This is one of the odder things I’ve gotten the urge to try… There’s a dark blue-violet sparkly mascara, and a baby pink lipgloss, with blue sparkle.
I had mixed feelings—the gloss is LOVELY! Fruity smelling, thick consistancy, though not sticky, VERY pretty on the lips, wore reasonably well(3 hours without touchups). The mascara was a bit of a letdown though. I like it on the lower lashes—mine, at least, are thick enough that I can get a good amount of glitter to adhere, and the angle catches the light reasonably well. However, on the upper lashes, they clump a LOT, and the glitter isn’t even visible. I layered, and layered, and layered, and never once got a decent amount of sparkle to show up when I examined it in the mirror.
The packaging is cute—the cardboard covering has a pretty metallic navy-and-pink leopard print, that is echoed on the label for the duo. It’s not square, or round… just a sort of angled Rhombus shape. I kind of wish I could separate the pieces, only carry one at once, rather than both lids/wands being attached in the center. But that’s just a standard pet peeve of mine with duo packaging, It seems like a waste of purse space. And the packaging feels overall sturdy enough that I wouldn’t be nervous to carry it in my purse regularly. The plastic has a little feeling of give to it, adn a faintly rubbery feeling surface, so it doesn’t require a lot of force to open.
The brush for the mascara is a very sparse, traditional mascara brush, with rows of bristles spaced fairly far apart. It’s NOT abrush you’d use for a lengthening mascara, but it works for this because te glitter collects around the center base rather than the bristles. i had best luck tapping it onto my lashes, so that the glitter in the center would get patted onto them, rather than running my lashes along the bristles of the brush.
The lipgloss comes with the standard doe-foot applicator. With the thickness of the formula, this IS something you’ll probably need to double dip to get a decent coat—for my lips, I felt like I needed 2, sometimes 3, to get an even coat. There’s a good amount of color to it, and it isn’t especially sheer. The thickness makes it slightly more difficult to spread around, though.
Overall, its a cute set, and I’m hopeful that if I keep trying, I’ll find some technique to make the glitter part work. I wouldn’t label it an essential,but I can see a lot of uses for it.