Review: Becca Glow Gloss

Hi, everyone! Today’s post is a review of Becca’s Glow Lip glosses. I’ve never really been a lip gloss girl as I always found them too sticky and too sheer. I’m not sure why, but I’ve really gotten into lip glosses this past year or so, and I’ve been eager to expand my gloss collection. I’ve been wanting to try these out for a while, but just never got around to it. When I saw them for 50% off during Sephora’s summer sale, I took it as an opportunity to try them out!

Flatlay of Becca Glow Glosses in Tigerlily and Snapdragon

THE BASICS

A luxe, conditioning lip formula with the shine of a lip gloss, pigment of a liquid lipstick, and nourishing benefits of a lip balm. This gloss contains 3D light-reflecting pigments as well as ginger, peppermint oil, and a non-stinging peptide, which make lips appear fuller and smoother. Vitamins C and E, plus hydrating shea and muru muru butters soften and condition lips.

The Glow Lip Glosses come in 11 permanent shades that are inspired by the shades from Becca’s highlighter and blush range. The shades range from nudes to plums in a semi-sheer to semi-opaque finish. They retail at $29.50 CAD for 5 g of product, and are made in the USA.

THE PACKAGING

The Becca Glow Glosses come in a typical lip gloss tube with a silver lid, a rounded end, and the name of the brand printed on the side. I find the packaging aesthetically pleasing and expensive-looking! The rounded shape might be a hassle if you tend to stand your glosses up like I do on my desk at work, but it’s not a dealbreaker, at least not for me.

The applicator is a traditional doe-foot applicator with a bit of a longer slant than you normally see. I’m not one to be picky about applicator shapes, but I personally find the longer slanted applicators like these ones make it easier to cover the whole lip in one swipe.

 

Close up shot of slanted applicator of Becca Glow Gloss

THE FORMULA

The Glow Glosses have a thin consistency, but they’re very creamy at the same time. You would think that you can’t have both properties in one formula at the same time, but it oddly works! The thinner formula makes it feel lightweight on the lips, almost like you’re not wearing anything at all. It feels quite hydrating and comfortable, both of which are things that my dry lips desperately need! Although it’s creamy, it doesn’t gravitate everywhere during wear. I do find that if my lips have any very dry spots, it can settle into the cracks, but to be fair, I haven’t yet found a lip product that doesn’t do this.

The Glow Glosses have a very apt name; they leave a pretty, glossy finish that make my lips look plump and juicy. I thought these would feel tacky on the lips, which is a huge pet peeve of mine when it comes to lip glosses, but they are not sticky at all. They wear well for 3-4 hours before starting to fade, and of course, you will have to reapply after eating or drinking. Overall, I really enjoy how these feel on the lips.

Although the description says that these have the pigment of a liquid lipstick, I personally find this to not be the case at all. I have more pigmented lips, and these are definitely glosses that are on the sheer side, MAYBE semi-opaque at the most. I know Always, Cleia recently purchased a set of these glosses, and the orange-red shade in it looked quite opaque, so I think the opacity varies between shades. I’ve never liked sheer lip products because I find they tend to look strange over my pigmented lips (almost like my natural lip colour and the lip product colour have mixed into some weird shade), but these are pigmented enough that they cover my natural lip colour.

 

Close up of Becca Glow Glosses in Tigerlily and Snapdragon

The Glow Lip Glosses have a minty scent, which is something that I tend to dislike in products unless it’s my toothpaste or floss. However, these have more of a sweet mint scent, which I’ve realized in the last year or two that I don’t mind. The scent comes from peppermint oil, which feels very cooling when applied on the lips.  I don’t find it to be tingly or have any plumping qualities to it, which suits me just fine. I find plumping lip glosses to be very uncomfortable at times!

 

Arm Swatches of Becca Glow Glosses Tigerlily and Snapdragon

SHADES

Tigerlily is described as a “bright cabana coral”. This shade looks super bright right out of the tube, but since these are sheer, this is the perfect juicy coral shade for summer. It doesn’t look as bright or as coral in photos as it does in real life – it is a seriously gorgeous shade!

Lip Swatch of Becca Glow Gloss in Tigerlily
Becca Glow Gloss in Tigerlily

 

Snapdragon is described as a “rosy pink with soft gold pearl”. It’s a beautiful medium pink for all-year round, and the microshimmers are a little more apparent than in Tigerlily (not perceptible in person). The shimmers don’t feel gritty at all as the lip colour fades.

Lip Swatch of Becca Glow Gloss in Snapdragon
Becca Glow Gloss in Snapdragon

 

THE SUMMARY

PROS

  • Creamy texture
  • Fairly hydrating and wears comfortably on the lips
  • Nice cooling sensation

CONS

  • Pricey
  • Can be too sheer if you have very pigmented lips

Honestly, there are not very many negative points when it comes to these lip glosses. I really love the way they look and feel, and would be happy to continue collecting more.

Are you a lip gloss wearer? What’s your favourite lip gloss?

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Review: Becca Glow Gloss

  1. I love both of these shades during summer, especially Tigerlily. Although, my most worn gloss from this line is Rose Gold. I’ve gone through a full tube in the last year, and just started a new one recently. I’m glad you are liking the formula! But I agree, these are 100% sheer. And you are right, Candy Cane from that Holiday gloss set is actually pretty opaque, but that’s the only one.

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  2. It’s so interesting to me reading your review of these because now I’m rethinking my glosses! My red gloss definitely seemed super pigmented but maybe it just seems that way because my lips are quite pale? I never noticed any of the minty tingling feeling either! I’m now questioning if my lip set is different from the regular glow glosses. Now I need to go buy the full size and compare!
    The applicators on mine are also different, probably because they’re minis the applicator isn’t long and slanted like the full sizes are.

    I’m glad that you love these glosses, both shades look so beautiful on you!

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