L’oreal Glam Shine Lipgloss Review: Hold on Rose

by mehak on August 22, 2012

in Grade B+, Lip Products, lipgloss, Loreal, Reviews

Loreal Glam Shine 6Hr Lipgloss Review

Living with a man makes you realise that God really did make us the more evolved sex . I mean, no male bashing and all…but when you come home from work and see your 25 year old husband play some sort of a strange flipping  game (They call it pen-war) with  your 20 year old brother, you cant help but think that these male species didnt quite complete the whole evolution process. I was in the middle of that thought when – WHAM, a lipgloss comes flying through the air like a circus trapeze, to smack me in the forehead. OW !!!!  Explanation: They ran out of pens you see, so they thought that this Loreal Glam Shine Lipgloss in Hold on Rose would be the perfect substitute for that incredible, awe inspiring sport that is ‘Pen wars’ !

Maybe its a good thing that my forehead was a landing stretch for this flying lipgloss (contrary to its name which tells it to hold on) ,  it kind of made me sit up and take notice of this Loreal Glam Shine which was kind of in hiding amongst my little lip drawer. (By the way, im still in the process of moving my makeup to my new place- there just not enough room here for everything and that is incredibly annoying).

Hold on Rose is a light, sort of  pale milky, mauvish pink with shimmer. The shimmer definitely look more obvious in the photos than in real life, because in reality the shimmer particles are extremely fine and if anything else lend a very pretty sheen to the gloss! Its a soft color that will really look different depending on your natural lip pigmentation because these are lighter, sheerer glosses! On me this is more of a light, pinkish nude- which is kind of perfect for summer. When the sun comes out, and you dont want to blanket your lips in heavy lipsticks, Loreal Glam Shine provides a welcome lightweight relief with a natural sort of a soft pink tint.


These glosses are not particularly sticky, are definitely moiturizing and last a decent amount of time, though 6 hour is stretching it a little bit. I would say 3-4 hours is what i get by with , without eating in between which is what an average gloss lasts till as well. Not the most pigmented glosses, but dont claim to be either- these are supposed to be lightweight and sheer and just give you glossy lips which these excel at doing. I actually really LOVE the unique heart shaped applicator these come with- i feel like it just provides the best doe foot iv ever used- it ensures your lips are coated smoothly and evenly.

Now the question really is- would you be okay with spending 800 on a pretty, glossy lipgloss with low pigmentation or put in an extra hundred and get yourself a MAC lipstick? Personal preference really, but to me these are priced too high.


*The shimmer is really not visible in real life- the flash caught  on to it.

Verdict: B+

Product:4/5, Pigmentation:3.5/5, Texture: 4/5, Longevity:3.5/5, Packaging  Value:3.5/5

Price: Rs 800

Recommendation: Loreal Glam Shine 6 hr lipglosses are pretty, lightweight lipglosses that are on the sheerer side -which kind of makes them perfect for summer. If you like your glosses to be lightweight , and not too sticky with high gloss and shine and  a unique doe foot heart shaped applicator you are likely to love these. It may look shimmery, but its really not that much shimmer..Too expensive though in my opinion…3 colorbar velvet matte lipsticks= 1 loreal lipgloss.  So out of those I know which one im  going to go for !

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Harman August 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I agree. They really are very expensive. I m sot of on lipstick phase currently, so could skip this one. Also Loreal tests on animals :(
Its a good thing your gloss survived the pen wars :-P


Pooja@IBC August 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’m more into lipsticks of late so my lipglosses are huddled together on my vanity and sulking that they aren’t getting enough TLC from me. This shade is So generic that I wouldnt fork out 800 bucks on it, so it’s a no for me. Btw glad it survived the pen wars- Men !


Kejal August 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I’d prefer a lippy instead at this price


Dolon August 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I’d go for the lippy too :)..pretty color no doubt


shivangi August 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Will never spend 800 bucks for this and Loreal tests on animal testing, hence not for me


Swati R August 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

It’s looking beautiful on the lips… I didn’t like the shade otherwise… nice review thanks :)


Nivedita August 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I had a couple of these and frankly, I’m no great fan. I admit the texture is good, the pigmentation, the colors, everything good. But for the price and quanity, I would say it’s just naother good quality lipgloss. Nothing exceptional.

Mehak.. I don;t want to sound tacky… but your lips don’t lie :P


Crazy Indian Bride August 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I have the Loreal Glam Shine number 200, have been using it since last 5 years (not the same bottle ofcourse :P , i keep re-purchasing) its actually pretty good.

:O i didnt know loreal did animal testing :O


IsmiDiva August 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm

isnt this what sonam kapoor used in aisha? Lovely shade though.. :)


sunaa August 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

d shade s gorgeous bt too pricey 4 a gloss !


Ansh@VNA August 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm

haha i used to play pen war in school. may be u should play with him too :P


Kritika August 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Haha. Pen Wars !! Sweet memories :D


thedelhibride August 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Do a full post on what it’s like to be married…please! I’m dying to know more details! In a non-stalkerish way, of course!


Shruti August 23, 2012 at 8:12 am

I bought this after looking at this ad http://iheartmake-up.blogspot.in/2009/02/aishwarya-rai-for-loreal-paris-6h-glam.html
looks nowhere close to what Aishwarya is wearing. :(


Aditi Pednekar August 23, 2012 at 8:42 am

I love this game Mehak!! You should try playing it once at least.


CSP Ballal August 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

HI……nice review……I love your writings……


khaddu August 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Men !! I tell u !


Parul August 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Really Pen wars!!!! with a lipgloss!!!!! hmmm…..well at least the lipgloss is absolutely stunning even if its like dead expensive


Magali August 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Other than the review, I love the random related banter you post with it. Never heard of pen wars, must check it out. That is more than I would generally pay for a lipgloss, but it looks gorgeous on you.


Zaiba August 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Phew, 800 bucks fr a gloss


Tanmayee August 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm

lovely shade, I have not used any of these…….


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