Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hard Candy Glossaholic review and swatches

Today I have a quick review and swatches of Hard Candy Glossaholic lipglosses. Keep reading to see more...

If you've seen the beauty of a flakie filled polish then you can understand my excitement when I spotted these in the store. This isn't the first time I've seen this kind of thing, Cover Girl attempted it and it turned out an epic disappointment. I first picked up Coffee. Coffee is named for it's scent, not it's shade. It is a milky clear absolutely loaded with iridescent warm gold/yellow flakies. There is the main color line of Glossaholics and then two "mood" glosses. Coffee is obviously scented with coffee but also something like ginger. The scent of it is kind of gross in my opinion but it fades quickly. I don't notice any taste.
The texture is exactly what I like in a gloss, not sticky or too slick. For a gloss it lasts pretty decently but still needs touch ups quite often, like every hour (but I lick/bite my lips A LOT).
After trying Coffee I purchased Fairy, a milky pink with iridescent purple/pink flakies. I like this one even better than Coffee. And I wish I could capture these in the sunlight, they flash so beautifully and the flakies really pop.



Last but not least, the brush. I was surprised when I pulled out this sucker:
This is compared to a normal doe foot applicator. I personally like the oversized one but I can see how many people wouldn't. It holds plenty of product so I don't have to dip the wand over and over and over.

Have you tried these? What do you think of the giant applicator?

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