Gloss Snobbery with Glamour Dolls

The hardest aspect of discovering new budget-friendly makeup is being satisfied with the product quality; I’m a sucker for cute packaging and a promising shade of pink, but too often the formula clumps up and the color falls flat.  Glamour Dolls, the new line by celebrity makeup artist Jessica Romano, is the answer to makeup that is “both adorable and affordable.”  The full line of cruelty-free Glamour Dolls Makeup currently includes two formulas of lip gloss, lip balm, lipstick, eyeliner, glitter eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara.  This review will be concentrating mostly on the variety of Glamour Dolls lip products, all of which cost under $5 each so you can treat yourself without the splurge.

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My favorite thing about the Glamour Dolls lip products is how moisturizing they all are.  Living in a desert dries out my skin a lot, so I’m always trying to find new nourishing products to use.  The Kitty Kisses Lip Balms are waterproof, come in 5 shades, and have SPF15.  They look dark in the tube but apply very sheer, which makes them purrfect (sorry, couldn’t resist) to combine underneath or on top of lipstick for a boost of hydration.  Hiss and Check Meowt are the sheer purple and sheer pink Kitty Kisses Lip Balms on the swatch chart below.

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The lipstick Lip Creams are, as the name implies, very creamy.  They apply semi-matte but are still hydrating and don’t dry my lips out like some other matte lipsticks I’ve tried.  Juicy Melons is a bolder purple pop or color and Duh is a classic shade of pink.  Selfie is too light of a nude for my skin tone on its own, but paired with Gloss Snob in Dollicious makes for a really light and feminine combination.  Both Gloss Snobs, Dollicious and Plastic Heart, are impressively well-pigmented.  They glide on just as colorful as they appear in the tube and don’t “guck up” or get tacky feeling.  The Wildflower and Naked Banana Lip Glosses are also really well pigmented.  Jessica recommends pairing Juicy Melons with Wildflower, which I tried and really liked despite the fact that orange hued lipstick usually scares me.

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The Glamour Dolls mascara, Lashlights, has a mirror on the back for easy on the go application.  It glides on smoothly and its wide-bristle spoolie is perfect for bottom lashes.  The double sided Gypsy Eyeliner is a great two-in-one; the lavender end would make for a good pop of color on the bottom lash line.IMG_1231_Fotor_Collage

If you’re on the East Coast there are a couple of Glamour Dolls retailers but the best way to find the products is to buy them online where you can get free shipping for any order over $20.  If you have any questions about the line feel free to leave them below.  Have you tried Glamour Dolls?  What is your favorite budget-friendly makeup line?

 

xxLK

(Sponsored post but all opinions and words are my own)

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