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Sunday, June 27, 2010

LIPSTICK QUEEN 15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss Review

Been a week since I last posted up a review :P So I thought I’ll let you know what I thought about these LIPSTICK QUEEN 15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss. I bought the special selection with the mini glosses to test out, since I can never finish a full size gloss before it feels old and then I throw it out. :P Are any of you like that too? This is actually the first time I’ve used any Lipstick Queen cosmetics as well as in this kind of packaging design. First, here’s the product description and the review is at the end.
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Lipstick Queen Five Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss, Special Selection (net wt. 0.04 fl oz / 1.25mL)
Packaging Description: Get ready for your award season!
It was Andy Warhol who started the idea that everyone can have 15 minutes of Fame and not LIPSTICK QUEEN makes sure of it! With gloss shades inspired by the Pop Art movement your lips will have so much shine and dazzle you will be ready for any party season, holiday season or even award season. FIVE MINUTES OF FAME has five fabulous non-sticky, moisturizing mini gloss pens to simply “pop” in your bag so you are ready for your close up!

Be a celebrity in your own world and go for it!

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Dimer Dilinoleyl DimerDilinoleate, Digyceryl Adipate/Caprate/Caprylate/HYdroxytearate/Isostearate/Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisosterate, Ethyl Cellulose, Hydrogenated Dilinoeyl Alcohol, Isotearyl Alcohol, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Atecollagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Chondrotin Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Capyrlyl Glycol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Red 28 Late CI 45410, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Red 7 Lake CI 15850:1, Yellow 5 lake CI 19140, Iron Oxides CI 77491, Iron Oxides CI 77492, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Red 33 Lake CI 17200, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Mica CI 77019, Red 6 Ci 15850

The 15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss Shades, image from http://www.lipstickqueen.com
Lipstick Queen 15 Minutes of Fame1 Minute - Pale Ballet Pink
2 Minutes - Watermelon Pink
3 Mintues - Smooth Apricot
4 Minutes - Naughty Nude
5 Minutes - Pale Peach
6 Minutes - Bight Melon
7 Minutes - Tropical Pink
8 Minutes - Super Stawberry
9 Minutes - Luscious Scarlet
10 Minutes - Feisty Fuchsia
11 Minutes - Vibrant Purple
12 Minutes - Deep Rose
13 Minutes - Pretty Raspberry
14 Minutes - Gorgeous Grape
15 Minutes - Sexy Wine
lipstick queen 3 Minutes, 5 Minutes, 11 Minutes, 12 Minutes, 13 Minutes of Fame,
This Special Selection of Five Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss from LIPSTICK QUEEN only comes in 5 mini glosses out of the 15 glosses in the collection. The five being: 3 Minutes (Smooth Apricot), 5 Minutes (Pale Peach), 11 Minutes (Vibrant Purple), 12 Minutes (Deep Rose ) and 13 Minutes (Pretty Raspberry); each shade represents the a different minute.

lipstick queen pop art gloss swatches5 Minutes in the Peach shade is the sheerest out of the 5 colours, the colours are pretty nice and glossy with no glittery shimmers. Unlike other glosses where the colours become sheer on your lips; these glosses have good pigmentation and leaves your lips looking smooth and moisturized. Another positive is that these glosses do not sink into the lines on your lips. Unfortunately I found it slightly sticky on my lips and leaves a strange after taste in your mouth.

lipstick queen 15 Minutes of fame pop art gloss brushGreat gloss, BUT what I really hate about these Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss is the applicator! These Lipstick Queen Pop Art Glosses comes in a blush applicator where the lip gloss is dispensed by twisting the bottom black dial. The gloss is then forced up to the tip/base of the brush and you can proceed to paint the gloss on your lips. I’m not sure whether it’s due to the stickiness of the gloss... but once the gloss gets onto the bristles, they stick together making the blush stiff and extremely hard to apply. When you dispense the lip gloss out, it tends to sits at the base. So either you twist more out or you can try and press it onto your lips, although that simply spreads the gloss further down the bristles. And yea... you’ll soon realise it’s not enough. Next problem, the colour comes out in streaks and takes are few lighter strokes to even out the gloss, to achieve the even glossy finish. If you were to press too hard, the gloss is forced to the opposite side of the bristles instead of sticking to your lips.  ~_~"

Most of the product becomes wasted since the lip gloss takes a liking to sticking on blush rather than transferring onto your lips, that’s unless it’s overflowing with product. It’s also hard to control how much lip gloss is dispensed and there is no way of reversing any overflowed gloss back into tube... Tough luck if you twisted it by accident. :P

Overall, do I like these LIPSTICK QUEEN pop art glosses?
Nope. As much as I love the look of the lip gloss on my lips, I personally think the inconvenience and effort to use it overweights the positive.  >_> I’m gonna think twice before buying any other glosses in this design again! I know Stila has their Lip Glaze in the same packaging design. Have you used something similar?

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