Ok, I think I’m finally out of denial. I’m come to the conclusion I can’t do plummy, black gothy lips. Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment proved it to me, and Bobbi Brown Black Velvet is busy taking me down and telling me how I so can’t do the vampy lip look, and now Smashbox O-Gloss Noir may be proving that this Fall trend is just not for the likes of Muse’s like me.
Smashbox’s newest gloss that promises to transform into your perfect berry hue. Changing to a berry shade that is uniquely to you.
So if you’re olive skin or a bit darker you might see the joy in this but honestly I personally felt it was a fail.
First off, I’m not a big fan of Smashbox O-Gloss’s formula to begin with. I have the original and I wish it was more emollient, more shiny, and just overall more glossy. Smashbox Noir pretty much picks up in the same formula position here, nothing has changed in regards to how shiny the gloss is, simply put it’s just a revamped version of O-Gloss in a plum berry shade.
It swatches near black but at closer glance you’ll see it’s somewhat a grape purple shade. On my lips? About the same thing…I was hopeful for a burst of warm berry not plum, not purple, not grape but something along the lines of a very ripe cherry but this is not the case. On my lips it looks blackish grape and after a few minutes begins to turn a tad dark plum….not particularly flattering in the least for me.
- Olive skin tones or darker who want a vampy lip look!
- Anyone who wears a vampy, gothy lip look well!
- Anyone wanting a warmer, richer shade of color for Fall lips!
- Anyone expecting a berry shade (this is not berry it is however along the lines of purple, think plums or grapes).
- Anyone expecting it to change to “your perfect shade” (it does not in my opinion).
Sadly, this is an utter disappointment for me but that’s only my personal opinion as I can picture a dozen other people who will like it very much. Fairer skin types may wish to avoid it as you’ll look a tad deathly (rigamortis setting in) with plum lips but again that’s only my opinion. It’s debatable whether it’s something you absolutely need, I personally can think of a million other lip products for Fall that are way prettier, however, as I mentioned some people will fall for this head over heels.
Personally, no likey.
Def snapped me into reality about how I so can’t do the entire vampy lip thing!
Better luck next time for me!
Are you hauling Smashbox O-Gloss Noir?
Tried it already and ADORE it?
Tried it already and ABHOR it?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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