I admit my personality is such a major study in contradiction when it comes to pot lipglosses. On one side, I absolutely love cute pots of gloss but my other side reminds me how gross it is to stick my finger in for application, how untidy they are, and how they do not travel well.
I love them so.
A few Summers ago I got some Flirt! Candy Stripes Glossy Lip Palettes and I gotta say they turned into one my very favorite products. They created some super gorgeous lips looks! I adored mixing and matching the colors and it seemed like every look I did with them was an awesome one.
Fast forward, present day, I hauled a Pop Beauty Mini Ribbon Gloss Set because it was 1. cheap as day old chips and 2. it reminded me so much of my beloved and long gone Candy Stripes Glossy Lips Palettes.
Take a look!
A set of 5 mini lip pots featuring three strips of colored gloss.
Ok, so cute factor totally wins this hand plus the budget friendly price tag. I got five pots for $11.99 on ACW. Cheap as hell. Works out to less than $3 bucks a pot. In total you get three strips of gloss per a pot which equals 15 different glosses to choose from.
The packages are a twist off tin and a little bigger than the size of a silver dollar. The glosses all look so stunning at first glance kinda like bright, popping shades of jello! They even have a sorta similar texture and feel of jello on first swipe.
In terms of packaging, presentation, and the price I paid, these win all sorts of awards.
They have an awful formula.
I didn’t even bother swatching all of them as they really are too subtle to bother. Shades are all subtle regardless of how gorgeously pigmented they look in the pot and I can only get the barest amount of shine from the formula as it’s not emollient in the least. The texture is really firm but it smooths on patchy and uneven and leaves behind a tasteless, un-glossy look on lips.
Completely and utterly a bust in terms of formula. I’m somewhat shocked as in the pot they look stunning but on the lips is a whole other story!
- Anyone who likes cute glosses that doesn’t mind a crummy formula.
- Anyone looking for cute Halloween treats or grab bag goodies for a tween’s bday party!
- Anyone who wants a glossy, hydrating lip balm or gloss.
Even at this price I can’t help but express my disappointment. The presentation of the product is really misleading as they truly look amazing but beauty is only skin deep I suppose.
Revamp the formula and I might consider indulging again but at the moment I’m stuck with five pots of awful.
Do not want.