I used to be a gloss lover before I got into blogging. I loved it for the same reason most girls love lip glosses. The versatility and low maintenance, and how it juices up your pout with subtle color and shimmer.
Well, there-in lies the problem which I discovered the MOMENT I tried to do lip swatches for a post. In stronger lighting and zoom, half of them looked like a smattering of barely-there shimmer over clear gloss. The difference was quite minimal, and I finally understood why "signature lip colors" are mostly lipsticks. In real life, with most of the generic shades around, nobody else can really tell one pink gloss from the other on your lips (or a peach one to tell the truth).
So in the past year, I've pretty much stopped using colored glosses on their own.
|Carousel Glosses: (L-to-R) Loop-de-Loop, Kaleidoscope, Candy Apple, Cherry on Top, and Golden Ticket|
When I first heard that Lime Crime was coming up with a line of limited edition sparkly glosses in zany colors, I thought "Nah. They're probably like MAC Dazzleglasses."Dear readers, I was so wrong.
|Lime Crime Carousel Gloss, boxed. Reminds me of European chocolate pastilles!|
|Carousel Lip Gloss swatches: (L-to-R) Loop-de-Loop, Kaleidoscope, Candy Apple, Cherry on Top, and Golden Ticket|
The closest comparison would probably be to MAC's Dare to Wear Lipglasses from 2010, but in more outlandish shades.
View the more detailed review and lip swatches here!