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Jesse’s Girl Glow Stix have been around for several years. I first discovered them at Cosmoprof in 2012.
But lately, the beauty world has been iridescent-ing, holographic-ing, duochrome-ing ALL THE THINGS, and it’s time to talk more about this affordable way to do that.
Glow Stix are a pretty lip gloss. Described more specifically as a “topcoat gloss,” it’s unique:
From left to right: Red Dawn, Tangerine and Wicked.
These glosses are not tacky, they slide on and have a nice feel. They are multidimensional; it’s hard to capture in the photos but in person they shift so many different ways! Glow Stix is such an appropriate name for them.
Red Dawn is appropriately named; it reminds me of a sunrise or a sunset, sun blazing as it rises or sets. It’s an array of golden, peach, orange, green shifter that pulls predominantly peachy-red on me.
Tangerine was my favorite to wear alone. It is a yellow, orange, green, blue, pink shifter, but pulls predominantly reddish pink on me.
Wicked has a golden, green, blue, purple glow. On my lips it was prominently green.
Of course, it’s one thing to wear these alone and get a very subtle effect but it’s another to wear them over a lipstick and change the color!
Here, I wore Tangerine over NYX Cosmetics Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie. I wanted to create a little fun on a neutral lippie:
The most obvious difference between the two – Pumpkin Pie with and without Tangerine – is that the gloss adds a lot of shine. The shift – that peachy-reddish shift you can see if you look closely – is subtle.
Check out the three over Jesse’s Girl Matte Finish Lip Color in Sassy. First, Sassy by itself:
Here’s Red Dawn on the left and Tangerine on the right over it:
Wicked over it:
You can see the more heavily I layered it, towards the bottom, the better it showed up.
Here’s the three over Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Homegirl – first, swatches by itself:
With Red Dawn on the left and Tangerine over it on the right:
With Wicked over it:
I layered this several times to get the effect.
And that’s a theme I’ve seen with these; unless you very carefully dab them on your lip and don’t mix them into your lipstick too much, they are a very subtle effect. The shift will appear stronger if you layer more, and don’t blend it in. Don’t expect glowing, crazy lips with these, although admittedly, Wicked is strong!
I turned my hand every which way in the light and I never got a full spectrum effect, just that continued soft effect with Red Dawn and Tangerine. Wicked, which is a striking color difference from the lippies I used, showed up best.
I find they work best with matte lippies.
Wear time alone is a couple hours. Wear time over lipstick is a few hours. They wear down nicely because they are not tacky.
Jesse’s Girl is giving BeautyJudy readers and followers a discount on any purchase! Use this discount code: JG2017BJB at checkout on the Jesse’s Girl website and you’ll get a cool 20% off your order! This discount doesn’t apply to shipping or taxes, and all U.S.-based orders get free shipping if the order is $20 or more AFTER coupon is applied. Code is active now thru February 28!
Perfect opportunity to try these glosses – they are $4.99 a piece here on the site! To get to free shipping, check out some of the Jesse’s Girl Matte Finish Lip Colors to layer under them ($3.99 each).
So have you tried these? What do you think? I love playing with these!
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