Experience with BeDazzler must be a requirement to work in the makeup biz because faux gems have been gracing more and more products every day.
In the case of the new Glamour Glosses by Too Faced ($19), I better find a way to “let it go.”
You can’t miss the GIANT fake jewel on the cap (or how it looks like it’s mocking me).
Lucky for Too Faced, the coverage on this gloss? — HELLO! Off the hizzy.
I see you, opacity
The new line of 12 lipglosses was just recently released and designed to plump the lips while adding shine and color.
I’ve been alternating between Sex Pot (a creamy lilac) and Flirt (a creamy pinkish brown), both of which light up my lips with dense, even color. A precise brush applicator and a smooth formula dish out full coverage in one coat, but what I really love about them are how their colors don’t look thick, heavy or obvious (I bet they’d look great in HD!).
From left: Sex Pot, Flirt
Cool it now
Plumping glosses aren’t normally my thing… I don’t enjoy that bee sting sensation that often comes with them, but Glamour Glosses don’t hurt. There’s a gentle cooling sensation that lasts for about a half an hour, but it’s tingly and refreshing (as opposed to searingly painful), almost like minty gum on the lips.
Too Faced claims that “rice lipids” and “dehydrated marine spheres” (wha?) give them their plumping powers, but about that … I don’t really notice much plumping with these, and that’s fine with me.
Stick it to ya
What they do offer, however, beyond rich color, is fantastic wear time. The sticky, medium-weight texture really adheres to the lips. Yesterday, Flirt stayed put for five hours, through not only a meal but also a handful of “anger management berries” and smooches with El Hub, who, incidentally, said he liked the tingle.
Sex Pot (left), Flirt (right)
As for wear time, how do they compare to the new Benefit Ultra Shine Lip Shines?
Debating between the Glamour Glosses the new Benefit glosses? I’d say Glamour Gloss lasts about an hour longer.
Wearing Sex Pot
GG also feels a little thicker on my lips, and I prefer the light vanilla frosting fragrance to Benefit’s louder fruity scent.
I dig the Benefit packaging more, though. Don’t those tubes look fun (yet still fairly grown up)? I don’t know, but the Glamour Glosses, while cute, still feel a little too Sweet Valley High/tweeny bopper to me…
Packaging matters, and while I’m not too crazy about the outside of these glosses, their insides more than make up for it. Good stuff! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like Too Faced Glamour Gloss if
- …you like glosses with a sticky texture
- …you want full color coverage
- …you don’t mind a tingly, cooling sensation
- …you can appreciate youthful packaging
- …you break for brush applicators
Like a virgin: vogue-ing to music that makes people come together
The Glee/Madonna episode airs tonight and I’m *this close* to spontaneously combusting in my chair from excitement. Probably TMI, but I’ve danced along to the Lucky Star video at least three times today. Yes, I still remember all the choreography and, YES, I fell down several times (not on purpose). Tabs keeps staring at me as if to say, “Have you lost your mind?”
Damn, if I could only remember where I put my pair of black fingerless gloves. I wanted to wear ‘em tonight.
Anywho, what’s the good word on your end of the computer? Anything exciting to report?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,