The Covergirl Lip Lava’s are color packed glosses that come in 9 bold, eyecatching shades and retail for about $8. I stumbled upon these little vials of gorgeousness the other day and couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick up a couple and try them out! I chose Mango Lava and Look It’s Lava.
OVERALL REVIEW: 6.50
Packaging: Clear tubing to show off the pretty colors! Closes securely. 8/10
Longevity: While it did hang around for several hours, it shifted after about an hour. 4/10
Application: I find the brush difficult to create a precise line and even application with. Wish it was another style. 6/10
Texture: A little on the sticky/oily side but not too much so for a gloss. 8/10
The pigmentation of these is pretty great, especially for a gloss! They’re quite opaque and pack a real punch of color.
One thing that really sort of bugged me about the Covergirl Lip Lava’s, which is probably just a personal preference, is the brush. I’d much prefer a doe-foot applicator for liquid lipsticks and glosses vs. a regular brush. The bristles on this brush have a tendency to sometimes splay out a little as you’re applying the product and I feel like this style of applicator just makes it far harder to get a clean, even application than a doe-foot style applicator. Does anyone actually prefer this style of brush over doe-foots? This one isn’t nice and firm like a good lip brush you might buy would be.