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It’s no exaggeration to say that Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious can be found in the beauty kit of every local beauty aficionado— as well as her mum's. The blend of antioxidant-rich shea butter, moisturising vitamin E, plumping hyaluronic acid and botanical oils nourishes lips perfectly. There’s an SPF-free nighttime version too, and six tinted shades, but until now the little pots meant fingertips were always required to apply it. So, when Lip De-Luscious fans expressed their desire for a travel-friendly version, we listened.
Enter, Lip De-Luscious Glide, the same beloved formula in a badass bullet form. There are three shades: natural (soft pink), nude (warm beige-pink) and rose (deeper nude-pink), all of which transfer in a sheer, bare-but-beautiful way. Glide delivers just enough colour to even and enliven lips, but not so much that you need a mirror to apply it. And that’s the point. It’s created for on-the-go swiping.
I’ve been roadtesting Glide for a week now, and possibly my favourite thing about it is the pocket-friendly pale pink casing. It has a magnetic lid that snaps shut and it comes off equally fluidly. You can even apply the balm with one hand, which comes in handy when you’re reading a text, or running to catch a flight, or wedged into a packed train. On that train the other night, balancing groceries in one hand, I pulled Glide out of my pocket with my free hand. I opened the lid, twisted the bullet, and applied the product. It was all seamless.
Whether you’re a Lip De-Luscious devotee or not, at $30, this is a seriously great investment for your lips. In fact, you may want to stow away all three. That way you can ensure a camera-ready pout when you’re out and about.
Words by Alexandra WhitingJuly 2018
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