those products that dries out and leaves your lips feeling like they're peeling off (excuse the beautiful mental image there). It feels hydrating and moisturising up until the next application, of which their will be one. Like any gloss, it will wear off throughout the day so you need to reapply the product. But when it comes in a stick and isn't too pigmented, it's not exactly the world of effort to whack it out of your handbag and pop on a little more. I actually enjoy reaching for it because I love how it looks on.
I'm excited to try the darker shades now and see how pigmented they are and if they perform in the same way. I'm just happy i've tried them out and not pre-concluded that they would never be as good as the Bourjois Color Boost Glossy Lipsticks.
Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist - £8 from Boots