For me, these glosses are good but not good enough to be worth their price. The selection of colors is nice and the pigmentation is pretty good. The only problem is I would only describe this product as "pretty good," not "great" or "holy grail." For many people, I feel like the formula would be too sticky. Personally, sticky or creamy lip glosses or lipsticks do not bother me, but for some this gloss would definitely be too tacky feeling. My two favorite glosses in the line are Apricot and Brown Sugar. I feel like if the formula was just a little more pigmented, I would like them better. I would also like to see a different type of applicator in the future.
I got a set of this a few Christmases ago and I never really liked them...but then, one day, I was looking through my collection and tried them again..
Thank goodness I did! I love these so much. I took off a star because I would like the staying power to be a little longer, but that's really it!
I love to put these over similar lipsticks, or even put these on first and then dap lipstick on for a extra bit of color.
This lip glaze is perfect for wearing alone or over lipstick. It's smells good, has excellent color, and adds a gorgeous shine. The only con is that a little too much can come out if you twist the dispenser too many times. Twisting once or twice is enough. Also, it's a little sticky. Otherwise, I love this product!
Last year there was a summer themed lip glaze trio which featured the shades Kitten, Maraca and Pinata. The set was 12 dollars at Sephora near the register, and I had already planned on getting it, since these have been so hyped over the years. I have a Stila shadow palette which is great so I figured the glosses would also be great! The click pen is OK- it does get a little gloopy on the brush which will transfer to the cap, but that's easy enough to clean if it gets too messy. I feel like it takes a little while to crank the product up and you usually will get more than a lip application's worth, but that's OK. You also don't get a ton of product in these pens- only .05 fl. ounces. To me, that's OK since I only use these occasionally. Texture wise they are thick and sticky but that a good thing because it insures your gloss won't simply evaporate off your lips or fade away, as most cheap glosses do. The plastic brush head works well enough for application but I can't guarantee it is sanitary- its really meant for personal use, although you could sanitize it if you needed to. Cons aside, I don't mind a little goopiness if it serves the purpose of lengthening wear time!
Color wise Kitten is probably my fave of the trio (I realized she is missing and am a wee bit panicky). Its a color that is in the permanent line if you will, and I assume its included in their other sets- possibly the holiday ones? Its a gorgeous pinky/nude/beige color with golden micro-glitter if I can recall accurately. I love it over nude lipstick, its an excellent companion. Maraca is a light, sort of medium pink, no glitter but high shine and has a fruity smell. It also would work great over a nude or light pink lippie. Pinata is a fun one- bright, juicy pink with gold micro-glitter and a fake peach/fruity smell. I like pairing this will purple on the eyes.
The package these came in was also cute- little colorful polka dots all over! So, all in all I really like these, but they are not 100% fuss-free. They all provide tremendous shine and great, durable, color pay off. They are very pigmented glosses, but not as much as a liquid lipstick. If you're tired of your lip glosses fading, losing shine or appearing pigmented in the package but wear only clear on, I've got the answer for you! These are one of those products that is more worth the hype it receives and maintains!
I love the packaging. Its so adorable. Cute packaging makes me perceive products to be a lot better than they really are. However, even with thay bonus, its not a great product. The formula is wtf and it dwindles down really fast. If you use it everday, (which i dont) itll probs only last a month tops!!
I was really excited to try this, because I loved the packaging and the way in which you use the product. I got the shade Sugar Plum (which for some reason isn't listed here..) It's a shade a bit darker than my natural lip color, and I love it. The smell is amazing, I don't even know how to describe it.. not fruity, but a more warm scent, very pleasant. The brush tip is very soft and I enjoy applying it. Also the gloss it not too sticky, it's more of a layer of glaze over your lips. Also, I think it it very good for dry lips, it is moisturizing and does not emphasis the dry flakes on your lips. It doesn't last very long though, but still a very good product.
I have a couple of these, minis I think I bought in a set of 3 at Sephora, and I love them!
They smell sooo good, not overpowering, and not gross or chemically, which I can't stand. Although I'm sort of 50/50 on the brush type applicator. I like it for relatively easy application, but it's easy to twist up too much, or too little product. Too little product doesn't seem like it'd be a problem, but with a sticky gloss like this, it's like putting tacky glue on your lips and pulling! Yikes.
As for the gloss itself, it is extremely sticky. But, I like it for the sake of this. It makes it extremely long lasting. The color isn't ridiculously sheer, but not 100% opaque. Looks amazing over any lipstick though!
I definitely want more of these!