Hi guys! Today I’m reviewing the tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl ($15) and I have a few thoughts on the Prisma Glosses in general. I apologize for not having box pictures, I think SO threw out my box accidentally. Second, I’d like to preface this review by saying I am strongly, strongly biased against lipglosses and basically never wear them. This is because a) I’m afraid of magnifying the UV rays entering my lips and b) I don’t like how most glosses feel or pool up on my lips. That being said, I just had to buy one of these glosses… they’re just TOO CUTE.
|tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl|
After swatching the entire line of glosses on the back of my hand (I’m not kidding and I probably hate swatching lipgloss more than anything else in the world), I chose to buy Devil Girl which is described as a sheer red orange. I really wanted to love Strawberry Latte, but I knew it would show up basically clear on my lips.
So, that’s the weird thing about these glosses. Every single color is described as “sheer” something, but in most of the glosses tokidoki took it to the extreme. I couldn’t tell the difference between Strawberry Latte and Ciao Ciao on the back of my hand (clear) and Samba, Rondine Love and L.A. Gun pretty much looked exactly like each other (barely tinted pink). On the other hand, Bullets, Arlecchino, Diamante, Burger, Ninja Dog, SANDy and Adios had what I would normally call sheer pigmentation in that they were different on the back of my hand and would probably noticeably change the color of my lips but not by much. I felt Rocketeer, Monkey Pirate, Donutella and Devil Girl were the most pigmented of the line, and honestly they’re not bad in pigmentation at all. They’re not opaque by any means, but I have no problem getting Devil Girl to show up on my medium pigmented lips and it’s pigmented enough that I could see myself wearing it alone as a lip color. So, for everyone who dismissed the glosses outright (like I almost did) after swatching only a couple, fear not – there are actually 6-8 different colors in the line, depending on the pigmentation of your lips. Still pretty sad, LOL, but at least it’s something!
|tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl label, Devil Girl figure wand cap side view & top view.|
Each gloss comes in a sturdy rectangular plastic tube emblazoned with the tokidoki logo and topped with a sequins “snowglobe” of the character it’s named after. The packaging feels sturdy and well made but the plastic does hold fingerprints and can get scratched up. I think I’ve only had Devil Girl in my purse for two days and it’s already got a couple tiny scratches – not that noticeable, but still!
I have to admit the character snowglobe was the whole reason I wanted to buy one of these glosses. Like I said, I really wanted Strawberry Latte and was bummed when I saw it wouldn’t show up on me at all. The Devil Girl character is pretty cute though and I love the sequins, which are shaped like little hearts and crossbones. The sequins will move from one side to the other over the plastic insert that holds the character, so if too much builds up on one side you can just tilt it towards you and tap at it to collect sequins on the other side.
Notably, the gloss has a plastic spatula type wand which is fairly rare in the US, I think. I personally am not really sold on this applicator since I don’t think it applies the gloss very evenly at all, but luckily the Prisma glosses are self-leveling enough that this doesn’t matter.
|tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl tube & wand (spatula type)||tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Devil Girl swatch|
The gloss itself is medium weight, not particularly sticky and fairly moisturizing. One of the main reasons I dislike gloss is because many formulas tend to be thick and tacky and pool up unevenly on my lips. I’m happy to report that Devil Girl (and I’m guessing the sheerer shades will be even less of a problem) sits quite evenly on my lips and doesn’t bleed. It also softens my lip flakes enough that I can rub my lips together and not feel compelled to pick at them (another reason I usually hate gloss, because I am OCD). I don’t think I’ve ever worn Devil Girl long enough to have it wear down, but I had no problem getting 3 hours of wear with it over lipstick (but I don’t talk or rub my lips together, etc much at all normally so I find most lip products wear longer on me than on others). All the Prisma glosses have a slightly sweet taste and are supposed to smell like blueberries. They’re scented quite strongly and smell like artificial blueberry candy. The scent doesn’t bother me, personally.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a FOTD with this product yet as I rarely ever wear lip gloss during the day. I’ll try to take a picture of it some morning before I switch to some other lipstick. I am wearing it right now though, and it looks really pretty with NARS Torrid blush.
If you have medium pigmented lips like me and like glossy, medium-tinted lipglosses that smell like candy, I recommend checking out Devil Girl and Rocketeer. If you have practically no pigmentation in your lips, you can check out some of the other colors too. Otherwise I’d say skip these.