Ooh and Happy July 4th to our American peeps!
I picked up this gloss recently on a BOGO. I was going to a party, and I forgot my lipstick, and I really wanted the new Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, but Revlon was on sale too, and that and any color I was interested in was sold out. I did want to get the L'oreal perfecting base and since there was a BOGO, I got it for around $5.
From the bottle, it looks gorgeous! A pinkish nude *packed* with gold duochrome shimmer. I think that's what really sold me, I LOVE glosses with duochrome shimmer. Plus I hadn't tried this line yet, so I wanted to give it a shot.
The applicator is similar to the one in Maybelline's stain gloss, so I liked it. I do prefer this type of applicator since it grabs more product and it did make application simple. The product is smooth when applied, but then turns sort of tacky on the lips. I suppose it has to in order to have staying power. It also lightly smells amazing, like cake batter!
I wished I had known it was going to be that sheer before purchase however, because that night I really wanted a lipstick! It was sheerer than I expected, but it is pretty. It does color the lips a little though. Here's a picture of it just applied without and with flash:
*The duochrome shimmer was amazing!
*The heavenly cake batter smell
*It does have some staying power
I didn't like:
*The sheerness, as I already have other sheer glosses
*It was a little tacky, but it's a color stay so I understand. It also didn't bother me all that much.
Would I buy it again? I have so many other glosses I'd like to try so I'm not sure. Not for the full price (around $10) anyway, if I got another it would definitely be on sale. Not a bad product though.