The Luminous Lip Veil formula is described on the Napoleon Perdis website as being a “Liquid Lipstick”. I would dispute that. To my mind a liquid lipstick should offer opaque coverage, or at least, close to it.
When swatched on my hand, this Luminous Lip Veil appears to be moderately sheer, although it definitely does impart a soft caramel colour.
When swatched on my lips, the pigmentation of the Luminous Lip Veil in Cocoa is very light, giving just a hint of colour, without looking bright or artificial.
Ease of application:
The brush applicator makes this a very easy lip gloss to apply. I did find that I needed to wipe the brush on the edge of the tube before application, to ensure I didn’t apply too much.
Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil in Cocoa is a moderately tacky formula, without being truly sticky. This tackiness adds to the longevity of the product, and I find it lasts around 3 hours on my lips.
The Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veils are packaged in an elegant tube that looks both weighty and expensive. Interestingly, the packaging is actually very light to hold.
This lip gloss comes with a wand-style applicator with a brush tip. I personally prefer this style of applicator, however it does mean that you need to take extra care when returning the wand to the tube, for fear of splaying the bristles.
Anything else worth mentioning?:
Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veils are very strongly scented, and to be honest, I can’t quite decide if I love the smell or hate the smell – it simply depends what mood I’m in.
They smell incredibly sweet, and I think I have pinpointed the smell to the artificial sickly sweetness of musk sticks. They do also have a slight taste of sweet muskiness. The smell and the taste don’t disappear quickly, rather they hang around for an hour or so.
If you like sweet scents, you will probably love this, but if you are bothered by scented lip products, this is probably not the product for you.
What they say:
Glossy, sheer yet comfortably creamy, these new nude shades are a welcome addition to the Luminous Lip Veil collection. Napoleon has carefully created four covetable shades to suit most skins and sync in with your natural lip tone, while catching the light for the most flattering effect. The pay off: your lips-but better!
The Luminous Lip Veil formula is that of a liquid lipstick and has been enriched with Vitamins E and C and Soybean Oil to nourish the lips. The brushended wand makes application oh so easy.
Available in four new shades:
- Cocoa (rich brown)
- Café Au Lait (coffee)
- Pretty In Peach (peach nude)
- Caramel Kiss (caramel)
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