|Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass ($15.50 USD)|
So first off, I'd like to be completely honest with you. I'm not a big fan of lip gloss (GASP?!!). I know, I know, shame on me. I tend to use a lot of shimmery shadows and because of that, I prefer to keep my lips shine / gloss free. I don't like them completely matte, but I don't like stickiness or chunks of glitter on them either. Still, I really wanted to try this out.
Anyway, the color is just the same as its companion, the VG Gaga lipstick (Lustre), a bright blue-based pink. The consistency is thick and creamy. It applies evenly and the color is opaque, but be forewarned that you should exfoliate your lips first or else it'll accentuate the dryness. I applied the lipstick, followed by the gloss and then I decided to take the combo for a test run on a ham an cheese sandwich. While in the process of obliterating this ham and cheese sandwich (I was really, really hungry!), I noticed that with every bite I took, the color was just slipping off onto the bread. Afterward, I noticed that there was still some color left on my lips, but it was very patchy and sloppy. Clearly, it needed to be reapplied. Did I expect it to last through the torture of devouring a sandwich? Heck, no! I pretty much saw that one coming. Still, I love the color and I'm very happy with my purchase (the profits go directly to the MAC AIDS Fund. I'm a sucker for a good cause!). I'll definitely pick up the Cyndi version next time I'm at MAC. Actually, I'm buying backups of the lipsticks and glosses. They're only available until February or March 2011, I believe.
|VG Gaga lipstick on top, VG Gaga lipglass on the bottom|
|Lip swatch of VG Gaga lipstick AND lipglass.|
By the way, my favorite way to wear this so far is on its own! I just dab it on my lips lightly, with my finger. The result is a subtle pink that's much more wearable for every day. I like to pair this color with a blush like Hang Loose (LE, from In the Groove) or Summer Rose beauty powder (also LE).