I bought this lip gloss as an alternative to this pricey natural lip gloss I purchased from Aveda. I actually prefer the Almay organic version much more. I've noticed other reviewers have commented on the scent. When I first opened the tube, it smelled like orange creamsicles to me (?) so I don't know, perhaps we all have different sensitivities to smell. I use Peony, which is a great, light pinkish color. I like that it is not sticky, and lasts pretty well. I wear it over Dr. Bronner's lip balm, and it works fine. The one thing though, is that it does have a tendency to separate like other reviewers have mentioned. That's probably the only downside to this product for me. I will definitely repurchase.
Literally the most foul lip gloss I have ever purchased...smells so chemical-ey which is ironic considering its marketed as "pure blends"/"Natural"....DO NOT BUY THIS!!!
I wouldn't buy this again b/c I'm 100% positive that there are better products out there... however the color in Petal looks GREAT on me (but again, I can find it elsewhere). I was really disgusted (like the other reviewers) when I first opened this and NOTHING BUT GREASE oozed out of the tube (I'm serious, I had to squeeze out about a 1/4 tsp. of grease just to get to any pink colored pigment in the product.) so I tried it after all that and felt gross all day... but then... the next day I decided to give it another shot... and somehow the formula thickened b/c I squeezed all the grease out (again, it's gross - I know) and it felt like a thicker lip gloss with better coverage and natural tinting. It's a pretty good nude shade for my lips! I like it a lot now - but the quality is sub-par and I can find better when I run out.
D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G. I only got this because it was free, thank God. This stuff is gross. I bought it in Nutmeg which was supposed to be a dark rosy brown. There's nothing dark and rosy about it. It's just brown. The product seperates in the tube, goes on runny, and smells gross. It makes my entire mouth taste like I've been chewing on plastic and cardboard. This is hands down the worst product I have ever tried. I'd give it negative lippies if I could. I'll be writing a letter to Almay to express my disgust in this product. This product is so bad I'm almost embarassed for them.
I purchased this in Fig, because it was recommended by Allure magazine as being a natural-looking rose-colored gloss. Even though it looked brownish in the tube, I assumed it would appear rosy on my lips. Wrong! Thereís nothing rosy about this shade at all. Itís brownóand not a very pretty or natural looking brown either. I didnít have any problems with the gloss separating, but it looks more opaque on me than I expected. Also, it has an extremely strong plastic/chemical smell and taste thatís really offensive. Iím not exaggerating when I say itís absolutely sickening!! In fact, until I read the other reviews here, I thought I had purchased a bad or expired tube. This gloss seems to last a little longer than most, but the smell and taste are so repulsive, that I have to give this the lowest rating possible. I canít help wondering... how did the disgusting smell/taste get past the marketers at Almay??? Iím glad I bought this on saleóbut even at the sale price, this was a total waste of money.
Heather bruyere is my color and I really like this lipgloss, actually it's one of my favorite lipglosses. It goes well with brownish nude lip pencil. It's definately better than my MAC lusterglass I think.
Good thing I got this for free. Target had Almay and L'Oreal HIP glosses on clearance so cheap, that with coupons I think I paid 20 cents for both. This is horrible. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It's so strong and discusting, it's like sour chemicals on your lips. The color wasn't all that great either. I think mine was called Nude, and it didn't show up at all on my lips. It was pretty clear, but made my lips look inflamed and red, when I prefer a soft, nude lip. Forget this stuff. It's not even worth buying on clearance.
The color name is on top of the lid, not on the tube, for those who are saying that the color name isn't given anywhere on the package. I have this in Fig. I love the color, but, as others have mentioned, the smell is extremely off-putting. The product does separate, which has also been mentioned. When I first opened it and squeezed, nothing but clear oil came out, but after the clear, the color began to show, and I've not had trouble with it separating after that initial first use. It does feel nice on, and this color imparts a very pretty reddish/brown neutral that is nicely versatile. I took lippies off for the terrible smell. I would repurchase if I could not find another lip product with this same color, but if I could find another comparable color, I would not get this again.
this is the worst lip gloss i have ever used!! so a few months ago, i bought this in the peony shade. first of all, no color what so ever showed up. and don't get me started on the smell. it is horrible! not to mention the fact that i paid 9 bucks for a stupid lip gloss???! and about the packaging: it's cute, but the gloss is really hard to squeeze out. overall, worst lipgloss i have ever used.
I got this BOGO and figured I'd try it. I got two natural/nude shades but the color isn't on the tube so I don't know what they are called. I hate that... what if I need to buy it again? I have to guess the color.
-I liked the shades in the tube, anyway
-As others have mentioned, smells and tastes plactic-y or rancid.
-I don't like the consistency. It's like someone added mineral makeup to oil and called it lip gloss. It feels like it wants to separate any minute.
-Almost no color pay off, so all it really does is make your lips glossy.
I'll use it over other products to give it a little shine, but this has zero usefulness as is.