When I saw the new tokidoki makeup line (exclusively at Sephora) I freaked out. I love anything tokidoki--bags, clothes, Hello Kitty collaborations, you name it. And now makeup! I knew I had to get something immediately. I have a lot of eyeshadows and eyeliners, so I decided to review the Prisma Lip Gloss (instead of the adorable Cromatico eyeshadow in the heart and crossbones container...which I haven't bought yet but I'll probably get soon).
Oh tokidoki, you know me so well. I'm the biggest sucker for good packaging, so I was enamored with the designs on the outside of the plastic box.
The shade is called Arlecchino, and is a bright fuchsia.
One of the most exciting things about the lipgloss is the lid--it's a little plastic box that contains one of the characters. I chose Arlecchino because I just love that crazy multicolored ninja eating ice cream. The description on Sephora says that it's a snowglobe but that's not entirely true--there's no water in it. But, there is a ton of heart and crossbones confetti. It makes a really fun noise when you shake it.
The applicator is this interesting little plastic paddle, almost like what they use to wax your eyebrows.
It's really soft and bendy. Applying the lipgloss is almost like using a spatula to ice a cake.
So how's the actual lipgloss? It's super glossy (high sheen, no sparkles), almost sheer, smells like blueberries, is not too sticky, and seems to last a good amount of time. I can already tell this is going to be my default summer lipgloss.
Cost: Some people might think $15 is a lot for lipgloss but since this is a specialty, I think it's worth it. Plus, it's significantly bigger than I thought it would be, so I can see this lasting a long time.
Adorability: Oh man, this thing is cute. It's like having a cute toy and makeup all in one. And you get to choose out of 16 different characters.
Color: Even though the lipgloss I chose is super bright fuchsia in the container, it's mostly sheer with a hint of pink (which I prefer). From the comments on Sephora it seems like the other colors are like that too. Don't be afraid to choose what character you want--you'll probably end up with a nice, mostly clear gloss.
Smell/texture: It totally smells like blueberries (all of them do). It's not too sticky and the shine lasts a while--it's lipgloss so it probably won't stay on forever, but it has pretty good staying power.
Repeat offender: I love this and I'm so happy I bought it. I would buy more characters if I was a lipgloss junkie! I want to try out their other products as well; I know Sephora wouldn't carry tokidoki if it wasn't up to their quality standards!
Now if you'll excuse me...