Amazing story, readers: Lipstick Queen heard about my misunderstanding with Barney’s, got in touch with me — and sent samples of all fifteen shades of their 15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss, as a gesture of swatching goodwill. I’m absolutely blown away!
I hope you won’t let that keep me from telling you how impressed I am with these glosses.
I was definitely skeptical from the outset. I hate click pens, mostly because it’s so hard to dispense the right amount of product. Click-click nothing, click WOAH too much gloss. I’d also read that the 15 Minutes were nonsticky, and subliminally, I didn’t believe it. These days, companies use the descriptor “nonsticky” so blithely that it’s started to lose meaning for me.
But applying one of these to my lips was enough to make me a believer. The gloss comes out of the pen as a thick gel, which converts to a sheer, shiny gloss on your lips. Because of the thickness of the gloss, one click was enough to get me started, a second click was perfect to finish the job. I tried on 9 Minutes and it was like applying one of my favorite lipstains… in gloss form. They’re not actually staining, that’s just what the level of coverage reminded me of. The Pop Art Glosses are unscented, not the least bit sticky, and sheer cream finish (no sparkle).
I still want to show you a few lip swatches of these (because I think the lip swatches will really add to your understanding of what they look like), and I’ll be giving the rest away — watch for that giveaway in the near future.
15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Glosses are $16.50 each, or you can buy a set of five minis (3 Minutes, 5 Minutes, 11 Minutes, 12 Minutes, and 13 Minutes) for $28. The glosses are here to stay; the set is limited edition for holiday.