As a self-confessed lip product addict, whenever I find myself beauty shopping online (as I seem to do daily) by default I always find myself in the lip products section, despite having more lipsticks and lip glosses than I know what to do with. Whilst on Beauty Bay the moment these pretty and wearable Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale (from BH Cosmetics) Enhancing Lip Glosses caught my eye, they were ordered, done deal. I loved the look of them, the price of them and now that I have tried them I love them even more.
I’m not normally one to buy into a Celebrity range, infact it often puts me off, but it’s hard not to be impressed with the quality of these lip products. I know Ashley Tisdale from my Niece adoring High School Musical growing up and I sat through many a Disney Channel programme with Ashley in over the years. As a grown up I do like her Californain Sunkissed style so its not surprise Ashley herself has now created her own Californian Cosmetic Line called Illuminate teaming up with BH Cosmetics. And it has to be said that she has produced one pretty impressive product range.
On Beauty Bay the range has 5 colours with a pricepoint of £5.00 each so I ordered all 5 and to be honest I wasn’t really expecting a great deal but I was genuinely shocked (in a good way) when I received them. If you order in the USA from BH Cosmetics or Illuminate directly they have 6 shades in the range rather than 5.
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Aloha – A vibrant girly/Barbie pink
Bonfire – A Raspberry hot Pink
Coral Reef – A sunkissed coral peach nude
Tan Lines – A wearable easy everyday nude pink
Skinny Dipping – A perfect Nude for me, not too pink, not too brown, just that ideal inbetween caramel-beige
All shades are true to colour and my favourites are Coral Reef, Skinny Dipping and Tan Lines (I can’t choose just one they are that good!). I have been wearing either Skinny Dipping or Tan Lines everyday since I first tried them, they are so easy to wear, complexion warming, just ideal for everyday on the go. I can see Coral Reef being my perfect day-look this Summer as its my favourite light Peach Coral colour with a tiny hint of pink in a certain light. Aloha and Bonfire look fun and girly for that extra pop of colour on a long Summer evening too.
Texture: Easy to apply thanks to a decent lip gloss applicator that isn’t messy, its fuss-free and incredibly precise when applying on the lips so no bleeding or smudging. The texture is not too runny and not too thick, its not tacky or sticky which I hate with some lip glosses, especially when your hair gets caught in your lip gloss then it ends up smudging on your cheek or half way across your face. With these glosses they are light, smooth, creamy and moisturising with high pigmentation. They are the perfect handbag size, slim and sleek, infact I have 2 in my handbag as I type this review.
Value for Money: Incredible value for money at £5.00 (GBP) per gloss. There is no crazy smell to the product, the packaging is simple but tasteful. Just all in all greatness to be honest.
Overall Thoughts: If the lip glosses are anything to go by I am super keen to try more of the Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale range because I am seriously impressed. I can see myself wearing all 5 of these shades on a regular basis and can see my self repurchasing all 5 of these shades on a regular basis, especially with a pricepoint like that. I highly recommend trying these highly pigmented, hydrating and high gloss gleams of greatness for an affordable touch of shine – Take a bow Illuminate Cosmetics.