Come on over to the Dark Side with Smashbox Masquerade O Gloss Noir

by Paris B on · 19 comments

in Lip Gloss,Product Reviews

So far, I’m pretty much enjoying the Smashbox Masquerade collection. The eyeshadow, cream blush and softlights are definitely worth taking a look at. But I felt I had to tell you about the O Gloss Noir too because I felt it a little gimmicky. I know that one of Smashbox’s bestseller is their O Gloss – a lipgloss that starts off clear and changes colour to give you the perfect colour for your lips. Rather like that of the O Glow.

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Cashing in on the popularity of the original O Gloss, Smashbox got in touch with their dark side and came up with O Gloss Noir. Incidentally, we will see a gold O Gloss for the Holiday season. That one is rather intriguing.  But coming back to O Gloss Noir.

The gloss is black. Funky wot? Seriously! its black.

See, I kid you not.

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O Gloss Noir applies on the lips a light black without too much shine, but promises to turn a deep berry shade on your lips. This is where I got rather disappointed.

On my lips, all I see is a sheer black with a hint of dark berry. Its not awful but neither is it wonderful. I guess I was expecting a stronger colour to develop. That said, this being an “intuitive lip gloss” perhaps it will develop into a stronger colour on someone else? Maybe it reacts with the dark side in you – in which case, it means I have no dark side *snicker*

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There is a strong minty flavour which again boggles my mind a little because with a colour like berry, I was expecting a sweet taste. Not that its unpleasant. I much prefer mint over sweet anyway.

Pros: Nice minty flavour, Novelty factor of using black lipgloss

Cons: Berry colour isn’t very strong, Very sheer colour

All in all, I’d say this is something fun to have but its not necessarily a must have. I’d say, get this for the novelty factor – the thrill of pulling out and applying black lipgloss on your lips and seeing other people stare at you is priceless icon biggrin Come on over to the Dark Side with Smashbox Masquerade O Gloss Noir

Do you own or like O Gloss? Would you consider going over to the dark side and get O Gloss Noir? icon wink Come on over to the Dark Side with Smashbox Masquerade O Gloss Noir

Paris B

Smashbox O Gloss Noir retails for RM86 and is limited edition under the Masquerade collection. Available at the Smashbox Cosmetics counter at Parkson Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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Hanny October 5, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Wot? Black gloss? Should I just get this just for the heck of it? Nah… Look’s great on you though.

Interestingly, my online monicker’s Hanny, the Dark Side of the Force ahahaha ^.^ (Shortened to Arhani Daforcena)

*Woops, sorry for that wierd statement there*


ParisB October 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

LOL!! It sounds like this gloss would be perfect for you :P


Sugar October 5, 2010 at 6:15 pm

well since Dior’s CRYSTAL GLOSS turned fushcia pink on me after 1 application, i’d HATE to think what this would do.

looks amazing on you though, loves it!


ParisB October 6, 2010 at 10:17 am

Thanks Sugar and I guess the Dior Crystal Gloss now sits in a drawer?


reene October 6, 2010 at 10:50 am

I have Dior Glow?? I forgot the name but it did the same thing to me!! It wasn’t very flattering. So I agree, this one will probably do wacky things too lol.

Paris, it still looks nice on you even if it didn’t turn very dark. ^^


ParisB October 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Thanks Renee :)


Shay October 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Such a weird product.


ParisB October 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

LOL Yeah sorta strange no?


april October 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I do think it looks nice on you.


ParisB October 6, 2010 at 10:13 am

Thank you April :)


melchewvin October 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm

i’m thinking of getting the 1 with the plumping effect. I LOVE BIG LIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ahahaahahahah


ParisB October 6, 2010 at 10:13 am

LOL! Would be interesting to see how that works :)


gio October 6, 2010 at 12:52 am

I was expecting it to turn out a deeper shade of dark berry too but I think it still looks lovely on you!


ParisB October 6, 2010 at 10:13 am

Thank you Gio! I was expecting a deeper shade too. I guess I’m not “noir” enough ;)


Catherine October 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Just wondering, is it sticky or felt thick on lips?


ParisB October 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Nope! :) I despise thick goopy lipgloss and this isn’t :)


Connie October 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm

the idea’s sultry but I think the color makes you look like you just ate a grape popsicle… not a bad thing but still kinda weird


Christine October 9, 2010 at 2:33 am

I find with the NOIR and GLOSS if you apply a little and rub it in you get faster and stronger colors. Let the color come through and then apply a light layer of it over that to give the glossy look. I found out that hard way that the color gets stronger the more you apply it. I was wearing GLOSS at a friends wedding and I kept applying all day without really looking in the mirror and someone finally said “Wow, your lips really matches your dress”…I was wearing a hot pink dress. It looked pretty, but I’ve never known the gloss to be that bright with one or two applications. So the more you apply the stronger the color gets. I love smashbox glosses because they are never sticky or goopy and have pleasant flavors. I can’t wait to try GOLD!


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