|Would buy this product again.||25%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I received this for free from Ipsy as a replacement for a defective product I received in one of my glam bags & was happy they stand behind the products they send because the company (Pop Beauty) refused to do anything about their defective (not broken - the entire batch was defective) product.
Anyway, I received color #9 which is a very, very pale peach/pink. This product is NOT a lip gloss and though it's called a lip stain, it's more like a liquid lipstick because it's VERY opaque. It looks a bit odd on its own, but paired with Urban Decay's Revolution lipstick in Venom (which is a bit too purple/plum), it looks really great.
Overall, it's great to use to tone down any of your "too bright" lip sticks (you know you have one or two - I think we all do), but on its own - especially for the price ($35??? WHAT!??) - I definitely would not recommend it. Even if it were 1/3 of the price I wouldn't buy it. The color and the opaqueness are just too much on its own.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love the feel of the gloss and the packaging is pretty cute. The downside is the cost $35 and $10 for shipping to the us. Friendly tip tho I got one for $8 on eBay! My favorite color so far has been #27 it's a great basic pinky red that kind of works on everyone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I received this product in the hautelook summer beauty bag in shade 30. Its a white-sparkly color in the tube, and its a very frosty white glitter shimmer on the lips.
I doubt I would have picked this color myself- usually when you see a gloss this color in the tube you think sheer sparkles. Whoa.. it's not. It's very silvery and frosty. Maybe great for cosplay, but not for every day use. The brand recommends layering their colors, this might be great for modifying other colors in the line.
The container it's in has an oddly pointed top. It's interesting, it's strange, but it doesn't bother me. Now the applicator... I love. Its hourglass shaped, and holds enough product where you don't have to dip a million times to get enough to cover your lips.
Maybe if I had gotten this in a more wearable color, I'd be all over it, It has a great lightly minty smell, doesn't taste awful, and the staying power is rather impressive (I had to use makeup remover to get all of it off. Once it dries down, it's pretty solid.) In the color that I received.. eh.. I'll keep it, I know it'll get some use, but really only on special occasions.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Mirenesse, an Australian beauty brand, says that their Lip Bombs are "revolutionary" because they combine "gloss, stain, and lacquer all in one for colour that drenches your lips for a juicy, high impact colour that's feather light and super moist with a velvety finish. Power packed with non-smearing pigments that last and last. Infused with breath refreshing mint and lip perfecting spheres plus caring vitamins." I got a full size 3.1g (.11oz). Mirenesse Lip Bomb in my October Ipsy Bag. This product retails for about $35USD, making it the priciest lip product I own. Mirenesse offers a large range of shades for their Lip Bomb line, I have Shade 4. I'm not sure if you can buy Mirenesse products in store here in the States, I know you can order from the brand's site though. Mirenesse is all over the place in Australia though, I know I've seen it in Myers a few times. Mirenesse is a cruelty free brand. This lip lacquer was made in Taiwan.
Packaging for this product was a little bit confusing at first! It came in a cardboard pouch advertising Mirenesse and Ipsy's Instant Lash Transplant Giveaway (which I unfortunately didn't win). Opening up a flap on the pouch, I found plenty of information, a full ingredient list, and company info. The product has really big packaging. It's a little excessive, but not in a tacky way, in the way many high end brand's tend to package their items, The packaging isn't too different from most liquid lip products, except for the pointy cap. The product name and a little bomb used to be on the front of the tube, but it's already rubbed away. That doesn't even make sense, I've never carried this product around with me or anything. I don't think they really speaks for the quality of the product. Twisting off the awkwardly pointy cap reveals a strange peanut shaped applicator. The applicator is quite fuzzy and holds a ton of product. I never use the included applicator because it's so drenched in product.
Mirenesse Lip Bomb is a liquid lipstick, don't let them tell you otherwise. This heavily mint scented lip product is immensely pigmented. You need only the tiniest amount to coat the lips. I always apply this product with a brush, it's too sloppy any other way. This "Glossy Lacquer Lip Stain" goes on very richly with a creamy finish. For about ten minutes after application, Mirenesse Lip Bombs are extremely smearable and almost always ends up on my teeth. After those ten or so minutes, this lip color dries down to a really nice velvety finish. Mirenesse Lip Bombs are extremely comfortable to wear and moist on the lips. If you can get past the initial danger zone, this lip color wears for about three hours. This lip product wears away very gradually and leaves behind a soft but true to color stain that adds an additional 1-2 hours of wear.
Shade 4, which doesn't seem to have an actual name, is part of Mirenesse's pink line. I really like this color, it's great for cool, fair skin like mine, but I think it could also suit a large range of complexions. The color is a bright, cool, very richly red toned pink that shows up mostly red on me. This is definitely a statement lip color in my opinion, but that being said I enjoy wearing this color for a day-to-day look, but I've never been one to go light on the makeup.
A lot of people have given Mirenesse's Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Lip Stain really poor reviews, but I don't think it's nearly as bad as a lot of people have made it out to be. Yes, immediately after application this product has a huge potential for messiness and this product sucks for on the go reapplication, I don't even both. I heavily suggest using a lip liner and lip brush in conjunction with Mirenesse Lip Bombs. This lip product is an expensive pain in the butt to apply, but I like the end results. The color payoff and opacity are amazing and I really enjoy the color. I'll continue to use this product, but I probably won't repurchase it, unless the price is more reasonable in Australia. Let's be honest though, nothing is reasonably priced in Australia.