Product Type: Miss Sporty makeup
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This Is Hollywood, Darling
Miss Sporty Hollywood Lipgloss
Member Name: musicmad2020
Miss Sporty Hollywood Lipgloss
Advantages: cheap, many shades to choose from
Disadvantages: doesn't shimmer as you would expect, drying, doesn't last
I recently had a sparkly themed BBQ for my 21st birthday. As the birthday girl, I of course needed to look sparkly for my big day, so I enlisted the help of all the sparkly products I could find. Whilst scouring the shelves of Boots (I don't do this too often as I find it much pricier than Superdrug), I came across Miss Sporty "Hollywood Lipgloss". The shade I bought was 020 Malibu Beach, which is a light pink shade. There are 10 shades to choose from in total.
This lipgloss will set you back £2.99, which is probably the lower end of the lipgloss market when you compare it with companies such as Mac or Revlon even. Miss Sporty are typically a budget brand, so I wasn't expecting a miracle product - I just wanted something with lots of shimmer and sparkle!
When going to apply the lipgloss, I noticed it was difficult to get much product on the wand. The wand itself is the white, fluffy variety of applicators. Not my favourite because it feels a bit cheap on your lips as you apply it. When you separate the applicator from the bottle, you actually notice how cheap it looks. It's simply black and white cheap plastic. Eeeek!
"Miss Sporty Hollywood lipgloss is the ultimate seduction weapon. This lipgloss contains high reflection pearls: for a 3 dimensional shine effect. The diamond shine will give you a taste of A-list glamour."
I bought this lipgloss for the dazzling shine I was hoping to achieve, but unfortunately the end result leaves little to be desired. Even though it's very glittery in the tube, barely any glitter comes out with the wand, no matter how many coatings I apply. Although Malibu beach is a pinky shade, I couldn't detect any pinkyness at all once applied... infact it just looks clear. So basically, my lips are slighty shiny with about 1 spec of glitter on them - not what I was hoping for. After about a minute my lips feel like they are drying out and don't feel nice at all.
Although I mentioned £2.99 is typically the lower end of the market for lipglosses... that's still £3 of my hard earned cash down the drain. It's the type of product which looks amazing under the shop lights and pretty display - but ultimately it's a let down. It's frustrating because it's not a product you can really return for hygiene reasons, yet I know I won't get the use out of it. I could have bought 3 Mc Flurry's instead...
I would say this is a lipgloss more suited to teenagers just starting to experiment with make-up, who are just trying to find what suits them and don't want anything crazy applied to their face. The silver illustrations on the packaging also fit this market quite well - Miss Sporty is simply aimed at the younger audience.
In the end, I used a sheer lipgloss over some lipstick for my party. My sparkly lips simply were not to be! Thankfully I compensated with sparkly eyelashes. My advice - avoid this product. If you really want a nice lipgloss, then spend a little bit more to get a quality product, and result.
Summary: An ok product, but really a bit of a let down