Friday, July 11, 2014

Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet: Review And Swatches

Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet

If your local drug stores or other makeup stores carry Lumene, you've probably seen the new recent launch from them: the Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet. It's one of those typical jumbo pencil type lip products that only the laziest makeup company doesn't carry or come out with these days. So on to the review.

There are 8 shades available in total, and yes, I got all of them. This is how much I liked the colors. This has never happened to me before, but I find this color range very beautiful and universally flattering for everybody, there is no dud shade in this line. They all look gorgeous and actually very good on me (all of them!), which is phenomenal, that's why I got all of them (I also had a 30% discount, which sort of encouraged my splurge). In fact, I can really see myself wearing each shade at some point.

The formula of these lip products is kind of a hybrid of a lipstick and a lipgloss with moisturizing properties. It has a pretty nice color payoff and a really lovely finish, super shiny and juicy, oh, just BEAUTIFUL. I will say this: it actually feels very high end on the lips, very smooth, doesn't dry out my lips AT ALL, which can sometimes happen with such products not when you wear them, but after. This didn't happen to me. I felt that they were indeed very moisturizing and comfortable to wear, so texture-wise these are great. They also wear nicely and fade quite gracefully, without any white lines or patchiness or dryness or flecks of glitter remaining on your lips, none of that unpleasant stuff. Wear time is nothing super outstanding, 2-3 hours, if you don't eat, so it doesn't have any staining effect like, say, the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains (these are great ones if you're looking for a staining product). Note: the only one shade that I found leaving a pretty decent stain behind and lasting for quite some time on the lips was the red one in #15 Full of Berries. Overall, I'd rather have a comfortable lip product on my lips and be willing to re-apply than anything drying. I just DON'T LIKE DRY LIPS. Period.

So, here are all the colors available.
Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet (from left to right): 10 Spring Beauty, 11 Sandy Beach, 12 Summer Sky, 13 Blooming Meadow, 14 Fresh Morning, 15 Full of Berries, 16 Wild Raspberries, 17 Come Into Flower

I feel like this is such a nice shade range with a balance of warm, cool and neutral colors, each shade actually being suitable for most people. It is a rare thing, I hardly ever like the whole shade range, it's usually 1-3 shades max that I think will look good on me, finding others being geared more towards people with warmer or darker skin tones only and not for us, cool girls :). So these are very well thought out to please both worlds.

Here are the swatches from 2 slightly different angles.

Lumene Raspberry Miracle Lip Sorbet. Swatches (from left to right): 10 Spring Beauty, 11 Sandy Beach, 12 Summer Sky, 13 Blooming Meadow, 14 Fresh Morning, 15 Full of Berries, 16 Wild Raspberries, 17 Come Into Flower

I should say a few words about the finish. It is just perfection. It is so shiny, just a perfect summer lip finish. Do bear in mind that some shades have shimmer in them, but not all (some are just creamy), so if you want to steer away from it, just know it. However, when applied to the lips the shimmery shades look very nice without the visibly detectable annoying particles of glitter. Instead, they just look playfully shiny and flirty in a good way.

That's about all I have to say about these lip pencils. I don't have a single bad thing to say about them. I'm in love with them. If you can put your little charming hands on them, do so. I cannot think of anyone who might not love them.

Thank you for reading. I hope this post was helpful. Please, share your thoughts in the comments. I'd love to read them.


  1. Thank you. The best review of these lipsticks I´ve seen online.
    Have a nice Day!
    Regards from Sweeden

    1. Thank you, I'm glad it was helpful for you. So happy someone from Sweden visited my blog :). I really appreciate every visitor. Regards back to you from Ukraine :).