Rituals: Super Shine Lipgloss

Super Shine? Well, it is glossy shiny, but I wouldn't say it is super shiny.

That's okay. I like these lipglosses nevertheless. For some reason, the little specks of shimmers fascinate me. The lipglosses have a fruity flavour and are only slightly sticky - within my tolerance limit. A good application can last 3-4 hours, which is not too bad in my books. Plus, it doesn't leave an awful, whitish layer on the lips after several hours.
Left: Rituals Super Shine Lipgloss in Ruby Night

This is what Rituals says of these lipglosses:

Long-lasting shine without feeling sticky
• Pure gemstones give alluring gloss and colour
• The ancient gemstone Ruby stands for willpower, meanwhile stimulating blood circulation for healthy fuller lips
• Mild formula: natural gemstones - pure minerals - perfume-free - paraben-free - dermatologically tested

The ingredients:

Polybutene, Isocetyl Stearate, Trimethylolpropane, Triisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Mica, Aroma/Flavor, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tin Oxide, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Quartz, Ruby Powder, Amber Powder, Citrine, Amethyst Powder, Gold, Nephrite Powder, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool.
May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 22 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

These lipglosses retail for €12.90, 6ml / 0.20 fl oz. I have here a light pink and a dark brown. I saw this as a challenge, really, a deliberate choice to buy two shades in opposite ends of the spectrum. It was way too easy to go for a dark pink, red or fuchsia, of which I already have many.

The dark brown, called Ruby Night (right), worked out better than I expected. It didn't end up looking too dark on the lips. Quite flattering, I thought.

The light pink, called Icy Amethyst, was just what I expected. It's a blue-toned pink, which was a bit more difficult to work with, given my skin tone.

It's not so flattering on me when used alone.......

......but layer it on top of any (too) vibrant red lipstick and see how the red is transformed. Layering, nothing original on my part, but it works!

Left: A moderate layer of Catrice Absolut Moisture Lipstick 070 Luxury Red
Right: The same Catrice lipstick with Rituals Super Shine Lipgloss Icy Amethyst layered on top

These lipglosses are part of Rituals' collection of gemstone makeup. If you've scrutinised the list of ingredients, you would have noticed items like ruby powder, amber powder......Well, I will withhold comment on that. You might want to read an old post of mine called The Usual Unusual Ingredients: Gemstones to understand why.

More information: Rituals Cosmetics website.

Try your luck at winning one of these lipglosses in the Rituals Cosmetics Makeup Giveaway.


Unknown said...

mm not bad. It looks more like red. ^^ I was considering whether I could pull off the colour red. I don't think I could. The pink might suit me better :P

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

I really like the light pink color.

Raey said...

i love the pink..i like nudish shade it leaves behind..! n does look hood on the red lipstick..n i like the fact its not way too shiny..

Witoxicity said...

Anyone can wear a red lippie, really, but I guess it's a matter of personal preference, eh? :)

@The Girlie Blog
And pink it is! :)

Hi, raey! Yeah, I like it too that it's not OTT shiny. :)

Milz said...

I like the Ruby night,most people like pinks but browns are my favourite in my makeup collection there are a lot of brown lippies

DinaXYYan said...

The dark brown lipgloss looks super pigmented!

Witoxicity said...

Hi, alvira! Me too. I like Ruby Night more than I do Icy Amethyst. It's better on my skintone. :)

It certainly is! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

You have perfect lips for modeling! =D Btw, I'm loving my Rituals lipgloss.

Witoxicity said...

@Shop N' Chomp
It's great to know that you're still enjoying the lipgloss! Yay! :D

Cynthia.Richardson said...

Good saturated colors, BUT I have to comment on your fabulous nails in the photo. Kind of a "reverse French" manicure. I've never seen it before and LOVE it. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the idea!


Witoxicity said...

Thank you, Cynthia! Oh, it would be great if you'd give this mani a try! :D

kylie said...

umm i like the ruby one better. d pink one wouldnt just show up on my pigmented list

Witoxicity said...

I have pretty much the same issue with my lips too and that's why Ruby Night works better on me. :)

Anonymous said...

The glossies look really pretty on the lips! :D

Witoxicity said...

They would look good on anyone. If they don't, then just layer them on top of a lipstick. :)

snow0016 said...

i think the pink looks ok on you alone, but i like the difference between the layered lipstick and the pure lipstick alone! nice!

Witoxicity said...

I didn't quite like the pink alone, so thank goodness for layering! :D