What up homies! I’m sorry, I think I’ve actually lost the plot.
So today, we’re going to talk about a rather unique lip gloss. Hypnotist is a multi-chrome lip gloss! Now, I don’t know if multi-chrome is a thing or if I just made it up but that’s what I’m going with as a descriptor here.
Because I’m feeling loopy today, I’m going to keep the words short and inundate you with pictures instead. I may have gone slightly overboard with the swatches AND I’M NOT SORRY.
Possibly my favorite thing about this gloss is how awesome it looks in the tube. It just makes me happy to pull this out of my bag!
So it should be freaking AMAZING on the lips right?
….what just happened?! I will say that there is slightly more of a color change in real life as opposed to photographs but it’s still a very subtle lip gloss. I don’t actually hate how it looks though. The texture makes my lips look good and every so often there’s a subtle flash of a weird color and it’s like having a secret odd lip color. There’s something appealing about that right? Just me?
So I decided to swatch this over various lipstick shades FOR SCIENCE!
Over a nude it doesn’t look much different than it does on bare lips really. I’m not sure why I thought it would?
Over red was surprisingly the best color shift pay off. It is slightly more visible in that crappy blurry photo.
It didn’t really play very well with this lipstick formula at all. It immediately caused some weird gathering and patchiness and any color shift got swallowed up by the lipstick. I blame Obama.
In general, this gloss is too slick to apply over a pigmented lipstick without causing the lipstick to migrate to parts unknown.
From the bare escentuals website:
Color: Hypnotist Description: Holographic violet peach Coverage: Brilliant sheer-to-medium color Texture: Glides on satiny-smooth Finish: Glistening shine
Embark on a total thrill glide with Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss. Luscious, vibrant color loaded into a refreshing formula that slips on satiny-smooth for sheer-to-medium coverage with glistening shine. Wear this iridescent topcoat alone or layered over lipstick for color-shifting effects and knock-out shine. When applied, color shifts from pale purple to coral-peach with gold pearl.
Wear Time: Between 30 minutes to an hour.
Comfort: Hypnotist is slick rather than sticky so it’s comfortable on the lips. I do find it a tad irritating so my lips will be slightly dry the next day. It isn’t anything alarming or unmanageable but definitely worth noting for those of you who are also delicate little flowers like me.
Scent: Like Thin Mint Girlscout Cookies!! It’s delightful.
Pricing and Availability: $18.00 for 4.5ml/.15 fl oz I purchased mine at Sephora but you can also purchase directly from the bare escentuals website or from stand alone stores or counters.
Packaging: I’m only talking about packaging because this baby recently started leaking. I mean, if I’m going to have lip gloss leak in my bag, at least it’s iridescent purple and green lip gloss? But the packaging is kind of crappy.
Other claims: “luscious vibrant color”? Um. No. Sorry, but no.
Overall I actually really like this lip gloss but I’m big enough to admit that it’s likely a fascination with the novelty. It IS a pretty gloss, it makes my lips look good. It doesn’t perform particularly well over lipstick though so it’s a bit limited to just wearing it on its own.
Do you have this lip gloss? Do you love it or hate it? This has had some pretty bad reviews which I understand, it doesn’t look anything like the tube when it’s applied, but would you really want that?
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