Let’s save the best for last and address the lip glosses. If I had to describe them in one sentence I would say “Thick, sticky, gloopy mess infused with obnoxious sparkles and laced with an ether sweet scent.” Pointe finale. The packaging is much nicer and higher quality than MAC glosses, but that is where my “likes” end. Swatch time:
There is a horrible suction sound when you remove the applicator, as if the brush is fighting through the sludge…um, I mean product.
There isn’t anything terribly unique or awe inspiring about the colours. The plumping aspect does work nicely but is not worth having your lips tarred together. To be fair, the full size lip polish is significantly thinner and less sticky in consistency than the diamond polishes.
For me, the lipsticks are a completely different matter. I have loved these since my first encounter, and have continually added to my collection as new colours are released (I am currently lemming after Shanghai and San Francisco). Why do I love these so much? They are satin finish, long wearing, lip plumping, very pigmented, easy to use, sleek packaging…I could go on and on. The only element that I am not too fond of is the artificial cookie dough sent, but some people love it.