November 4, 2011

mark Main Squeeze Lipgloss Review, Swatches, Photos

I love me some funky, gadget-like packaging. It’s my geeky good nature that enjoys the gadgetry of the new mark Main Squeeze Lip Glosses.

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My friend Jai and I sat down to struggle with these glosses for the better part of 20 minutes. We were under the impression they flipped up and you applied with a fingertip.

Needless to say that we squealed like two little girls when we figured out that the silver part flips off and under it houses an applicator. Genius!

At first I was a little meh about the packaging as I really don’t relish the idea of sticking my fingers into a pot of gloss as not only is it messy but it basically destroys the product since it’s an easy way to end up with a bacteria ridden gloss plus let’s not forget how inconvenient it is to travel with it.

Now I think the packaging is wicked. These chunky disks will stand upright and have a silver top which removes to display the stealthy little applicator underneath the hood. The packaging center is a soft, squishy plastic that’s surrounded by a sturdy plastic. This squishy center allows you to squeeze the gloss to the applicator for application. Nifty isn’t it?

The downside is the applicator is an ickle small so things can get messy fast during application. You need to apply slowly to avoid sloshing lipgloss all over the outer sides of the applicator. Outside of this minor quirk I find the packaging funky. P.S. Don’t forget to tissue off the applicator before popping the top back on to avoid a mess!

The Mark Main Squeeze Lipglosses come in three shades and are a limited edition release for Holiday 2011. The formula on these little guys has a nice tack so it wears decently long. The thicker texture creates a fuller lip look with a fruity flavor. I like thicker glosses so I enjoyed the formula as it had a strong glossy finish, a lovely fruity taste, and just the right amount of tackiness to keep it wearing for three to four hours. However, if you really don’t love sticky, thick glosses you might not like this formula.

Each of the glosses has its own flavor so if you’re sensitive to scented or flavored lipglosses beware as they are heavily fragranced. I found them quite tasty!

You can choose from:

  • Cherry Squeeze
  • Papaya Squeeze
  • Honey Squeeze

The shades have a slight shimmer and very little color pay off. For the most part I get a clear finish to each however Cherry Squeeze does offer a slight more pigment than the other shades in the collection.

At $10 a pop these are a rather cute little budget lipgloss with some fun packaging, they remind me of the Hourglass Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss.



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  • Cj

    Omg that’s the cutest thing ever! I am so gonna get one, probably the cherry 🙂

    • the Muse

      these rock seriously…I’m such a packaging h0r but they thrilled me for some reason ;D!

  • electronicfly

    The first thing that popped into my head was *squish* *squish* *squish* *squish* *squish* *squish* *squish* *squish* *squish* *squish*

    xD I think I will enjoy pressing the soft bit more than the actual product itself xD

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I had no idea these worked this way and I am an Avon rep!! LOL, only for the loot and I sell to a few family members. I hemmed over getting these as I believe that Mark makes a great gloss, lots of shine and shimmer with no gritty-ness some glosses have. I love Juice gems and normally they have a mini set of them for the holidays, wish they had done it this year…I might need to get these now!

    • the Muse

      you’ve no idea…we literally sat for 20 minutes trying to flip it open…it looks like a potted lip balm or gloss. finally we figured out the top flips off *HEAD DESK* LOL! so cool! I like the Juice Gems as well and actually wish they did a set again this year but these are nice…the packaging does get a bit messy though so you need to be patient with application but I’m such a h0r for fun packaging that I gave them totally props for it!

      • kiwikiwidragon

        Yeah, I would have thought the same thing. Especially since all of their glosses refer to juice or fruit, I would have never thought the squeeze part was literal. I jusdt added the cherry and honey to my demo list along with the new white gold 24kt lippies! ^_^ Sweet babies!

  • Majick

    I was going to mention the hourglass gloss packaging. I thought it was cool but thought a lot of gloss would get wasted. Or, the package would break open in my purse or something.

    I like thicker stickier glosses because they seem to stay on longer and are usually more hydrating. I’m not a fan of smelly fruit flavors but if the formula is good and it’s not too offensive I’d overlook the smell.

    I actually think this pkg is cuter than the hourglass. Really shows off the color.

  • dom

    omg love! if we can get these babies shipped overseas, i’d be the happiest person alive. and yes, i am also a packaging h0. it’s ingenious really, but i’d love to walk around with one of these.