A150402 - smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss - Sheer
Lovely colors and NOT sticky
The only reason I gave this item 4-stars was because I dislike the applicator, it is a paint-brush type and I don't like them (personal issue!) But the color selection is great and the product is wonderful. It is a light color and not sticky at all. I have tried many brands of lipgloss and I will tell you Smashbox has them all beat! Buy some today!!
Best gloss - bad brush
I love this gloss. It stays on, isn't sticky, and has no taste (like another reviewer, I don't like lipsticks or glosses with funny flavors). The only reason I didn't give this gloss 5 stars is the brush. The bristle either fall out or get bent out of shape. But since I love the gloss so much, I've put up with the brush. So much, in fact, that this is the first gloss I've ever used up and have had to buy more of!
I just received this product in Ilume and Pop and I just love them! I know some people have had trouble with the bristles on the wand, but so far I haven't experienced nothing like that. The bristles seem to stay in place as I use the product and when I place them back in the bottle. Both colors are perfect if you just want a little bit of shine.
Bristles came out
This was not easy to apply with the brush, as opposed to a foam applicator. The bristles kept coming out. The quality is poor. I ended up just throwing it out. Due to this experience, I will not purchase Smashbox lip glosses again.
Love this Lipgloss
I absolutely LOVE the smashbox sheer color lip enhancing gloss; been using it for about two years now, and have several colors, and love every one of them. My favorites are candid, illume, radiant, scoop, and I just got the afterglow and am waiting for it to ship to try that one. I couldn't be happier with these lipglosses and it is the best product, in my opinion, in the entire Smashbox line. Love the sheer for the brush applicator and the sheer, beautiful colors. I would much rather have that than the velor sponge tip applicator found on the "full" colors. I've read several reviewers state that they really like the velor wand best, so for that reason think it is GREAT that Smashbox offers both of these, since everyone has their own preferences. I love that this lipgloss does not travel, has a great non-sticky, no bad flavor, five-star formulation. Please Smashbox, keep this product in your line forever!!!
my favorite lip gloss but ...
This is my all time favorite gloss - I buy the Illume. But the brush immediately started shedding the bristles every time I use it. The gloss is great - please Holly, improve the brush applicator!
Very disappointed with the brush!!!!
I started using the candid lip gloss a few years back when it came in a mini pack of glosses. I found it to be my favorite! However the brush applicator has changed & although I love this lip gloss, Im not liking this brush- It is truly awful-
PLEASE change the brush so that can continue enjoying your glosses!!
Love the gloss - not the applicator
I have searched for years for the perfect lip gloss and have finally found it. I used the Candid and love it, however not so much with the applicator brush. I agree with the other ladies who have commented on the brush getting frayed. Smashbox please consider changing the applicator brush.
I have the illume color...a beiggy, nude with the tiniest glow of peachy gold. It is my everyday color and I luv it. Stays put...isnt sticky...lips look so fresh. No bad smell at all. One request...I would rather have the lttle doe fot velvet applicator..the brush can be a little messy...but i still would buy again.
very nice lip gloss
I purchased 'Afterglow' and I must say it's one of the best lip glosses I have. I'm a lipgloss junkie and I love this product! It's moisturizing, stays on and the color is noticeable but not too saturated. Great shine. Not sticky. And there's no funny taste or weird tingle. It's just a great lip gloss if you want subtle color.
Great Gloss - Horrible Brush
I just had to throw this away because of the dreadful brush. I was already annoyed because the brush was all splayed out, making the gloss difficult to apply and difficult to get back into the tube. Well, a few hours ago, I put the applicator back into the tube, then tried to pull it out again, and the entire brush head came off. The gloss is now useless and in the garbage. I really liked the look, feel, and color (Candid) of the gloss itself. Smashbox: Take a look at Bare Escentuals gloss applicators.
Old Vs. New Candid
Can anyone answer this question?
I just received Candid in one the QVC kits in the new lip-enhancing formula.
I've used the old Candid for years, which was this gorgeous pinky gold which you could see clearly from the tube (Smashbox calls these the "junior size glosses").
Some of the other "old colors" in the same reference size were Orchid, Fire, Pout, Star, 35 MM, Catwalk, Sassy, Runway, Finale, Evoke, Crystal.
This "new" Candid looks like a red-orange-pink gloss with gold shimmer in the tube. It looks quite different and I read somewhere that it really wasn't the same as the old "Candid" and "frighteningly different."
I know I can try it to find out but I was going to donate it to one of our local women's shelters for Christmas in case it isn't the old Candid.
I'm giving the gloss 1 star because I've tried 8 in this new size and formulation and only 2 have been wearable. The rest unfortunately have fhad strange odors, frayed brushes and/or weird colors.
Thank you everyone! Happy Holidays!