Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil Swatches and Review

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  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil
  • Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil

What they are: Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oils are sheer, lightweight lip oils with a thinner but still very smooth and glide-y consistency and a slight minty tingle. 

Price/Quantity: $26 for 4.5 ml / 0.15 fl oz

Availability: Summer Fridays, Sephora, Kohl’s

Shade Range: 4 shades

Packaging: The product comes in a heftier plastic container with a soft frosted finish and feel. The lid twists open and closed easily, feels secure, and seems sturdy enough to not break easily. The stopper inside the bottle is sized well so that I am able to remove the wand without excessive effort. The doe foot applicator has a nice soft, plush feel.

Smell/Fragrance: It has super faint minty scent and taste. They are not sweet or fragranced and what little chemical scent I do pick up on is ultra subtle.

Expiration/Shelf Life: 6 months after opening.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Octyldodecanol, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Siraitia Grosvenorii Fruit Extract, Menthoxypropanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090). Source: Sephora.com

Performance

Shade Selection: The shade selection is a little sparse for me. The two midtone options are a bit too similar for it to be worth having both. I like that there’s at least one very light and one somewhat deeper option. It would be nice to see some brighter shades because the way they impart color noticeably but evenly is really nice for a gloss/oil type of formula.

Application: The applicator holds a bit too much product for me, so I wipe some of it off into the neck of the bottle. I don’t feel like I need a very thick layer for color to show up, but applying it more heavily does definitely amp up color payoff.

Texture/Consistency/Finish: This has a thinner, more slippery, but also somehow more plush and moisturizing feel than some other recent lip oils/glosses I’ve tried. It feels like it has a plumping ingredient in it and gives the slightest hint of tingle (not burning/hot or painful, more in line with a minty feel but not really cooling). Not sticky and really nice feel. 

Pigmentation/Color Payoff: Depends on the shade. The lightest one has barely-there color payoff but the three deeper ones give me a noticeable tint. I can see my lips through the color but they add some life to my naturally very pale lips. They definitely have more color payoff than the Elf Lip Oils.

Longevity: These wear off pretty easily. If I don’t eat or drink anything, they will stay on for a couple hours. But they seem a little more easy to sheer down with any type of touch than other glosses/oils.

Pros and Cons:

Things I like:

  • The texture feels really nice.
  • The amount of color payoff and the smoothness of the way that color looks on the lips.
  • Gives a slight smoothing effect to lip lines.
  • Very little scent.
  • More of a light minty tingle (prefer this over the hot/burning ones).
  • Impressed with all the nice oils in the ingredients list.

Drawbacks and other considerations:

  • Not a cheap option.
  • Wears off easily.

Do I Recommend Them?

It’s going to be up to you to decide if it’s worth buying a $26 lip oil/gloss. I think it’s a nice product and I enjoy it but I’m not sure it’s THAT much different than cheaper options. There are things about them I prefer to other similar products I have and I’ve found myself reaching for these over those. The texture and color payoff are the main things for me. Personally, I’m on the side where I prefer the thinner/lighter formula but if you like a thicker feeling product, it’s possible these might not do it for you.

Pink Cloud

Pink Cloud | Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil

Pink Cloud is a very sheer, pale, cool pink. This gives my lips a hint of pink color, where they would otherwise blend in with my face with nothing on them.

Blush Dreams

Blush Dreams | Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil

Blush Dreams is a warm pinky nude with a little bit more color payoff than Pink Cloud. This shade is similar to the next one in depth and color but is just a tiny bit warmer.

Soft Mauve

Soft Mauve | Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil

Soft Mauve is a cooler toned pinky nude that leans more in the purple direction than the previous shade.

Rosewood Nights

Rosewood Nights | Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil

Rosewood Nights is a deep but quite sheer purply brown. This one has the most impact color-wise on me but when I consider the depth, it seems sheerer than the two midtone shades.

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