30 August 2012

Review: My Beauty Addiction Pretty Lil' Puckers Lip Creams

 I've reviewed a couple of their other products before (here and here), but I have to say, I think these lip glosses are my favorite thing I've tried from My Beauty Addiction.  I received two of these in a gift exchange and I liked them so much that I recently purchased the other two myself.


Product Description: Our Pretty Lil' Puckers are a thick creamy gloss that is very emollient and highly pigmented. 

Packaging: Soft, slanted tip squeeze tubes.  

Price: $5.00 for 10 grams of gloss.

My Opinion: Fantastic lip glosses at a super affordable price!  I love the squeeze tube packaging, which lets you control how much gloss you want to apply.  I usually just go for it straight from the tube, but it's also simple enough to use a lip brush if you prefer to apply that way.  

MBA's Pretty Lil' Puckers are thicker than a lot of other natural glosses and they have a great, shiny finish.  Of any natural gloss I've tried, I think these come the closest to that shiny, almost vinyl look that some petroleum-based glosses have.  And, while they aren't sticky, they're fairly long-lasting and manage to keep everything feeling hydrated the whole time too!  In fact, my first thought on trying them was how much they reminded me, in terms of feel, of my beloved Revolution Organics lip gloss that I've been resisting repurchasing ever since it ran out towards the beginning of the summer.

Colours: I have four of the eight available colours, and pigmentation does vary amongst them.  Rumors (bright electric coral) and Party Girl (medium pink with hints of mauve) definitely live up to MBA's highly pigmented claims and have almost the pigmentation of a liquid lipstick.  The lighter colours, Candy Baby (light, slightly frosty pink) and Buff (light nude) are more sheer and let a good deal of my natural lip colour peek through.  All four have some shimmer in them, but it's most visible on the lips in Buff, and barely noticeable in Rumors and Party Girl. 


The Bottom Line: These glosses are definitely a product I would repurchase.  They work nicely both on their own and layered over other lip products and the price really can't be beaten!  I've also received only the best customer service from My Beauty Addiction, which can be purchased either on etsy or from their independent website.  If you do plan on ordering, I recommend checking out MBA's Facebook page first, since there are often sales and specials that are only advertised there. 


         

8 comments:

  1. Wow look as those colors they're gorg! I'd love try these cause they're not at all expensive and you mentioned they weren't sticky either. I think the packaging is pretty cute too.I think I will try em out. Thanks for the review

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    1. I like the packaging too...simple but functional. I'd love to hear how you like them if you do end up trying them out :)

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  2. Beautiful Colours, not sticky and cheap..definitely checking these out:)
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    1. I really like them...definitely worth checking out!:)

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  3. Wow..such pretty colors!! I hope they don't have carmine in it,I'm also desperately wanting green non carmine lipsticks:/ hard to find though..
    Btw,I like your new layout!So bright and cute:)

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    1. Thanks! I think some colours (but not all) do have carmine, but MBA is great about answering questions, so I'm sure you could easily find out which ones are carmine free. If I recall correctly, it even says in the listings on etsy to email if you're concerned about which shades have carmine :)

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  4. What's the deal with carmine? Just curious cuz I've never heard of it and it's effects

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  5. Some people are allergic to it, but generally, I don't think there are any harmful effects from carmine. It's just a concern if you're looking for vegan products....or I guess if you're grossed out by the fact that it originally comes from bugs.

    I'm no bug lover, but as far as I'm concerned, it undergoes enough processing (from parts of the conchineal shell to carminic acid and finally to carmine) that by the time it's in your cosmetics, it's far enough from straight bugs that I'm okay with it.

    It's pretty common in makeup, as there are a lot of shades of red/pink that just can't be made with any other natural dyes, so it's either carmine or FD&C colours. So while I understand wanting to avoid carmine, given the choice, I'd rather use something with carmine in it than dyes.

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