The Lip Shines are new for 2013 and are meant to provide a semi-transparent, high-shine colour veil.
The shade I bought, Frolic
(£36) is a very sheer peach/pink and has a subtle shine
finish. The texture is very smooth and glides on nicely, it has a
cushioney feel somewhat akin to Chantecaille Lip Chics and has less slip
than a Chanel Coco Shine.
Though it feels moisturising on, it can
highlight dry areas, I also do not think it provides any
conditioning/moisturising abilities that can be felt after the lipstick
has worn off. Its not long lasting (maybe a tad more than a Chanel Coco
Shine) but I don't expect lipsticks of this type to be. It has a strange
scent, there is some fruitiness going on but mixed with that typical
lipstick smell, I don't like it but only notice it when I am first
applying the lipstick.
Swatched below with one swipe
Swatched below with three swipes
Swatched below with a more peach shade (YSL glossy stain in #27 Peche Cerra Cola) to show the pinkness.
Overall it does have a good texture and nice feel and the
shade, though very sheer, is flattering, so though I am not running out
to buy more, I certainly wouldn't discount the range should another
shade take my fancy, but I just don't think the qualities rise above the many other sheer lipsticks out there to account for the high price.
I bought this from Harrods.com