I have to agree with the somewhat negative reviews of this gloss. It's not that there's anything that bad about it. It's just that I paid $16.00 for this at Ulta. I don't feel it was worth it for the price. I have the Bella Bamba blush and thought it would be nice to have the gloss to match. Was expecting something more for the money. This gloss has a thinner consistency and is not at all sticky. So if that is the kind of gloss you prefer, you might like this. Not much color Payoff and you can get a beautiful Revlon gloss for half the price. I would say skip this one.
I don't normally use BeneFit's makeup anymore but used to be a loyal user of their Dandelion blush, so when I recieved a mini of this lip gloss in Dandelion as a swap extra I figured it was worth a try.
In the tube, this gloss looks like a lightly shimmery version of its' blush counterpart. Unfortunately, on the lips it's just shiny and nearly clear. I have relatively pigmented lips so this may be a nice pale pink for those with next to no pigmentation. Then again, a swatch on my hand didn't have much color payoff either.
Upon opening it smells... fruity? Really, strongly, fake-fruity. Strong enough those around me commented on the uncharacteristically sweet smell I was wearing. I don't hate it, but I wouldn't consciously choose to smell this way and I think the strngth of the fragrance is a bit much for a lip product.
The worst thing about this lip gloss is the staying power. There isn't any. If I rub my lips together at all it soaks right in like a lip balm and needs to be reapplied.
I suppose the best I can say is: It's not sticky or drying and feels really nice on my lips. I'll be able to use it up as a clear gloss/balm for that reason but would certainly never purchase this. There are drugstore items for a fraction of the price that perform better.
I have Coralista in small size which came with my Tropicoral set. The taste is okay, while I am not a fan of fruit flavours in lip products, being over-sensitive to scents/tastes in general. The colour is a bit tricky. It gives a light coral look to your lips first applied, which is sweet. But that quickly fades in minutes to completely clear, along with the rest of the gloss. I like the feel of this gloss, but it really vanishes so very easily. I would never ever spend this much of money for a full size either. It's not too special gloss anyway.
Found this fullsize lipgloss in Coralista for 5$ at Shoppers Drug Mart. Great color, awesome taste. Love it. I would never pay the full price for a gloss though
I got the a mini version of thr colour Coralista in the Tropicoral kit and i'm in love! such a gorgeous light coral colour with no shimmers, has such a gorgeous sheen to it, not sticky at all and lasts a really long time. I will repurchase the full size when this runs out!
I tried a mini version of the Dandelion shade as part of a kit. The lip gloss is slightly sticky, which I like because it lasts longer. Unlike other reviewers, I think the lasting power is average, not ridiculous. I like that itís cushy and moisturizing, plus the sweet smell is a plus for me. I wouldnít repurchase this because itís too expensive for a simple lip gloss. I love tube lip glosses, but I see no difference in this productís performance vs. a drug store brand. Thereís nothing that stands out and makes me want to repurchase this over another brand. It feels nice, smells nice, and lasts decently, but thereís nothing that justifies spending extra for it.
I love these!! I have CORALista, which is the most beautiful coral lippie I own. I don't really detect shimmer, which I like, and it smells divine. I got this with my CORALista blush, and they flatter each other amazingly. The texture of this gloss is the best part; it's silky, lush, non-sticky, and feels moisturizing. The packaging is really cute; I love how the designs match the blush of the same name. I love you benefit (:
I got the Hoola one because it looked like a nude shimmery gloss. Honestly, i might as well have used a clear gloss. if you have pale lips, maybe the color would show up better but not for very long. drugstore brands have better staying power than this and still have the pigmentation you want.
I have the Hoola lip gloss (from the Bronze of Champions kit from Sephora) and I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this because it's not worth the $$.
First off, it has an odd 'rubbery' smell which I do not like and will deter me from using this gloss.
The texture is very sheer and not pigmented. You can get this kind of gloss at the drugstores for less money.
It's a definite miss and your money is better spent on other glosses that have more pigment and better staying power.
What is the point of a product like this really???
It looks pretty in the tube, absolutely gorgeous, however it is so incredibly sheer. What it looks like in the tube is pretty much impossible to get on you lips no matter how much you put on.
The lasting power of this is absolutely pathetic, you lick or nibble your lips once and it is completely 100% gone. Not worth the price.