Monday, September 7, 2009

Splurge VS Save

It's the battle of the intuitive glosses! Here's the skinny:

SMASHBOX O-GLOSS

  • has a huge cult following
  • you can use this in conjunction with their other intuitive cosmetics such as O-Glow and O-Plump
  • gives a very slight tingling sensation similar to Lip Venom
  • packed exclusively their exclusive Goji Berry-C Complex, ginkgo biloba, pomegranate seed oxidants and revitalizing marine botanicals plus moisturizing avocado oil for lustrous shine
  • unscented and clear
  • available exclusively at Beauty Bar
  • pretty pink color is more suited for medium to fair skin tones, but ladies with a darker skin tone can get away with it too by reapplying several layers for a bright pink look
  • gives a slight pink tinge, but may fade after a while or after eating/drinking
  • costs about Php 1300 per 10ml tube

PRESTIGE PERFECTLY PINK

  • they have a new line called "Summer Perfection" which consists of clear mascara, color adjusting lip shine and cheek tint
  • completely fragrance-free
  • the items in this collection look like dupes of the Tarte Cheek Stain and Mark GlossBlossom lip tint
  • new retro packaging (similar to Benefit) is fun and interesting, Prestige hasn't had new stuff in a looong while
  • gloss turns pink right away upon application (Smashbox takes a few seconds longer) and pink tone lasts even after the gloss is gone
  • silkier and more glossy than Smashbox without feeling tacky
  • delivers a more pink color than Smashbox
  • available exclusively at Beauty Bar
  • affordable at Php 295

My only qualm about this product is that it is more liquid in consistency than O-Gloss, and therefore if you leave it upright without the cap on, the product oozes out. It can be messy and wasteful at times.

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