December 15, 2011

Lipstick Queen Big Bang Illusion Gloss Review, Swatches, Photos

If I’m lucky enough my second life I’ll come back as a gay man so I can hit a little Jim Parsons. I love that man.

Oh you sexy beast, I’d get my coitus on with you any day!

Speaking of all good things Big Bang has anyone tried the Lipstick Queen Big Bang Illusion Gloss.

I like, I want some more please.


According to Poppy King, creator of Lipstick Queen, “the right ratio of shimmer to shine can create the illusion of plumper lips….”

Indeed, Poppy, you’re right. Big Bang Lipgloss has this iridescent-like finish that creates a fuller, pouty lip look. How it works exactly is a mystery to me but it does give my lips a poutier appearance but that’s actually not why I like the gloss so much.

The formula has a silicon-like texture that has a smooth glide on lips and a finish that hugs my lips in a rather brilliant way. It almost feels powdery or velvety in some cases. The two glosses I tried both had a rich color payoff as well and enhanced my lips in a way that they appeared fuller. The applicator on the gloss is a smaller sponge that builds color nicely and smooths gloss on flawlessly.

Wear time is pretty sweet at around five hours without food or drink breaks. It just wears really long and strong even if I’m continuously licking my lips!

The shades I tried were Infinite (golden pink) and Time (golden bronze).

It’s rather pleasant to run across a plumping gloss that doesn’t sting my lips in order to get the pout-y effect and that in itself makes it a solid choice for those sensitive to glosses that use cinnamon or other mints to get the plumping effect down.

No irritation to plump my lips?

Big yay!

Muse Approved for purchase.

A very interesting glow formula that delievers on fuller looking lips!


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  • Sarah S.

    Hmm I have often mused (heh) that if I died and came back as a man, I would most def be a gay man!

    Anyways, these look really pretty <3

  • Daisyv316

    I love the big bang theory!!! My sister just got me the fourth season ๐Ÿ™‚

  • M

    I LOVE DR SHELDON COOPER! Absolutely hilarious!

    I have the LQ Big Bang gloss, too. I can’t remember the colour but it is a juicy red. Love!

  • Majick

    Love Big Bang Theory – I only just started watching it so I’m sure there are many laughs ahead. SHeldon is hilarious!

  • Duckses

    My favorite non-stingy plumping gloss is Josie Maran’s natural volume. I love it because i’m not a fan of minty lip products. Or actually, minty anything-other-than-food.

  • Kylie

    I only bought these because of the names. I LOVE me some Jim Parsons ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have the weird grey/taupey one, which is actually kinda gorgeous.

  • Mallory

    Sheldon Cooper and Anderson Cooper (funny how they’re both Coopers…LOL!) are two men I would want to date/marry if I was a gay man or….I guess even a man too (LOL!) They’re so awesome in so many ways! <3

    I'm not big fan of metallic lip products so I'll pass but thanks for the review!

  • Wendy A.

    Your full of the one liners girl! jaja
    You have no idea the amount of respect I have for you and your blog because you feature really great products that are often times overlooked because theyre not as mainstream as the MAC’s or Chanel’s, keep up the good work darling.
    Hugs from Mexico.