Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lipstick Queen Big Bang Theory Gloss in Energy: Swatches and Review

Okay...I was lured into this gloss the second I saw it. It was red, sparkly, had an interesting shape, is space-themed, and by Lipstick Queen...oh and did I mention it was red?
 
Yeah, just the first criteria alone did it for me. I was a lost cause.
 
But did I get blinded my the galactic light?
 
 
*Note there is a little discrepancy as the packaging says Big Bang Illusion, but it is marketed as Big Bang Theory gloss...*
 
This gloss comes in 8 gorgeous colors for $22 and every one is named after a part of Poppy King's 'Big Bang Theory' about fuller lips.
 
Basically, this gloss is supposed to give you the full, pouty lips your long for without the stinging, tingling, or burning of other actual plumping glosses.
 
 
The packing is really sleek and pretty, but a little on the awkward side as the wand is very long and the doe foot brush is very small. This gives you great control, but it doesn't pick up much product, so I had to go back a few times to get full coverage on my lips.
 
 
I have to say, I was a little teensy bit disappointed when I swatched Energy for the first time. In the tube, it looks like a metallic red, blow-my-mind-away sparkle galaxy extravaganza. But on my hand...just...eh?
 
 
On my lips...pretty, but lacking the wow factor I craved. However, I won't write this gloss totally off. It truly does make my lips look full and moisturized. It was also comfortable to wear once I got enough on my lips, had decent staying power (a couple of hours), and was very shiny.
 
Overall...Lipstick Queen Big Bang Theory Illusion Gloss didn't blow me away with the red option (but I do have high standards when it comes to reds now, since I have too many to count); however, I will be checking out their neutral colors. I think I was too caught up in the look of the red to realize that the nude shades we pretty as well and probably really do the formula more justice.
 
If you are looking for a solid red gloss---Energy is for you, but if you have an arsenal of red lipsticks and glosses, this is nothing out of the ordinary.
 
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16 comments:

  1. I like this shade! Maybe not quite WOW, but still pretty oooooh :-)

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    1. I agree. It is pretty oooh, but I am too picky haha

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  2. Nice review Margo! Still looks gorgeous on you!

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  3. It's pretty! But yeah, ya know I find most of her lip products on the sheer side. But they are pretty moisturizing! Look pretty on you still Margo!

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    1. Ya that is what I am finding out as well, but they are keeping my lips in tip top shape!

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  4. That packaging is just to die for! Sad though that it's so sheer, might be good for those not sure what to put on days?

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  5. I would die if that gloss was the shade of the tube! Now I'm gonna be on the hunt for a metallic-ey red!

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  6. This makes me think of the Tv show lol!
    Your lip swatches are always so perfect. I know what you mean about the disappointing factor though it looks like they tinted the tube or something=/

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    1. Aww thank you Krystle! I know, I totally thought of the TV show as well...and I checked, the tube is not tinted!

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  7. It is very pretty on you, but I agree about the lack of wow factor. I've always kind if liked the tingly sensation plumping glosses give, actually :}

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    1. Sometimes I like it too...but I've had my fair share or too intense ones!

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  8. LOL @ "oh and did I mention it was red?" I go straight for the reds every time too, it's terrible (I have more than enough! arghhh). Would be interest to hear how the nudes compare!

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    1. I know...it is a curse I tell ya!

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