Sunday, May 12, 2013

Review: James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lip gloss

James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lip Gloss bottle
James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lip Gloss bottle

The product: James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kissproof Lipgloss in Pink Red (LKP-07 017-PINK RED)
Price: 299PHP
Where I bought it: SM Megamall Department Store
Rating: 8/10
  • Highly pigmented so only a little amount is needed to color the lips
    • Color is BOLD. I like it that way. :)
  • Dries matte - totally no shine or shimmer at all
  • It is kissproof to some extent. I've only kissed my hand though... (My dear boyfriend, come back soon please! Oops LOL)
  • This particular color suits my skin tone well - view the full blog entry to see photos ;)
  • No weird smell and taste
  • Doesn't cause my lips to crack and/or bleed
  • No irritation, no allergies
  • Doe foot applicator is able to color the lips precisely - I don't find the need to use a lip liner 
  • Lasts around 4 - 5 hours before the need to touch up
  • Inexpensive
  • Product comes in a classy plastic packaging (the box, well, that's another story)
  • Production and expiration dates are printed on the box. 
  • The formula is drying. Like I stated above, it dries matte--there is truly no hint of moisture. If dryness of the lips is a problem of yours, this product may not be good for you. 
    • I personally find it okay though. My lips aren't dry, perhaps because I always use lip balm. I've used this with and without applying lip balm underneath and I liked it either way. :)
  • It can emphasize the lines and flakiness of dry lips.
  • The box can still be improved. I'm not really feeling the pink to black gradient. The silver font color on a part of the box with a white-to-gray background makes it hard to read the product's complete name. (Photos below!)
  • The product name is misleading. It calls itself a lip gloss but it isn't glossy at all. It's actually a liquid lipstick. :)
  • The product has a slight tendency to transfer most especially if it hasn't dried up completely yet.
  • The actual color is darker than what's visible on the tube. You need to swatch this on at least your skin to see its true color.