Well, I have found my dream opaque gloss...i can wear it without lipstick and still have it look like the full colored lip that I never leave the house without. I have found...Carousel Gloss...*cue dramatic music and equally dramatic staring into the distance*
There are five colors in this gloss collection:
The packaging for this product is pure bliss!
(As pictured): Kaleidoscope, Loop-De-Loop, Golden Ticket, Cherry on Top, and Candy Apple
Overall, the colors of these glosses are beautiful and fairly unique, especially the molten gorgeous gold and the darker glosses. All of my swatches are on me (obvi) and are one thin-ish coat of the gloss on bare lips.Kaleidoscope: a beautiful
Kaleidoscope: a beautiful plum almost bordering on royal purple. There are turquoise "sparkles" or little bits of glitter, but they aren't super noticeable in the gloss. It's a very unique gloss color and I simply adore it. I would recommend trying it over Mac's "Rebel" lipstick or another purple of your choice.
Candy Apple: Candy Apple has been used for all of the advertisements for the collection and certainly did not disappoint. It's red red red and obvi super pretty and opaque. With this one I really noticed the super smooth texture of the gloss that wasn't too sticky and wasn't too slippery so you'd end up with a ring of wandering gloss everywhere except your lips.
Sooo, very pretty, no? I really love this collection as a whole and each gloss applies like a dream. The gloss brushes are fairly small and therefore manageable and gives a precise application that again, means you won't have gloss on your chin and such. YAAAAY
Oh, and in my package of glosses a Lime Crime sticker and postcard were included which was cute and appreciated for money spent :).
In conclusion, I really recommend the Carousel Gloss collection. The packaging is adorable, the colors are beautiful, they have full coverage, and are sparkly :D. The price is a liiiittle steep for gloss ($17 a tube, $65 for all five) but, personally, I think it's worth it.
I hope all of you had a fabulous New Year and may 2012 be filled with fun, makeup, and me actually updating my blog, haha.