When I was at the Supima Design Competition Fashion Show, I was able to snag a goodie bag. In it was a tee made of supreme cotton and a lovely green gloss. What? No, not the color green. ;)
The gloss is described as a dual powered gloss. Fancy right? It has color on the inside of the tube and gloss on the outside. It's just like applying lip gloss and then a shiny layer on top without having to mix colors, mess around with textures, etc.
From the site:
"This environmentally-friendly gloss has luminous color on the inside and super shiny clear gloss on the outside. The innovative 2 in 1 tube is recyclable so it's beauty you can feel good about! Contains Moringa Seed Extract for added healthy-skin benefits. With the purchase of every GREEN ROOM product, a Moringa tree will be planted in a developing country by Trees for the Future. The Moringa or “Miracle Tree” is a powerhouse of nutritional value and provides a self-renewing food source for people in need. More trees also mean less soil erosion and cleaner air and water for a greener future. All GREEN ROOM packaging is biodegradable or recyclable and all products are made with environmentally-friendly formulas."
Check out the rest of the shots of the packaging:
It has a sponge-y applicator. Do you guys like these? I prefer the plastic diagonal tipped ones, but this one didn't give me trouble, so I'm okay with it (at least for now).
And now for the color payout:
On the left the photo is taken with flash and on the right without. This was one swipe. This gloss shade is Azalea. The other two are Marigold and Lily. Currently, the glosses are on sale from $18 down to $10 on the site.
How'd it look?
Again, the pictures are with flash on the left, and no flash on the right.
I know Smashbox to be pretty good on quality and color payout, so it's not that I was skeptical. But a girl can only see so many glosses before she gets a bit cynical. This one is really smooth on the lips and tastes (I know I'm not the only one that checks the taste of her glosses!) and smells like a Caramel candy - you know... those chewy squares? The gloss is not sticky, and the shimmer is very subtle. The only problem I have is with the packaging. You can't reapply gloss over and over for an eye blinding gloss application because everytime you add more than needed, the sponge puts you in your place.
But you know what? That's not that much of a bad thing. Great for travel, work, and Valentine's Day kises. :)
Do you have a favorite Smashbox product? Favorite gloss at the moment?