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~Review & Swatches~ tarte Girl Meets Gloss 5-piece Maracuja Gloss Collector's Set.....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hey Everyone!!

I'm getting in a quick review of tarte Girl Meets Gloss 5- Piece Maracuja Gloss Collector's Set before I watch the Presidential Debate. After the debate comes on and goes off, I have no focus at all!!


 tarte's Girl Meets Gloss set is a QVC exclusive. It includes 5 full size Maracuja glosses for $34.50. One Maracuja gloss is $21, so the price is a steal.

The shades in the kit are:
 (left to right) Bubbly, Curious, Preppy, Chic, and Sparks
 Bubbly
 Curious
 Preppy
 Chic
Sparks


Pros:
-the price of the kit is awesome! $35 is , again, a steal for glosses that costs $21 for one.
-the applicator is brush with a pumping action to get the gloss up to the brush. I love this because I used to be a huge fan of Stila glosses that are of similar packaging.
-the formula is not sticky and the minty smell is very faint.

Cons:
-the pigmentation is zilch. When I do wear gloss alone, I want my lips to be opaque with the color. I don't know what tarte was doing when they made a $21 gloss clear...5 glosses at $21 a piece fairly clear. They probably look better on less pigmented lips. Here's an example.
-the formula is a bit heavy. I applied the gloss on top of a couple of lipsticks and it was too much for me.


Consensus:
If you like pigmented glosses, skip Girl Meets Gloss. The beautiful packaging, the great price and it looks like any other $1 gloss at the beauty supply store. However, this would be the perfect gift for a teen who's just starting out wearing makeup and is trying to keep it subtle and pretty. This also be a perfect gift for the all around lip gloss lover who loves gloss regardless of formula.


What do you think Girl Meets Gloss Set?

Disclosure: These products were set to me for review. All opinions are my own.