Hello everyone! Oh boy. What should have been a home run in terms of holiday kits has turned out to be a major disappointment for me! Sigh, the Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse set. The only holiday item I have had any interest in. Well, I purchased it, and back it will go. Why? Let’s get into it
Packaging and First Impressions
This five mini gloss set comes in a beautiful tin. Inside, you have your five glosses that look like miniatures of the original Gloss Bomb packaging.
In this kit you get a range of nudes and brights, four of which are brand new shades to the gloss line. Fu$$y is the only existing shade that is included in this set. All of the glosses have the same scent as found in the originals, which can only be described as candy-like or fruity. Yum!
Give the ultimate gift of explosive shine with this limited-edition collectors’ set of five mini Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizers—the stop-everything, give-it-to-me gloss that feels as good as it looks. Featuring a range of shades for a subtle glow or a poppin’ pout, Glossy Posse is the essential collection for any gloss junky. Glow hard with bestselling Fu$$y, a shimmering dusty pink, plus four all-new lustworthy shades that look incredible on every skin tone: Pretty Please, a shimmering fuschia, Hot Chocolit, a shimmering rich brown, Confetti, a shimmering iridescent opal, and Cheeky, a shimmering bright red-orange.
One luscious swipe of Gloss Bomb’s XXL wand gives lips more to love, while conditioning shea butter enriches from within. Lips look instantly fuller and smoother, with a non-sticky formula that’s super shiny and has an addictive peach-vanilla scent you just can’t get enough of.
Pretty Please: Hot Pink with silver and gold glitter
Fu$$y: Shimmering nude pink
Confetti: Transparent pearl with blue and purple glitter
Hot Chocolit: Cool brown with purple glitter
Cheeky: Warm red-orange with gold glitter
Price and Quantity
This gloss set is priced at $56 CAD ($42 USD) and comes with 0.9 oz of product. Each gloss has 0.18 oz of product, which is actually kind of remarkable since that is more than even some full-sized glosses have. The regular size has 0.3 oz for $24 CAD ($18 USD), so comparatively, this gloss set actually has really great value.
Pigmentation and Performance
I’m going to keep this short, because this is where things go downhill. But first, an aside of the original Gloss Bomb formula.
I cannot stop wearing the original Fenty Gloss Bombs. Their formula is by far my favourite I have ever tried. And what proves this is the fact that I have now finished two full-sized tubes of the shade “Fenty Glow”, and I am about to finish my first tube of “Fu$$y”. I seriously wear these non-stop. The formula is very hydrating and very shiny! Plus, they smell amazing and you get a ton of product! It doesn’t get much better than that…
HOWEVER, the new shades in this set are absolutely packed with glitter. The shade confetti is the least worst of the new shades, but they almost all have a very gritty texture on the lips because of the glitter. I also noticed that the consistency was a bit thicker, and that is also likely because of how much glitter is in these new shades. The original gloss formula is so nice, with a really smooth shimmer. These are chunky. And while the sparkle looks great on the lips, and it doesn’t look too bizarrely glittery, I find them very uncomfortable. I have sensitive and dry lips to begin with, so to feel that gritty texture is very unpleasant and every time I wear these I am literally picturing microtears happening on my lips because of the harsh glitter. Another negative is that once the gloss wears off, your lips are COVERED in glitter. It’s just a big mess in my opinion, and that’s why I simply can’t recommend these.
Even though I do not like these glosses, I took some lip swatch photos to show you how beautiful they look. If you don’t think the gritty texture will bother you, then you might really like the selection of shades you get in this kit. I would have!
Overall, I am so deeply saddened by this! I knew I was going to love this kit, and then it arrived, packed with glitter. The shades look really pretty on, but I just cannot stand the feeling of them. I can only hope that Fenty will continue to add shades to the full-sized line that have the normal shimmer formula instead of these super glittery ones.
What do you think of the Fenty Gloss formula? Did you get this kit? Does the gritty texture bother you?