You know how they say hindsight is 20/20? Well, you will see what I mean later on in this post.
Featured today are some Kryolan High Gloss lip glosses I picked up at IMATS. If you aren’t familiar with Kryolan it’s probably because you aren’t a professional makeup person. I wasn’t familiar with them until I started blogging and hearing about them. They are a company that caters to special effects and other professional makeup artists. They have a facility and store in San Francisco, and I took a Halloween Makeup Workshop class there last September.
Anyway, I saw some of their High Gloss shades at their booth and swatched them. I nearly died with excitement because they were so nice and pigmented. Of course there were some completely impractical (for me) shades that I liked the most, which I wound up buying because I *needed* them. I also did get one more actual wearable one as well.
Beach is a super shimmery, glossy orange.
Star Fruit is a yellow/green creme.
Blue Lagoon is an intense blue creme.
Here are some swatches I did at IMATS. I think the first pink is Marilyn, then Beach, Star Fruit, Blue Lagoon and Apricot. The bright pink on the bottom is one of their Lip Stains called Pop, which I was going to get but they were out of it.
Overall: So remember when I said hindsight is 20/20? Well after I swatched Star Fruit I realized I probably shouldn’t have bought it. Blue Lagoon isn’t exactly the kind of color I would ever actually wear either, but I still LOVE it. Star Fruit though was so incredibly lip line-y and uneven. No matter what I tried I couldn’t get it to look decent. Blue Lagoon is also lip line-y, but it still manages to look cool despite that. Beach is a lovely, very wearable shade. These have a very nice slightly fruity scent and they aren’t very sticky at all.
They come in many shades and finishes, so maybe check them out if interested!
Would you try any of these crazy shades or one of the more wearable ones?
Note: Undetermined if cruelty free