Product Review: Lacura Lip Gloss

I haven’t blogged in a hot minute because I have been so *busy* (making blogs for other people! lol!) Yesterday I took a little time out to get some grocery shopping done and I felt like making a little splurge on myself, so I bought a few items from the Lacura line at Aldi.

Lacura is the “house brand” of beauty products for Aldi supermarkets, which is an unusual chain in and of itself. I’ve been using the Lacura facial wash and night cream for some time and am quite happy with them. However, I had not tried any of the cosmetic products before now.

I purchased three of the lip glosses for $2.49 ea. Considering I usually spend $6-12 on a lip gloss, this seemed like a decent deal even if they were no good (and with Aldi’s double guarantee, I didn’t see a downside.) The shades I purchased are soft shimmer, gold shimmer and soft brown.

First impressions:

  • There is a lot of packaging going on here. These could surely be packaged much more simply. I suppose the package is designed to give the impression of luxury, but let’s face it, I’m buying it at a discount store for less than $5….
  • Size is generous for the cost, but the product is small enough to slip into a pocket or a car cubby.
  • Has a slight fragrance that for some reason smells “waxy” to me.

Color:

  • As I expected, pigmentation is not heavy.
  • Soft brown appears as a deep burgundy-brown in the tube, but goes on glossy with a hint of color. The shade is “natural” yet rich.
  • Soft shimmer is practically clear with a very subtle shimmer. I will probably use this mostly over lipstick.
  • I expect gold shimmer will be my go-to gloss. It has a very soft hint of color, just enough to even out lip tone, and a subtle shimmer.
  • All three shades have good pay-off in the gloss department. Although they are all “shimmer” shades, they are much more gloss than shimmer.

Wear:

  • Not sticky, glides on smoothly. It’s easier to use too little than to apply too much.
  • I got 2-3 hours of (not eating/drinking) wear out of my first application.

For $2.49, this is a good deal for the money, especially if you favor earth tones. I do hope that Aldi expands this line and adds a wider selection of colors over time!