Today I’m reviewing more goodies from Geek Chic Cosmetics! I’ll be sharing their lip products that I own. GCC sells two types of lip product: Joysticks (lipstick) and Geek Gloss (lip gloss). I have picked up several of each over the last few months.
I’d like to apologize right away for the pictures, I’m still trying to figure out how to get the best pictures of product on my lips. Also, I decided to swatch them all at once, but my skin is VERY sensitive and it got all irritated and red around my mouth by the time I was done, AND my lips got super dry and chapped.
Also, spoiler alert but….I’m not in love with these products, and I probably won’t be buying more lip products from Geek Chic. Read on to see why…
My first issue with the Joysticks is clear in this picture–the tops are not even when you get them. Most have a depression on top (this is super obvious in the Hipster Ariel swatch–see the C on the right?), but my stick of Nightlock has a big lump on the top. It makes it pretty difficult to apply evenly. The opacity also varies a LOT, you can see here that Dream Land and The Reaping are both pretty sheer, but Hipster Ariel and Nightlock are opaque.
The Reaping: A sheer, smooth silver that can be built up and worn as an edgy futuristic robot lip, or applied thinly as a shimmery highlight to another color. Your choice! Lightly flavored with sweet buttercreme flavor.
This is super sheer, and doesn’t go on very evenly. It would be better over another color for sure.
Hipster Ariel: Hipster Ariel is a rich, opaque, pearlescent teal. Hipster Ariel is lightly flavored with sweet buttercreme flavor. Slap some on and be hip under the sea!
I actually really like this one. This was the first Joystick I got, it’s very opaque, doesn’t budge, and it’s got a neat metallic sheen. It’s so unique! It gave me high hopes for the rest of the Joysticks, but unfortunately it seems that the quality is inconsistent. It’s a little sad that this one is so good because there will be so few opportunities to wear it!
Nightlock: A dark and dangerous vampy purple that will put your lips on just the right side of deadly. Lightly flavored with sweet buttercreme flavor.
This is a nice opaque purple, it’s just not the right shade of purple for my skin. Moving on.
Dreamland: Dream Land is a peppy bubblegum pink coral lipstick with a semi-matte finish. Perfect for day looks, and helping save Dream Land! Lightly flavored with sweet buttercreme flavor.
This is incredibly sheer and hard to build up, it looks patchy. I didn’t love it.
I really like the formula of these glosses, but the application is a nightmare. They’re in those tubes that have a brush on the top and you twist/click the bottom and gloss comes out on the brush. The gloss just doesn’t saturate the brush well, so there’s tons of gloss in the middle and not much around the sides, so when I swipe in on I get a thick glob in the middle. It’s also hard to clean and gets pretty gross.
Mana Potion: Mana Potion is a sparkly, opaque, soft china blue lip gloss. Gives your lips a coat of frosty blue with a sprinkle of rainbow glitter! Goes great on lips of all skin tones! Lightly flavored with sweet buttercreme flavor.
I got this color with Hipster Ariel. It’s fun. I don’t see any rainbow glitter in it, or any glitter at all really, and I wouldn’t say that it’s opaque on its own.
Moon Princess Guardian: Moon Princess Guardian is a vibrant royal purple gloss with a soft golden sheen and a bold burst of gold shimmer! Lightly flavored with sweet buttercreme flavor.
I like this one, it’s a blue-leaning purple with gold glitters. I would wear it more if it were easier to apply.
Guardian of Venus: Guardian of Venus is a luxurious golden gloss with metallic sheen and tons of gold shimmer. Strong enough to be worn alone but can be worn sheer over lipstick for a touch of golden glam! Lightly flavored with sweet buttercreme flavor.
This is also not opaque enough to wear alone. I like it over lipstick sometimes, but I had originally picked out a cute pink lipstick to wear it over for this picture and…when I put this over the lipstick it melted. Right on my lips. It separated out like oil and vinegar. It was so gross. I have no idea why that happened. So I just took a gross patchy picture over bare lips. This does not work over bare lips.
Overall, I’m mostly disappointed with these, except Hipster Ariel, but when can I wear that?? They’re hard to apply and not always opaque. I won’t be buying more.
Questions of the Day:
Have you ever bought an unwearable makeup color just for the hell of it?
Have you ever had lipstick and gloss just react together weirdly?? Nothing like the Venus incident (lol) had ever happened to me before!
Until next time,