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New Wet N Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gels Review And Swatches

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on January 11, 2011

While I usually save drugstore beauty products for Budget Beauty Monday, I am trying to swatch and review as many of the new 2011 Wet N Wild collection as possible this week so that you can see swatches and get my humble opinion while they are half off at Walgreens.  Hopefully you all loved the swatches from yesterday’s Coloricon Shadow Trios review post.  I still can’t put those suckers down!  Today I have a review and swatches for the new formula Wet N Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gels.

Left - Right: Through The Looking Glass 309A, This Too Shall Glass 310A, Glass Confusion 311A, Glass Is In Session 312A, 3, 2, 1, Glass-t Off! 313A, Mow The Glass 314A

The new 2011 Wet N Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gels are available in 6 shades:  Through The Looking Glass 309A (clear), This Too Shall Glass 310A (shimmery pale peach-pink), Glass Confusion 311A (frosty mauve), Glass Is In Session 312A (shimmery hot pink), 3, 2, 1, Glass-t Off 313A (shimmery red), and Mow The Glass 314A (sheer peach). 

All of these colors are sheer, but buildable.  The swatches on my arm show the gloss as it looks just out of the tube thus they are more pigmented here.  Once you blend them out on your lips and the color starts to melt into your lips they get much sheerer.  This is another “your lips but better” product in my opinion.

Swatches With Flash (Left - Right): Through The Looking Glass 309A, This Too Shall Glass 310A, Glass Confusion 311A, Glass Is In Session 312A, 3, 2, 1, Glass-t Off! 313A, Mow The Glass 314A

Swatches Without Flash (Left - Right): Through The Looking Glass 309A, This Too Shall Glass 310A, Glass Confusion 311A, Glass Is In Session 312A, 3, 2, 1, Glass-t Off! 313A, Mow The Glass 314A

Of the 6 shades, This Too Shall Glass 310A and Glass Confusion 311A offer a frostier finish compared to the other shades.  Don’t get scared, this is not an overly frosty finish.  It’s a milkier finish so it’s just not as sheer on the lips as the other shades.

While all of the colors are somewhat sheer, Mow The Glass 314A is extremely sheer.  There really is just the most subtle hint of color when swatched on my arm and that color is almost non-existent when applied to your lips.  If you have naturally lighter lips than you may see more color when applied, but I don’t fall into that category.  The gloss still looks beautiful on because it does enhance the look of your lips.

The 2011 Wet N Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gels boast a new and improved formula.  They are infused with nutrients, oils, vitamins, and antioxidants that work to moisturize your lips.  I have to say, I am loving the way that my lips feel with this gloss on.  The gloss feels like butter melting into your lips.  It feels like it creates a barrier that encases your lips.

The Glassy Gloss Lip Gels also promise to give your lips a high, glassy shine.  I can’t say that my lips were given an ulta shine per se, but there is definitely a very nice shine as a result of these glosses.

The texture and feel of these glosses is phenomenal.  Although they feel like they create a barrier that encases you lips, they don’t feel heavy at all.  They really do feel like butter melting into you lips.  The shimmer glosses do not feel gritty at all.

When first applied, the Glass Gloss Lip Gels do have a somewhat fruity scent to them.  It’s not a very strong scent, but it is there.  It doesn’t last very long, but I thought I would throw that information out there in case you are easily turned off by certain scents.  But really, after a few minutes the scent is gone.

As for staying power, I get about 3 or 4 hours out of each application.  At this price point, I think that 3 to 4 hours is very good.

You may recall Wet N Wild’s old Glassy Gloss Lip Gels.  They were lipgloss squeeze tubes that were sold in a silver box.  The new 2011 Glassy Gloss Lip Gels still come in the squeeze tubes but they are no longer housed in the box.  Way to cut back on unnecessary packaging, Wet N Wild.  Unfortunately, Wet N Wild also cut back on the size of the Lip Gels.  The old Glassy Gloss Lip Gels were .5 oz while the new ones are only .4 oz.

Left - Right: New Glassy Gloss Lip Gel, Old Glassy Gloss Lip Gel

Compared to the old version Glassy Gloss Lip Gels, the new 2011 version is a million times better.  The biggest difference is the pigmentation.  The shades of the old formula Glassy Gloss Lip Gels that I personally have tried have no color to them.  While they look colorful in their tubes, applied it looked like it was a clear gloss with some colored glitter.  The 2011 version has pigmented gloss, with the exception of Through The Looking Glass which is clear.  So if you tried the old Glassy Gloss Lip Gels and were disappointed with their lack of color, give these a try.  I will also say that the new Lip Gels feel creamier and smoother as well, but honestly, I didn’t think the old formula was that bad either.

Overall, I absolutely love these new Wet N Wild Glass Gloss Lip Gels.  These sheer glosses give just the right amount of color to naturally enhance your lips.  If you are a fan of lipstains, I can see these pairing up perfectly to add a little moisture and shine throughout the day.  At this price point ($2.99), you can justify having multiple tubes to stash all over the house, car, office, purse, briefcase, etc.  I highly recommend these new Glassy Gloss Lip Gels.

The retail price for the Wet N Wild Glassy Gloss Lip Gels is $2.99.  Get them on sale this week at Walgreens (thru January 15th, 2011) during the half off Wet N Wild sale for only $1.49.

Have you picked up any of the new 2011 Wet N Wild cosmetics products yet?  Have you tried the Glassy Gloss Lip Gels?  What are your thoughts?

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