|Would buy this product again.||16%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Green
This sucks. Paid 19$ for this, I want my Money back. The clutch is way to freakin heavy and the lipglosses are almost all sheer. You could buy sheer AND very pigmented full size lipglosses for 1-3 dollars on ELF. Total waste of money, can't even return it since I bought it on hautelook.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I've had my "Purse Your Lips" set for a couple months now, and I have to say, I'm actually completely delighted with it.
I bought the set with the plan that I would keep the gloss colors that looked best for my coloring, and give the other glosses to friends as parts of mini gift-sets I was creating for Christmas. I ended up keeping 4 of the glosses for myself, and I was hard pressed to pick my favorites - virtually every color in this set looked great on me (I was lucky enough to get to try them all on my lips). There are some really excellent MLBB shades here.
To my nose, these glosses have a light chocolate smell, they don't smell fruity to me, but they are sweet-smelling. They are *slightly* sticky (but this is coming from someone who mostly goes for completely non-sticky glosses, so almost anything will seem sticky to me after something like Dior's Creme de Glosses). The lasting power is pretty good - but you will have to reapply after eating/drinking. Some of the glosses leave a bit of shimmer and/or color behind when they wear off, others don't.
I LOVE how tiny these mini glosses are. I only actually finish lipglosses very occasionally, and I tend to be a light applier - even though these are tiny, each of them will last me a while, and the prospect of *actually finishing them* is a positive thing to me, rather than a negative one! I also like that I can have have a couple of them in my bag, still taking up less space than a full-sized gloss.
Going with the colors listed (and well described) in Mojie's review here, the ones that I've kept are:
- Gold Tinged Plum - awesome MLBB with shimmer; subtle mauves and plums tend to be my best MLBB shades, possibly because I'm slightly cool toned?
- Shimmering Deep Mauve - more dramatic, pinker and darker than the Gold Tinged Plum, I'll wear this in the evening.
- Sheer Pink Nectar - shows up on my lips as an innocent, springy pink, it's sheer but it definitely gives color.
- Shimmering Bubblegum Pink - lighter than Sheer Pink Nectar, only gives a bit of color to my lips with a nice shimmer.
And I have to say, I totally love the little clutch. It's small but sturdy, and it doesn't feel fake or cheapy at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I really love the idea of being able to try out many glosses at once, yet I did not expect these to be so tiny. I have used the darkest pink 3x or so & I can already see how little I have left.
I wouldn't repurchase because I find myself grabbing the same three, the red w/o shimmer & the 2 pinks. These 3 shades are gorgeous. I love to pair the darkest pink with MAC's Hue or Creme D' Nude. It looks very natural, yet glossy lips. As some say, your lips but better. I would repurchase the three shades I mentioned above, though.
The red is very pretty, specially when used over a red or blue-based pink lipstick.
I love the texture of these, very smooth. They are not sticky at all!! I actually find them very moisturizing. They smell great, too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
-Comes in a beautiful clutch
-Keeps my lips glossy
-Doesn't dry my lips out
-Even the individual lip gloss tubes are decorative and cute
-Wish the pinks weren't so transparent
-Little amount of gloss in each tube
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
These are sheer glosses. Iterations of "your lips but better." The previous reviewer does a nice job of summarizing the shades. The glosses are smaller than I would have hoped. The gloss formula isn't terribly moisturizing (a real shame). Thankfully, they also aren't drying. The packaging is very heavy. If I went out more, I could almost use it as a clutch. As it stands, I think it will make a great travel makeup case (for those of us who don't bring much makeup when we travel - a couple lipsticks, a pot of eye shadow, pressed powder.).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The Purse Your Lips gloss/clutch set is part of Tarte's Holiday 2008 collection. Inside the purple and cold reptile print (manmade materials so cruelty-free) clutch (which has a matching purple polyester lining), you'll find 9 mini (0.02 oz) lipglosses in 6 shimmery and 3 non-shimmery shades. Tarte claims that this is a $106 value for $39 but I'm not sure how they broke that down.
The little glosses are adorably miniature (but not miniature enough for all of them to stand upright inside the clutch, which seems odd to me), non-sticky and smell like pina colada (to me, anyway). Unfortunately, due to the tiny size, there's not much gloss in each tube. Even testing them once dropped the level in each visibly. I know they're mini glosses, but I want a bit more for my money, personally.
According to Tarte, the colors included are: (1) shimmering near-nude, (2) shimmering nude-peach, (3) gold-tinged plum, (4) shimmering brown sugar, (5) shimmering deep mauve, (6) sheer crimson, (7) sheer pink-nectar and (8) shimmering bubblegum pink. Clearly, they forgot one, which is a shimmering wine red color.
SHIMMERING NEAR NUDE - This goes on clear on my medium/deeply pigmented rosy lips. All I get is a clear gloss with big pieces of glitter that are inexplicably bigger than the shimmer in any other shade. I'm not crazy about this one.
SHIMMERING NUDE-PEACH - I'd call this more of a pearly peachy rose gold color myself. There's no real shimmer to be seen in the sense that the others have shimmer. It's pearlescent and actually very pretty. My favorite in the set.
GOLD-TINGED PLUM - True to color (a sort of plummy pink that's not quite mauve) and fairly sheer. Which is probably good or I'd look like I had bruised lips.
SHIMMERING BROWN SUGAR - Tarte hit it right on the money with this shade description. It's a sheer, pale brown that's not truly nude. It's the exact color of brown sugar with some subtle shimmer (it's obvious in the tube but not on my lips). Not a color that works for me, but could be very nice for someone with darker skin.
SHIMMERING DEEP MAUVE - Another one that goes on very sheer, but more or less true to color otherwise. A purpley pink color that's not very flattering on me.
SHEER CRIMSON - The color I expected to love the most. It's supposedly sheer, but this one packs more color punch than any other shade in the clutch. It's not completely opaque, but it's not truly sheer, either. It's somewhere in between and a very true red.
SHEER PINK-NECTAR - I'd call this one coral myself. Goes on sheer but actually has some noticeable color to it. Not as much as the red, but more than most of the other colors. It goes on a very nice coraly pink that doesn't really scream "Holidays!" to me, but looks nice.
SHIMMERING BUBBLEGUM PINK - Pink in the tube but clear on my lips without much shimmer at all. I was very disappointed with this because a bubblegum pink shade could have been really pretty on me.
SHIMMERING WINE RED - I expected to really like this but it's just okay for me. It's sort of a brick red on my lips without much shimmer in spite of it being very shimmery in the tube.
I'm going to be returning my clutch to Sephora. I'm just not impressed with these. The texture is nice and the variety of colors is good, but the glosses themselves are disappointing in their lack of pigment (with one or two exceptions) and their boring look on the lips.