The only reason I thought I HAD to talk about this gloss is this
Honestly, the first time I opened this gloss and saw the size of the applicator I was like “What in the hell am I supposed to do with this thing?” It’s so big I honestly felt like it was wrong. Just wrong. So I brought it in at work to show it to my colleague and her reaction was worth a million dollars…so yeah the applicator of this gloss is humongous.
Why you ask? Here’s what Rimmel is aiming at:
The innovative, voluptuous wand allows easy application. Just one effortless glide gives full coverage for maximum impact and ultimate shine.
Now I don’t have small lips. But this wand is overwhelming even to me. So I don’t know how the others are doing it but my way of applying the gloss is to apply a bit on my bottom lip them I blend it in with my finger.
I feel like the wand is too big and picks up way too much product.
But I do like the formula. It is thick and very pigmented, has a lot glitter and is extremely shiny. It has a faint sweet scent and creates a cold tingling sensation which is quite pleasant. The gloss in unfortunately quite sticky and has a moderate staying power of around 2.5 hours but, the real problem for me is that when it dries out, I only have pieces of glitter left on my lips and I am not a fan of that. I prefer wearing it on top of a lipstick so that when the gloss dries out the glitter is left on top of lipstick and not just glitter on my bare lips.
All in all, it’s an acceptable gloss. The formula is okay and there is nothing fundamentally wrong with it. But the applicator…I’m not sure it is for everybody. But hey it’s worth trying. Great conversation starter.
Here are other colors if you’re interested (I’ll be trying 301 Addictive which looks pretty funky!)