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