There's never a shortage of glossy giveaways on the UK magazine shelves.
Typically, I'm not a huge magazine consumer, but if there's a freebie to be had then I'm going to grab it.
This months offering in Marie Claire was a lipgloss by boudoir nail company, Ciate.
There's no doubt about it, Ciate do nail polishes perfectly, the shade Sugared Almonds just so happens to be my favourite ever varnish (FYI) but even so I was a little sceptical about their venture into make-up.
This was mainly due to the cheap looking, plastic packaging. It's such a shame they haven't kept the classy and sophisticated look of their nail polish bottles.
Anyway, superficiality aside this product may not be the best looking but it's whats inside that really counts, right?
St.Barts, the lighter of the two shades available is gorgeous, it's Mac's Hue but in lipgloss form.
Pink but not too pink, nude but not too nude, just right!
Aside from the colour which is a foolproof, everyday shade, the formulation is very similar to that of a Cremesheen; offering a non sticky glossy wash of semi- opaque colour with the same vanilla scent Mac lip products have.
I really recommend picking up this copy of Marie Claire before the September issue comes out in a weeks time and getting this great lipgloss for a mere £2.50 (their travel size version mag).
I'm going to grab another today as I'm going through this quickly and there's no way I'm spending £9 on something that looks like it should belong on the Natural Collection shelf.
Did you grab any good glossy giveaways this month?? Did you try the Ciate lipgloss?