I was psyched about the release of this gloss as Maybelline lipsticks are my fav from the drugstore and figured this would be more of the same quality. Sad to say, I'm not digging this new product. It's marketed as having "hyper-saturated color" and an "ultra cushiony feel," but I'm not feelin either claim! Bought the shade Amethyst Potion, which appears to be a striking cool plum in the tube, but it applies very sheer and lacks pigmentation. Texture is wayy thick like the glaze on a cake and the fuzzy applicator applies patchy and is hard to blend without a mirror handy to see what you're doing! Color potion is a total color fail for me...going back to my HG butter glosses.
It felt nice for the first minute , then i detected a weird scent . I wore it for about 2 hours but could not take the sent anymore . I took it off a noticed that a pimple was on my lip because of this product . I returned it .
I bought this in Breathtaking Apricot, and I really like it!
The color turns pink on me, with a hint of coral, but it totally brightens my face and makes my lips look fuller and smooth.
It's not too sticky but not too thin either, and it lasts a long time. It stays true to color and leaves a nice stain after the glossy look is gone.
I personally like it more than YSL Glossy Stains, that felt yucky on my lips and barely lasted through half a day without eating or drinking.
I also love the packaging, as the tube is tiny enough to fit in any purse, and I like the applicator, well, it's just a regular applicator, it does its job.
The scent is faint and vanilla-like.
I will probably buy another color.
I was intrigued by the packaging of this product when I saw in Shoppers one day. It was a very sleek, sliver lidded container that had an upside down lipstick sort of look holding the gloss. It was on sale for half price, so I figured, why not buy? I purchased the gloss in Signature Scarlet.
The applicator was pretty meh, in all honesty. It looks like it should be precise, but it's more difficult to use than the regular doe-foot applicator. The applicator also feel wetter and more... squishy than the doe-foot applicators? I'm not completely certain how to describe it, but it's not my favourite.
The gloss however, is excellent. It's very light, not sticky, and has very vibrant colour. There is a very smooth look to it which made my lips look super moisturized. I didn't notice any smell when I put it on, but my nose isn't the best, so it's possible it has a very faint scent. The red colour isn't a deep red, but more of a bright, playful red that made me feel elegant and bold. I really like it.
The gloss doesn't transfer as much as other products I have used (Rimmel's Vinyl Max, Lancome's Juicy Tubes, for some examples), but after a few drinks of water and a sandwich, the gloss didn't last (as most don't).
With a nicer applicator, it would have been perfect, but either way, I will be buying a more neutral colour tomorrow that I can wear it every day. It's a new favourite of mine, and I will definitely repurchase!
So, Maybelline's hat has been tossed into the ring of glossy stains. This product, however, is not advertised as a glossy stain. I am definitely on the fence with how I feel. I have Hibiscus Heaven which is a blue-toned barbie pink. In the tube, it's a very pretty pink which is perfect for the upcoming winter months. The application is pretty flawless as it goes on very smooth and velvety. I liken this feel of the gloss to a high end gloss, for sure. The colour shows as darker than what shows in the tube, which is a bit disappointing, but not a deal breaker for me. The scent is almost a vanilla-y scent and is certainly not an issue for me.
Now, here are my issues:
1) When you swipe off the gloss, you end up wiping away all of the moisture from your lips and your lips become dry like sandpaper (at least, this is my experience). You will need to saturate your lips with vitamin e oil as an overnight treatment to help to replace the lost moisture. I did this and it helped a lot.
2) This will leave a stain that will last for hours! I am not a fan of lip products that stain my lips, so this is definitely a disappointment for me.
If these points are not a problem for you, then this may very well be an amazing buy for you, particularly if you find it on sale. I will not purchase another gloss which is too bad because there are some lovely shades available which I would like to try. I will use up the product by just applying it over my lipsticks. It will look really nice over MAC's Saint Germain or another blue-toned light pink lipstick paired with a magenta or purple lipliner.
So I bought this product after watching a couple of Youtube videos about them. I am a sucker when it comes to lip gloss, so it was only a matter of time before I gave in! I gotta tell ya, I'm not disappointed! I bought 2 colors---petal plush, which is a soft light pink, and nude illusion, a soft light, sort of well, nude! :) The formula is pretty thick, but I prefer lip glosses that way because I feel like they are actually going to stay on my lips rather than slide off and bleed beyond my lip line. It feels velvety smooth when you apply it. There is a faint smell to them, but it's barely noticeable. I also love the applicator! It's really soft and has a nice triangle shape. I would buy these again--I paid $7 at Wal-Mart, and I feel like that is a great price for a lip gloss!
I purchased Glistening Amber, which is a beautiful mid toned peachy nude! I prefer more of a natural look when I do my makeup, but I have warm undertones and look better in peachy or brown tones. This tones down the pink in my lips, isn't too pale or too dark, and isn't remotely sticky but lasts well. The tube is neat, it looks like a lipstick, but unscrews and has a doe foot wand applicator. This is definitely my new everyday gloss and shade!
The best part is the staying power, most lip products come off me pretty quick but this one stayed even after I ate. I like that its sheen if you put one application but if I put another it is vibrant on my lips. The applicator looks fun but i didn't care too much for it. Overall I really liked it and will pick up some more in other colors!
This gloss has become one of my favorites. I have the shade Captivating Carnation, which is a lovely medium pink. It's not sticky, but it is quite thick. It has amazing color payoff. The only downside here is that it does wear off after a couple of hours. However, since the tube is so compact, it's easy to take with you to reapply. I'll be checking out other colors soon!
I bought Dashing Orchid, which is a shimmery mid-tone purple. It's such an odd product. It's a very thick pigmented gloss but does not stain your lips with color. The applicator is a little awkward because the product is so thick. I like to apply gloss and then blot a little to make a stain. There was no color left behind. Good news is that it isn't drying. This would be great if you wanted glossy lips but weren't planning on eating or drinking.