Name: HIP Color Presso Lipgloss
Available: Anywhere L’Oreal HIP is sold
I have been wanting to try these lipglosses since they made their debut with the Loose Kohls. Since I had such a bad experience with the kohls, I became wary of purchasing these. Fortunately I was sent two Color Pressos to test and review for the blog by Total Beauty. Well, I can honestly say that I didn’t absolutely hate these glosses, but I wasn’t in love with them either.
The packaging of the gloss is very annoying. I find it extremely hard to squeeze both sides to mix the colors. The whole idea behind this product is that you can mix the colors together to get a unique color. Unless you have very strong, large hands you won’t be able to use this product as it was originally intended. The glosses themselves are very sheer, one side is a dark color and the other side is a lighter more shimmery color. Only the darker color shows up on the lips, and even then it’s very sheer. The scent of these glosses is quite strong, it’s a very vanilla cupcake / frosting scent. This may work for some people, but I personally hate almost every version of vanilla out there, MAC lipglasses excluded.
I would purchase more of these glosses if I had coupons and these were on sale BOGO Free. Other than that, I feel that these glosses are not worth the high price tag. If you had $15 to spend on a new gloss, I would highly recommend that you pass over these glosses and either pick up a MAC lipglass or buy a few NYX Mega Shine lipglosses.
You can read more reviews on this product on Total Beauty…
I finally got around to taking pictures of my two NYX hauls from Cherry Culture and the NYX Cosmetics website. I spent around $90, including shipping. I was very happy with everything I bought.
Sheer Gloss Tubes: I reviewed two of these babies here, and I loved them so much, despite their cons, that I decided to buy one in almost every color. I even bought 4 tubes of the clear, because I want to mix it with different pigments for personalized lipglosses. I’ll probably take up close and personal pictures of the glosses once I place them into pots. I already placed a few into pots, as you can see in the picture
Concealer in a Jars: I already own and love my Concealer in a Jar in the Light shade reviewed here, so I thought I would give the Green and Yellow colors a go. The green is suposed to counteract redness, and the yellow is for brightening up dark circles.
NYX Chrome Eyeshadows: I already owned several of these, and I really like their finely milled texture, so I picked up a couple of more colors.
Beauty Queen (Purple w/ Puple Glitter)
Geisha (Pink w/ Gold)
NYX Rouge Cream Blushes: I had never tried these before, but I was super curious, so I picked up two to try.
Rose Petal (Pinky / Peach)
Tea Rose (Tan / Pink)
NYX Shadow Trios: I had recieved testers of all of these in my Rep kit, but these were marked down to $2 a peice, so I picked up some of my favorite trios, so I would have them in the compacts.
Back Row (Left to Right):
Front Row (Left to Right):
Beanie/Red Bronze/Red Bean
I picked up 15 of these singles from the sale. They were a buck and change on the NYX Cosmetics, so I went a little happy.
All together (Clickable – to make larger):
Broken up into groups:
Top Row (Left to Right):
Slate (On the End)
Bottom Row (Left to Right):
Here are some close ups:
Well, that’s it of my NYX Cosmetics haul. If you guys want swatches or close up images of anything, please let me know. Also leave a comment if you want a review of anything listed here. Don’t forget I’ve already written a couple of reviews on these products.
Here is my CVS haul from Memorial Day weekend. This haul is all about L’Oreal and Milani products. I ended up buying a backup of one of the L’Oreal eyeshadows – Baby Spice. It is a gorgeous sheer taupe color that is going to be a fave!!!
The entire haul:
Glamorous: (Coral), Delicious (Pink)
Milani Quad: Wild Violets
Milani Crystal Gloss: Innocent (Clear Shimmer), Plush Baby (Mauve Shimmer)
L’Oreal Colour Juice Stick: Strawberry Fields, Plum Crazy, Watermelon Ice, Chai Love You (2x)
(Forgot to take a solo picture of these)
These are my favorite lipsticks. The scent is amazing and they are extremely glossy. These are backups for my favorite colors.
L’Oreal Bare Naturale Eyeshadow: Bare Gold, Bare Lavendar, Baby Spice (2x), Bare Olive
This whole haul came in around $23. I was super excited!!
I finally got around to taking pictures of my Target haul, that did a while ago. I have lots of hauls to catch up with, so expect a lot of haul posts to appear. I didn’t purchase everything at once. So don’t think it was one gigantic mega haul. LOL.
At Target, a lot of Sonia Kashuk products had been clearanced out, so naturally I took advantage of the deep discount to pick a few items. Because, of course, I don’t have enough product already.
Sonia Kashuk Lip Palettes:
Shimmering Sorbets: This is a very pretty shimmery palette that go from natural and sheer to a bright pop of color for the summer. I, of course had to swatch everything ASAP and you can see where I accidently dug my lip brush into the lippie and messed it up. LOL.
Sonia Kashuk Enhanced Eyeshadow:
Burnished: This is a grayish – taupe color that is extremely pigmented and very soft and blendable. Gorgeous!!
Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad:
Striking Jewels: This is a gorgeous quad with a deep emerald green, a matte tan, a shimmery bronzy brown and a deep bronzy purple.
Revlon Super Lustrous:
Shine That Pink: This is a meduim pink that is absolutely beautiful. The best part is that this has an SPF of 15!
Dual Finish Brush: This is the newest skunk brush on the market, and in my opinion, it’s the best quality one with the very best price: $6.99
Out of the Packaging:
That’s all for now!
I took these pictures a few months ago, and my camera wouldn’t allow me to download these into my laptop until last night. I personally can’t remember which lipgloss is which, but since they are absolutely identical – it doesn’t really matter.
If my camera and my laptop continue to work well together, then I should be able to post more swatches in the future.
I hope to make this a new series in where I post lists of products that I think are the best. This one is all about lipglosses. You don’t have to agree with me, that’s one of the great things about having your own opinion!
Wet N Wild Speed Glosses ($3.99): I these are some of my newest acquisitions, but I already love them a lot. These come in a squeeze tube with a hard plastic applicator, that spreads the product easily. These are slightly sticky, and are very pigmented. There is a distinct minty taste in these glosses. They remind me of the B&BW C.O. Bigelow squeeze glosses.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss ($6.99): These have long been a favorite of beauty junkies around the world. They are non sticky, long lasting and come in a wonderful selection of colors. These glosses are pigmented, but can also be applied sheerly as well. I find that I can wear these alone or paired with a lipstick. There is barely any taste or scent to these glosses, so they are perfect for people who do not want or like taste or fragrance in their lipglosses.
Milani Crystal Gloss ($3.99): If I didn’t know any better, I would think that these glosses were MAC lipglasses in a different tube. Crystal Glosses have the same texture, scent and staying power as the lipglasses, only with a much, much smaller price tag. I only have one of these right now, but I absolutely adore it, and it has proven itself to be a wonderful, high quality gloss.
Milani Lip Mixers($6.99): Even though these are brand spankin’ new on the market, I already feel that these are some of the best glosses available. The idea behind these glosses, is that you mix the three different layers in the tube to get one shimmery, highshine color. I love these glosses, because they are heavily pigmented, and that they last for a good while on the lips. The scent is pleasant to me, it’s a grape-y scent that some people may like or dislike. The taste and scent goes away after a few minutes though, leaving a gorgeous gloss behind. I have four of these, and I love every single one of them. It’s a good thing that these are permanent.
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss($4-5): For the longest time, these glosses were the only ones that I wore. The texture was smooth and non sticky, and they were long lasting compared to other non sticky glosses. They are also quite pigmented, only a few of them are sheer. The scent to me, is very pleasant, it reminds me of cherry lollipops. My HG nude gloss is in the shade Natural, which is the perfect brown / pinkish color. Even though I have these glosses listed under drugstore, NYX isn’t really found in many drugstore/ chain stores. They can be found online, and at random Beauty Supply stores. They are well worth the search.
Sally Hansen Lipnotic Gem Gloss ($6.99): Two words: DAZZLEGLASS DUPES! These glosses came out last year around the time MAC’s DazzleGlass lipglasses came out. I feel that these glosses by Sally Hansen are really good, cheaper alternatives of the expensive MAC ones. Both glosses are sheer, while being overloaded with shimmer and shine. Many people are split on these glosses, some like the Sally Hansen ones, while others do not feel that they are good alternatives. I personally love these, and they work well for both day time and night time.
Sally Hansen Natural Butter Lip Shine ($5.99): Last, but certainly not least, are these glosses. The texture is interesting, it reminds me of a jelly gloss, so it’s not quite as liquidy as other glosses. These apply sheerly, so they are not a pigmented as the Milani or NYX glosses. The glosses are down right tasty, they remind me strongly of fruit punch, so I feel like I have drunk some punch every time I apply this gloss. These are not long lasting at all, but I still think they are worth it just for the mirror like shine they babies give off!
You can find all these glosses at your local drugstore. Always be on the look out for sales!!
When these first came out, I decided to pick up all of the colors when I found them on BOGO Free. Many people refer to these jelly balms as cheaper alternatives to MAC much loved, very LE Tender Tones. I have tried the Tender Tones, and I personally do not care for them. I dislike the flavor more than anything else. The Jelly Balms on the other hand have a candy-ish taste that I actually like, which was surprising. I normally don’t like candy / food tastes in my lip products.
The Jelly Balms come in 6 different shades and all have the same gel-like texture. There is no shimmer in any of the colors, and they all have semi decent staying power, especially for being very non sticky. The colors are pretty sheer, but they are quite buildable. I personal faves are Luscious and Succulent, but I wear all of the colors. The Jelly Balms come in potted form, so that means you either have to use your fingers or a lip brush to apply them. I personally love using a lip brush, so this isn’t a problem for me, but some people hate them. I highly recommend these for anyone who wants a cheaper and easily available alternative to the Tender Tones.
Here are the colors available:
120 Plush – A light milky pink
220 Ripe – Sheer melon
320 Delectable – Cherry red
420 Savory – Light orange
20 Succulent – Medium – dark pink
720 Luscious – Dark plum
Available: Anywhere L’Oreal HIP is sold
As most if not all of you know that MAC’s upcoming collection Sugarsweet has a new lipglass in it, called Tricolor Lipglass. These glossess have three different colors in the jar, and you mix all three colors together when you pull the wand out of the jar.
The main problem I have come across with these glosses, is that they basically have no pigment. These glosses are priced at $17.50, and they have no pigmentation. Needless to say, I am seriously disappointed right now in MAC, if these are truly as sheer as I am led to believe.
Tricolor Lipglass (17.50):
On the other side of the cosmetic spectrum is Milani’s new Lip Mixer three color lipgloss. Unlike the MAC lipglasses, I have heard nothing but good things from these glosses. Infact I even purchased four of the six glosses available during the Milani BOGO 50% off sale that CVS had last week. I got all four for $20. These are the same concept as the MAC Tricolor lipglasses, except these have more pigment, and are $6.99 compared to $17.50. So if you want a cheaper version of the Tricolor lipglass, or if you are disappointed in the quality of them, then check these out.
I purchased this lipgloss when I purchased the Virgin Lux glosses from the 50% off sale. I really didn’t like this color when I first saw it, because in the tube it looks like a dark hot pink. I am not a big fan of pink lip products, I prefer peach/ berry / gold tones. Anyway I decided to bit the bullet and try this one. I am so glad that I did! This color applies sheerly onto the lips, leaving a very nice wash of dark pink on the lips. There is no shimmer or glitter in the gloss, making the color very sophisticated and wearable for day wear.
This gloss is non sticky and long lasting, just like the Virgin Lux lipglosses. The texture is thin, so it doesn’t feel heavy on the lips. Cherros is the only Perfect Shine gloss that I own, but there are several in the line, many with shimmer. These are the in the same container as the Virgin-Lux lipglosses and are also the same price. I highly recommend them, especially if you can get them for a discount!
Available: Sephora, Vincent Longo
I purchased these glosses during a 50% off sale at a local high end beauty boutique near my house. I purchased two Virgin-Lux lipglosses in Apollo Gold and Prismalite. I also picked up another LV lipgloss that I plan on reviewing in another post. I normally don’t go for these type of glosses, because these are very sheer, and sometimes hard to see on the lips. I feel ripped of sometimes when it comes to this type of gloss because it seems like I spent X amount of money on nothing.
However, I really, really like these glosses. They are very sheer, but when I apply them to my bare lips, I can see the shimmers dancing on my lips, making them look fuller and sexier. The shimmer is very finely milled – so it doesn’t look like a glitter bomb exploded on your lips. It’s very subtle, making it suitable for everyone. Apollo Gold is gold with slight green shimmer. Prismalite is a very faint pink with gold shimmer. Both of these look good on bare lips and over lipstick. They are non sticky and they last a long time on the lips. They remind me of the Revlon Super Lustrous lipglosses, so if you like those you will love these.
Available: Sephora Vincent Longo