I know - people may love sheer glosses, people may even love sticky sticky glosses, people can even love sticky no-color glosses - I know, I accept, cos in this wonderful world of ours, there is always someone who loves something [no, not going to sing a Dean Martin song here].
All I am saying here is - I don't. And this review, is for people who think like me & that is that a gloss that looks pigmented but is not and is also sticky is a waste of money. Do you agree? No? Then, well.. that's how life is! :)
Now going to the 1st offender, E.L.F Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 in Juiced Berry:
Look at that glossy tube..look at that luscious color that it kinda promises...
Now look at the goop that came from it...looking like something out from a glue box.. I am being a bit harsh, considering ELF doesn't promise a lot of pigmentation. But still I feel kinda cheated. However, if it was just a reddish very lightly tinted gloss, I could've still used it to give a plumper look to my lips, but it is very very sticky!
Now that in my opinion, is too much. A no-color gloss that is a bit too sticky - is kinda totally unlovable for me. The point is, why would I waste money buying this useless stuff, when I can get better options if I pay a $ or more.. for e.g. Essence's gloss is $2 approx and they are superb. ELF has other glosses which perform much better. Also I think other shades from this same range has much better pigmentation than this one, which makes the stickiness almost bearable.
And now, presenting my second offender, a pricier Bonne Bell Liplites in Cherry Berry Kiss.
1st of all, the packaging is a bit unwieldy. The tube is longer and the wand is also weirdly longer than normal, making it a bit hard to apply.
As with the ELF one, looking at the tube - one imagines a juicy glossy color. Also Bonne Bell promises to give some color and glossy effect but the highlight of the product is apparently the taste!
Weird or what! Who buys a gloss for the taste? [If you're now thinking, "Well you did", I didnt! I didnt know this was being sold for its taste! Honest!]
Look how long that wand is!
The one thing I can say in support of this gloss is, it is not as sticky as ELF one. But thats it. Its a bit pricier than ELF , which makes it hard to justify buying a product that basically doesn't do anything for your lips. As with ELF, the other shades in BB LipLites seems okay, with some of them being claimed in Blog World as MAC dupes. So I guess I just got stuck with the loser of the bunch!
DISCLAIMER: If you have non pigmented pale lips, these may be good sheer gloss options for you. In which case, you might think I am being nonsensical. Even so, don't you wish its better to have a pigmented gloss you can wear sheer, than have a non-pigmented gloss that you cannot build up at all??