Review & Swatches: Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in “Kosmonaut”

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Kosmonaut

Availability: Sephora
Price: $14.00

Company’s Description

“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.

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Packaging: 9/10

Sparklicity glosses come in clear, plastic squeeze tubes and have slanted applicators.

Quality: 9.5/10

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.

Price: 9/10

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).

Final Grade


Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Kosmonaut

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Kosmonaut

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss Applicator

Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Kosmonaut Applied

Natural Beauty Spring 2012 Collection

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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in “Kosmonaut”

  1. Sarah L. says:

    The colour looked quite burgundy and since I’m pale-skinned, I’m very worried about pulling off deep reds, plums and purples.

    BUT on your lips it looks so pretty and honestly, quite incredible! 😀

    Thanks for the review!!

  2. Lisa B. says:

    I do love slant-tip applicators. I’d consider trying this since you said the sparkles don’t travel all over!

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