I don't know why this product/color has gotten such bad reviews! I love it. (For reference this is TTYL, Shade 108.)
This caught my eye at my local Walgreens (can also be found at some Duane Reades I believe), and it was only $2 USD, so I thought, why not? I have very specific lip gloss color I wear on my lips--they're thin, and I like to wear only peachy, gold shades, with some pigmentation; I feel they go best with my warm Indian coloring, and make my lips look somewhat plumper. (Who knows if this is actually true? :o) ) This looked like the perfect shade, and it was! A peachy, somewhat sheer but definitely with noticeable pigment (unless maybe you have darker lips), shimmery in a metallic way, not an "Oh my God her lips are so glittery and shiny!" way. When you apply it, though, I would do so in front of a mirror if you can--the shimmery pigment can get concentrated in a corner or the top of your lips, looking like you haven't blended it in well. I always make sure to wipe the corners of my mouth if I reapply this without a mirror.
The packaging is a long cylindrical, clear tube--not too slim, not too bulky--with a silver screw-on cap and a doe-foot applicator. I prefer brush applicators, but there aren't many lip glosses out there with this type anyway. Seems most lip glosses are doe-foot tubes or squeeze tubes. I don't think the lip glosses are sealed (with plastic), so there is definitely a chance someone else has sampled it, if that is a deterrent for you.
Staying power is not great, but for $2, I don't mind reapplying every 30 minutes. I just bought my tube a month ago and am running out, but then, I reapply that often. I just love how it makes me look and completes my made-up face.
I haven't noticed any unpleasant smell/taste with this lip gloss. The texture is somewhat tacky/sticky but not excessively so. It is also not very moisturizing (but not drying either) so I wouldn't recommend this if you have really chapped lips, because the shine and lack of moisture will make those flakes stand out. (I fix this problem in the winter especially by making sure to vigorously exfoliate my lips.)
I would recommend this for people with warmer complexions (but hey, if you like peachy shades, I would say go for it!) It's available at (some) Walgreens, K-Mart, and Duane Reades--call beforehand to make sure they carry it!
Jordana's product description: Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Gloss
• Fun & Flirty Colors
• Patent Leather-Like Shine
• New Slanted Soft Applicator
• Made in USA
Available in 15 Shades
NET WT 0.085 oz / 2.43g
Tips and tricks: Apply lip gloss with the wand’s slanted soft tip applicator by starting in the center of your upper lip and work your way to the outer edges. Same technique applies for your bottom lip. Use alone for a dazzling gleam or over your favorite lipstick for added shine.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lanolin Oil, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzophenone-3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). +/-May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lanolin Oil, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzophenone-3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylene Carbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Mica (CI 77019).
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,
Fragrance (Parfum), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.