When I saw the press release for the Youngblood NEW Mighty Shiny Lip Gels (coming in 7 shades), I was so excited to try them out! I was lucky enough to receive two of them from PR, lucky because I wasn't expecting two and they are $25 each so I was already fence riding about getting just one. I'm already a fan of Youngblood's lip glosses, and these are so different than those, in a great way.
The packaging is super cute, I love how they look in my gloss drawer. I have found you need to squeeze out the lip gel onto your lips and use the slanted tip to spread it out. If you try to squeeze and spread simultaneously (like you would with any other lip product with the same type of packaging), the tip will actually suck in your lip - like a vacuum effect. So, be a little more conscious when applying so you don't suck all the gel back into the tube.
The lip gels have a smooth feel, they glide on and smooth out your lips and keep them hydrated the entire time you are wearing the gels, even when they begin to fade away you're still left with soft lips. The formula is a tiny bit sticky, but the longer you wear them the less sticky they feel - it could be from the warmth of your skin. They don't really have a flavor or a scent, which is great for me because I can easily say no to a gloss if it has weird fruity or floral scents. I received two shades, Confessed and Revealed, so lets get into their individual reviews.
Confessed is described as "a juicy watermelon-red". This comes out very sheer on my lips, but with a slight tint of red. In person, you would think I have on clear gloss, but since I know what my lips look like nude, I can see that tiny tint. I have been using this on its own or on top of lipsticks that I feel look too light on me.
Revealed is described as "a sheer peach-pink with gold shimmer". This wears like a clear gloss on my lips. In person, you cannot see the shimmer at all. But when I look in my compact mirror, out in the sun, I can see the shimmer... indoors, not so much. I've been wearing this on top of a darker lip color, like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Nude 637 (my favorite lipstick!), and with a darker background the shimmer stands out much more, but again it still looks clear.
Youngblood Mighty Shiny Lip Gel / .25 oz / $25.50 / available 6/1/12
Indulge lips with high shine, slick color and a light vanilla scent. Loaded with antioxidants and naturally nourishing oils to quench dryness and protect against the elements. Non-sticky.
Application: Pull cap (do not twist), squeeze tube to dispense desired amount then directly apply the specially designed tip to lips. Can be layered over Lipstick or used as a lip moisturizer.