I have a lot of bad habits. One of them is rewarding myself for menial tasks. So when I stopped at Wal-mart to buy toilet paper, I decided to treat myself. I'm not really a lip gloss person, but I'm a big fan of dark red lips, and these are new, so I grabbed one on a whim.
(left: one swipe right: four swipes)
The colour is very sheer, slightly buildable, and surprisingly not very glossy. It also has a slight iridescent shimmer. The sign claimed "rich true-to-tube color", so I assumed the product would have a similar amount of pigmentation to the Maybelline Color Elixirs, so I was a little disappointed.
It did however, prove true to it's claims of minimal stickiness.
The texture is gritty, but it doesn't feel like it's because of the glitter, but rather because of the formula. The colour is also leans more toward purple than red.
I decided to also try it on top of lipstick, and it paired quite well with my Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, but I think I prefer that shade matte. (testing ceased due to bloody lip)
Overall I'm somewhat disappointed with this product, more due to the sign's claim than anything. I'd give it a 4/10 because while the colour is kind of nice, it's not what I expected or what I was looking for, and the formula leaves much to be desired.