Do you save or splurge on a lipgloss?
If you are a regular here on My Women Stuff, you’ll know that Paris B is no fan of lip gloss. I find it too goopy, sticky and too lacking in color. But that’s not to say that I don’t have any! One of the styles of lipglosses I like come in the clicky pens. You know those pens where you turn the bottom and swipe on the colour with a brush? The bottom makes a click-click sound hence the reason I call them clicky pens 😛
I happen to have clicky pen lip glosses from 2 brands and interestingly, one is higher end – Stila Lip Glaze and the other is low end – Beautilicious Glossy Jams. I thought it would be interesting to see how each fared against the other.
Both lip glosses come in similar looking clicky pens. Both have transparent bodies so you can see the colour of the gloss easily and both have a brush applicator. I like brush applicators. I find it gives me better control. Both have a similar problem of too much gloss coming out of the brush if you turn the base too much.
PB’s Verdict: Neither wins. They are both similar.
Stila : RM85 for 2.4ml = RM35.42 / ml
Beautilicious: RM25.90 for 3ml = RM8.63/ml
PB’s Verdict: Beautilicious wins in the price department
You can read my review of the Stila Lip Glaze. In a nutshell, the Stila Lip Glaze is a lovely sticky lip gloss with nice colour pay off and brilliant shine.
Beautilicious Glossy Jams belong in the other category of lip glosses, which are the non-sticky variety. I actually detest sticky lip glosses because I feel like there’s clingfilm on my lips and they feel suffocated and oily. Strange but true. So, the promise of a non-sticky lip gloss is very attractive.
I have to say that the Glossy Jams lipgloss lives up to its non-sticky promise. When applied, I don’t get the thick oily feel on the lips, yet I get a nice shine because the gloss has little bits of shimmer in it (not glitter). The colour I have is Tangoberry Jam which looks light pink in the tube but applies pretty much clear. I would love to see how Raspberry Jam or Crimsonberry Jam fare as those are darker. (see colours) But I’m going to stick my neck out and say that Beautilicious Glossy Jams are pretty sheer and mostly shine. Nothing overboard though.
You can see from the picture that the Stila Lip Glaze has a thicker texture while the Beautilicious Glossy Jams have a lighter texture. Both were swiped approximately 4 times to get the colour to show up.
Whilst a lighter texture is all good for me, it also means that the lip gloss slips off faster and you have to reapply more often. On the other hand, you don’t get that horrid sticky ring around your lips that you sometimes get when you wear a very thick sticky lip gloss. So, its a toss up in the end.
There is a slight sweet scent to the Beautilicious gloss but so does Stila.
I don’t have a winner for this challenge. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Do you prefer a sticky lipgloss or a lighter non sticky one? Do you want to save or splurge on lipgloss?
On a personal note, I would save (since lipglosses aren’t a fave product and because they finish up so quickly) so I would likely go back to the Beautilicious Glossy Jams once I’m done. Stila is nice, but my lips hate it when my hair tries to get too intimate with them 😛
So, would you save or splurge on lipgloss?
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PB,I’m on your side, rather save on gloss, and prefer non-sticky too. But your Tangoberry jam seems clear and colorless lol.. probably the color will show up on lips,not skin.. Thanks,I’ll give Beautilicious a thought after this.
I like glosses, period. Whether they’re sticky or not, I love them. In fact, I think I have more glosses than I have food in my pantry. If ever a war was to break out, I’ll die of starvation with pretty lips.
I’d used the Stila clicky pen before. It was one of the first few high-end brands I purchased and while I love the novelty of the the clickety-click, I found that the gloss ran out of me way too quickly. I blogged it before and I was not impressed. The pretty packaging sold the item but quality wise, MEH.
definitely won’t splurge on glosses! it doesn’t last, needs a lot of re-application and most glosses don’t have much colour. they just add some shine, which a good lipstick can do. 😛 it does make the lips really pretty maybe 1 hr after application, but soon after that, with talking, drinking, licking lips, eating, it’s all gone 😛 i’d rather buy a cheap one that i can reapply to my heart’s desire 😛
I’m all for non-sticky glosses. I got MAC and it was sooooo sticky that I felt my lips were coated with gunk!
as far as clicky pens go, they’re super fun to play with – I have a couple, but the one that’s getting my lurve at the moment is actually the Body Shop one..hehe..comes in an opaque tube though, unlike the clear ones above! 🙂
I recently tried etude lipgloss….since i have a sensitive lips…. etude seems to be perfect to me… i’m going to stick to it right now since i’ve tried alot in disappointment with flaking dry lips…
i am definitely say YES to lip glosses!!
i like how they make my lips look shine, so kissable~~
i don’t have a favourite right now as my lips dried easily.
currently using vaseline which it gives shine to my lips too~~~
I love lip glosses, and I love the clicky pens even more! (as opposed to squeezing a tube of lip gloss-so messy!)
You know when you compare pricing that way, then the Beautilicious one sounds tempting to the pocket.
But my lip glosses last me a while, so I don’t mind splurging on them 🙂
I am always saving on lip products, but I’ve always been “intrigued” with all those MAC lip glosses and Stila!!! SO I would say, I wouldn’t mind testing on a couple..But I don’t mind saving on glosses too coz I usually top it with a lip balm or a lipstick which is fine with me 🙂
great review! I tried stila lip glaze and I didn’t like them. It was too sticky for me. I defintiely save on lipglosses. I’m down with anything that I’m not allergic to
@Natalie : Its pretty clear although its pink in the tube. Nothing much shows which is good for natural days.
@geekchic: LOL at your gloss stash! I am the total opposite – I have enough lipsticks to sit out a war 😉
@entwined: The only thing about cheap ones is how often you have to reapply which sometimes can be a hassle
@rinnah : And that’s the reason I don’t have Mac glosses!
@beetrice: The Body Shop ones look really cute. But opaque bodies make it hard to see how much is left and the colour no?
@PinkD: Haven’t been back to Etude in a while but theirs should be nice and shimmery?
@akiki : I do the kissable look with lipstick 😉 And a little swipe of vaseline can go a long way!
@Monstro: I look to be the only one not enamoured with lip gloss! haha…
@Nikki: Yep! That’s the smart way to go about it 😉
@Connie : Wow allergic lips must be a bummer huh?
i have 2 stila lipglaze
sticky >_< don’t quite like it~
but the scent and taste is okay 🙂
i’d go for beautilicious, but i think the darker colours would be better~
this is just too sheer!
Ms. Blacklace says
Lol… Cannot bear to spend 20 over singapore dollars on lip gloss. Haha.
@plue : Yes this one is sheer. I’m going to look at a darker colour next time.
@Ms. Blacklace:Me neither!
yes! so everything’s trial and error for me. reminds me to not splurge on expensive lippies just to be allergic to it >.<
A bit too expensive for me, and since there are so many clicky pen versions of this, I tend to stick to the cheaper versions. I’m liking the ones by Bloom. Got it for $6 :p