I actually use this as a lip treatment under my lipstick, because it's just THAT GOOD in moisturizing my ultra sensitive, dry lips. With daily use the condition of my lips has improved and they no longer peel unless I exfoliate them. Sheer, long lasting, very comfortable to wear. UD, please never discontinue!
I got the shade "Runaway" (a nice, bright, shimmering coral) for $6 on sale on the UD website. While I would never pay the full price ($20) for a none opaque gloss, this is still a nice lip product. Runaway is not totally sheer. It gives a nice tint to lips with lots of shine. It's very cushiony, and the minty tingle feels great and refreshing on the lips. It's thick, and in turn, long lasting. My lips still felt moisturized even after the gloss wore off, about 3 hours later (and this lasted through some drinking and a kiss). The package is gorgeous, although the lacey cap overlay pops off of the actual purple plastic cap. I don't know if this is a product defect, or if this is how all of the glosses are.
I LOVE this lip gloss, I see a lot of people complaining that it doesn't have a lip plumping affect, with this lip gloss they called it "Lip Junkie" because you have to be a junkie and apply it at least 3-4 times a day to keep up the "treatment" and I actually did notice a difference in my lips, the fine lines are noticeably diminished and just look healthier all around, when you first apply it, it is a little tacky but it goes away after a few minutes, I'm happy with the staying power and the tingling sensation is really refreshing, I love how glossy it is, I have fuller lips so I can't get away with wearing shiny lip products without looking overdone but these for some reason make my lips look amazing. I don't know how or why... My only real issue is the price, I paid $23.00 CND so it's a bit much especially because you have to constantly apply, I won't go as far as saying it's worth the extra bit of money but I do think it's a nice little splurge now and then and if it's something you like you stick with it...
Very nice Minty lipgloss that lasts for hours. Great colour choices too!
I bought it in Runaway! Beautiful bright orange/pink/peach sparkly color! Squeezable tube with a slanted tip. Buildable. Super glossy without being sticky. What makes this color truly awesome is it can warm up darker colors, especially browns and really make them pop! Normally $19, but I got it on sale on the UD website for $9. .
A much less expensive alternative is Essence XXXL Shine in "Sparkling Papaya" 18 for $2.50 at Ulta.
I love this gloss. It helps so much in my fight with dry lips. I have 4 different shades and I love them all.
The texture of this gloss is sticky and thick. It has a really great high shine and the ones that have shimmer do not have that thick chunky glitter that some glosses have. It is just a nice shimmer or Iridescence depending on the shade you choose.
All the shades are sheer. This is not a gloss that can replace lipstick if you want high pigmentation. But it does give the lips a nice noticeable color, just not a lot of pigment.
This wears very well, I get 3 or 4 hours even with drinking a lot of water or soda. It won't hold up through eating anything greasy but most lip products do not anyway. It applies very nicely over lipstick since it is a squeeze tube and not a doe foot applicator.
All in all I would say this is a great lip gloss as long as you do not mind the thick texture.
I definitely thought I wouldn't really care for this gloss but I was SO wrong! I have this in Peroxide which is a baby pink-y color. It doesn't really have any color payoff but it's very slick and feels sooo nice on the lips. Lasts a decently long time and it has a tingly menthol feeling to it! It smells nice too. The packaging is so adorable, and the tip of the squeeze tube is SMALL so you don't accidentally squeeze out a butt load of the product onto your lips. Packaging is most definitely an A+. The product itself is an A+! Love!
I bought this in "Runaway," because it was on sale on Urban Decay's website, and I LOVE it. It is super glossy with great pigmentation, but it's not sticky at all. Plus, it lasts forever, even after drinking and eating. It also has a very pleasant minty kind of taste when you apply it, but the taste doesn't stick around, so it's not annoying. I will be trying a few more of these in different colors. They're way worth the investment. Plus, the packaging is uber cute, and that never hurts!
I have three of these.....I have "Red Light" which is shimmery red, I have "Love Junkie" which on me is a sheer darkish plummy red, and I have "Strip" which is a medium mauve nude (and my favorite of the three!).
Red Light was the very first red lip product I have ever bought and I'm quite pleased. It doesn't make my teeth yellow and it has a beautiful shimmery shine. It's on the sheerer side....which is exactly what I was looking for.
Love Junkie is a beautiful sheer plum color....on me at least. It is a couple shades darker than my natural lip color and has no glitter or shimmer. It's similar to Bobbi Brown's Ultra Violet gloss but a bit deeper and more red. It's also a bit cheaper.
Strip is absolutely amazing! I love (and own many!) mauvey/nude colors and this one is at the top of my list It looks muddy and dark in tube but on me it's slighty darker than my own lips and makes me look polished. Looks amazing with plummy eyeshadow and cheeks. I have backups of this one.
My only issues with these are the packaging and the staying power. I don't care much for the plastic tube thing....it gets kind of gross around the cap and the tube itself makes it harder to apply but it's not a deal breaker for me.
The gloss isn't sticky and I think that's why the staying power isn't as great as other brands...like Bobbi Brown. But the tingly minty flavor is definitely a plus. I would repurchase for the colors alone....especially Strip. If you're a fan of mauve/nude colors definitely check it out!