Get glossy lips

Sick and tired of lifeless and dull lips Time Out has gone in search of products to add a shine to our smiles

CoverGirl Wetslicks Amazemint

While I’m almost positive this gloss is incapable of replacing your morning dental regimen, having the minty-scented gloop on your lips is sure to at least mask a less-than-pleasant odour. I thought it would be superdrying because of the mint, but it’s not. The real reason I love it is because it’s extremely smooth, not the gooey, sticky kind that cements your lips together. Verdict: don’t throw out the Listerine just yet, but this may be useful if you’re in a stinky bind. CM
Dhs21 at www.covergirl.com

It Cosmetics My Youthful Smile

My Youthful Smile promises to pump up your pout and give the appearance of a whiter smile. I globbed it on and waited for results. The minty smell was nice, but aside from that it reminded me of lip gloss I would wear in middle school – completely clear and glaringly glossy (not a good look). I guess Angelina Jolie lips aren’t in my future. RL
Dhs112, at www.beauty.com

IsaDora Pump ’n Plump

Glosses that promise to plump tend to scare me. I want pouty lips as much as the next girl, but at the same time I don’t want them to feel like they’ve been marinated in chilli powder. Once on, the Pump ’n Plump had a delicious sugary taste, and the sticky bare nougat tint did wonders for my complexion. And, shockingly, there was no burning sensation – though I’m not sure how much plumping there was either. LF
Dhs63, at www.isadora.com

Lipstamp

I’m more of a Chap Stick kind of girl, so the ins and outs of lipstick are foreign to me – including the proper way to apply it. Enter Lipstamp: a lip-shaped stamp that touts professional results in seconds. Following the directions, I picked a sponge shape that best resembled my pout – Bow Dacious! – and stuck it on the applicator. I then applied a pearly pink lipstick to the pad, which was fun, but I used at least a quarter of the stick. I puckered up and stamped away. The result was lipstick in some weird places (up by my nose) and not where it should be (the outside edges). I may not know much, but I know this can’t be the best solution. LF
Dhs87.50, at www.alconeco.com

Huge Lips, Skinny Hips

I’m probably in the minority here, but I don’t really have a problem with my hips. I do, however, have a major problem with my snacking. It doesn’t matter what it is, so long as it’s vegetarian, I want to put it in my mouth. So a lip gloss that supposedly curbs your appetite (thanks to an infusion of Hoodia Gordonii Extract) sounded like just the thing to stop me from stuffing those M&Ms into my pie hole (or for that matter, pies). I put it on and felt a mentholated tingle (thanks to vitamin B3, which ‘stimulates blood flow, diminishes the appearance of unsightly wrinkles and comfortably creates a plumping effect’), but my sweet and savoury cravings were not suppressed in the slightest. In fact, the Lychee Martini flavour that I tried smelled so good that I wanted to eat it. My lips looked slick and slightly plumper, but my hips, well, they’re the same old, same old. EW
Dhs70, at www.spacenk.com

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