December 12, 2012

Bare Minerals Hot to Trot Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Set Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Here’s another of my favorite gloss sets for the Holiday season, Bare Minerals Hot to Trot Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Set! This fabulous set contains six shades of Bare Minerals newest lipgloss, Marvelous Moxie in a gift set for a mere $25. This is one of two color variations that Bare Minerals released for Holiday 2012 and is one of the better gloss sets out there if you’re indulging for yourself or as a gift.

Take a look!

You get:

  • Maverick
  • Crowd Surfer
  • Smooth Talker
  • Firecracker
  • Smarty Pants
  • Dreamer

Each gloss is a generously sized 0.07 oz in size. Considering many Holiday gloss sets only give around 0.04 oz glosses, this is indeed a rather great deal. At $25 for the set you’re looking at around $4 per gloss, great value.

Now Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss is a tricky animal. When I first tried it I disliked it. I found out later that the gloss shade determines the wear of it. I find some shades are a bit patchy and uneven looking however, thankfully every single shade in the Hot to Trot Set was perfectly brilliant.

Smooth Talker

Smarty Pants




Crowd Surfer

Maverick, Crowd Surfer, Smooth Talker, Firecracker, Smarty Pants, Dreamer

The glosses are thick, sticky, and have a long wear time. I think sticky is actually inaccurate, it’s more a tackiness which allows the gloss to adhere to lips and stay in place for up to five hours. The gloss formula wraps around lips and produces a plush, pouty look on lips with opaque to sheer coverage depending on the shade. This set contains a variety of sheer to medium color pay off shades.

A sponge applicator is the method of application which has a slight slant to it that allows you to saturated it well with color so a single swipe with yield shine and color onto lips.

Overall, I REALLY like this set. Marvelous Moxie is a gloss you have to give a chance to as I can easily see some dislike at first try as I experienced it myself. However, after using it, I actually really love it. For me, it seems to be all about the shade and Hot to Trot contains a nice mix of berry and nude shades that are all very wearable.

Scroll over the image to see the name of the shade on my lips!

A great set, a great price, and a perfect mix of fantastic gloss shades.

Loves it.

Muse Approved.

It’s available at Sephora, Ulta, as well as online from directly.

Anyone purchase it?


Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Lisa T

    I purchased this and the Cool as Ice set. From being a Buxom lover, Moxie has also won me over!

  • Heather

    I returned this set, simply because I cannot stand the smell/taste of these. Clove city!! I wish they were more like Buxom!

  • Nina

    I purchased this set too, but haven’t tried it out yet, so happy to see they look so great on you since we are similar coloring =). I was worried that 1-2 wouldn’t look right on me, but they look great on you so I am good =)… Also, what are you wearing on youe eyes?… So pretty!

    • the Muse

      I was worried too nina, few shades looked too bright but I really liked ’em ;-D I hope you like the set too, update me after you tried! L’Oreal Color Riche Quad that I recently reviewed, thanks ;-D

  • Cat G

    Thanks for reviewing these. I expected them to look more different from each other once worn :/ I was excited by the swatch of Dreamer but eh. I’m sure they are all plenty pretty in person though.

  • Kelsey

    I got this too and loved it just as much. Just wore “Smarty Pants” to my Econ final, lol, hopefully it helped. xD

  • SweetiePie54

    I really like the shade Maverick. Every time I am in a beauty store I look at it and debate whether to buy it or not. I think it will be the first thing I purchase after the holidays.

  • Rosie in NYC(makeup freak

    Oh my god I want to try this out. It looks like beautiful on you my dear muse Chanukah has been nothing but fun and fabulous sadly it is almost over :(Hugs Rosie ya sis in NYC The makeup Freak.

    • the Muse

      hey rosie! thanks! Happy Chanukah! Christmas is almost here too and sadly will go quickly as well! It’s just not like when we were kids eh? took ages to arrive ;D and end!

    • Rosie in NYC

      No problemm Miss Muse got two more gifts today Hugs Rosie in NYC the makeup freak.

  • April

    Great pics! I’ve been wondering how these shades are. Do the glosses have a taste/scent?

  • Karen M

    Such pretty colors. I just became a big fan of the Moxie glosses when I tried one that was part of set I recently ordered.

  • HautePJ

    I have the Cool as Ice set and am surprised that more people aren’t bothered by the intense tingling sensation when you apply the Moxie glosses? Is it just me? It’s to the point where I have to layer something else on first, like another lipstick or balm, before I put these glosses on….