Kevyn Aucoin- The Lip Gloss

Plump, Moist And All Grown Up

This is not the lip gloss of our middle school days.  That shiny, glittery, sticky goo we whole heartedly embraced had its place and time.  Fortunately, that time is long gone.  So back away from the counter and that shimmery lip gloss and embrace ultimate lip gloss sophistication.

Kevyn Aucoin’s The Lip Gloss is definitely a luxury item.  At $30 it is steep, though there are dozens of lip glosses at department and beauty stores that cost more.  What you get with this item is quality in texture, color and smell.  If you’re happy with the more affordable drugstore options then there’s no reason to upgrade.  But, if like me, you’re frustrated with finding a well formulated lip gloss then this may be for you.

Why I love it:

-It’s not sticky!

-There’s no need to moisturize lips before application.  It won’t tug on lips and truly helps moisturize.

-It has a pleasant, sweet floral smell.  The rancid smell of most lip glosses prevents me from buying them in the first place.

-It has a beautiful color payoff for a lip gloss.  It’s not too sheer and not too pigmented, just the way it should be.

-The applicator is pretty genius as it’s supposed to mimic the look and feel of a pinky finger for precise application.  I was a bit skeptical but it does just that.  It applies the gloss evenly to enhance your pout, while staying in the lines of your lips.


There are 19 colors to choose from.  As I was looking for an everyday neutral color for the fall/winter, I chose the color Absinthia.  In the tube it looks a bit dark but is a beautiful bronzy nude.  On me it looks more like a plummy brown but my lips are very pigmented on their own.  Up close there is some sparkle but on lips just looks like a nice sheen.

Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Absinthia swatch
Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Absinthia swatch
Evening look using Tarte Showstopper Palette.
I wore Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Absinthia on bare lips in a recent post.

I’ve never been a lip gloss lover but have become a convert.  This lip gloss is beautiful and keeps my lips moisturized and glamorous.

P.S.  This would make a great gift for the makeup lover in your life who might not splurge on this type of product for themselves.  There are plenty of nude and colorful shades to suit every complexion.



  • I really like the applicator on this. I’m willing to pay more for a gloss that’s not a sticky, gummy mess.