I have recently started using glosses again having opted to use lipsticks, lip balms and lip stains exclusively for the past three years. I was going through my old stash and found an unopened tube of Strawberry Parfait and decided to throw it in my purse. I had forgotten how much I love this stuff! Nice simple milky pinky nude that layers great on top of my favorite nude lipsticks or can be worn nicely on its own. Lasting power is a joke, but I would not expect great lasting power from a drugstore gloss targeted at tweens in the first place. It tastes like strawberry milkshake and smells fantastic. The texture is what sets this stuff apart, it is not gloppy, heavy, thick, nor sticky. It is not runny either, so it does not feel like it migrates off your lips. I would say this gloss feels buttery and unlike other glosses, I dont feel this stuff dries out my lips. I have tried all the other Lip Lites in the past and have not enjoyed them as much. I once loved Mocha Mousse but now find the smell too overwhelming and nauseating, which is a pity as it actually had lasting power.
When it comes to drugstore glosses, I like the colour choices offered by Revlon but I dont like their formulation, it seems too thin and tastes vile. Loreal glosses are too heavy and seem to dry my lips out, I refuse to buy anything Cover Girl as the quality and smell of all products I have tried in the past have been a letdown, apart from their tinted moisturizer which they recently have been conning Westerners into thinking is now a BB cream. Tisk tisk! Rimmel glosses were thin and had no lasting power back in the day, so I have not tried them again since. Essence's Stay With Me glosses are great, but can be hard to find. All this renders Bonne Bell's Strawberry Parfait my favorite drugstore gloss and I will continue to buy it so long as I can find it in stores.
Obviously a great milky-pink dupe for Nars Turkish delight, but what I really love about this gloss is that it doesn't emphasize chapped lips whatsoever! Pretty rare in an opaque, milky kind of gloss like this one. The longevity isn't the best, which is why I took off a lippie (we're talking 45 minutes here) but the flavor is fantastic (sweet strawberry goodness and not in a cloying, overpowering way) so I don't mind reapplying. This gloss is soft and non-sticky (hence the longevity problems) with great color payoff - I love the way the color looks on my tanned NW25 skin in the summertime, but it's also great in the colder months when it becomes an icy pink on my NW15 winter skin. Great gloss overall and ridiculously cheap! I've only seen it at Walmart but its worth a toss in your basket if you pass by the Bonnebell display next time you're there!
THIS is the lippie I've been searching for in vain for years. A milky, nude/pink that mutes my naturally medium/heavily pigmented lips. I really struggle to find any negatives. Perhaps a brush applicator rather than a doe foot...
I love the strawberry milkshake flavor/scent because I'm a strawberry whore (no matter how fabricated). I love the smooth, not tacky, texture. Basically, this is what I hoped MAC's Underage lipglass would be. But that shit washed my PPP NW15/10 complexion out and wasn't as pink as I had hoped. Plus it was sooooo sticky.
The lasting power of this I find to be an 7.5 out of 10 provided I don't lick my lips constantly or eat or drink. However, ladies and gents, this IS a gloss and not a longwearing lipstick. I had some trouble getting my hands on this product so if you're in the same boat, visit bonne bell's website and use their store locator. Voila! At Meijer for $3.19 US.
I've posted a pic of the product (coats x2) on my pigmented lips...should be the third pic. The one of just lips :P
staying power 7.5/10
As for a comparison to Nars' Turkish Delight, I sadly cannot comment.
Best lip gloss ever! I typically don't like lip gloss, but I love this stuff! It smells incredible and give my lips the prettiest milky pink color. It looks great over pink lipstick, but I also wear it alone or over a lip balm for added moisture. Cappuccino is also a great lip lite to try, and retailing at about three dollars each, you will not be disappointed.
Amazing dupe of NARS Turkish Delight, and for only $3 you simply cannot go wrong with this one. I absolutely love how this lip gloss is non-sticky and offers a really nice amount of colour. This tube will last you a while (depending on how frequently you use it, of course).
Love love this gloss. Smells delicious and colour is gorgeous on lighter skin. I usually apply over a matte pink lipstick for extra staying power. Revlon pink pout and wet n wild think pink go very well with this colour. I got this for about $5 at Walmart and the tube is pretty big. Only issue with it was for the longest time Walmart or anywhere else didn't have this colour. Soooooo happy I found it again. So in love
I really wanted to purchase Nars Turkish Delight that I heard everyone on YouTube raving about! It's a beautiful light milky pink color. Before I splurged the $24 on a lipgloss I decided to look into some dupes. I came across this bad boy and ah it was like love at first coat of gloss. I can't compare the two because I did decide to pass on the Nars after I tried this. I won't promise I won't ever get the Nars gloss because I am still tempted but for now I'm happy with the Bonne Bell Strawberry Parfait. As far as I can tell it has that same milky pink color which may or may not be an exact match to the Nars. It does look like it comes pretty darn close from what I've seen online and on YouTube. As far as the texture it is a gloss like stated it's not sticky or tacky but very smooth. I love the smell/taste because it's Strawberry my fav! I have no complaints about this product I'm super please to have found an affordable gloss with wonderful color payoff that is a dupe for a well known expensive HE gloss.
I love this gloss because it's a cream finish/formula, lasts a long time, smells great and it's cheap! I wear this over NYX strawberry milk (it's basically identical in color) or alone for a more subtle milky pink lip.
Just a great product overall.
I bought this little gloss at my local dollar store for literally $1 (CAD). As soon as I put it on, my first thought was 'wow, this is pretty!' and then 'mmm, it smells good too.' then it was 'oh gosh, I can't believe I spent $24 on NARS Turkish Delight just a few months ago!' And to make matters worse, this gloss is even better than Turkish Delight: it smells better, goes on more evenly, slightly pinker, longer lasting, more affordable. I'll stop there. Hopefully someone reads this review and I help them save money.
I've been looking for this because like everyone else, I had read that it was a perfect dupe for NARS Turkish Delight. I love that gloss, but $24 for a lipgloss is really just absurd in my opinion. So I finally found them in a local Walmart (not all of them carry this shade for some reason) and bought 3. They were $2.94 each so I figured even if I hated it, no big deal. For the price, it's a terrific lip gloss. Nice and pigmented and a non-sticky formula. The smell is nice, but very strong, so if you don't like that then you probably won't like this. It is also flavored, which I don't typically prefer but, for $3 a pop, I can get over it. Now, with that being said, this is really not a dupe for Turkish Delight. Either I'm blind or the formula/color has changed, I don't know. But this is a little darker, less milky-white pink than Turkish Delight, AND it has very tiny little shimmers in it, which Turkish Delight does not have at all. However, if you are going to wear it over a lipliner and/or lipstick, there isn't going to be a discernible difference in the two. On my bare lips, they look similar, but not exactly alike. I actually kind of prefer this color to Turkish Delight because I think the color is a little more universally flattering. If you have really pigmented lips, Turkish Delight might tend to give you the 'porn star' effect whereas this one will not. Neither one wears a long time, but I find that most glosses don't really so that's no big deal either. For $3, you can't go wrong here.