I wasn't too impressed by Technic lip glosses to be honest. But whilst browsing my local Bodycare, seeing 5 lip glosses for £5 - i just had to try them!
They come in little 10ml plastic tubes that include a rollerball on top of them, which is obviously why they are called roll ons.. There is then a twist on lid which is useful as it actually stays on. This is a good point of the lipgloss. The rollerball helps you glide the slightly too watery lipgloss onto your lips. Being quite watery, it doesn't last long and you are forever reapplying.
There are 5 flavours; Wild Berry which is a deep purple colour and smells faintly like berries, Banana which is a pale lemony colour and smells ironically of bananas, Apple which is self explanatory (a pale green in colour), Tangerine which is pale orange in colour and smells very strongly of oranges, and Wild Raspberry which is a deep pink in colour but i couldn't detect a particular smell!
The colours seem pretty far fetched, like i don't think anybody would want to wear yellow or green lipgloss.. But they don't go on like that at all. I have no idea why or how but they all just go on pretty clear! The darker pink and purple ones give you a bit more of a lip colouring but that is all..
Overall, i felt like i had got what i paid for. A disappointing buy!
My boyfriend enthusiastically bought 4 of the 5 flavours of these lip glosses from Bodycare to replace one of mine which was stolen (!) and was pleased at the price, but not so much the quality.
*Look and scent*
Technic's Roll-on Fruity Lip Gloss comes in 5 flavours and colours as follows:
Wild Raspberry (pictured) -
a nice pink colour; sweet, coconutty taste, like bubble bath
Red Cherry -
a pretty red shade; deep, cherry yoghurt flavour
a nice fresh green; light and appley, a bit like apple washing up liquid
a vibrant orange; tangy, orange taste, a bit like children's orange syrup medicine
a lovely yellow; very sweet
The bottles look lovely lined up in a set (a bit like Bed Head bottles in a hair dressers' window), so I'm not sure if I could choose one alone!
The top of the lip gloss twists of and there is a roll-on applicator, which as always is difficult to get going at first (you have to rub it on your lips or hand dry first to get the lip gloss out). The gloss seems to flow well once some is used. However the roll-on is quite stiff.
This lipgloss (perhaps due to the price) is perhaps not as good quality as more expensive alternatives and thus is very STICKY. While it would probably last a good hour if left alone, I find I end up licking it off quite quickly as I am fed up of my lips sticking together. I put some on on a boat ride and quickly had much of my hair stuck to my lips due to the wind which was very frustrating. It is also not very pleasant to kiss with due to its stickiness. It does add a nice, quite natural colourless sheen to the lips so generally looks good when applied and would be alright for a no-kiss type of date (i.e. for preteens).
This lipgloss is sold at between 79p and £1.50 for 10ml, which is very low. I have bought other Technic products from Bodycare and have noticed that as a brand they produce cheap and cheerful cosmetics for people like myself who know little about the abilities of a £10 bottle of ultra-lifting butterfly-lashing non-stick widening mascara. I do not feel this product is particularly good value for money, as other lip products provide colour, moisture and shine and are non-sticky all in one for only a few pounds more. My boyfriend would probably have been better off buying me one £4 Nivea lip balm rather than 4 pretty bottles of this stuff.
I will use these lip glosses for days when there is no wind forecast and I don't intend on kissing anybody, but otherwise they are for decoration only.