Okay, so now that we're all fully aware of Kylie Cosmetics and Colourpop sharing a vastly similar (well, the exact same ingredients wise) formula for the liquid lipsticks, are the glosses the same too? Are they going to cause ANOTHER drama surrounding Spatz Lab? When I first saw the new glosses swatched by the Colourpop girls on their Snapchat, I assumed they'd be exactly the same, so of course I ordered some *duh* The brand has released 21 colours in 4 different finishes: sheer, creme, metallic and sheer-metallic.
ScentThe Kylie Cosmetics gloss (and other products) smell exactly like buttercream frosting. Colourpop's glosses smell a little plastic-y. Which, for $6 you can't complain about, but I still way prefer the Kylie gloss scent.. so much so that I'm willing to pay for it.
PriceKylie charges a decent price of $15 as opposed to the minimal price of $6 that Colourpop stick to. I guess it really depends what you are used to paying for products, but I think $15 is a good price for the Kylie glosses given the insane pigment. (Mac Vamplify are £18 and are closest in terms of pigment) I did publish my review here and I haven't found a product that even matches up to it, let alone beats it yet in terms of opacity or scent! The one thing to factor into the price is the shipping from the US to the UK. Both brands charge $15 shipping, however Colourpop charges $25 if you order more than 2-3 items, whereas I'm not aware that Kylie Cosmetics do that. Then you have to think about customs on top, so it's worth using a courier (guide) if you don't mind waiting a little while longer to nab a product!
Lasting PowerThis is always a tricky one for glosses, because you can't go 'yeah so I had a cup of coffee guys, and it stayed on like magic' as you would in a lipstick review. Glosses come off really easily, and there is never really a huge difference between glosses dwindling away throughout the day, but if I had to rate the lasting power of the two and compare, I'd say they're around the same. No liquid product is safe if you're eating and drinking throughout the day, have to re-apply both evenly. One thing I did notice, was that the Colourpop glosses appear to separate a little on the lips and don't stay as opaque as when they're swatched, which can be annoying. But again, my mind just goes back to the whole 'it's $6" point. They do wear better over a liner or lipstick too.
The ApplicatorThe one thing that bugs me is the applicator for the Kylie gloss! I mean, I feel like even the $6 product has a better applicator. I know that Kylie mentioned that the formula is too thick for the doe foot style wands, but I really don't think that's true. I personally hate the applicator on the Kylie glosses but I love the Colourpop one, as it's very easy to apply evenly. They actually recently changed the applicators for all their lip products, making them fluffier, which works well for the glosses (not so much for the other products such as matte lips!)
Overall, I would probably still recommend people buy Kylie Cosmetics lip glosses. They can be worn without a lipstick or lip liner underneath and look really great and the lasting power beats Colourpop by miles. The Colourpop ones are good, but they're only 'good for the price' and I don't really like the scent or the way they wear throughout the day. Yes, the KC ones are expensive at around £20 with shipping and fees.. but really, I'd buy them just for the nice scent alone. *shrugs*
Have you guys tried anything from Colourpop or the Kylie glosses? Let me know what you thought of them!