Lately, I’ve been craving something new. It’s been a while since I’ve branched out into lesser-known brands, and I always love discovering hidden gems in the beauty world. Recently, I was introduced to Glamour Dolls Makeup, a relatively new brand created by makeup artist Jessica Romano, best known as part of the Glam Fairy team on the Style Network series. What made her collection of products stand out to me, aside from the ultra-cute packaging, was that each item was under $5!
My first experience with the brand has been their tubes of Gloss Snob. The name is just perfect for me, because you all know how picky I am about lip gloss. I rarely wear it because there are so few formulas that I can actually stand. I am definitely a self proclaimed #GlossSnob.
The glosses come in squeze tubes with a slanted plastic applicator. I would not suggest applying straight to your lips from the tube– you will end up dispensing much more product than you actually need. A lip brush was mandatory for me in order to get even application; it was like night and day compared to when I applied straight from the tube. If you apply too much, the excess product will slide and gather around your lips. With that being said, the Gloss Snobs are surprisingly pigmented. You hardly need a pea-sized amount to get full coverage color, even with the two light shades I have: Dollicious and Topless.
Dollicious is a baby doll pink that I can see working for a variety of skin tones. It’s a very wearable shade while still offering that pop of color to play up a look.
Topless is a unique shade in my personal collection! A light beige shade with pink undertones, this nude makes a statement all its own. I think it would compliment a dramatic eye look very well.
Gloss Snobs have a very comfortable formula that is not sticky in the least bit. When they set, they feel balmy. Even still, exfoliating is imperative before applying! Since these glosses pack so much color, pigment will bunch around dry patches if you have them. To get the best application, use a lip scrub prior to wearing, and don’t forget to apply with your favorite lip brush. This will lend for smooth and even coverage. I’ve been carrying my Real Techniques Retractable Lip Brush around with me when I wear the Gloss Snobs for easy on-the-go touch ups. Since they are a gloss, after all, transferring is inevitable. However, while sipping on a cup of water (but without eating), I get three to four hours out of the color… not bad at all! I was even left with a lip stain from Dollicious once the glossiness wore off.
So what does this gloss snob think of the Glamour Dolls Makeup Gloss Snobs? Once I figured out how to best apply them (seriously, I can’t stress exfoliation and using a lip brush enough), I really came to like these glosses! At only $1.99, I think the formula stands strong with others I’ve tried from popular brands. Currently, you can purchase Glamour Dolls Makeup at Joyce Leslie stores on the East Coast, or on their website (and get free shipping with a $20 order!).
What do you look for in a lipgloss?