June 25, 2018

Almay Goddess Gloss Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

I picked up one of the eight shades of Almay Goddess Gloss ($10) that launched with the Almay Cosmic Collection. This is a new range of lipgloss with a prismatic finish that was created to be worn alone or layered over your favorite lip color.

As you know I tend to stay away from lipglosses like this as they always look way too frosty on me. But more and more brands are embracing some sort of galaxy, outer-worldly collection for Summer (or maybe it’s more mermaids and unicorns) this year so I gave into temptation and grabbed a really, really pretty pink shade from this collection called Fairy.

In a very early launch just at the start of the New Year, Almay introduced us to their new Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite and just a few short weeks ago they did an entire collection around those highlighters which includes these new glosses as well as new holographic shades of their Shadow Squad palettes.

I actually liked this gloss a lot but I think it looks better on me with a bit of clear gloss on top as it does in fact look quite frosty on my lips. It’s not really a prismatic or duochrome finish but more of a frosty metallic finish without any color shifting.

The actually gloss formula is fairly thick but has a balm-like texture that glides easily on my lips. The finish is surprisingly smooth and didn’t cling to my drier lips. It does fall into my natural lip lines a tiny little bit but clear gloss goes a long way at really making this pop! Without the clear gloss it’s just fine as well with a wear of about four hours and absolutely no fragrance or flavor. However, with a little gloss it really adds a nice smoother element and the color becomes a bit more shimmery and pretty! It does look fairly frosty metallic on me I think but clear gloss does soften the appearance of the frost and gives it more of a sparkly metallic look!

This did surprise me and I could see myself purchasing a more shades as I actually liked the formula and thought the pigment was pretty darn great as well since the shade I choose did not apply subtle at all! It had a nice pop of opaque pigment on a single layer.

All in all, a rather fun lipgloss from Almay and very different from their normal offerings that should be a nice pick up for Summer looks!

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Where to buy


Almay Goddess Gloss delivers a comfortable to wear formula that’s packed with pigment in this lipgloss. I had a good experience with overall and thought it was a rather fun pick up for anyone that wants something a little different for their Summer looks!


  • Pigmented, opaque on a single layer.
  • Fairly nice formula that applies smooth and wears long.
  • No flavor or fragrance.


  • Looks a bit too frosty without clear gloss.
  • Only available at Ulta.


Anyone who likes metallic lipglosses should get on fine with the Almay Goddess Gloss Collection! These pack a nice pop of color and sparkle in a wearable formula.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Adrienne

    I’m glad you had a good experience with these. I purchased two and they both looked the same on me like there was an underlying gold frost. I purchased the fairy and also the lavendar/purple one. I tried them alone to see if they would be a compliment to other lip colors but I could have just purchased one since they looked the same to me.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh that stinks! I only got the one shade so can’t really say what the others look like on me! I liked fairy a lot! Was surprised as I expected to hate it!

  • Kristen

    I actually just got two of these on clearance at Rite Aid for 1.90 each. I purchased the color you have above in the post and another white-blue iridescent color. I like these but they’re not my favorite. I am curious to try the Model’s Own although those are considered more holographic (imo, they don’t TRULY look holo but they’re pretty!) Great color on you also!

    • Isabella Muse

      really!? Ulta was apparently supposed to be the exclusive retailer for the collection! Eh! go figure ;-D Haven’t tried the Model’s Own ones yet! Will have to check ’em out. Thanks <3!

  • Monika

    I got Flame at CVS because it has the most pigment (my lips are pale). It’s nice! Smooth, moisturizing & just enough of a light, sheer red ๐Ÿ™‚