Sunday, August 21, 2011

Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lip Gloss

I remember going through the lip gloss phase when I was in high school. I would save up part of my allowance to buy lip gloss because I read in magazines that it can brighten up your face in an instant (and it does). Even if I am into lipstick now, I still use lip gloss once in a while when I want to achieve a natural makeup look or when I'm topping it off on my lipstick. I have 2 overused tubes of Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lip Gloss which I am suddenly inspired to review. It has been with me for a long time already so it's half-empty. I'd like to think it's half-empty so I would have an excuse to get another tube of lippie! Hehe.

About Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lip Gloss:
Perfect dewy lip gloss filled with Vitamin E and real fruit extracts for moisturized shiny yummy lips.

(L-R) Wild Cherry, Watermelon Red

Wild Cherry looks so orange on the tube, but it's so pretty when worn. It has tiny gold shimmers, but they're so small that you'd hardly notice, see, and feel it on your lips (unlike those chunky glitters in other lip glosses). I thought that I would like Watermelon Red more on first impression because I love red lippies, but this one just goes on clear on your lips and does not add any reddish tint to your lips.

Swatch of Wild Cherry and Watermelon Red

What I noticed from Wild Cherry is that it turns pink on me! One time I wore it in the office, and after a few hours, when I looked at the mirror, my lips were so pink! When I removed my makeup with cold cream at the end of the day, I removed this lip gloss, and the stain on the piece of cotton I used was bright pink. This does not happen to me when I use Watermelon Red.

I rubbed in the swatch above and let it set for about 10 minutes. Wild Cherry turned into a pinkish tint, while Watermelon Red was almost clear.

Swatch of Wild Cherry

What I Love About It:
  • I love the tube packaging. Very sanitary!
  • The slanted, plastic applicator makes it easy to apply.
  • After days of using lipstick, this lip gloss was a refreshing break for my lips. I used this for a day, and instantly noticed that my lips felt softer and more moisturized. No need for lip balm.
  • It has Vitamin E.
  • The different shades of lip gloss from the Fruity Jelly range give different types of finishes. Some are just plain glossy, while others have a pearl finish.
  • I personally like Wild Cherry because it "adjusts" to a lovely pink tint for me.
  • It's a steal at P99.00!

What I Don't Like About It:
  • All shades of this line have a lemon scent which I'm not so fond of. Wild Cherry smells like lemon. Watermelon Red smells like lemon. I wish they smelled according to the shade name.
  • Since it's a lip gloss, it is bound to be sticky no matter how they claim it as "non-sticky". When the wind blows my hair to my face, my hair still sticks to my lips when I have this (or any) lip gloss on.

If you're looking for a lip gloss, try this one! No need to splurge for expensive lip gloss, since the expensive ones and the cheap ones almost have the same formula and look the same when worn.

Would I repurchase: No. I still have LOTS of lip gloss to finish. :)
Price: P99.00
Available in leading department stores, drug stores, and supermarkets nationwide. (It's that accessible!)



  1. Wild Cherry looks good on you!!! :)

  2. Nice lips there. I would love to have the same shape for my lips. Mine' cracks are very visible and the sides are darkened though I don't smoke. Do you know any solution for this?

  3. love your lips, mine's very chappy :/

    ✿ MissKatV ✿

  4. I have this one too. But i'm not using it anymore bec i don't like the feeling. It's so warm

  5. thanks for this review... i love maybelline products...

  6. @Jes: Aww. Thanks so much dear! :)

    @Jill: My lips are just photogenic. It's not pouty in real life! :)) Maybe you could use a lip balm with SPF so it won't darken further, and the cracks/lines will be less visible since it's well moisturized. My favorite lip balm as of the moment is Lip Ice Fruity Lip Balm in Grape/Blackcurrant. It gives a cooling sensation plus it has SPF 15.

    @Kat: Thank you. I think your lips are pretty too! :)

    @Anne: Oh, I didn't notice the warm effect of this gloss. Maybe my lips are already warm. Hehe

    @Julie: Thanks for dropping by and reading my review. I love Maybelline too. I followed your blog! :D

    @Kumiko: Thanks! :)

  7. you have very pretty lips! the lip swatch is awesome. :)

  8. @Sugar: You're sweet! Thank you so much dear! :D

  9. Ang ganda ng lips!

  10. @Janinay: Heehee! :> Thank you! Thanks also for reading my review. :)


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