Fabulous lippies! These Moisture Twists should be called 4-in-1: primer + moisturizer + plumper + flattering color. These are seriously the best lip products I've bought in ages, and I discovered them by accident. I needed another $5 in SH products to qualify for a RiteAid promo. Only 1 of these glosses was left, so I purchased it- Mixed-Up Mauve. I was amazed when I tried it.
This Sally Hansen Moisture Twist is very moisturizing and conditions my lips well. It also gives natural, flattering color. I'm fair-skinned and blonde, and these colors look excellent on me for a daytime look. I don't know why people would complain about the sheerness. It's supposed to be a moisturizing primer. If it had too much pigment, it would be drier and not a good moisturizer. Plus, a primer is meant to even out your natural lip tone and be worn under another product.
Moisture Twist is the best lip primer EVER and a fabulous plumper that I'd rank among the best along with products containing MaxiLip (eg some of Lorac's glosses). I need these! I have dry lips that constantly peel and have an uneven texture. Since my lips are full, it's really noticeable. I love lipstick but there are many lipsticks I can't wear, bc they end up looking cakey or accentuating my lip imperfections. The Moisture Twists have allowed me to wear lipsticks I couldn't wear before! It's really great bc I've been rediscovering my lipstick collection.
Moisture Twist's packaging is very useful for me. It has a doe foot applicator made of a sponge material. It has a curve in it so it covers the lip shape perfectly. Its a great tool that I use to smooth out my lips. I apply a tiny bit of the product, use the applicator to rub off any dry flaky skin, and then wipe off the applicator and apply the product. I wear it alone or wait a few minutes and apply lipstick. This product fills in any lip imperfections and seals almost waxy. It makes my lips tingle a little and plumps them. You do need to use these products consistently to get the best plumping effect but you'll get some plumping immediately as well, particularly bc it's so moisturizing. When you apply lipstick over it, the lipstick goes on smoothly. Your lips look younger, fuller, & just BETTER. I think everyone can benefit from this product.
I tried to buy more colors but in NYC and NJ these must be really popular bc they're sold out at several stores, or pickins are slim. I got Peach Smoothie, too, and I love it. It has a pretty gold shimmer that looks natural. IMO none of the shades are "sparkly" or "glittery."
Since Sally Hansen hadn't marketed these as plumpers, but I could tell they were plumping my lips, I searched for the ingredients online to see what was creating the plumping effect. They've got antioxidants, vitamins, botanicals, & some compounds known for plumping, as the previous reviewer already mentioned. I am someone who gets little to no effect from irritant plumpers like menthol, cinnamon, peppers, etc. The plumpers that work for me usually contain expensive ingredients that are usually found in high-end products like Make Up For Ever, etc. So I'll definitely be repurchasing these Sally Hansen Moisture Twists, since they cost about 25% of the price of the high end plumpers, and they serve other functions, too! All my friends who've tried these glosses love them.
-- A great product- highly recommend!!