Medusa’s Make Up lipgloss in Bite Me
Have you looked at your make up collection and gone “Damn, everything looks the same. How fricken boring. I’ve got crap as old as my cousin, a broken case to my powder and, would you look at that, I’ve got a trillion MAC lipsticks that my boyfriend swears looks like a new kind of tampon”? Okay maybe not the last part, I wouldn’t know anyway, I’m forever alone.
The reason I bring this up is because when I was sent both of these lipglosses by Medusa’s Make Up, the packaging was a nice surprise. It was really fun but cute and creative too.
Since we’re jumping head-first into this review, come inside and have a peek around.
MMU lipgloss in Bite Me
I kind of get bored at the same packaging that brands do; cylinder lipglosses, lots of curviness and all. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not picky and I like the curves, but I really appreciate it when there’s more ‘cube’ action. It’s the ‘square’ in me.. ha, I crack myself up.
Anyway, I really like that tapered top of the wand and the squared-off packaging
(you’re thinking “yeah we know, fucking get to the point and stop talking about your dumbassery) but I feel it gives more control sometimes. Okay, I swear we’re done with packaging.
MMU lipgloss in Loverboy
Isn’t this pink PINK? It’s crazy!
I actually thought this would be a more gelee, wet, non-frosty colour, but to my disappointment, it actually is very pearlised-frosty. I do like a bit of frost.. sometimes, but I’m really not a big fan at all.
So I wasn’t too happy where this was going, but because I have had such good luck with Medusa’s Make Up, I didn’t really want to give up on Loverboy because the colour was so awesome (and it has a bubblegum flavour!).
The colour is not sheer and that’s how it should be. This colour just works, like going at a punching bag when you’re really angry. This is your punchtastic colour. However since I really didn’t like the pearly-frosty look that it gives by itself, I wanted to do my usual ‘mix n custom’ experiments to it to see what we get. I used Rimmel 110 Pink Gossip, ModelCo Kitty and MAC Russian Red.
Rimmel Pink Gossip, PG with Lover Boy on top, Kitty with LB, RR, RR with LB
The first one I tried was Rimmel’s Pink Gossip, which is a super smooth and shiny vibrant pink by itself but with Lover Boy on top it steps it up to super bright, almost neon pink. Having Lover Boy on top gives it that extra shine and dimension, while covering the lip imperfections that using Pink Gossip by itself shows. I’m not a pink girl but I this combo really sold me in trying it.
Next we have Kitty by ModelCo which is actually a dusty, muted browny-pink and not as brown as what showed up on my forearm (another reason to NEVER try out lipsticks on your forearm!). As you can see, Lover Boy played it up more pinky, not as vibrant as with the Pink Gossip, but more subtle but fun. Really cute.
Last is Lover Boy with one of my fav lipsticks, MAC’s Russian Red. Now Russian Red is perfect by itself but I wanted to see how the gloss went with an awesome red. It played down the red quite a bit and the pink came through, giving it lots of shimmery dimension and lots of shine.
As an ‘accomplice’, I think Lover Boy is fantastic but by itself, it’s personally not my thing and I wouldn’t wear it for everyday use by itself.
Packaging - 5/5. Nothing wrong with the packaging as it stands out from the rest of the stuff I have and I LOVE the square packaging.
True-to-colourness - 3/5. I really thought it was going to be different than it was, but massive kudos for being opaque and vibrant.
Sticky? - Nope.
Bleed Factor - 1/3- no bleeding.
Lasting Factor - It stays on quite a bit- especially on my forearm (it’s stained).
Removal - On your skin it stains so you’ve have to get it off with something more than soap and water. On the lips it’s easier, but I recommend cleaning it off with gentle make up remover.
Price - 5/5. Nine-freaking-dollars. No way can you complain about that.
Next is Bite Me, which I was SO excited to try (I love red makeup, can’t you tell?). Like the rest of the lipglosses from Medusa’s Make-Up this one is scented (yummy watermelon)and has gold flecks through it which is more noticeable when you’re looking at it through the packaging, I didn’t notice it much on my lips though.
At this point I should mention that the swatches on the MMU website should not be taken as an indicator of what the colours actually look like. Bite Me looks more like Temptation swatch and isn’t a bright pinky red.
I was kind of disappointed that this was transparent and not as opaque as Lover Boy but that is also what sets it apart from all the bold shades of reds I have in my lip drawer; it’s a not translucent so you can do so much with it and use it for anytime of the day or not. It’s silky, not sticky, and fills in lip lines, making it so smooth.
True-to-colourness - 4/5. Definitely has that dark red going on.
Sticky? - Nope
Bleed Factor - It sits really well on the lips, putting on a bit too much though does give a little bit of bleeding. 1/3.
Lasting Factor - Lasts quite a while, like Lover Boy it does stain, but on the lips it adds to the lasting factor.