How true are the claims? Hint: It's still in my handbag! Read on to find out more.
Duo-sided lipglosses are out there but they're considerably underrated in the market so it's safe to say that the I Nuovi Velvetshine is my first. On one side is a metallic shimmer (Lipvelvet) liquid lipstick and the other side (Lipshine) contains a sheer lipgloss with shimmer. Lipvelvet comes with a brush applicator that helps with percision while Lipshine has a doe-foot applicator to glide on the gloss without budging the bottom layer. The tube is of decent size so it's not one of those duo-sided makeup that'd a scam since they're only giving you very little product that's not worth the value (eg. Benefit Pocket Pal). Hence, it's also bulkier than your average lipgloss.
Lipvelvet is quite thick and creamy so you won't need much to fill the entire lip and the color can easily be layered on if you want it to look more opaque. The shimmer is super fine and dense to give a metallic effect without looking
Texture wise, it's not very sticky and not gritty either. The color goes on smoothly and stays on for a reasonable amount of time. I'm not sure if it moisturizes my lips but it doesn't dry them out either.
Although I'm not raving, I Nuovi Velvetshine is nonetheless a good quality lipgloss that I find myself using very frequently for a MLBB (My Lips But Better) color that goes with almost any kind of makeup -- day or night. It's not too dramatic for the day and yet glamorous enough for the night.
Prettybeautiful is keeping Chinatown Glam in her handbag!
The I Nuovi Megalips Velvetshine is available on their international website for $25USD but as with all of their products, the counter retail price is cheaper. Retailing at Malaysian counters for RM60