Hi guys, this is hover We all know Michelle Phan, right? She’s retired as Youtuber but she’s still very much active on social media and now she runs EMcosmetics, she used to be in collab with Lancome, but now she makes and sells stuff she actually wants to I saw that she’s really confident with her True Gloss formula so I’ve been super curious about them; then, recently she started shipping internationally the parcel came really fast though; I ordered on the 13th and I got them today, 15th. That’s really fast The website said it’d take about a week but it only took a coupla days via DHL I wanted to share the swatches of all 12 colors I wanted to share these swatches with you ASAP, so I hope you enjoy; keep in mine that I have #23 autumn warn undertone A friend told me I have warm to neutral undertone, but I have brown hair now, so let’s say just warm undertone As for my base, I’m wearing CLIO Kill Cover Concealer in #Sand Now, let’s move onto the swatches I have nothing on my lips, so I’m chossing a color that I think would work on me, just by looking at the stickers #Secret Blush *the lipglosses are secured really firm LOL* The top of the lid is gold and has the EM logo. It says “EM COSMETICS.” The packaging looks like frosty glass, but it’s not glass. It’s plastic. I love looking at brand new lipgross stick It’s a lot more nude than I imagined Let me apply it on the lips It looks pretty good on camera; under studio lighting it’s maybe a bit too glossy; It is True Gloss, after all It seems a bit too nude, but I think this is the prettiest nude pink I’ve ever tried I’m getting a bit too excited LOL It’s rare nudes look good on me If you love slick, glossy lipglosses you might love this formula The scent reminds me of rich vanilla creamsicle This sweet scent is making me hungry So vanilla-y. Anyway, I’m going to be wearing this while swatching all the colors. First, I categorized the colors I have 5 pinks and corals, 5 reds and burgundy, And, um… 2 colors that end in “-AZE” Since I have #Secret Blush on the lips, I’ll swatch it first on the arm It’s a beautiful mix of rose and cream. Mostly beige A beige rose. Next color is #Ash Rose; it’s very ashy on the outside It’s a nude ashy mauve kind of color. It looks really pretty But it has a hint of lavender, so I’m not sure it will compliment me There it is The color on its own is really pretty but the lavender kinda clashes on my yellowish skin tone It personally reminds me of the early 2000s when that ashy, chalky pastel pinks were the fashion
Not really for me, but if lavender’s your color you might like it. Next color is #Magic Hour I was thinking this would be the 2nd best color on me It’s an orange salmon nude, it’s a very springy kind of color, quite coral. Maybe a bit too pastel for my undertone and skin tone I ‘ll have to try it on the lips Very bright and pastel. Since it’s such a light shade, I should prep my purplish lip line better for it I can’t be 100% sure because this studio lighting is obviously different from everyday lighting I checked it under normal fluorescent light; I love how natural the gloss is The light reflection is a bit over the top under studio lighting, but it’s actually not Such a pretty glass-like glow. I do however think it might be a tad bit too nude for me Maybe it’s because I’m wearing shade#23 which is almost an exact match and not at all brightening Anyway, it’s a pretty and romantic color. Next color is #Lotus Blossom So pretty in the tube; I think it’s a bit brighter in real life. Oh! Such a bright color. It’s a vivid azalea pink with a hint of cherry pink I love that it’s not so nude I’m going to apply a second coat It’s quite bold, but I like it It’s a great accent color that could really balance out the look overall and brighten up your face It’s a romantic yet urban. modern color. It looks more bluish under fluorescent light I’ll have to keep checking these colors under normal lights. Next is #Aurora Pink A real mauve pink. I feel these colors are really safe on different skin tones It’s not so nude, so although it’s slightly out of my comfort (warm)zone, it’s still workable on me It’s pretty, but under fluorescent light, I kinda lost confidence LOL It’s a cool mauve pink, but in the viewfinder it looks OK. WTH? It could be too much of a risk for warm undertones like myself; it’s a pity, I really love the color I’m done with the first 5; let’s swatch the red shades I thought the camera was on and already swatched #Blood Moon It’s a vermilion red that’s not too orange. I think it’s a more universal color, cuz I see a bit of coolness in it too. I’d say it’s quite a neutral color I think it’s a great bright red for a variety of skin tones Wow, I could see my lips from 1km away I got it on the teeth It will look so obvious when it gets on the teeth. very deep, very bright Next color is #Moroccan Sun. I think this will be so pretty, too Oh this one is more muted and soft. I think it’s a burnt orange mixed with a hint of beige Such a sophisticated color
I really don’t like my lip shape, so it’s awkward. Just look at the color, not the lip line LOL Lip lines aside, I love this color. It’s a nice deep autumn-like color. It looks really nice with this sweater too I just realized my lips are starting to look shrunken cuz the colors are getting deeper darker colors tend to do that I personally don’t enjoy dark lips because they also shrink the width of the mouth. I wish my mouth and lips were wider Next color is #Red Jasper I think #Moroccan Sun is more on the rose side, while #Red Jasper is just brownish brick red Rose brown and Brick red, I think Otherwise pretty similar colors It’s redder and more intense than the previous color This actually looks more autumn-like It’s a more obvious orange brown or burnt orange. Wow, I do really suck at lip lining Let’s try and focus just on the colors LOL. Next color is #Scarlett Knight I think this is the second darkest color, and I’m not sure this is a scarlet color It looks rather like a cool cherry red. It’s quite a blue red This is really pretty, but I think this would either look really bad or really good on me But I’m really surprised; I usually don’t wear this kind of color but I for some reason like this. In selfies it’s a plain red but it’s actually a cherry red I think it looks darker in real life. It’s definitely a cool color, so it could clash on some skin tones I think it would look really pretty when I’m dressed all in black It’s a complex color. Now, the last of the 2nd batch! It looks like a burgundy purple #Ruby Wine. Let’s try it on. I’m not a fan of purple or violet lips Wow, it’s actually a wine color whoa so… bold hmmm It’s a real;y sultry color and it’s growing on me. It’s a color I never like; 맘에 들면 되는데색상이 되게 고혹적인 것 같아요 근데 제가 진짜 안 좋아하는 세계의 다 why do I low-key like this? I kinda think it’s got to do with glossy texture It makes the lips really glossy, so the reflected light distracts the color and its shrinking effect So the volume makes the lip colors clash less on the skin tone I really like it, and if I were wearing less casual and more chic or formal, it could actually look pretty nice It’s just a bit blotchy and smudgy, but I think this is the best lip line I did so far LOL
So that’s the color, and more on the teeth! Let’s just beware of that. Here are the 10 swatches so far So those are done, and let’s swatch the remaining 2 colors#Caramel Glaze, and #Truffle Haze They rhyme with -AZE: Let’s start with #Caramel Glaze Let’s check this, but… I’ve never really tried actually brown colors on my lips It doesn’t look so bad… I’ve seen this color more on non-Asian people I’ve seen this lip color a lot on Instagram This is a first. It’s really different. I feel more like I finished a challenge. I think Hwasa is one of the few that can rock this color Maybe it won’t be so bad with a darker eye makeup look I personally prefer colors that add a natural reddish blush to the lips, but this isn’t so bad It doesn’t look terrible in the viewfinder. Well, it already means a lot that I own and have tried it Let’s move onto the last color: #Truffle Haze I’m tempted to apply it on the eyes, actually. I think it’s actually a cool toned color. #Caramel Glaze is warmer This is much prettier. this reminds me of the Kotori beige color That ash beige color A very ash beige nude as opposed to the more ocher color above Why would you wear a lip color like this? Would it be better on fairer skin tone? It looks really strange on my lips Wow, I’d wear this when I want to fake being sick to go home early When you want to look sick but want to add gloss to the lips Wow, it’s like I put foundation on the lips. Mmkay… I’d love this color on the eyelids though Wow this is an exact match to my skin tone, almost with a hint of beige. Ok, Ok Mkay. Thank you. I’m going to go and apply a color I actually feel comfortable with Then, we’ll finish off the video So, I’m wearing gradient lips. I love it. I’m gonna wipe it down with an ordinary wet tissue Let’s see how it get removed There’s a tiny bit of it left on the arm, but there’s no staining So it doesn’t stain like tints, and the weakest of removers will do the job
I do think it sits pretty nicely So, I’m done swatching all 12 colors of True Gloss by Michelle Phan’s Em Cosmetics. Trends are very much global these days so none of these colors are actually 100% unavailable in Korea, though they may be rare But it’s an experience of its own trying products all the way across the globe The formula IS glossy, but it really sits on the lips; no melty or overly sticky feeling. I’ll have to test how long it lasts, It feels pretty light, not too greasy or too melty, which is good Also I believe the high-gloss formula helps the color work better with the rest of the look I think that was most impressive; some aren’t really my color, but for some reason it’s not too horrible The pigmentation is really intense I think it’s a hybrid of lipgloss and liquid lip. Don’t you forget to clean it off from the teeth! I hate this tip cuz I have to then wash my hand. Anyway, that’s OK I highly recommend buying them at discounted price, and if ordering overseas, get friends to buy with The shipping wasn’t cheap. Anyway, that’s it for today. Thank you so much for watching I’ll try and upload as often as possible! Please Like and Subscribe! In you in the next one! Bye!