Thursday, 20 October 2011

Virtual: Maxi Brilliant Lip Gloss Review


For most of us, Inglot must be the only Polish cosmetic brand we know, thanks to its retail presence in many countries. Of course, there exist other Polish cosmetic brands that have remained mainly local and which most of us have no easy access to.


I was introduced to this brand, Virtual, by the lovely Paulina who, yes, lives in Poland. I won this lipgloss in a giveaway she held a while back and this lipgloss arrived very securely wrapped in an envelope and accompanied by a gorgeous scenic postcard. Thanks again, Paulina!


I looked up Virtual's website and found some information on this Maxi Brilliant Lip Gloss. It was all in Polish but this is what I got through Google Translator (with minor corrections here and there):

Lip gloss with gentle coverage, with the effect of spatial reflexes in diamond coating. Apply for a layer of shiny lips, giving them maximum shine, causing the optical magnification. Moisturizes and nourishes the delicate skin, contains complex formula with vitamins A, E and F, and jojoba oil.

According to the website, there are six shades in this range and the one I have is No. 12. It is a pale milky pink with bits of bling-bling shimmer. It has a pleasant, light fruity scent and it is only slightly sticky, which is good! The shine/gloss factor can't be missed.


I unfortunately can't wear pale pinks alone on my lips - doesn't go with my skintone. However, it's nice to layer this Maxi Brilliant Lip Gloss over dark lipstick shades, for a different look or if I want to tone the dark shade down a few notches.

Seen here is Catrice Absolut Moisture Lipstick in 140 Burgundy. Sadly, this range of Absolut Moisture lipsticks is no longer available (at least, here in the Netherlands). I had featured this lipstick in the pinup girl red shade called 070 Luxury Red in June last year.



This is how it looks with Maxi Brilliant Lip Gloss No. 12 layered on top. You can probably just about make out the bits of brilliant shimmer on the lips.



It is stated on the packaging that the lipgloss is produced by Joko Cosmetics, which has its own separate line of makeup.

More information:
Check out Virtual's range of makeup on the Virtual website
Joko Cosmetics website

9 comments:

Girlie Blogger said...

I think the lip gloss had a nice hint. It looks great mixed with the lipstick but I am sure it looks fabulous on it's own as well.

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Witoxicity said...

@Girlie Blogger
Thanks. Well, that would depend on one's skintone. I prefer layering it over other lip colours. It works well for me. :)

Anonymous said...

You won something yourself, Congrats! I like the burgundy lipstick, really a beautiful shade.

Well I'm a big burgundy lover. Lately I'm also into orange lippies. Some are into pinks, but I'm afraid I can't pull it off. Anyway it is still a nice gift (win). Hugs, "KTee"xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations my dear. You actually took the time to translate it for us...great! Thanks! Yup, layering is always a possibility. Take care, Nicole x

Raey said...

I got a similar shade of lipgloss recently & I absolutely love it! :)

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sugar sugar said...

this seems like an interesting brand and it looks great on your lips anne! :D i would certainly love to try this. ;)

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Haha, thanks, my dear. Like I said in one post a long time ago, it's really nice to give but it's also nice to receive. :D I appreciate every single thing that I receive, so this prize from Paulina is no exception! It's great to have the opportunity to try something from a brand that I can't get here. :)

Oh, you and I have rather similar taste in lip colours, methinks. It's great that you've ventured into orangey ones too! I can't easily pull off pinks either, especially light ones. Thank goodness for layering!

Happy Sunday! :)

@Nicole
Hey, thank you, Nicole! Well, I used Google Translate to give me the translation and then I just made minor corrections here and there. The English is still a bit wonky, but it's good enough to comprehend. :D Yes, with layering, we can create more colour possibilities! :)

I hope your weekend is going well, my dear! :D

@Raey
Hi, Raey! How lovely that you have a shade like this! You must rock it! :)

@sugar sugar
Thanks, sugar sugar. From what I can see on their website, Virtual does have a whole range of makeup in cool packaging. I wish they were available here too. :)

Paulina said...

Nice to see that review! :)) I like it.

Witoxicity said...

@Paulina
Thank you so much for this, Paulina. I like this lipgloss. :)