Cover FX MintGlaze FX Fortifying Lip Treat-Mint Primer
I found that I’ve almost run out of Cover FX MintGlaze FX Fortifying Lip Treat-Mint Primer and still haven’t managed to write a review on this brilliant lip primer/lip balm product. I got it last autumn in lip products set by Sephora: Give Me Some Lip — Sephora Fall 2010 Favorites Sets and don’t really image how I could live without it before.
MintGlaze FX Fortifying Lip Treat-Mint Primer is a very promising lip product: lip care, lip primer, fixes lip density and lip volume, stimulates collagen, locks up moisture, reduces fine lines. Contains vitamins A, C, E, F and shea butter as active ingredients. Sounds like a miracle for lips, ha? 🙂
My impression is that this is a really really good lip product. It of course gives lip care effect, but its biggest benefit is smoothing lip surface, even if you have dry or extradry lips it will work. And smooth lips means that all makeup products will be applied better or perfect, also lip make up will lats longer. The only exception is lip stain, which due to how it works is not a good thing to put over primer or balm.
I use it 5 minutes before I’m going to apply my lipstick or lipgloss. I take just a tiny amount to cover all lips and wait a bit until it absorbs. I still feel it on my lips, but it will not mix with lipstick or gloss. Them I apply my lip product. Although it’s not the best lip care balm, it will help to prep your lips before important event if they are to dry. In such case I put more of this product on the lips early in the morning and reapply during the day. In the evening I’m ready to wear the most outstanding and bright lipstick.
You may not like mint effect (this product contains peppermint oil) which is a usual thing in all lip products that promise to make you lips fuller. In this particular case the feeling is very light and disappear fast, you just feel a trace of mint scent in few minutes. As for the lip volume — it wont plump you lips 10 sizes plus, but they do look smoother and more beautiful after using it.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, C 10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Silica, Tin Oxide
Availability: see locations for US, Canada and UK at CoverFX.com
Price: 22$ for 3ml
Final Thoughts: This is the best lip primer I’ve ever had. Its main advantage is that is considerably improves and soften lip surface even if you have dry or extra dry lips. Almost all lip products (except of stains) will be applied smoothly. If you need just lip care product and don’t care about the primer you may want to look elsewhere because of the price and mint feeling.