They look like little pieces of magic, with their white and transparent tube, and their double-chambered stick: a rich, pigmented core surrounded by a layer of clear balm full of blue glitter.
It looks stunning, but I have to say that this design doesn't help with application: you tend to have transparent, glossy product on the edges and pigment only in the center of your lips, if you apply it like a regular lipstick. This wouldn't be such a problem with the lighter, sheerer shades (like Almost Apricot or even Tangerine Tango), but with Raspberry Radiance, it makes your lips look uneven. So you have to maneuver the stick and work a little bit to build an even color coverage. A lip brush won't help, due to the particular shape of this product, you'll have to swirl and then rub your lips together to even it out. It's not particularly difficult, but you have to take your time and you'll absolutely need a mirror!
That said, this lipstick has a thin texture and glides easily on the lips, and you can't feel the glitter. It's actually almost shimmer, since it's very fine and never overwhelming. Depending on the lighting, some silver and blue sparkles will show up, or you'll just see a pretty glossy plum shade. It's semi-sheer, but still very vibrant, and it's definitely the most pigmented shade in the range.
It feels very comfortable on, not drying and even slightly moisturizing: it really leaves your lips smooth and soft. This is of course not a long wearing product, but it does linger quite a while, and even though it transfers a little bit, you can see a hint of color and some glitter remaining after several hours.
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Outdoors: direct sun, shade
The Lip Luster Lipsticks retail for $18 at Sephora, and although they're already sold out online (I don't know if they'll restock), you should still find them in your store, but maybe not all shades! Cayenne, a pepper red, looks amazing, while Almost Apricot and Tangerine Tango are on the sheerer side (I didn't find Claret Red).