Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss (Brief Review & Swatches)

Brief Review: Prior to seeing these Tokidoki Prisma lip glosses in person, I was expecting pigmented, fun colors. The result was the opposite. These glosses are sheer -with a big emphasis on the word sheer. For $15 a pop, I'm not sure I'd pay for these because you're paying for essentially clear gloss and cute packaging. All the colors I swatched were sheer with the exception of a few darker colors (they'd probably give your lips a slightly darker tint.) The majority of the glosses were incredibly sheer and close to clear looking. To me, the gloss smelled like strawberries (they're supposed to taste like blueberries.) They also don't seem overly sticky which is good. Not sure about the moisturizing properties since I didn't test it on my lips but they seem like decent glosses. I personally will not buy any because I already have enough clear/unpigmented glosses. The packaging is cute -there's confetti and detailing inside the cap. The applicator is a plastic "spatula" -like some Bourjous glosses (forget which one.) There's nothing that stands out about them besides for the packaging -I was really hoping for pigmented colors.

Colors:
1. Adios- Sheer purple.
2. Arlecchino- Sheer fuchsia.
3. Bullets- Sheer berry.
4. Burger- Sheer orange.
5. Ciao Ciao- Sheer light pink.
6. Devil Girl- Sheer orange red. (More red than orange)
7. Diamante Dark- Sheer blue pink.
8. Donutella- Sheer nude.
9. LA Gun- Sheer medium pink.
10. Monkey Pirate- Sheer brown.
11. Ninja Dog- Sheer light sky blue.
12. Rockateer- Sheer deep plummy red-violet.
13. Rondine Love- Sheer dark pink.
14. Samba- Sheer peachy pink.
15. SANDy- Sheer apple green. (Yellow-green but with more green.)
16. Strawberry Latte- Sheer baby pink.

Swatches..
All shades (no flash) from left: Adios, Arlecchino, Bullets, Burger, Ciao Ciao, Devil Girl, Diamante Dark, Donutella, LA Gun, Monkey Pirate, Ninja Dog, Rockateer, Rondine Love, Samba, SANDy, Strawberry Latte.
All shades (with flash) from left: Adios, Arlecchino, Bullets, Burger, Ciao Ciao, Devil Girl, Diamante Dark, Donutella, LA Gun, Monkey Pirate, Ninja Dog, Rockateer, Rondine Love, Samba, SANDy, Strawberry Latte.
Close-Up (no flash) from left: Adios, Arlecchino, Bullets, Burger, Ciao Ciao, Devil Girl, Diamante Dark.
Close-Up (with flash) from left: Adios, Arlecchino, Bullets, Burger, Ciao Ciao, Devil Girl, Diamante Dark, Donutella, LA Gun.
All shades (no flash) from left: LA Gun, Monkey Pirate, Ninja Dog, Rockateer, Rondine Love, Samba, SANDy, Strawberry Latte.
All shades (with flash) from left: Devil Girl, Diamante Dark, Donutella, LA Gun, Monkey Pirate, Ninja Dog, Rockateer, Rondine Love, Samba, SANDy, Strawberry Latte.

9 comments:

  1. Great swatches! Thank you!!!

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  2. OMG im sooo psyched that u posted those pics! Ive been obsessing over which shade to chose..its devil girl!! Thanks alot u really helped me!

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  3. You're welcome. =) Glad I helped.

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  4. If you want color payoff, the only two worth buying are Monkey Pirate and Rocketeer. I have those and Donutella, which gives lips a slight milkyness but has no color.

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  5. Thanks a bunch! I really wanted to know how they looked before I made a choice. <3

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