Eye Shadow -MAC - Bloggers Obsession Jealousy Wakes
TrippyPixie 7/24/2012 12:27:00 AM
I don't have too many green eyeshadows, so when I saw this, I decided to buy it. (Also, I like reading the Temptalia blog, so that was a bit more of an incentive to buy it.) When I first tried it, I hated it. I had used an eyeshadow brush (a purple Sonia Kashuk one), and nothing showed up. However, I figured out that I needed to apply this product with my fingers in order for it to show up and be able to build up the color. I now wear this as part of an "intense" green eye look. It's a look that I like, but I will admit that it's the only time I use this product. Is this color unique? Even though I don't own too many green eyeshadows, I'd say "probably not". True, there aren't as many teal or emerald green eyeshadows out there as there are other shades of green eyeshadow, but I'm still pretty confident that this shade could be duped. It's not like this is a color that's never been done before. If this product wasn't limited edition, would I buy it again? No. Do I regret having bought it in the first place? Slightly. However, I'm just going to use this product up, and that will be that. No looking back at it after that. (For the "intense" green eye look, I put this shade on the lid, Empire from the Tarina Tarantino Starchild Odyssey Palette in my crease, and Tequila from Kat Von D's Beethoven Palette on my browbone as a highlight. I then line my lower waterline with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Covet. Lastly, I apply put Clinique's Lash Doubling Mascara in Black on my upper and lower eyelashes. ...Come to think about it, the shade Empire reminds me a bit of Jealousy Wakes, only without as much shimmer. I probably need to swatch the two side-by-side for further comparison. And if they are dupes, Empire was a shade that was only available in that limited edition palette, so it's not like it would matter anyway.)
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Defining Marker - Blackest Black
TrippyPixie 7/9/2012 2:24:00 PM
Absolutely horrible. Since I've never used a felt-tip liner before, I figured I'd buy this to practice with. I've used their Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner (the one with the brush), which worked pretty well, so I figured this would too. I also thought that if it didn't work, no big deal, since it was an inexpensive product. My local CVS doesn't seem to carry the Milani Eye Tech Extreme liquid eyeliner, so I thought that this product would be a decent alternative. However, I quickly changed my mind after using this. I did a few test strokes on my hand, which seemed fine. When I applied it to my upper lash line, it hurt terribly. It felt like my eyelids were being scratched, and the pen was pulling on my eyelid. I had absolutely no control over the pen, so it was skidding everywhere across my eye. It at first made a really thin line -- to the point that it was ridiculously thin. When I tried to make the line thicker, it was difficult and wouldn't cooperate, and eventually ended up smudging. As for the color, it wasn't gray, like other people have been describing it, but it's rather a muted black. Certainly not "Blackest Black". I will definitely be returning this, which is a big deal for me. I've NEVER returned a cosmetics purchase before, since I've always found some way to deal with the product in question. However, this one is going back right away. Thank goodness I kept the receipt, and that CVS allows returns on used cosmetics.
It was fun while it lasted. I bought this on a whim, having liked LUSH's Sweet Lips Lip Scrub. I knew that there were going to be pop rocks in here, but I thought that there would be some sugar in here, too. Nope, just pop rocks. It's kind of awkward exfoliating with a huge chunk of the candy -- it kind of feels like it can scratch you. I usually keep my lip scrubs next to the sink, and then bring them into the shower with me. However, when I did this, too much water got in (though I only opened it to take some product out -- otherwise it was sealed), and ALL of the candy popped. All of the pop rocks fused together, and now they are hard and stuck together. Whenever I use this, I now have to break it all up with tweezers just to be able to use up the rest of the jar. Cute idea, but I won't be buying again. And if I received this as a gift, I'd definitely be careful about how much water I'd expose it to. I'll just stick to the Sweet Lips lip scrub instead.
When I got my nails done recently, I was torn between this shade and OPI's Blue My Mind. I'm so happy that I picked this shade. I love it. It's a perfect medium blue for my fairer, cool-toned skin. (I've seen some images where it looks light on people, but on me, it looks a bit darker.) This color really stands out, and the micro-glitter gives the color some depth and makes it so interesting. I've had people demand to know what polish color I was wearing. Next time I get my nails done, this color will definitely be a frontrunner.
I love this stuff. Though I'm not a big nail polish fan, I still love the way that nicely done nails can look. I just like absolutely no commitment. Normally, I am not a big nail polish fan at all. The process is rather pointless and time-consuming for me -- spend forever (shakily) painting your nails and waiting for them to dry? Over-done hand movements for the next few hours? A chip caused by the slightest movement? A pain-in-the-butt removal? No thanks. At a salon, the process can be even more drawn-out, so that's not really an option for me, either. Plus, it can be expensive as hell. So when I saw these babies, it was a no-brainer for me. Easy application and absolutely no downtime for drying! It's love, really. I got the black and white houndstooth design, and I love it. At first, I worried that it was going to look fake, but it doesn't. Once it adheres, it looks like actual nail polish. Which is quite a relief, since it IS an actual nail polish strip. The way I made these last for 2 weeks was that I put nail polish remover on my nails before applying, and once I applied the nail strips, I put on a clear topcoat. Though it must be noted that during those 2 weeks, I didn't do too much with my hands that would cause them to chip early. Don't think of these as press-on nails. Think of them as rub-on temporary tattoos. It's a similar concept in application, except you're not applying a wet compress to the nail polish strip. I haven't gotten any reaction like this from any other beauty product that I've used. In two weeks alone, I've had at least 30 people comment on these nails. Random strangers have even grabbed my hands just to get a closer look at them. (Kind of creepy, but a bit flattering in the same sense.) Little kids have noticed my nails (and come on, how observant are they with minor things like this, normally?), and my dad noticed them also. He's the kind of guy that notices a drastic change in haircut/color, but when it comes to subtle things (like nail color, for instance), forget it. It takes A LOT to get him to notice something like that. So when he noticed my nails, I knew that these nails were sure to stand out. These last a lot longer than any other nail color I've used. I had mine on for two weeks. There was only minor chipping, but from things that were my fault (like getting caught on something). The only reason I had to remove the strips (with nail polish remover, for those of you who were wondering) was because my nails had started to grow out again. At $10 (at my local CVS, at least), these are a bit pricey for a drugstore product, but they perform really well. Each box (which I think is rather flimsy and has the potential to be opened up easily) contains two packs of strips, a wooden cuticle stick, and a nail file (one side for smoothing, the other a rough side). The instructions included are also really good and easy to follow. However, don't use the smooth side to file off the nail polish strip to fit your own nail. Use the rough side gently, otherwise you'll be sitting around for eternity waiting for the excess strip to finally tear off. This kind of product you can apply yourself, but it really is easier if you have somebody else do it for you. There's no mess; all you have to worry about is the nail polish strip either tearing, folding, or sticking to something that it shouldn't and prying it off from that object gently. However, they give you extra polish strips in case something happens. Don't throw away the box when you're done! Save it because there's about 5 strips left over, and when you use up a second box, you can use those extra 5 leftover strips to manicure both of your hands one more time. (However, some strips might not match up to your nail shape exactly, so you'll have to improvise a bit with it.) I absolutely love this stuff, and will definitely buy it again in different patterns. (However, I will probably stay away from the neon colors, since the appearance of those can look a bit odd and chalky, as well as the glitters, since I hate removing glittery nail polish.)
I find this to be okay. This is coming from the girl who didn't really like NARS Orgasm blush, and pretty much hates any shimmery blush in general. Because I'm very cool-toned, I felt that Orgasm was way too warm for me since it had a lot of gold shimmer, and ended up turning my cheeks a weird orangey-rust sort of color. I usually use Benefit's Thrrrob as my regular blush, which is a light pink and not very shimmery, as well as the fact that I prefer pink blushes on me. However, I saw this and couldn't resist. I knew full well ahead of time that this would be chock-full of shimmer. I looked at a bunch of reviews and photos, but still decided to get it anyways. It's quite a nice color; very vibrant. It has shimmer to it like NARS Orgasm does, and not glitter like NARS Angelika does (though Angelika's glitter does shed). When wearing this, I have to blend it out quite a bit, though, since in the daytime, the shimmer can go into overdose-zone. This much cooler than Orgasm, which I think has to do with the fact that Orgasm is a peach (which tends to be warmer) blush with gold shimmer, while this blush is a watermelon (which tends to be cooler) blush with gold shimmer. However, if I apply too much of this, the gold shimmer takes over, making my cheeks look muddy. This is quite the statement blush (on my skin tone, at least), so don't let your eyes or lips compete too much with it. What makes me happy is that this doesn't make my cheeks look as warm/weird as Orgasm does. That's hard to do, since most golds tend to make my cool-toned skin look muddy or sickly. When wearing this, I have to be careful, though, since I have medium-sized pores on my cheeks, as well as red acne scars. They get accentuated a bit by the shimmer. I think that older women should stay away from this blush. The shimmer would make them look childish and ridiculous, as well as draw attention to their signs of aging. Since I'm in my teens, though, I believe that I can get away with the shimmer in this blush more easily. This doesn't do any sort of 3D/sculpting business, but I'm fine without it. I expected that claim to be a bunch of malarkey anyways. While I see darker skin tones receiving some decent color-payoff from this blush, however, I see fair and fair-medium skin tones having the best payoff from it. This is way more pigmented than most of their other boxed blushes, though (like Dandelion, Georgia Peach, and Thrrrob). I knew that the package was going to be smaller, but I'm surprised by how much. At least knock down the price by $4 or $5! (In U.S. dollars, that is, which is my currency.) The magnetic lid I'm not that crazy about, since I'm so used to the pull-off type from my Thrrrob box. However, this would be decent for travel. The mirror's okay, but I've never found myself using it. The blush does smell a bit fruity, but the scent isn't really potent. Unless you put your nose right on top of the blush and sniff it, you can't smell it. On the cheeks, I would imagine that the scent fades quite quickly. The brush is very nice and soft, and hasn't shed yet. Nowhere near as scratchy as my Thrrrob brush. It also picks up color well. (A bit too well, so blow it off a bit before applying, otherwise your cheeks will be shimmer-city.) However, I dislike that the brush is pure white in color, because the blush ends up staining it easily. If you're a fan of NARS Orgasm, I would recommend trying before buying, because I think Benefit's Coralista would suit you better. If you found Orgasm to be too warm (or if you like really shimmery blushes), then this might just work for you. I don't love this. It's a stage of "like" at this point, because I don't like shimmer in my blushes (though I knew beforehand that this would have shimmer in it), and it can be too dramatic for daytime, so I don't see myself ever hitting pan on this (like I have with Thrrrob, which is much more sheer and less shimmery). It's not a "love-hate" relationship, or even a "hate" relationship. It's just a "meh" relationship. Before, I wrote that I might buy this again if I had a coupon. However, this seems very unlikely, seeing as how I don't reach for this blush that often. I don't completely regret my purchase of this, but I wouldn't buy it again. It's a nice product, don't get me wrong, but it's just not for me.
Love this color. I don't own "Rudolph Red", so I can't compare. Red is my absolute favorite color, so I had to get this (among other reasons). On my fair-medium skin, this is a dark blood red with red shimmer. Works well on my cool skin tone, probably because it lacks the gold/yellow shimmer that other reds I run across usually have. Not sure if this would look good on warm skin tones. (My eyes are quite bleary right now since it's late, and I'm in no mood to figure it out.) Even though I'm not a big nail polish fan, I would buy this again. It's quite nice, and only takes two coats to look good. (Sorry for the brief review. I'll update when I'm more awake. If you look at my other reviews, you'll see that I can be quite the rambler.)
Towards the end of November, I was using a skincare product that gave me a horrible reaction around the mouth area. My mouth, though in reality it wasn't, felt like it was burned. That whole area was dry, and my lips also had started to crack and peel horrendously. It cracked even more when I talked, and hurt constantly. Also, there are horrible winters where I live, so my mouth had no break. (I also have a terrible habit of licking my lips, and it sadly was the only form of relief. However, this ultimately led to my lips becoming worse.) I had used Aquaphor (my usual miracle-worker) and other lip balms like a crazy person, but none worked. It looked like the skin around my lips was molting! It was nasty. I exfoliated gently with sugar and a toothbrush and would moisturize after, but it still didn't work. I looked so pathetic, with horrendously peeling, bright red lips, and there was nothing I could do about it. (I even had some close family members say to me: "Oh, you poor thing!" Another family member commented that it looked as if my lips had been shredded, as if my mouth had been too close to a paper shredder or a cheese grater.) However, this came into my life and has been helping so much. When I put this on, the flakes aren't as noticeable. It's only been a week since I started using this, and it's been working so terrifically. The smell is very off-putting, but I deal with it because this product has helped the most, even trumping my beloved Aquaphor. (My lips were just too damaged for Aquaphor to help.) There's also a tingly, minty feeling after I put this on. Since it's helped my mouth so much, I will definitely buy again. The only thing that would make this absolutely perfect would be if it had SPF, but given how much this has helped my mouth, I'm not complaining at all. I'm also not a big fan of the tingling, especially since it's wintertime as I type this. Coolness on my lips is not what I want to feel outside. Also, one other complaint: This kind of takes away the color from your lips. Otherwise, though, this stuff is nearly perfect. **UPDATE: 2/4/2011** I absolutely love this stuff. Love it! I used up my first tube in a month. Usually, it takes me more than 3 months to finish up any sort of product (if at all), so that I finished the tube that quickly is really saying something. After I ran out, my lips started to go bad again. (We just got a massive blizzard where I live, which is probably the reason why.) After running out, I got two more tubes, to be sure I'm not without it for a while. Since I've started using this again, my lips have been going back to normal. I've gotten used to the smell of this stuff, but it still isn't pleasant. The tingling is okay, but it's bothersome right now because of the blizzard, due to the low temperatures and crazy wind. This is an absolute HG product for me! And that's saying something, since I've NEVER had any sort of HG product. It takes a lot to impress me, and this has!
Eye Shadow -NYX - Jumbo Eye Pencil - Pots and Pans
TrippyPixie 12/20/2010 4:24:00 AM
Great color, but CREASES LIKE CRAZY. When I use this, I put TFSI on my entire eye first, apply this all over my lid, and brush on a silver eyeshadow on top. Even after the extra insurance from TFSI and the eyeshadow, this still manages to crease within 2 hours. It becomes a smudgy, hot mess, and not the good kind. It's very, very noticeable. Even when I use an oil-removing mattifier on my eye area before the TFSI, this stuff STILL creases. And I know that it's this product that's causing the creasing, because the eyeshadow I use on top of this doesn't crease at all when I wear it by itself. This creasing issue is what knocked this down 2 lippies. That, and the fact that the coverage is patchy when applying. I absolutely love the color and that the packaging offers the ease of scribbling it on. However, the creasing (and how easily it can be seen) is insane, so it's with a heavy heart that I would not buy this product again. If I could find a way to keep it from doing this (or maybe I've just developed really oily eyelids), then I definitely would buy this again. Since this product was rather inexpensive, though, it doesn't really feel like a complete waste of money.
Pretty darn good stuff. Before I went on birth control, I had horrible, zit-ridden skin. I was looking for a treatment for it, and came across this. However, I didn't buy this until I had been on birth control for almost a year, since I found out about this product after I had been on the pill for a few months. When I bought this, I bought two tubes since they were BOGO 50 OFF at Walgreens. I showed it to my mom, and she said, "Oh, I love this stuff! I used it as a teenager! I didn't know that they still made this stuff!" That was a good sign to me. It's worked well for me, as well as for my older sister. (My younger one, I can't say yet, since she hasn't really started getting acne.) This does a good job of purging my skin of its impurities. My zits (which there aren't as many of now, due to birth control) always look diminished after using this, and my blackheads are smaller. The kaolin in it also does a good job of diminishing the oil in my face, but I have to moisturize like crazy afterward, since it can be so drying. I wouldn't put this mask on my neck, like the instructions say to, unless you have some serious acne there. Also, my older sister noted that this mask doesn't do squat for the bump/zit-like things that occur after waxing, because those are from irritation. Just note that if you wear glasses, you obviously can't wear them while the mask is on, otherwise you'll have yourself one hell of a mess to clean up. It's easiest to take this off by using a washcloth. It seems like it'll be hard to get off, but it softens quickly upon the introduction of water. I recommend using a green washcloth, because this mask stains. Note that the mask is a pain to get out from your eyebrows and hairline. I just hate the absolute stinging that happens when the mask is on. I want to go and take this stuff off of my face immediately, but I end up roughing through it. (I do not have sensitive skin, I just have a very low tolerance for pain/irritation.) As the mask is drying, it makes your face about as stiff as the Phantom's from the 1925 movie version of "The Phantom of the Opera". This mask makes your face the ever-stereotypical shade of green, this stereotype which I think was started by this product. The way I use this is to wash my face with a cleanser, and then moisturize. I then make my face wet again and slather this on, leaving it for 15 minutes. I then take this off by using a washcloth. I then use a Bioré nose strip on my nose. After I peel that off, I exfoliate my entire face with Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate. I then moisturize my face. After all of this, my face looks great. I would definitely buy this again, but next time, I would buy the tub version from Sally Hansen Beauty Supply, as opposed to the tube version from Walgreens. (I have yet to find this in a local CVS.) The tube's a bit annoying to get all of the product out from. The price of this isn't bad at all, considering what it does and how much product you get from it. I DON'T recommend this to people who have sensitive skin, don't like tingling, and don't like mint or are allergic to it (thought that should be obvious from the product's name). I also DON'T recommend it to those with extremely dry skin. A little dry is okay, but if it's extremely dry, the kaolin in this will absolutely murder your skin. (The kaolin is a drying agent which helps dry out your blemishes. A familiar form of it is called kaolin clay.) I see the kaolin in this working wonders for those with super-oily skin, though.
Great color. I knew that the blue was going to work with my cool-toned skin, but I was a bit hesitant about the gold, since I'm so cool-toned that I can only wear gold on my eyes (and that is only because I have dark brown eyes). However, this looks great! I kept on getting compliments from everyone because of the contrast between the dark-ish blue and my pale skin (which also complemented it at the same time), and because it glittered in the sun. They all said that it's so unique, and I do too. It's certainly an eye-catching color. About application, I got this color put on at a nail salon on both my fingernails and toenails. It took about two or three coats for the color to build up. When the nail technician first swiped one coat on, I was thinking, "Oh, please let her apply another coat or two, since this looks so measly!" Luckily she did, and the color consequently built up. On my fingernails, this chipped in less than a week, though I don't think it's the polish's fault. I was going through an almost week-long session to become a swim instructor, and was crawling in and out of swimming pools constantly. I think that led to this polish chipping as early on as it did, since it took two weeks for my toenails to chip. However, since there's still glitter in this polish, I think that this will chip more easily than other polishes. The one thing that I don't like about this, though, is that this is an absolute pain in the ass to remove. I have to scrub hard with my nail polish remover, but it only removes the color at first -- there's still a layer of colorless glitter left over, which I usually have to remove by scraping off, since I have no patience at that point. I had to remove this on my fingernails early on, since it started to look tacky due to the chipping, and it took me almost 30 minutes per hand to completely remove all of this. My feet are very overdue in having this color removed -- it's been almost 2 months since I got my nails done with this color, and I've only removed the polish from the first toe of both feet. I've been letting it chip off slowly, but I might just have to remove it completely now since it looks nasty, and my swim instructor job requires me to be barefoot. If it wasn't such a pain to remove, I would've completely removed this polish a month ago. (Okay, I'm also a bit lazy, too. But this IS an absolute pain to remove!) Beautiful color, but it seems to chip easily and is an absolute pain in the ass to remove. If I didn't have to remove it myself, I wouldn't mind as much. But since I don't go into nail salons often enough to have them remove it for me, I don't have a choice. If they removed it for me in a shorter amount of time, I might like this polish more. However, I would still get my nails painted with this again (thereby making it a "yes" for "repurchase", though I didn't buy this). I would just "conveniently" plan my next nail appointment so that the nail technician can remove the color for me.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
TrippyPixie 10/27/2010 6:51:00 PM
I like this flavor/scent a lot more than the Honeysuckle Honeydew one. I bought that one first, but only because I had a feeling that if I didn't, I would never see an eos balm again. However, when I found this one, I picked it up immediately and bought it. Am I picky? Yes, a bit. But they both work pretty nicely. They moisturize the lips a good amount, but nothing amazing. But then again, I have extremely flaky, chapped, and dry lips, even after scrubbing with sugar and moisturizing. The package is pretty cute, too. This smells like a fruity chewing gum -- I know that it smells like a certain brand, but for the life of me I cannot name which one. (Not Juicy Fruit, though, which is what the Honeysuckle Honeydew one smells like.) This also has a slight taste to it when it's on your lips--slightly sweet--but nothing too noticeable. Honeysuckle Honeydew has this also. Do I find this too waxy? Not really. Before using this and the Honeysuckle Honeydew one, I used an extremely waxy lip balm, so these are nothing compared to that one. It also doesn't hurt that the package of this flavor/scent is in red, my favorite color. All that aside, though, a so-so lip balm. Nice, but not the best. I checked "yes" for rebuying though, because I'm not sure what other kind of lip balm I would buy once I ran out of this one and the Honeysuckle Honeydew one.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Ransom 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
TrippyPixie 10/25/2010 6:03:00 PM
When it comes to Urban Decay eyeliners, I've been around the block quite a few times. I've gotten two gift sets of their mini-pencils for two previous Christmases, I own a few full-size pencils, and I've used the pencils that my mom owns (disinfecting before and after use, of course). So, needless to say, I am quite familiar with this product. I first saw this shade used in many of Christine's looks on Temptalia. It was such a unique, vibrant purple color, one that I knew I had to have. So I trotted off to Sephora and bought one. The color is gorgeous and absolutely flatters my dark brown eyes. I have never found a purple like this before. So, why did I give this only 3 lippies? The consistency's horrible. The other 24/7 liners deliver rich pigment easily, and with only a few swipes. They are also easy to take off with a wipe. This shade, though, takes some serious work. I have to swipe the pencil back and forth for almost a minute on each eye in order to build it up to something and give it some decent vibrancy. The other 24/7 liners seem to be a bit harder in consistency, while Ransom seems to be softer. I've never had this before with another 24/7 liner shade. Maybe I got a bad pencil? The sample pencil in Sephora was the same too when I tried it, but I assumed it was because the oils from many people's eyes had made the consistency softer. This shade is also a complete pain to take off. I have to go on floor buffer mode with a wet wipe when I take this off, a problem that I haven't had with other 24/7 liners before. It takes a lot of work to get all of Ransom off--a few minutes' worth, actually. Even when I use an oil-free eye makeup remover, it's still a battle to get off. Basically, I love the color but hate the consistency and work required with this. Also, $17 is a bit ridiculous to be paying for a single pencil. I guess I would buy this again, though, because of the gorgeous, unique color. Or at least be willing to get it in another mini-pencil set.
Lip Treatments -eos - Smooth Sphere Organic Lip Balm in Honeysuckle Honeydew
TrippyPixie 10/25/2010 2:46:00 AM
Hmm, I think that I like this, but I had to settle for this scent/flavor instead of another. I think that because that I didn't get the one that I originally wanted, I'm on the fence about this. After searching around my local Walgreens and CVS stores like a maniac, I finally found an eos lip balm at a nearby Walgreens. I had been wanting the Summer Fruit flavor, but this was the only one that they had. Something nagged at me to buy this instead of waiting. Knowing my luck, if I hadn't bought this, I never would've been able to find another eos lip balm again. The smell is quite interesting. It's almost some kind of fruity chewing gum scent. Nothing specific comes to mind, though I keep thinking of Juicy Fruit gum when I use this. It makes my lips taste a little bit sweet, but it fades after a while. I have to apply this back and forth in order to get nice coverage, which is a little bit annoying. (I like my lips pretty much drenched in lip balm.) Some people say that this is too waxy, but seeing as how before this, I had used for a few months one of the waxiest lip balms ever, so this is no big deal to me. This seems to be pretty good for lipstick and lip gloss prep. It also gives your lips a nice sheen. Sadly, this doesn't seem to last extremely long (probably because it's thinner), and isn't very moisturizing (though I do have pretty dry and flaky lips to begin with, even after exfoliation). My lips do feel a bit softer once the balm wears off, though. The packaging is so different, which I like, but it's very easy for something to attach to the balm, like lint or a piece of hair. I like playing with the package when I'm bored in class by rolling it around on my desk and in my hand. However, it's quite annoying that I can't put this in my jeans pocket, because it either won't fit, or it looks very bulgy, weird, and...odd. (Yes, in THAT way, if you're thinking as pervertedly as I am. But even if you're not, someone's bound to make a joke about it if you put this in your pants pocket.) I will buy another eos Smooth Sphere lip balm again, but I'm going to try and buy it in Summer Fruit instead. I'd rather buy that one instead of this scent/flavor. Even though I wouldn't buy Honeydew again, I marked "yes" for repurchase because I would buy the same product, just in a different scent/flavor; as well as that if I could never find Summer Fruit, I'd just go and buy this one again.
I was excited to try this, since I've been looking for a light pink lip gloss for a while now. So when I went into Sephora, I made a beeline towards the NARS display and tried the sample of this (with one of those disposable applicators, mind you). At first, my lips looked clear, just shiny. I waited for a few minutes like one reviewer said that she did, hoping that the color would intensify. Nope. After 15 minutes, nothing had happened, so I didn't buy it. Even after I had been out of Sephora for half an hour, my lips still looked the same. There was no intensification at all, my lips just looked shiny. It looked like I had on a clear lip gloss with colorless sparkle. Pretty disappointed, and the search still continues.