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.
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.
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*
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 :D
Do you own or like O Gloss? Would you consider going over to the dark side and get O Gloss Noir? ;)
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.