Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Balm Gloss - Ruby Rose, Princess of the Amazons, Leeloo and I'm Into Survival Swatches & Review12:02
I've been binging hard on Darling Girl lately, I can't get enough of the beautiful, unique colours and great formulas. I mean, can you blame me? Look at these Balm Glosses! They're to die for. I previously tried the Taupe-Tation Balm Gloss (reviewed here) and really enjoyed it, so it was only a matter of time until I tried some new colours. After much perusal I settled on four - go big or go home, right?
Swatched on bare skin under daylight bulbs
Formula overview:Balm Glosses are a semi-opaque lip gloss with a thin, smooth, non-sticky and lightweight formula. As you might expect from the name, it does indeed have a balmy feel and plenty of hydration to boot. The scent is lovely - a little fruity and lightly sweet, my nose picks up hints of maple syrup and banana - without being cloying or too artificial.
The Balm Glosses come in 3ml click pens with brush applicators which I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with. The squared off brush tip makes it very easy to outline and fill in your lips (the lip swatches below were all applied neat from the pen), but the click dispenser, as with most of its kind, takes forever to get started and to push more product up. I much prefer the standard lipgloss tubes with the doefoot applicators, which you can see in some of the pictures; these were temporary packaging when Susan ran out of click pens. Unfortunately they are apparently very difficult to fill evenly and the click pens remain the most practical packaging choice for the formula.
Princess of the Amazons
I'm Into Survival
What I liked:
- Buildable, even colour pay off
- No feathering or migration
- Wear time ranged between three and five hours
What I didn't like:
- I'm Into Survival feels slightly gritty
Where to buy:
- Darling Girl Cosmetics, 3ml for $5.50USD (old store, you can still purchase but it is not being updated with new products) or $6USD at the new store
What do you think of these pretties? Which is your favourite?
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