“Envision your lips as a canvas for the most beautiful of jewels to cover. My lips are my showcase, the most important area for a delicate balance of color and sparkle. A micro powder extraction from my most coveted gemstones combines with the natural healing properties of shea butter and grape seed oil to turn your lips into softly-carved precious jewels.”
XOXO, Tarina Tarantino
Tarina Tarantino’s Sparklicity Glosses come in 6 colors. Kosmonaut, a plum wine with iridescent shimmers, is reviewed here.
Sparklicity glosses come in clear, plastic squeeze tubes and have slanted applicators.
In the tube, Kosmonaut is a rich berry wine color packed with silver shimmers. Once applied to the lips, the color is more sheer and the sparkles are more widely distributed.
Because it is semi-sheer, the color is very wearable and will suit many skin colors. What makes this lipgloss so beautiful is the prevalence of shimmers. They bring a sparkle to the lips without looking tacky or gaudy.
The formula is not sticky and does a good job of moisturizing the lips. Because it isn’t sticky, the gloss will last for about 2 hours before wearing off (if you aren’t drinking or eating).
Ease of Use: 10/10
The sheerness of the color makes application simple. You don’t need to be precise or stand in front of a mirror. Taking off the lipgloss is also easy and, surprisingly, the shimmers don’t stick everywhere.
For $14.00, you get 12.75 grams of lipgloss. As a rough comparison, MAC’s Clear Lipglass is $14.50 and contains 14.17 grams (but, as the name suggests, has no color).