Hello everyone! Just a few days ago I featured the new Fenty Beauty Galaxy Collection in a Wow! or Waste? Previous to buying products from this collection, I really wanted to see what was worth it, in terms of pricing. Sometimes products can be so overpriced for the amount of product you get, and in those cases, I cannot be bothered to give them a try. There are always so many other makeup products I want! However, during the first Fenty Beauty launch, so many of the products were reasonably priced. This was especially surprising since this is a celebrity brand! However, this reasonable pricing does not always hold true, and that is certainly what we saw in my most recent Wow! or Waste?
One of the products that turned out to be a great deal was the Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter, so I purchased one of those.
Packaging and First Impressions
This lipgloss comes in a clear, octagonal lip gloss tube with a green/purple oil-slick duochrome lid. I absolutely love the oil-slick duochrome, it is one of my favourite looks and it absolutely fits the galaxy theme. This lip gloss comes with a long, thin doe foot applicator, which is a stark difference from the over-sized doe foot found in the original gloss that she released (read my review of some of her original releases here). I’ve got to say that I am relieved of that, since applying a pigmented colour with that massive doe foot would surely have been a challenge. The gloss smells sweet, but I’m not sure that it has the same scent as the original gloss. If you don’t know me, I am a bit nose-blind.
This lip gloss comes in 4 shades, two of which are claimed to be holographic. I have heard from some that the shade “Gal on the Moon” is indeed holographic, but the shade that I purchased, “Plutonic Relationship,” is not. It really only has blue shimmer in it. It’s sad that the holographic claims on makeup are usually untrue! But I am really not disappointed by this, because I love the shade that I have purchased. It is described as a “holographic hot pink”, but it has a beautiful blue shimmer to it.
Price and Quantity
This lip gloss is priced at $24 CAD ($19 USD) and has 0.34 oz of product. If you don’t know, that is double the amount of product that is usually included in lip glosses! If you want to see how this lip gloss compares to other popular lip glosses at Sephora, please check out my Wow! or Waste? on this line!
Here are the claims from the Fenty Beauty website:
“HYPER-GLITZ FINISH. OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD SHINE.
Give it to me quick:
A limited-edition glitter-packed lip gloss that delivers the ultimate triple-threat of creamy color, glitter, and shine.
Tell me more:
Transform your lips, your look, your world. Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter is a triple-threat fusion of pigment, glitter, and gloss that takes sparkle to astronomical new heights.
Each hue is packed with iridescent glitter and drenched in mirror-like shine for a megadose of multidimensional shimmer in just one swipe.
Unlike other glitter glosses, Cosmic Gloss is designed to be unbelievably smooth and creamy for out-of-this-world shine plus phenomenal comfort.
Fenty Beauty is 100% cruelty free.”
Pigmentation and Performance
The shade that I purchased, “Plutonic Relationship,” is really quite pigmented. This shade is my favourite type of bold lip colour. I have always been drawn to blue-toned pinks, and this is no exception, especially since it is the ultimate blue-toned pink, fuchsia with blue shimmer!
I would say that you get close to opaque coverage with only one layer. However, the pigment of your lips probably also helps it along. The blue shift is super obvious in artificial lighting, but it also looks really great in natural light. It is pretty in your face, but I do think you can get away with wearing it day to day, while you are shopping or running errands etc. At least I would! But I wouldn’t wear it to work obviously. This gloss is also very glossy in appearance, but maybe not as glossy as her original gloss. I think sometimes glosses with a lot of shimmer can slightly conceal shine just because there is so much going on.
The thinness of the doe foot makes it very easy to apply accurately, although it doesn’t seem to hold a lot of product, so you may need to dip in twice to get enough product for full coverage on your lips.
The consistency of this lip gloss is a bit heavier, and a bit stickier than some of the glosses I own. For example, most of the Anastasia Beverly Hills glosses feel like smooth buttercream, with no stickiness at all. However, the stickiness of this Fenty gloss really isn’t so bad, and it also ensures that the gloss will adhere to your lips a bit better than others. Yes, you certainly get transfer while drinking, but a good amount of the pigmentation will remain on your lips for longer.
One of the best things about this gloss, especially because it is so glittery, is that you cannot feel the glitter/shimmer particles. All of the glitter is really quite small, so you don’t feel any grittiness between your lips. Grittiness can be the biggest deterrent for me with glittery lip glosses, however this one is super comfortable. In addition, this gloss feels moderately hydrating.
Here are swatches of this lip gloss:
Swatched on my hand in indirect light (left) and direct light (right)
Overall, I really do like this lip gloss. However, it is not my favourite formula and the shade range is so limited, so I probably will not purchase others. The only other shade that looks amazing, but a bit “outer space-y,” was “Gal on the Moon.” If that is a shade that appeals to you, I really do recommend that you try it. Overall, I do really appreciate owning a token gloss from this line. The packaging is gorgeous, and the look on the lips is stunning. I only hope that they will come out with some more every day shades, although it is really hard to beat the ABH lip gloss formula that I am so in love with (read my review of them here).
Did you purchase anything from this new holiday collection? What have been your thoughts?