Sorry it’s been a month since my last review, but today I bring you a review of Almay’s holographic lip gloss called “Goddess Gloss.” It comes in 8 colors.
Until Almay recently released 4 new colors that I think are Ulta exclusives because I don’t see those colors on the Almay website. I’m reviewing the color “Ethereal.”
It’s a dark blue color and it was $9.99 for a 0.10 oz bottle.
The thing I have found with very dark colored holographic lip glosses is that the dark color can make it hard to see the color-shift and this is no exception. It looks more shimmery than color-shifty but I still really like the color. I’m a bit of a Goth so dark colors are my jam.
However, when it’s layered over a dark lipstick color, than you even lose the shimmeryness.
I think this lip gloss works best alone. Though Almay’s marketing photos also say you can wear two colors together so maybe I’ll try that. Almay’s photos look really cool but who knows how much Photoshooping that took.
The bottle is very standard looking but I do like the holographic cap!
The applicator is a doe-foot style. I didn’t really like this style of applicator at first because I felt like, since a lot of these holo lip glosses are meant to be worn as a topcoat, that a non-brush style applicator would smudge and blend the lipstick and gloss too much to get the color shift effect. However, I have found that isn’t the case and I’ve been pleasantly surprised!
I also thought I’d try something a little different and reserved the order that I usually organize my photos. I’m just experimenting!
Just like I am with my new toys! I got a selfie light (not used in this review, but probably future ones) and a small light box! I have no aspirations to be a professional photographer, but I did want my photos to look better.
…but you want to know about the lip gloss. So final verdict, I think it’s best worn alone, but I’ll experiment with wearing two colors at once.
Viscosity: A nice formula. Doesn’t feel sticky or oily. (I feel like with this metric, I have the least criticisms because I have yet to experience a formula that was a complete mess. But I might find one…)
Taste/Smell: On Almay’s website, it says it’s fragrance-free, but it does have a smell. It’s like a very sweet and artificial vanilla scent. I don’t think it’s unpleasant, but for folks that are scent-sensitive, there is a smell.