Way back in the long forgotten summer I worked on a couple of weddings; whilst still being on maternity leave, they were an ideal way of working whilst not being away from the little one for any real length of time – short working days are not a common feature of filming! During these make-ups, one product was used time and time with great results…
UNE Sheer Lip Gloss
Perfect for bridal make-ups, the UNE Sheer Lip Gloss is light to wear and don’t feel as sticky as many glosses on the market. Being fairly long lasting, I have found that I only needed to supply small pots of product to the party to use for touch ups (something I always do when using gloss for bridal work).
I am a big fan of glosses that are sheer enough to be able to use on pretty much any colour lip pencil, whilst still retaining enough pigment to use in their own right, and these are just that. There are five glosses in the collection, from nude (S01) across a range of natural shades to a deep plum brown (S09), all of them beautiful and all versatile enough to wear with or without other products.
The only real negative for me is the brush wand. Packaged in traditional gloss style, there is a brush inside the tube, which is unfortunately quite spikey and short – not ideal for gloss application in the slightest. Although I do not use the brushes and wands that are in gloss tubes (preferring a disposable wand or lip brush for both hygiene and usability purposes), I imagine that if you were buying this for yourself, it would be easy to get frustrated by the lack of quality and bristle length.
Come on UNE, sort out your gloss brush wands!
Priced at £7.99, the Sheer Lip Gloss is great value for money and it seems to last forever!
Available online at (amongst others) LoveLula and in store at selected Boots and Superdrug
French cosmetics brand UNE Beauty only hit the UK in 2010. The majority of the products are ECOCERT certified and all are free from parabens and silicones and are cruelty free. UNE work in partnership with Plan, the global children’s charity, to protect the rights of girls in Cameroon by promoting access to quality education and helping to provide the skills to enable them to move out of poverty.
(* Denotes certified organic ingredient)
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Dihydroxystearate, Glyceryl Disostearate, Trisostearin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Tribehenin, Octyldodecyl PCA, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernal Oil*, Parfum (Fragrance), Theobroma Grandiflorum Sees Butter*, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract*, Limonene, Tocopherol
May contain: CI 77019 (MICA), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), 09UML0032