Hue Review: Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss
You all know I love my liquid lipsticks. But sometimes I don’t want to be super precise with my lip color. Or my lips feel a little dry so I opt for a more moisturizing formula. Especially for summer, I have been loving a glossy lip. I don’t have a ton of different formulas or shades (yet). But gloss makes your lips looks fuller and plumper and some days I just really dig that look! I recently picked up this Bare Minerals gloss and had to do a review.
After some beauty influencers raved about the formula, I decided to pick up the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Gloss in the shade Groovy. This shade is a “soft pinky beige” and the formula is pretty opaque! I had heard it was pigmented but they seriously were not kidding around. It’s like a creamy gloss that is packed with pigment! It also has a nice sweet smell to it. The wand is super interesting too. It’s flat but longer than most applicators. And it’s at an angle. So weird. But actually very convenient for lining the lips and filling them in with product. It worked much better than I thought it would!
The gloss applies very smoothly to the lips and doesn’t feel sticky. The gloss is pigmented but not patchy. The wear time is actually pretty decent too! It is a gloss so obviously it’s not going to have the wear power of a liquid lippie. But after some sips of water I could still see the pigment and a slight sheen on my lips. Which is more than I can say for other formulas I’ve tried! The only bummer about this gloss is the shade I have. It worked great in the Spring but now that I have a tan from the beach, the color is a little pale for me. So for the Groovy shade, I would recommend for pale to light skin tones. Light Medium to Deep I would definitely go for another shade. There are 15 shades and a decent range of nudes for everyone!
All in all, I actually think this is a great lip gloss formula if you are looking for a pigmented gloss with a decent shine. It does not have an intense sheen or “wet” look. It’s a more creamy formula that’s heavy on the pigment. I definitely want to pick up the shade Sugar as well. I think it might be a little more up my alley right now, especially with my tan from the beach! Leave any gloss formula suggestions down below. I’d love to check them out!