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Drunk in Love, Merlot

Drunk in Love, Merlot

If you think back or simply revisit a past New Arrival Post, you may remember how excited I was for the Hikari Lip Gloss (in Merlot) that I received. 

In my world Merlot is no longer just a wine for Ladies Night, it's my new official color of choice in Hikari Lip Gloss.  When I received my August Ipsy Glam Bag this was the first product that I tried out!  Dare I say, it was love at first sight...  I enjoyed this product and I would recommend this product to anyone that is about being glossy.

I liked the array of colors that were offered and they don’t completely break the bank at $13.00 apiece.  If you are into deals like I am you will find yourself getting a discounted rate and rolling your eyes at the thought of paying a full retail price. 

If you know me well enough you completely get that I am super picky about my glosses.  This gloss does a wonderful job at being glossy, it’s long lasting as long as you don’t eat or drink anything (it’s just a typical lip gloss in that way).  I found this gloss was a little sticky and that is a huge turn off for me personally.  So while I would recommend this to friends I wouldn’t wear it every day as a stand alone product.  I took creative measures to make this product work for me because I loved the color so much. 


Method 1: Jelly Mixer

Step 1:  Add dime size dollop of petroleum jelly to paint palette creating a bowl effect.

Step 2: Add one droplet of Vitamin E

Mix Vitamin E and jelly together. (Test the stickiness add more jelly as needed.)

Step 3: Add a just a few drops of Hikari Lip Gloss to half a drop of petroleum on pant pallet.

Step 4: Fold gloss, vitamin, and jelly together.

Step 5: Apply final product. Save the rest in small travel container for future use during the day. 

Method 2: Layering Effect

Step 1:  Apply clear lip moisturizer.

Step 2: Apply a muted brown/purple lipstick

Step 3: Apply Hikari Lip Gloss

Close up Hikari Lip Gloss in Merlot from  Ipsy Bag

Close up Hikari Lip Gloss in Merlot from  Ipsy Bag

Are there any other tricks or tips that you know? Have you used this product and loved it?  I am an experimenter and just because these methods please me, they may not be a good fit for you.  I stick to the philosophy that beauty enhancements should be fun and experimental.  Not every product is for everybody, so test it out and make some conclusions for yourself!    

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