Overall Grade: B+
I’ve reviewed the LORAC Multiplex 3D lip gloss (0.17oz) twice now (here & here) now and it’s still one of my absolute favorite glosses. I’ve been lemming for 3D for months now but it was always sold out at every store I went to (like 4!), online at Sephora, and even online at the LORAC website.
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Ingredients!Random story/rant (SCROLL DOWN TO SKIP TO REVIEW =P ..OR stay and read my rant): I was talking to this girl during class about makeup and she asked me what my favorite brand was. I mentioned Lorac as one of my faves (I pronounced it La-Rock) and started talking about how much I love the eyeshadows, blushes, glosses, etc. and she goes, “Huh? I’ve never heard of that brand.” (Thinks to herself for a few seconds..) “Ohhhh.. you mean LORE-RACCCKKKK!” and gives me this B*TCHY look. I mean mugged her back. She then proceeded to tell me that her favorite brand is Chanel and of course it’s better than other brands and that everything they make it good because well it’s –Chanel.
Any “beauty addict” knows that a brand can’t just be good because it’s a designer brand. Cheap brands can be good too –along with anything in the medium range and high range. Also, not every brand produces has ALL great products. I’ve never found a brand like this in my life and I’ve tried loads. My beloved NARS has had a few terrible eyeshadows. I know for sure that Chanel has produced some dull, unpigmented palettes and other poor products just like YSL, Dior, etc. has too. Anyways, the moral is that one brand is isn't better than others just because it’s expensive and designer and no brand has all “super amazingly excellent” products. Oh yea, and she told me Shiseido and Shu Uemura were bad. Then she told me she never even tried Shu Uemura. Lady are you crazy??!
Because I'm insanely stubborn, I later looked up how to pronounce Lorac. I was right. It’s “La-Rock” (see here.) Silly girl. Enough of my ranting and onto the review!
The cap is mirrored which I don’t love because it’s prone to fingerprints. There’s also a holographic “ring” at the bottom of cap –it rubs off but so does the text, etc. of all my glosses. The gloss contains a brush applicator which is really nice as it helps to evenly distribute the glitter.
Overall: This shade in particular is very glittery but it will work for certain looks –definitely not for a natural look. I don’t like that it’s not as longwearing as the other shades from the line. However, it’s still a great gloss. It’s moisturizing, not gritty, smells nice, etc. 3D is a great shade for those who like LOTS of glitter.
I can’t say enough about this gloss. I seriously feel like LORAC’s spokesperson. I recommend that everyone buy this in at least 1 of the 6 shades available. The only reason I can see somebody not liking it is if they hate glitter. There’s a shade for everyone as all the shades are very wearable.
So are you a glitter person? I <3 myself some glitter.