“ Brand: Jessica Simpson / Type: Lipgloss / Suitable for: Lip „
It seems that everyday we are surrounded by cosmetics promising to plump, lengthen and volumise and this is just another example of the hundreds out there. I got the gift set (6 mini lipglosses) for about £3, so I can't really complain about the price.
The products taste good, there is the odd one that is too sweet for me to be able to wear, which doesn't bode well for others- I have the sweetest tooth out there! They have a very glittery finish, I think they rely on this to give a fuller, plumper appearance to your lips and quite honestly I think it can really ruin a look because there is so much.
However, the colours are good, if it was missing the glitter it would be even better- but I did notice I hade to reapply quite a bit. I didn't notice any really plumping effect- which is the real purpose of this product- there was a slight tingling but other than that only the glitter reflecting the light acted to 'plump'. Kind of disappointing, probably a good thing that it's been discontinued.
When it comes to the world of lip glosses, you'll not be surprised to know that I have tried more than my fair share. Of late, I've tried almost every lip gloss out there claiming to plump up your lips - because who doesn't want full kissable lips?
The best to date has been Too Faced's Lip Injection which I presume will only be beaten my Too Faced's Extreme Lip Injection, should I ever get to try it. There are a few that I were more than happy with until I tried the Too Faced one (and now I expect more plump!), such as Sally Hansen's gloss and the Tesco Skin Wisdom Plumping Gloss. Then, there were the plain bad. Benefit's Lip Plump, comes to mind, although, despite it's misleading name, this is in no way a lip plumper, so perhaps shouldn't be included here. If we remove Benefit's Lip Plump from the list, then the award to the worst lip plumping gloss goes to . . . Jessica Simpsons Dessert Treats!
I know what you're thinking, really I do, what exactly was I expecting when I purchased something from the Jessica Simpson range? Celeb ranges hardly ooze out quality, let alone those endorsed by hardly the top quality of celeb. That said, I used to love Newlyweds, and was somewhat fond of Jessica Simpson until her and Nick shattered my dreams of true love and broke up like everyone else!
All that aside I decided to buy this as I was getting quite a big selection of things off the Magic Makeup site (courtesy of the fella's mum for my birthday), and this was uber cheap, had a "promise" of plumping the lips and was one of my all time favourite flavours - Vanilla! (Vanilla Ice Cream to be precise!) Yummy! I do believe it's available in other flavours but I'm not sure exactly what, all dessert themed though. However the range has been discontinued (I wonder why??) and the only flavour available on Magic Makeup now is Vanilla (I know there was once peppermint!)
At £1.50 I could hardly complain, and wasn't holding out the highest hopes for the product, but that said, obviously it would have been great had it actually been worth shelling out even a measly £1.50 for.
The tube is a tiny 5.9ml and looks kind of cheap and tacky. The lid is as big as the product end, and the product end has the product showing through (in this case a caramel colour with gold flecks) and has Dessert Treats written on surrounding tiny childlike drawings of cakes, lips, flowers and snowflakes. It all looks a bit cheap, and like something aimed at a twelve year old but then perhaps it is, I don't know.
When applied the product doesn't tingle as promised. I know my lips may have become desensitized somewhat from all the products I've used but there's not so much as a hint of a tingle. Looks wise nothing has changed either. They certainly aren't any plumper and don't look particularly different in any way whatsoever.
The gloss whilst looking a caramel shade applies clear but doesn't even look as good as other clear glosses on the market. It looks really no better than applying a little Vaseline to the lips, although it does have shimmery glitter in it, not huge pieces for a glittery effect, just a very subtle shimmer. It doesn't look great though it's barely noticeable.
The product itself smells quite nice, perhaps like Vanilla Ice Cream but with a twist of something else. I'm not quite sure. It smells nice enough though. Taste wise it tastes okay, just really sugary more than anything.
Whilst the product probably aims to be young and fun it's quite the opposite it's really boring. I mean, I'm finding it hard to even say anything about it! It just doesn't do anything for the lips. I can't come on here and rant about how awful it makes my lips look, I can't come on here and rave about how fab it makes them look. It just does nothing. It's really really boring and there's not an awful lot more to say about it!
I can definitely see why this range got discontinued, based by my experience of this product. It doesn't plump your lips in the slightest, it doesn't even make them appear as plump as a regular gloss would as it's not glossy enough. It doesn't colour the lips or add any particularly fantastic effect to them. It tastes okay but nothing fantastic and the same goes for the scent. It's all a bit "blah".
At £1.50 I don't feel enraged enough to be annoyed that I bought it, but it was a waste of money, even at that price. What more can I say? It's not worth wasting £1.50 on, that's how rubbish it is!
I really loved (and still love) the Jessica Simpson dessert beauty and dessert treats range. It's such a petty that these lines have been discontinued. I bought some of their final stock from Ebay as I just can't picture myself not having this stuff anymore.
I fist discovered this cosmetics range in 2004. The online store for dessert beauty was being promoted through Jessica's own website. I was intrigued and had to go see what all the fuss was about.
The products looked very cute, feminine and alluring. It was such a petty that they only sold to the US and I didn't get to sample any of this stuff until 2 years later, when I found some on Ebay and could not resist the temptation.
The concept for these products, are flavoured body and make up products that are lickable and scented in delicious dessert flavours. The vanilla cream cake flavoured body mousse and banana split body lotion had to have been my favourite. These products were good enough to eat, I often had to stop myself from attempting it.
They sold products such as body glitter, lip gloss, blusher, shampoo, scrubs, perfume and mousse. I really loved these products, the packaging was pink and adorable and I felt like a princess every time I used them, and I used them practically every day.
I'm very sad that this line has now been discontinued, I love the concept of flavoured and yummy smelling beauty products that are actually sweet and pretty enough to eat. Guess I'll just have to try and create my own line one day LOL.
Create a sweet and sparkling pout that everyone will notice with this plumping lip candy /